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Technical Proficiency Assessment

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This is a basic Technical Proficiency test to measure your knowledge about computers, the internet and other tech-related topics needed.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    IP Address is:
    • A. 

      A unique number which identifies a computer and its location on the internet

    • B. 

      Computer language that is used to connect to the internet

    • C. 

      Programming Language

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 2. 
    MAC Address is:
    • A. 

      A series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc

    • B. 

      Where MACINTOSH computers are located

    • C. 

      Another term for Apple Computers

    • D. 

      A unique serial number burned into hardware adapters

  • 3. 
    DSL stands for:
    • A. 

      Direct Status Line

    • B. 

      Dual Sim Line

    • C. 

      Digital Subscriber Line

    • D. 

      Dynamic Standalone Line

  • 4. 
    ADSL has
    • A. 

      Higher downstream speed (into the end user) than upstream speed (away from the end user).

    • B. 

      Lower downstream speed (into the end user) than upstream speed (away from the end user).

    • C. 

      Dial Up connection speed

    • D. 

      Equal Downstream speed and upstream Speed

  • 5. 
    Broadband is defined as 
    • A. 

      A network with high bandwidth (greater than 256 bps)

    • B. 

      Any kind of fast Internet access

    • C. 

      A very high speed 'always-on' service connection allowing large amounts of information to be conveyed quickly, such as data, graphics files or video

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    POTS stands for
    • A. 

      Plant Of Telecommunication Service

    • B. 

      Plain Old Telephone Service

    • C. 

      Philippine Owned Telecommunication System

    • D. 

      Public Office Telephony System

  • 7. 
    MODEM can be defined as
    • A. 

      A device that encodes digital computer signals into analog/analogue telephone signals and vice versa and allows computers to communicate over a phone line

    • B. 

      Modulator - Demodulator

    • C. 

      Allows the transmission of data between computers (digital devices) over analog lines.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 8. 
    USB is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      Unused Security Bus

    • B. 

      Universal Serial Bus

    • C. 

      Unconventional Statement Bylaw

    • D. 

      Unidentified Space Bus

  • 9. 
    Ethernet is the same as Telephone cable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    One way of connecting multiple computers in a DSL service is to use
    • A. 

      Octopus Cables

    • B. 

      Splitters

    • C. 

      Router

    • D. 

      Dial Up

  • 11. 
    In a DSL environment, Hub is
    • A. 

      The source signal for DSL

    • B. 

      Technician

    • C. 

      Device that can be used to connect multiple computers

    • D. 

      Telescope

  • 12. 
     ISP is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      Internet Service Provider

    • B. 

      Intranet Special Provider

    • C. 

      Inhuman Super Power

    • D. 

      Internet SPeed

  • 13. 
    To transfer digital data or computer software from a computer or other digital device to a server or  another device is called
    • A. 

      Download

    • B. 

      Upload

    • C. 

      Reload

    • D. 

      Unload

  • 14. 
    Transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
    • A. 

      Download

    • B. 

      Upload

    • C. 

      Reload

    • D. 

      Unload

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 16. 
    Electromagnetic Interfence or Radio Frequency Interference from electronic device can disrupt DSL  service
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 17. 
    Wireless internet connection means
    • A. 

      Connect to the internet with Dial Up connection

    • B. 

      Connect to the internet thru Ethernet

    • C. 

      Connect to the internet thru USB

    • D. 

      Connect to the internet without using wire

  • 18. 
    In order to connect wirelessly, your computer should have
    • A. 

      Ethernet Card

    • B. 

      Dial-Up Card

    • C. 

      NIC Card

    • D. 

      Wireless Card

  • 19. 
    A __________ is a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications. It is a device or set of devices that is configured to permit  or deny network transmissions based upon a set of rules and other criteria.
    • A. 

      Firefox

    • B. 

      Firewire

    • C. 

      Firewall

    • D. 

      Firefly

  • 20. 
    __________ is a computer software that can be installed on computers and collect little bits of information at a time about users without their knowledge or consent. 
    • A. 

      Warfare

    • B. 

      Spyware

    • C. 

      Aware

    • D. 

      Googleware

  • 21. 
    A computer program that is designed to replicate itself by copying itself into the other programs stored in a computer. It may be benign or have a negative effect, such as causing a program to operate incorrectly or corrupting a computer's memory.
    • A. 

      Java

    • B. 

      Addons

    • C. 

      Python

    • D. 

      Virus

  • 22. 
    Example of an antivirus program is
    • A. 

      SPybot Search and Destroy

    • B. 

      Symantec

    • C. 

      Windows Vista

    • D. 

      Windows 7

  • 23. 
    Wireless internet is not the same as WiFi
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 24. 
    WiFi Hotspot refers to
    • A. 

      Wireless Access Point

    • B. 

      Home Internet Connection

    • C. 

