Introduction To Computing Quiz #1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A person that analyzes a company’s data to determine the most effective way to collect and store it.

    • A.

      Security Specialist

    • B.

      Database Administrator

    • C.

      Programmer

    • D.

      Computer Operator

    Correct Answer
    B. Database Administrator
    Explanation
    A database administrator is responsible for analyzing a company's data and determining the most effective way to collect and store it. They are experts in managing and organizing databases, ensuring data integrity, and optimizing database performance. Their role involves designing and implementing database structures, monitoring database systems, and troubleshooting any issues that arise. They play a crucial role in ensuring that data is efficiently stored and easily accessible for the company's operations and decision-making processes.

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  • 2. 

    A person that analyzes a computer system’s vulnerability to threats from viruses, worms, unauthorized access, and physical damage.

    • A.

      Security Specialist

    • B.

      Network Specialist

    • C.

      Computer Specialist

    • D.

      Technical Support Specialist

    Correct Answer
    A. Security Specialist
    Explanation
    A security specialist is responsible for analyzing a computer system's vulnerability to threats such as viruses, worms, unauthorized access, and physical damage. They specialize in identifying potential risks and implementing measures to protect the system from these threats. This role requires expertise in security protocols, risk assessment, and the ability to stay updated with emerging threats and technologies. By focusing on security, the specialist ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the computer system, safeguarding it from potential harm.

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  • 3. 

    A person that investigates the requirements of a business or an organization, its employees, and its customers in order to plan and implement new or improved computer services.

    • A.

      Security Specialist

    • B.

      Systems analyst

    • C.

      Database administrator

    • D.

      Computer Operator

    Correct Answer
    B. Systems analyst
    Explanation
    A systems analyst is responsible for investigating the requirements of a business or organization, as well as its employees and customers, in order to plan and implement new or improved computer services. They analyze the current systems and processes, identify areas for improvement, and propose solutions that meet the organization's needs. They work closely with stakeholders to gather requirements, design systems, and ensure that the implemented solutions are effective and efficient.

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  • 4. 

    A person that participates in alpha and beta test cycles of software, looking for bugs or other usability problems.

    • A.

       Computer Engineer

    • B.

      Manufacturing technician

    • C.

      Quality Assurance Specialist

    • D.

      Computer Salesperson

    Correct Answer
    C. Quality Assurance Specialist
    Explanation
    A Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for participating in alpha and beta test cycles of software to identify bugs or usability problems. They play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and functionality of the software by thoroughly testing it and reporting any issues or inconsistencies they come across. Their expertise in identifying and resolving bugs helps in improving the overall user experience and ensuring that the software meets the required standards.

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  • 5. 

    A person that designs and tests new hardware products, such as computer chips, circuit boards, computers, and peripheral devices.

    • A.

      Computer Engineer

    • B.

      Computer Programmer

    • C.

      Computer Software Engineer

    • D.

      Computer Analyst 

    Correct Answer
    A. Computer Engineer
    Explanation
    A computer engineer is responsible for designing and testing new hardware products, such as computer chips, circuit boards, computers, and peripheral devices. They are involved in the development and implementation of computer systems and components, ensuring that they meet the required specifications and standards. They work on designing and optimizing computer hardware to improve performance and functionality. They may also be involved in troubleshooting and debugging hardware issues.

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  • 6. 

    A person that creates documentation for large programming projects and writes the online or printed user manuals that accompany computers, peripheral devices, and software.

    • A.

      Computer Salesperson

    • B.

      Technical Writer

    • C.

      Documentation Officer

    • D.

      Computer Operator

    Correct Answer
    B. Technical Writer
    Explanation
    A technical writer is responsible for creating documentation for large programming projects and writing user manuals for computers, peripheral devices, and software. They have the expertise to understand complex technical concepts and translate them into clear and understandable language for users. This role requires strong writing and communication skills, as well as knowledge of the subject matter. A computer salesperson focuses on selling computer products, while a documentation officer may handle the organization and management of documents. A computer operator typically performs operational tasks on computer systems.

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  • 7. 

    A person that plans, installs, and maintains one or more local area networks. These specialists also provide network accounts and access rights to approved users.

    • A.

      Network specialist/administrator

    • B.

      Network administrator

    • C.

      Software Engineer

    • D.

      Security Specialist

    Correct Answer
    A. Network specialist/administrator
    Explanation
    A network specialist/administrator is the correct answer because they are responsible for planning, installing, and maintaining local area networks. They also provide network accounts and access rights to approved users. This role requires expertise in managing and troubleshooting network infrastructure, ensuring its efficiency and security. While software engineers may have knowledge of networking, their primary focus is on developing software applications. Security specialists, on the other hand, primarily focus on securing networks and systems from potential threats.

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  • 8. 

    A person that designs, codes, and tests computer programs and modifies existing programs to meet new requirements or eliminate bugs.

    • A.

      Software Engineer

    • B.

      Computer Programmer

    • C.

      Computer Specialist

    • D.

      Software Specialist

    Correct Answer
    B. Computer Programmer
    Explanation
    A computer programmer is a person who designs, codes, and tests computer programs and modifies existing programs to meet new requirements or eliminate bugs. They are responsible for writing the instructions that a computer follows to perform specific tasks. They have expertise in programming languages and are skilled in problem-solving and logical thinking. They work closely with software engineers and other professionals to develop and maintain software applications.

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  • 9. 

    A person that works with system software for network servers, mainframes, and supercomputers and monitor computer performance, install software patches and upgrades, perform backups, and restore data as necessary.

    • A.

      Computer Engineer

    • B.

      Computer troubleshooter

    • C.

      Computer Operator

    • D.

      Computer Technician

    Correct Answer
    C. Computer Operator
    Explanation
    A computer operator is responsible for working with system software for network servers, mainframes, and supercomputers. They monitor computer performance, install software patches and upgrades, perform backups, and restore data when necessary. This role involves ensuring the smooth operation of computer systems and networks, as well as troubleshooting any issues that may arise.

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  • 10. 

    A person that has a good sense of design and artistic talent are required for this job, along with an understanding of how people use graphical user interfaces. Familiarity with Web tools, such as HTML, XML, JavaScript, and ActiveX, is becoming more important for this job, as is a knowledge of computer programming and database management.

    • A.

      Graphic artist 

    • B.

      Web site artist

    • C.

      Web site designer

    • D.

      Web site developer

    Correct Answer
    A. Graphic artist 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Graphic artist. This is because the question mentions that a person with a good sense of design and artistic talent is required for the job. The term "graphic artist" accurately describes someone who possesses these qualities and can create visually appealing designs for various purposes, including web design. The other options, such as web site artist, web site designer, and web site developer, do not explicitly highlight the artistic skills required for the job.

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