IC3 Certification Computing Fundamentals Final

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IC3 Certification Computing Fundamentals Final - Quiz

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The name of the operating system prior to Windows was _______________ 
    • A. 

      Unix

    • B. 

      Linux

    • C. 

      OS

    • D. 

      DOS

  • 2. 
    DOS stands for _______________________________ 
    • A. 

      Direct Operating System

    • B. 

      Disk Override System

    • C. 

      Disk Operating System

    • D. 

      Disk Optional System

  • 3. 
    A microcomputer is also called a ____________.
    • A. 

      PC

    • B. 

      DC

    • C. 

      AC

    • D. 

      BC

  • 4. 
    The acronym PC stands for ______________
    • A. 

      Personal Component

    • B. 

      Personal Commandment

    • C. 

      Personal Commitment

    • D. 

      Personal Computer

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is considered the fastest type of computer?
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 6. 
    As a rule supercomputers __________________________
    • A. 

      Are used for forecasting weather and animation

    • B. 

      Have specialized software programs

    • C. 

      Are typically used for scientific and engineering tasks

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The computer that controls the flow of data to and from computers or terminals in a network is the ____________________
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 8. 
    Mainframe computers are often referred to as ______________________
    • A. 

      Centralized systems

    • B. 

      Centralized PCs

    • C. 

      Centralized Units

    • D. 

      Centralized Processor Units

  • 9. 
    Computers that process data at a slower rate and in smaller volumes than mainframes are called _______________________
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 10. 
    Although several people can use a minicomputer at the same time, as the number of users increase ____________________________
    • A. 

      There is no change in the speed of the system

    • B. 

      There would be an increase in speed of the system

    • C. 

      There would be a decrease in the speed of the system

    • D. 

      The system would reroute users to a holding area

  • 11. 
    The system that processes data quickly and is designed for one user is a ________________
    • A. 

      Supercomputer

    • B. 

      Mainframe

    • C. 

      Minicomputer

    • D. 

      Microcomputer

  • 12. 
    There are generally two types of microcomputer systems which are _________________
    • A. 

      PC

    • B. 

      Dell

    • C. 

      Macintosh

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 13. 
    Mainframe computers are commonly found in
    • A. 

      Government agencies, large corporations

    • B. 

      Medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms

    • C. 

      Small businesses, schools and homes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Minicomputers are commonly found in ________________________
    • A. 

      Government agencies, large organizations

    • B. 

      Medium-sized manufacturing, legal or accounting firms

    • C. 

      Small businesses, schools and homes

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Traditionally, the majority of companies use ___________________________
    • A. 

      PCs

    • B. 

      PLs

    • C. 

      Macintosh

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 16. 
    Specialized industries such as graphics design or publishing use _______________________
    • A. 

      PCs

    • B. 

      Dell

    • C. 

      Macintosh

    • D. 

      Bothe A and B

  • 17. 
    Portable microcomputers similar to the desktop models in speed, performance and usage are called ________________________
    • A. 

      Laptops

    • B. 

      Tablets

    • C. 

      Notebooks

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 18. 
    Notebooks are commonly found in use with _______________________
    • A. 

      Sales people

    • B. 

      Real estate agents

    • C. 

      Students

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Computers that are similar to notebooks but have a screen that swivels or folds over are called _______________
    • A. 

      Laptops

    • B. 

      Tablets

    • C. 

      Notebooks

    • D. 

      PDAs

  • 20. 
    Tablets have _____________ capability installed for easy data entry.
    • A. 

      Voice recognition

    • B. 

      Touch screen

    • C. 

      Password

    • D. 

      Finger scanning

  • 21. 
    To write or select items on a tablet you can use _________________
    • A. 

      Your finger

    • B. 

      A keyboard

    • C. 

      A mouse

    • D. 

      A stylus device

  • 22. 
    Tablets are commonly found in _________________________
    • A. 

      Hospitals

    • B. 

      Home inspectors

    • C. 

      Engineers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    A small, palm sized computer that is used as a personal organizer is called a _____________
    • A. 

      Laptop

    • B. 

      Tablet

    • C. 

      Notebook

    • D. 

      PDA

  • 24. 
    PDA stands for _________________________
    • A. 

      Personal Data Accessory

    • B. 

      Personal Digital Automator

    • C. 

      Personal Digital Access

    • D. 

      Personal Digital Assistant

  • 25. 
    PDAs with a microprocessor are classified as ____________________
    • A. 

      Pocket PDA

    • B. 

      Pocket PC

    • C. 

      Pocket PSA

    • D. 

      None of the above

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