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