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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.  The name of the operating system prior to Windows was _______________ 
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2.  How much information is stored in RAM when the computer is turned off?
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3.  In the image above, the ports on the right side is a ___________ port.
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4.  PDAs with a microprocessor are classified as ____________________
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D.
5.  How many bytes is one character of information?
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6.  Notebooks are commonly found in use with _______________________
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7.  Portable microcomputers similar to the desktop models in speed, performance and usage are called ________________________
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C.
D.
8.  Computers that process data at a slower rate and in smaller volumes than mainframes are called _______________________
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B.
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9.  CPU stands for ________________
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10.  The brain of the computer is the ______________
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11.  Specialized industries such as graphics design or publishing use _______________________
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12.  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?
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D.
13.  Item #3 is the _______________
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14.  Computers that are similar to notebooks but have a screen that swivels or folds over are called _______________
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15.  Item#4 is the _____________
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16.  Item #1 is the ____________
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17.  A program is defined as  _____________
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18.  How many bytes in the word Supercalifragelisticexpealidotious?
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19.     Which of the icons above is the default storage area for saved and downloaded files?
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20.  Traditionally, the majority of companies use ___________________________
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D.
21.  The speed of the processor is measured in _____________
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22.  Data is defined as ______________
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23.  Mainframe computers are often referred to as ______________________
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D.
24.  Item #6 is the ______________
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25.  How many bits in a byte?
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26.  Computers run _________ which process ________ and perform tasks based on the instructions provided.
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27.  What is the acronym for the memory that is volatile?
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28.  The image above is a ___________ port.
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29.  The acronym PC stands for ______________
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D.
30.  The keyboard shortcut to copy is?
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31.  How many bytes in the alphabet?
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32.  The computer that controls the flow of data to and from computers or terminals in a network is the ____________________
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C.
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33.  Which of the following is considered the fastest type of computer?
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34.  A small, palm sized computer that is used as a personal organizer is called a _____________
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D.
35.  In the image above, the ports on the left side are ___________ ports.
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36.  Mainframe computers are commonly found in
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37.  The three special purpose keys on the image above are ________________
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38.  When does the computer clear RAM memory?
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39.  A monitor that only displays information from a network is referred to as a _______________
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40.  Newer cell phones that include computer technology are called __________________
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D.
41.  How many characters in a byte?
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42.  A workstation is essentially ________________________
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43.  If I need to store an e-book that has 475 pages, what is the minimum amount of memory I will need to store the book?
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B.
C.
D.
44.  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?
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B.
C.
D.
45.  The image above shows _________________________
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46.  Which of the following options below best describes the differences between RAM memory and the hard drive on a computer system?
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47.  Item #9 is the _______________
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48.  The image above is a ___________
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49.  The keyboard shortcut to cut is?
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50.     Which of the icons above allows me to see my computers drives?
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51.  Item #10 is the _____________
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52.  Item #2 is the _____________
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53.  DOS stands for _______________________________ 
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54.  Item #5 is the _______________
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55.  The keys across the top of the keyboard, F1-F12 are called ______________
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C.
D.
56.  How many bits in a byte?
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B.
C.
D.
57.  The image above is the _____________________
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B.
C.
D.
58.  The keyboard shortcut to paste is?
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C.
D.
59.     Which of the icons above will allow me to view internet web pages?
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C.
D.
60.  Tablets have _____________ capability installed for easy data entry.
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61.  The area on the far right side of the task bar which contains the clock is called the _________________________
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62.  Minicomputers are commonly found in ________________________
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B.
C.
D.
63.  Computers that are linked together form a ______________
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D.
64.  What measuring unit describes 1000?
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65.  Tablets are commonly found in _________________________
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B.
C.
D.
66.  What measuring unit describes 1,000,000,000?
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C.
D.
67.  Item #7 is the ____________
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D.
68.  To write or select items on a tablet you can use _________________
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69.  Item #8 is the ____________
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70.  What measuring unit describes 1,000,000?
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71.  There are generally two types of microcomputer systems which are _________________
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72.  A microcomputer is also called a ____________.
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73.  A network _____________
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74.  What is the name of the code that computers use to understand our language?
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75.  Although several people can use a minicomputer at the same time, as the number of users increase ____________________________
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76.  The image above is showing a ___________________
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77.  PDA stands for _________________________
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C.
D.
78.     Which of the icons above is where deleted files are moved to for permanent removal?
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D.
79.  The area to the right of the START button is called the _______________
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D.
80.  The system that processes data quickly and is designed for one user is a ________________
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C.
D.
81.  The blue bar at the bottom of the desktop is called the ________________
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82.  The image above is showing a ____________
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D.
83.  As a rule supercomputers __________________________
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D.
84.  The difference between a PDA and Pocket PC is _____________________________
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85.  Networks are sometimes referred to as _____________
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