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IC3 Certification Computing Fundamentals Final

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IC3 certification computing fundamentals final

This test is designed to cover material that is necessary to prepare to sit for the IC3 Certification in Computing Fundamentals 2005. Questions are based on other practice tests and various published sources. I have been teaching prep classes for this exam for over 3 years now and I feel that this test material is by far the most comprehensive available. Please note that this is for Computing Fundamentals 2005. This is important at the time of testing to clarify this to the proctor.

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Unix

    • B. 

      Linux

    • C. 

      OS

    • D. 

      DOS

  • 2. 
    DOS stands for _______________________________ 
    • A. 

      Direct Operating System

    • B. 

      Disk Override System

    • C. 

      Disk Operating System

    • D. 

      Disk Optional System

  • 3. 
    A microcomputer is also called a ____________.
    • A. 

      PC

    • B. 

      DC

    • C. 

      AC

    • D. 

      BC

  • 4. 
    The acronym PC stands for ______________
    • A. 

      Personal Component

    • B. 

      Personal Commandment

    • C. 

      Personal Commitment

    • D. 

      Personal Computer

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is considered the fastest type of computer?
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 6. 
    As a rule supercomputers __________________________
    • A. 

      Are used for forecasting weather and animation

    • B. 

      Have specialized software programs

    • C. 

      Are typically used for scientific and engineering tasks

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The computer that controls the flow of data to and from computers or terminals in a network is the ____________________
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 8. 
    Mainframe computers are often referred to as ______________________
    • A. 

      Centralized systems

    • B. 

      Centralized PCs

    • C. 

      Centralized Units

    • D. 

      Centralized Processor Units

  • 9. 
    Computers that process data at a slower rate and in smaller volumes than mainframes are called _______________________
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 10. 
    Although several people can use a minicomputer at the same time, as the number of users increase ____________________________
    • A. 

      There is no change in the speed of the system

    • B. 

      There would be an increase in speed of the system

    • C. 

      There would be a decrease in the speed of the system

    • D. 

      The system would reroute users to a holding area

  • 11. 
    The system that processes data quickly and is designed for one user is a ________________
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 12. 
    There are generally two types of microcomputer systems which are _________________
    • A. 

      PC

    • B. 

      Dell

    • C. 

      Macintosh

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 13. 
    Mainframe computers are commonly found in
    • A. 

      Government agencies, large corporations

    • B. 

      Medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms

    • C. 

      Small businesses, schools and homes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Minicomputers are commonly found in ________________________
    • A. 

      Government agencies, large organizations

    • B. 

      Medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms

    • C. 

      Small businesses, schools and homes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Traditionally, the majority of companies use ___________________________
    • A. 

      PCs

    • B. 

      PLs

    • C. 

      Macintosh

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 16. 
    Specialized industries such as graphics design or publishing use _______________________
    • A. 

      PCs

    • B. 

      Dell

    • C. 

      Macintosh

    • D. 

      Bothe A and B

  • 17. 
    Portable microcomputers similar to the desktop models in speed, performance and usage are called ________________________
    • A. 

      Laptops

    • B. 

      Tablets

    • C. 

      Notebooks

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 18. 
    Notebooks are commonly found in use with _______________________
    • A. 

      Sales people

    • B. 

      Real estate agents

    • C. 

      Students

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Computers that are similar to notebooks but have a screen that swivels or folds over are called _______________
    • A. 

      Laptops

    • B. 

      Tablets

    • C. 

      Notebooks

    • D. 

      PDAs

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Voice recognition

    • B. 

      Touch screen

    • C. 

      Password

    • D. 

      Finger scanning

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Your finger

    • B. 

      A keyboard

    • C. 

      A mouse

    • D. 

      A stylus device

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Hospitals

    • B. 

      Home inspectors

    • C. 

      Engineers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Tablet

    • C. 

      Notebook

    • D. 

      PDA

  • 24. 
    PDA stands for _________________________
    • A. 

      Personal Data Accessory

    • B. 

      Personal Digital Automator

    • C. 

      Personal Digital Access

    • D. 

      Personal Digital Assistant

  • 25. 
    PDAs with a microprocessor are classified as ____________________
    • A. 

      Pocket PDA

    • B. 

      Pocket PC

    • C. 

      Pocket PSA

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    The difference between a PDA and Pocket PC is _____________________________
    • A. 

      Pocket PCs have software installed

    • B. 

