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