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IT Essentials - Fundamental Operating Systems - Chapter 5

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This will act as a study guide with regard to the chapter 5 IT Essentials exam

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The roles of an operating system include: (pick 1)
    • A. 

      Providing user interface

    • B. 

      Managing files and folders

    • C. 

      Controlling hardware access

    • D. 

      Managing applications

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The OS installs a ..................    ...........................   for each hardware component. (2 words)
  • 3. 
    Not all modern  Windows operating systems are PnP compatible. (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 4. 
    The ........................... contains information about applications, users, hardware, network settings and file tyes.  (1 word)
  • 5. 
    Which file system has added greater security benefits and stability? (pick 1)
    • A. 

      FAT

    • B. 

      FAT18

    • C. 

      FAT32

    • D. 

      NTFS

  • 6. 
    Name one of the two types of user interfaces. (1 or 3 words)
  • 7. 
    What is multithreading?
    • A. 

      2 or more users can work with programs and files at the same time

    • B. 

      The PC is capable of operating multiple applications at the same time

    • C. 

      A program can be broken into smaller parts that can be loaded as needed by the OS

    • D. 

      The PC can have 2 or more CPUs that programs share

  • 8. 
    In this mode the CPU can only execute one program at a time and address 1 MB of system memory at a time.
    • A. 

      Real mode

    • B. 

      Protected mode

    • C. 

      Virtual Real mode

    • D. 

      Compatibility mode

  • 9. 
    A ........................ OS is designed for a corporate environment serving multiple users with a wide range of needs.  (1 word)
  • 10. 
    A desktop OS has the following characteristics (pick 2)
    • A. 

      Is robust and redundant

    • B. 

      Supports a single user

    • C. 

      Provides increased security compared to a network OS

    • D. 

      Runs multiuser applications

    • E. 

      Shares files and folders in a small network with limited security

  • 11. 
    A ..........................  is found on the manufacturer's website and is a detailed inventory of hardware that has been tested and is known to work with the OS. (1 or 3 words)
  • 12. 
    A Hardware Compatibility List might not be continuously maintained and therefore might not be a comprehensive reference list.  (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 13. 
    This partition is used by the OS to boot the PC.  Only one can be marked as this.
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Active

    • C. 

      Extended

    • D. 

      Logical

  • 14. 
    With regard to limiting security risks, changing the name of the administrator account changes the SID (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 15. 
    You can use .........................    ............................  to locate problems and to install the correct or updated drivers. (2 words)
  • 16. 
    How can the command line be accessed in Windows XP?
    • A. 

      Start > Run > Prompt

    • B. 

      Start > Run > cmd

    • C. 

      Start > Control Panel > Prompt

    • D. 

      Start > All programs > Accessories > Terminal

    • E. 

      Start > Run > Terminal

  • 17. 
    What is a common cause of the error message 'invalid system disk'?
    • A. 

      The delete key was pressed during the system boot

    • B. 

      There is a nonbootable floppy disk or CD in the drive

    • C. 

      There is no floppy disk or CD in the drive

    • D. 

      The BIOS has been changed to boot from the hard drive first

  • 18. 
    .............   ....................   creates an image of a hard drive in a computer by using a third-party program. (2 words)
  • 19. 
    This file enables NTLDR to know which OS to load and where to find the OS on the boot partition.
    • A. 

      Ntoskrnl.exe

    • B. 

      Regedt32.exe

    • C. 

      Hal.dll

    • D. 

      Boot.ini

  • 20. 
    Information about which file extensions map to a particular application is shown here.
    • A. 

      HKEY_USERS

    • B. 

      HKEY_ CURRENT_USERS

    • C. 

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

    • D. 

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

    • E. 

      HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

  • 21. 
    You can convert partitions from NTFS to FAT 32 using the convert.exe utility. (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 22. 
    Applications can be launched by........
    • A. 

      Clicking the application on the start menu

    • B. 

      Double clicking the application executable file in My Computer

    • C. 

      Right clicking on the desktop icon and selecting 'open'

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    The ..................   ........................  logs a history of events regarding applications, security and the system. (2 words)
  • 24. 
    Windows 98 is upgradable to Windows NT, Windows 200 and Windows XP. (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 25. 
    A preventative maintenance program can provide what benefit to users and organisations?
    • A. 

      Decreased downtime

    • B. 

      Improved performance

    • C. 

      Decreased repair costs

    • D. 

      Improved reliability

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 26. 
    Two systems utilities that are useful tools for preventative maintenance are? (pick 2)
    • A. 

      Defrag

    • B. 

      Fdisk

    • C. 

      Scan disk

    • D. 

      Disk cleanup

    • E. 

      Disk management

  • 27. 
    To turn on automatic updates you go to .............
    • A. 

      Start > all programs > accessories > system tools > automatic updates

    • B. 

      Start > control panel > system > automatic updates

    • C. 

      Right click My Computer > properties > advanced > peroformance options > automatic updates

  • 28. 
    This backup does not mark selected files as having been archived.
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Differential

    • C. 

      Incremental

    • D. 

      Copy

    • E. 

      Normal

  • 29. 
    Pressing F8 will enable the user to starts Windows XP in safe mode. (TRUE or FALSE)
  • 30. 
    A ....................... is also called a file allocation unit.  It is the smallest unit of space used for storing data. (1 word)