      You can create documents with Pocket PCs

    • C. 

      PDAs have software installed

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 27. 
    Newer cell phones that include computer technology are called __________________
    • A. 

      PC phones

    • B. 

      PDA phones

    • C. 

      Smart phones

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 28. 
    A workstation is essentially ________________________
    • A. 

      A PDA

    • B. 

      A Pocket PC

    • C. 

      Any computer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    Item #1 is the ____________
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      LCD

    • D. 

      CRT

  • 30. 
    Item #2 is the _____________
    • A. 

      Expansion Card

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Expansion Slot

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 31. 
    Item #3 is the _______________
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      CRT

  • 32. 
    Item#4 is the _____________
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      ROM

    • D. 

      CRT

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Expansion Card

    • B. 

      Motherboard

    • C. 

      Expansion Slot

    • D. 

      ROM

  • 34. 
    Item #6 is the ______________
    • A. 

      Power Supply

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 35. 
    Item #7 is the ____________
    • A. 

      Power Supply

    • B. 

      CD-ROM

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 36. 
    Item #8 is the ____________
    • A. 

      Power Supply

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      Hard Drive

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 37. 
    Item #9 is the _______________
    • A. 

      CD-ROM

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 38. 
    Item #10 is the _____________
    • A. 

      CD-ROM

    • B. 

      Hard Drive

    • C. 

      Keyboard

    • D. 

      Mouse

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      CRT

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 40. 
    CPU stands for ________________
    • A. 

      Centralized Peripheral Unit

    • B. 

      Control Processor Unit

    • C. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 41. 
    The speed of the processor is measured in _____________
    • A. 

      MHZ

    • B. 

      GHZ

    • C. 

      MPZ

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 42. 
    What is the name of the code that computers use to understand our language?
    • A. 

      Singunary

    • B. 

      Binary

    • C. 

      Trinary

    • D. 

      Sinary

  • 43. 
    • A. 

      208

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      1

  • 44. 
    How many characters in a byte?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      208

    • D. 

      56.6

  • 45. 
    How many bits in a byte?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      206

    • D. 

      56.6

  • 46. 
    How many bytes is one character of information?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      208

    • D. 

      56.6

  • 47. 
    How many bits in a byte?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      208

    • D. 

      56.6

  • 48. 
    What measuring unit describes 1000?
    • A. 

      Kilo

    • B. 

      Mega

    • C. 

      Giga

    • D. 

      Hecto

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      Kilo

    • B. 

      Mega

    • C. 

      Giga

    • D. 

      Hecto

  • 50. 
    What measuring unit describes 1,000,000,000?
    • A. 

      Kilo

    • B. 

      Mega

    • C. 

      Giga

    • D. 

      Hecto

  • 51. 
    What is the acronym for the memory that is volatile?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      CPR

    • D. 

      CRT

  • 52. 
    When does the computer clear RAM memory?
    • A. 

      RAM is cleared out by purging the memory at set intervals of time

    • B. 

      RAM is cleared out automatically by Windows

    • C. 

      RAM can't be cleared

    • D. 

      RAM is cleared each time the computer is turned off

  • 53. 
    Computers run _________ which process ________ and perform tasks based on the instructions provided.
    • A. 

      Programs, data

    • B. 

      Data, programs

    • C. 

      Commands, mouse clicks

    • D. 

      Options, choices

  • 54. 
    A program is defined as  _____________
    • A. 

      Sets of queries

    • B. 

      Sets of processed data

    • C. 

      A set of instructions

    • D. 

      A set of information

  • 55. 
    Data is defined as ______________
    • A. 

      Programs stored on a computer

    • B. 

      Processes stored on a computer

    • C. 

      Information stored on a computer

    • D. 

      Memory storedon a computer

  • 56. 
    Which of the following options below best describes the differences between RAM memory and the hard drive on a computer system?
    • A. 

      RAM is permanent, the hard drive is temporary

    • B. 

      RAM is temporary, the hard drive is permanent

    • C. 

      RAM is instant access, the hard drive has an access time

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 57. 
    How much information is stored in RAM when the computer is turned off?
    • A. 

      1.44MB

    • B. 

      8 bits

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      It depends if you saved the file or not

  • 58. 
    • A. 

      A gigabyte

    • B. 

      A kilobyte

    • C. 

      A megabyte

    • D. 

      A terabyte

  • 59. 
    If I need to store my essay and I have about one-half of a page completed, what is the minimum amount of memory I will need to store the essay?
    • A. 

