Computer Literacy BASICS: Lesson 3 and 4 Vocabulary

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Computer Literacy BASIC: Lesson 3 and 4 Vocabulary


 
  
Created Apr 28, 2011
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Backup
 
Saving files to a removable disk or other independent storage device that can be used to restore...
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Data Theft
 
Confidential and private information stored on computers being stolen by thieves and hackers
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Driver
 
A small program that instructs the operating system on how to operate specific hardware
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Encryption
 
Secure process for keeping confidential information private
5
Humidity
 
Environmental condition that can affect the performance of computer systems
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Ping
 
DOS command to test connectivity and isolate hardware problems and any mismatched configurations
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Power Spikes
 
Short, fast transfers of electrical voltage, current, or energy
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Surge Suppressor
 
Plug into electric outlets to protect computers against power spikes
9
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
 
Device that provides power to computers if the normal current is interrupted
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Cable Management
 
Organizing and protecting computer system cables
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Corona Wires
 
Laser printer wires used to generate a field of positive charges on the surface of the drum...
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Cookie
 
Small text file that a Web site uses to identify a specific computer
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Defragmentation
 
A process that reduces the amount of fragmentation on a disk by physically organizing the contents...
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Fragmentation
 
Occurs when a piece of data is broken up into many pieces that are not stored close together
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Ergonomic Keyboard
 
Keyboard that allows for a more natural positioning of arms and hands
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Maintenance
 
Performing tasks on a regular schedule to manage and prevent equipment problems
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Recycle Bin
 
Holding area for files and folders before their final deletion from a storage device
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Sectors
 
locations on a hard disk where data files are written
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Seek Time
 
How long it takes the computer to scan for a file; affects speed of processing cycle and computer...
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Touchpad
 
A pointing device that can be used instead of a mouse; most often on notebook computers.
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Wireless Keyboard
 
Keyboard that reduces the clutter of wires and cables, and improves mobility

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