      Wired Connection

    • D. 

      Gaming Station

  • 25. 
    In computers, WLAN can be located under network connections, what does WLAN refers to
    • A. 

      Wired Local Area Connection

    • B. 

      Wireless Local Area Connection

    • C. 

      Wide Local Area Network

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 26. 
    ________ is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources  on the World Wide Web
    • A. 

      Browser

    • B. 

      Excel

    • C. 

      Computer

    • D. 

      WinWord

  • 27. 
    In this example, www.yahoo.com, www stands for
    • A. 

      Where When Who

    • B. 

      World wide web

    • C. 

      Websters wise words

    • D. 

      Wireless watched websites

  • 28. 
    _________ is the address of a web page on the world wide web
    • A. 

      USB

    • B. 

      URL

    • C. 

      Address Bar

    • D. 

      HTTP

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Www.facebook.com

    • B. 

      Http://chito.co.uk

    • C. 

      Https://www.bankofamerica.com

    • D. 

      192.168.1.254

  • 30. 
    HTTP is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      How To Tap People

    • B. 

      Hyphen The Text Publicly

    • C. 

      How To Tell Privately

    • D. 

      Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

  • 31. 
    EMail is an abbreviation for
    • A. 

      Electrical Mail

    • B. 

      Enhanced Mail

    • C. 

      Eyed Mail

    • D. 

      Electronic Mail

  • 32. 
    _________ is an e-mail service intended to be primarily accessed via a web browser
    • A. 

      Website

    • B. 

      Webmail

    • C. 

      Web Address

    • D. 

      Blogger

  • 33. 
    What is a spam?
    • A. 

      A canned meat made largely from pork

    • B. 

      Scanning Probe Array Memory

    • C. 

      Unsolicited "junk" e-mail, usually selling a product or service

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    .com, .net, .gov, .mil., .us, .org, .com, .edu  are
    • A. 

      Websites

    • B. 

      DNS (domain name system)

    • C. 

      DMZ (demilitarized zone)

    • D. 

      IP Address

  • 35. 
    Where do you type the URL of a website in a internet browser to get the desired page?
    • A. 

      Address Bar

    • B. 

      Tool Bar

    • C. 

      Status Bar

    • D. 

      Anywhere BAr

  • 36. 
    ________ is the main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons,  windows and background wallpaper;
    • A. 

      Desktop

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Internet Explorer

    • D. 

      Notepad

  • 37. 
    Clicking the X in the upper right corner of a window in Windows will result in what action?
    • A. 

      This will minimize the window

    • B. 

      This will open a new window.

    • C. 

      The computer will shut down

    • D. 

      The window will close.

  • 38. 
    These are ads that appear without your request usually on top of the information that you want to  view
    • A. 

      URL

    • B. 

      Popup

    • C. 

      Chat

    • D. 

      Email

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is an email clien?
    • A. 

      Inbox

    • B. 

      Webmail

    • C. 

      Snail Mail

    • D. 

      Outlook Express

  • 40. 
    Can a Dial up service be wireless?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    ______ is the primary text input device
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Mouse

    • C. 

      CPU

    • D. 

      Monitor

  • 42. 
    Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP second Edition are
    • A. 

      Operating Systems

    • B. 

      Computer Brands

    • C. 

      Computer Programming

    • D. 

      Operator Schematics

  • 43. 
    Pressing Alt key and ______ key will close an application
    • A. 

      F9

    • B. 

      S

    • C. 

      F4

    • D. 

      Space

  • 44. 
    A _______ is a modifier key on a keyboard, used to type capital letters and other alternate "upper" characters.
    • A. 

      Caps Lock

    • B. 

      Space

    • C. 

      Shift Key

    • D. 

      Delete Key

  • 45. 
    The following special characters can be found in the keyboard ñ / Ñ
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 46. 
    Macintosh computers has Windows OS by default
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Neither

  • 47. 
    Which file types can be downloaded from the internet?
    • A. 

      MP3

    • B. 

      MP4

    • C. 

      MPEG

    • D. 

      All of trhe above

  • 48. 
    To access internet explore thru the run field, you need to type
    • A. 

      Internet explorer

    • B. 

      Iexplore

    • C. 

      Explorer

    • D. 

      Windows

  • 49. 
    Virus is to AntiVirus, Spyware is to Antispyware, Firewall is to __________
    • A. 

      Anti Firewall

    • B. 

      Anti Water

    • C. 

      Anti Blocker

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 50. 
    The default word editor for an email client in Windows OS is
    • A. 

      Notepad

    • B. 

      Microsoft Excel

    • C. 

      Microsoft Word

    • D. 

      Microsoft Powerpoint

  • 51. 
    ID10T error refers to:
    • A. 

      Computer Crashing

    • B. 

      Human Error

    • C. 

      Technician Error

    • D. 

      Internet Browser Error

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