CSCI_1203 Exam 2

Flashcard maker : Marlon Riddle
The type of software that is best used to create a simple budget is ________.
spreadsheet software
The cell address C5 indicates that the cell ________.
is at column c, row 5 of the worksheet
A ________ is a Microsoft Office feature that walks you through steps to complete a complicated task.
Using applications on smartphones and tablets to buy and sell products is known as ________.
mobile commerce
Moodle and Blackboard are examples of ________.
course management software
________ software helps you manage e-mail, contacts, calendars, and tasks in one place.
Personal information manager
All of the following are types of multimedia and entertainment software, EXCEPT ________.
productivity software
Another way to obtain software is through ________, where a vendor hosts the software online over the Internet and you do not have to install it on your computer.
Software as a Service
All of the following are tips for a great presentation, EXCEPT ________.
use a variety of animations on most slides to keep audience attention
Computer-aided design software is used primarily by ________.
engineers to create models
What is Google’s first attempt at a netbook where all applications and files are stored on the Web?
Presentation software includes all of the following features, EXCEPT ________.
A(n) ________ software installation enables you to decide which features you want to install on the hard drive.
Adobe Photoshop and Corel PaintShop Photo Pro are examples of ________ software.
QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign are examples of ________ software.
desktop publishing
All of the following are examples of software suites, EXCEPT ________.
Microsoft OneNote
All of the following are media management software used to organize music, video, and pictures, EXCEPT ________.
Sony Sound Forge
Every software program has a set of ________ that specify the minimum recommended standards for the operating system, processor, RAM, and hard drive capacity.
system requirements
In a spreadsheet, equations that use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operators, as well as values and cell references are called ________.
The general software you use to do tasks at home, school, or work is known as ________ software.
Software for large businesses that does “back office” operations and processing functions such as billing, production, inventory management, and human resources management is called ________.
enterprise resource planning software
Software refers to a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do. These instruction sets are called ________.
QuickBooks and Peachtree are examples of ________ software.
The appropriate software to use for creating research papers is ________.
word processing software
All of the following are examples of database software, EXCEPT ________.
______ software is the software that helps run the computer and coordinate instructions between the computer and the hardware devices.
System Software
software that runs the computer
Application Software
software used to do tasks
Microsoft Word
example of word processing software
example of spreadsheet software
example of database software is an example of open source software.
System software is the software you use to do tasks at home, school, or work.
A new feature in Excel 2010 that fits a small chart into a single cell is called sparklines.
Most word processing programs come with a search and replace tool that enables you to locate and replace specific text.
The basic input/output system is stored on a ________ chip.
For performing common tasks, Windows 8 has special shortcuts called ________.
XO is the name of the computer provided by the ________ initiative.
One Laptop per Child
MS-DOS first used a(n) ________ interface.
Windows 8 uses a(n) ________ account to easily access and store your files online.
Sky Drive
Errors in computer software are called ________.
Which of the following types of programs help manage system resources such as the hard drive?
Utility programs
Which of the following Windows utility programs arranges pieces of files on your hard drive in to allow for faster access?
Disk Defragmenter
Which of the following is the name of a Microsoft Access file?
More than 50% of smartphones use an operating system developed by ________.
Which of the following is an open source operating system for personal computers?
A(n) ________ is a small program that performs general housekeeping tasks for your computer.
utility program
The process of optimizing RAM storage by borrowing hard drive space is called ________.
virtual memory
Most supercomputers use the ________ operating system.
A special numerical code that prioritizes device requests from the operating systems is called ________.
interrupt handler
All of the following are true about real-time operating systems (RTOS), EXCEPT ________.
they require significant user interaction
Which of the following does NOT occur during the power-on self-test?
The OS is moved into RAM.
Which of the following is the first step in the boot process?
The BIOS is activated by turning on the computer.
All of the following can be used in a Windows file name, EXCEPT ________.
All of the following are examples of network operating systems, EXCEPT ________.
OS X Mountain Cougar
The latest version of the Mac OS X is the ________.
Mountain Lion
Windows 8 is the operating system developed by ________.
Mac OS X includes a backup utility called ________.
Time Machine
Task manager
lists all the programs being used and indicated their status
System Restore
brings system back to a previously stable state
Disk cleanup
removes unnecessary files from the hard drive
Disk Defragementer
regroups related pieces of files on the hard disk
checks the hard drive for damaged files
Gaming consoles, such as Xbox 360 and iPods, do not need an operating system.
Windows 8 can be considered a network operating system.
Live Icons enable you to preview the actual contents of a specific file or folder from within a window without having to open the file.
Every computer has an operating system.
Preemptive multitasking is the term used when the operating system processes higher priority tasks before lower priority tasks.
You can return to the Start screen in Windows 8 by pressing the Window key on the computer keyboard.
Two types of video memory are ________.
Running the Disk Cleanup utility is a quick way to ________.
clear out unnecessary files
Which is the fastest type of optical drive on the market?
Blu-ray drives
All of the following are procedures you can follow to ensure your system performs reliably, EXCEPT ________.
run key utilities only when you can observe the process
All of the following are examples of optical drives, EXCEPT ________.
solid-state disc
Windows uses a memory-management technique known as ________ to monitor which applications you use the most and preloads them into your system memory.
The ________ has the largest capacity of any storage device.
mechanical hard drive
________ provides high-speed information processing by enabling a new set of instructions to start before the previous set is finished.
Running the CPU at a faster speed than the manufacturer recommends is called ________.
Which program provides a seven-layer overwrite for the Mac operating system?
ShredIt X
Which statement pertaining to system reliability is FALSE?
An accumulation of temporary Internet files has no effect on your computer’s overall performance.
Cache memory levels are defined by ________.
the chip’s proximity to the CPU
The small circuit boards that hold a series of RAM chips are called ________.
memory modules
When referring to hard drives, access time is measured in ________.
The amount of RAM recommended for most systems today is measured in ________.
The maximum memory you can install using the 64-bit version of Windows 8 Pro is ________ GB.
In most current systems ________ is the type of RAM used.
Which of the following is NOT a main characteristic associated with desktop computers as compared to notebooks?
A desktop computer is more expensive.
Which of the following activities is carried out by the arithmetic logic unit (ALU)?
Completion of all arithmetic calculations
A video card is an expansion card installed inside your ________.
system unit
A(n) ________ is an expansion card that’s installed inside the system unit to translate data into images.
video card
A(n) ________ enables the computer to drive the speaker system.
sound card
The rule of thumb that predicts that CPU capacity will double every two years is called ________.
Moore’s Law
temporary storage space
Nonvolatile storage
permanent storage
Kernel memory
memory used by the operating system
virtual memory
space on the hard drive for data that doesn’t fit in RAM
physical memory
the amount of RAM sitting on memory modules
A computer’s memory subsystem is made up of only RAM.
Windows uses a memory-management technique known as SuperFetch to monitor which applications you use the most.
Level 3 cache is faster for the CPU to reach and is larger in size than Level 2 cache.
If your CPU usage levels are greater than 80% during most of your session, you should invest in a faster CPU.

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