      A gigabyte

    • B. 

      A kilobyte

    • C. 

      A megabyte

    • D. 

      A terabyte

  • 60. 
    If I need to store a set of encyclopedias that have 498,000 pages, what is the minimum amount of memory I will need to store the books?
    • A. 

      A gigabyte

    • B. 

      A kilobyte

    • C. 

      A megabyte

    • D. 

      A terabyte

  • 61. 
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      33

    • C. 

      34

    • D. 

      35

  • 62. 
    Computers that are linked together form a ______________
    • A. 

      Group

    • B. 

      Community

    • C. 

      Network

    • D. 

      Hub

  • 63. 
    A network _____________
    • A. 

      Allows two or more computer to communicate and share resources

    • B. 

      Delivers programming to homes around the world

    • C. 

      Is a group of people in a business that refer clients

    • D. 

      Is a group of clients that refer businesses

  • 64. 
    Networks are sometimes referred to as _____________
    • A. 

      Supercomputers

    • B. 

      Centralized systems

    • C. 

      Minicomputers

    • D. 

      Microcomputers

  • 65. 
    • A. 

      Pocket pc

    • B. 

      Smart terminals

    • C. 

      Pda

    • D. 

      Dumb terminals

  • 66. 
    The keyboard shortcut to copy is?
    • A. 

      CTRL + V

    • B. 

      CTRL + X

    • C. 

      CTRL + C

    • D. 

      CTRL + N

  • 67. 
    The keyboard shortcut to cut is?
    • A. 

      CTRL + V

    • B. 

      CTRL + X

    • C. 

      CTRL + C

    • D. 

      CTRL + N

  • 68. 
    The keyboard shortcut to paste is?
    • A. 

      CTRL + V

    • B. 

      CTRL + C

    • C. 

      CTRL + X

    • D. 

      CTRL + N

  • 69. 
    • A. 

      CRT

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      LCD

    • D. 

      RAM

  • 70. 
    The blue bar at the bottom of the desktop is called the ________________
    • A. 

      Status bar

    • B. 

      Notification bar

    • C. 

      Quick launch bar

    • D. 

      Task bar

  • 71. 
    The area on the far right side of the task bar which contains the clock is called the _________________________
    • A. 

      Status bar

    • B. 

      Quick launch bar

    • C. 

      Notification area

    • D. 

      Desktop

  • 72. 
    • A. 

      Task bar

    • B. 

      Notificaiton area

    • C. 

      Quick launch bar

    • D. 

      Status bar

  • 73. 
       Which of the icons above is the default storage area for saved and downloaded files?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      My Computer

    • C. 

      My Documents

    • D. 

      Recycle

  • 74. 
       Which of the icons above will allow me to view internet web pages?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      My Computer

    • C. 

      My Documents

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 75. 
       Which of the icons above allows me to see my computers drives?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      My Computer

    • C. 

      My Documents

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 76. 
       Which of the icons above is where deleted files are moved to for permanent removal?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      My Computer

    • C. 

      My Documents

    • D. 

      Recycle Bin

  • 77. 
    The image above is the _____________________
    • A. 

      UPS

    • B. 

      Tower Unit

    • C. 

      Power Supply

    • D. 

      First IBM prototype

  • 78. 
    The image above shows _________________________
    • A. 

      Tweezers holding a block of plastic

    • B. 

      Magnetic writing heads

    • C. 

      A circuit board

    • D. 

      The first CPU

  • 79. 
    The image above is showing a ____________
    • A. 

      Video card

    • B. 

      Sound card

    • C. 

      Network card

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 80. 
    • A. 

      Video card

    • B. 

      Sound card

    • C. 

      Network card

    • D. 

      Modem

  • 81. 
    The keys across the top of the keyboard, F1-F12 are called ______________
    • A. 

      Shortcut keys

    • B. 

      Hot keys

    • C. 

      Special purpose keys

    • D. 

      Function keys

  • 82. 
    • A. 

      CTRL, ALT, DEL

    • B. 

      CTRL, ALT, TAB

    • C. 

      CTRL, ALT, ENTER

    • D. 

      CTRL, ALT, ESC

  • 83. 
    The image above is a ___________ port.
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      NIC

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      PS2

  • 84. 
    In the image above, the ports on the left side are ___________ ports.
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      NIC

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      PS2

  • 85. 
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      NIC

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      PS2

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