IC3 Gs3 Computer Fundamentals Software & Hardware

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IC3 Gs3 Computer Fundamentals Software & Hardware

The IC3 Global Standard 3 Certification is comprised of three individual examinations: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. The Computing Fundamentals examination covers a foundational understanding of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting to help you get the most value and impact from computer technology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    DOS stands for________________________?
    • A. 

      Direct Operating System

    • B. 

      Disk Override System

    • C. 

      Disk Operating System

    • D. 

      Disk Optional System

  • 2. 
    The speed of the processor is measured in _____________?
    • A. 

      GZH

    • B. 

      PSP

    • C. 

      MHZ

    • D. 

      None

  • 3. 
    ROM stands for _________?
    • A. 

      Read On Memory

    • B. 

      Read Only Maker

    • C. 

      Read On Motherboard

    • D. 

      Read Only Memory

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an operating system you would be using on the computer?
    • A. 

      Internet Explorer

    • B. 

      Microsoft Windows 3.0

    • C. 

      Microsoft Word

    • D. 

      Windows 8

  • 5. 
    How much information can a CD (Compact Disk) usually store?
    • A. 

      700 Mb

    • B. 

      1.44 Mb

    • C. 

      150 Mb

    • D. 

      10 Mb

  • 6. 
    The brain of the computer is the ______________?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      BIOS

    • D. 

      CPU

  • 7. 
    What is the biggest advantage of using a notebook?
    • A. 

      Cost

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Portability

    • D. 

      Size

  • 8. 
    A server is a computer that has been designated to share resources and data.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    An example of a household appliance that has a computer chip embedded as part of its equipment is:
    • A. 

      Refrigerator

    • B. 

      Coffee machine

    • C. 

      Microwave

    • D. 

      Cereal turn-wheel dispenser

    • E. 

      Entertainment system

    • F. 

      Any of the above

  • 10. 
    Which removable storage device would you use to copy pictures from one computer to another?
    • A. 

      External hard drive

    • B. 

      Memory card from digital camera

    • C. 

      USB memory key

    • D. 

      B or c

    • E. 

      Any of the above

  • 11. 
    A virtual storage system can exist at a location such as your ISP, where you can store data from anywhere in the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    How can you access a remote storage system?
    • A. 

      Start a Web browser and navigate to that site

    • B. 

      Through your e-mail program

    • C. 

      Using a USB memory key

    • D. 

      Log on with a valid ID and password

  • 13. 
    Why should you save your files to a storage device?
    • A. 

      To prevent data loss if the computer is turned off

    • B. 

      To store information from RAM onto the storage device

    • C. 

      To have a copy of the data

    • D. 

      None

  • 14. 
    The best way to gain more RAM for processing a newsletter is:
    • A. 

      Close any files you are not currently using.

    • B. 

      Close any application programs you are not currently using.

    • C. 

      Restart the computer.

    • D. 

      Only the first one is right

  • 15. 
    Why is RAM considered volatile?
    • A. 

      It disappears when the computer is shut down or reset.

    • B. 

      It uses up only as much memory as it needs for processing.

    • C. 

      It always uses a certain amount of memory for Windows.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following retains the information it's storing when the power to the system is turned off?
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      ROM

    • C. 

      RAM

    • D. 

      Other

  • 17. 
    How much data will a high density (HD) floppy disk hold?
    • A. 

      1.88MB

    • B. 

      2GB

    • C. 

      1.44MB

    • D. 

      Any

  • 18. 
    All the various media on which a computer system can store software and data are referred to collectively as
    • A. 

      Memory

    • B. 

      RAM

    • C. 

      Floppy disk

    • D. 

      Storage

  • 19. 
    What are examples of storage devices?
    • A. 

      Keyboards, flash drive, printer

    • B. 

      Flash drive, RAM, DVD-ROM

    • C. 

      Hard drive, DVD-ROM, flash drive

  • 20. 
    Please name the following piece of hardware?
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      CPU

    • C. 

      Motherboard

    • D. 

      Main Computer

  • 21. 
    A gigabyte is equal to _____.
    • A. 

      A thousand kilobytes

    • B. 

      1024 megabytes

    • C. 

      1024 x 1024 megabytes

    • D. 

      A million megabytes

  • 22. 
    The keys on the keyboard which may be programmed to do special tasks are the _____. 
    • A. 

      Navigation keys

    • B. 

      Function keys

    • C. 

      Numeric keypad

    • D. 

      Arrow keys

  • 23. 
    A modem is used to _____.
    • A. 

      Change incoming analog signals to digital signals and outgoing digital signals to analog signals

    • B. 

      Connect two computers using telephone lines

    • C. 

      Connect two computers using a satellite uplink

    • D. 

      Connect a computer to a shared printer

  • 24. 
    What factors should you consider when purchasing a computer for someone who works with video files?
    • A. 

      Large Hard Drive

    • B. 

      Digital Camera

    • C. 

      Microprocessor Speed

    • D. 

      Amount of RAM

  • 25. 
    The keys across the top of the keyboard, F1-F12 are called ______________.
    • A. 

      Shortcut keys

    • B. 

      Hot keys

    • C. 

      Special purpose keys

    • D. 

      Function keys

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