ICDL Exam Questions And Answers

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ICDL Exam Questions And Answers

In this ICDL exam questions and answers quiz, you'll be tested for your knowledge of the module's teachings and if you're prepared for the certification! The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is widely considered to be the highest certificate a person can receive for their skills in computing. So, if are ready for this exam, we expect you will be equally excited to take this quiz? If you are, then don't wait any further. Let's get started with the questions and answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A laptop computer would be used:
    • A. 

      For working remotely

    • B. 

      For storing vast amounts of data

    • C. 

      Used for entering contact details only

    • D. 

      In a permanent position in an office

  • 2. 
    Hardware refers to:
    • A. 

      Physical components that you can see and touch

    • B. 

      Programs stored on the computer

    • C. 

      Drivers

    • D. 

      The Operating System

  • 3. 
    There are 1024 Megabytes to a:
    • A. 

      Kilobyte

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Gigabyte

    • D. 

      Terabyte

  • 4. 
    The smallest unit of memory is called a:
    • A. 

      Bit

    • B. 

      Byte

    • C. 

      Mb

    • D. 

      KB

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT an output device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Speaker

    • D. 

      Plotter

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT an input device?
    • A. 

      Keyboard

    • B. 

      Printer

    • C. 

      Digital Camera

    • D. 

      Scanner

  • 7. 
    Formatting a disk:
    • A. 

      Prepares the disk for storing data

    • B. 

      Backs up files on the disk

    • C. 

      Copies data from the disk

    • D. 

      Scans the disk for threats

  • 8. 
    Which of the following devices has the highest storage capacity?
    • A. 

      Zip disk

    • B. 

      Floppy Disk

    • C. 

      CD-R/CD-RW

    • D. 

      Hard disk

  • 9. 
    Operating system software is used for: 
    • A. 

      Performing mail merge procedures

    • B. 

      Creating presentations

    • C. 

      Managing files and folders

    • D. 

      Creating leaflets and posters

  • 10. 
    A device external to the computer but controlled by it is called a:
    • A. 

      CPU

    • B. 

      An internal device

    • C. 

      An internal drive

    • D. 

      Peripheral device

  • 11. 
    To connect peripheral devices to the computer, you need:
    • A. 

      Bays

    • B. 

      Ports

    • C. 

      Quays

    • D. 

      Routes

  • 12. 
    Which of the following devices provides extra ports and drives for a laptop computer?
    • A. 

      Router

    • B. 

      BIOS

    • C. 

      Play Station

    • D. 

      Docking Station

  • 13. 
    To test if a problem is with the keyboard, you should:
    • A. 

      Connect the keyboard to another computer to check for errors

    • B. 

      Change the monitor

    • C. 

      Disconnect the keyboard and use the mouse

    • D. 

      Change the keyboard language

  • 14. 
    A drawback of using network drives is that:
    • A. 

      Files can be shared.

    • B. 

      Printers can be shared.

    • C. 

      Disruption to work can occur if network errors cause shared drives to become inaccessible.

    • D. 

      They are more secure due to security restrictions.

  • 15. 
    The Windows Task Manager enables the user to:
    • A. 

      Manage un-responsive programs

    • B. 

      Manage Start-up options

    • C. 

      Manage the CPU

    • D. 

      Manage Schedules

  • 16. 
    Which organization uses large-scale computer applications to book flights?
    • A. 

      Government

    • B. 

      Regional Government offices

    • C. 

      Business administration offices

    • D. 

      Airlines

  • 17. 
    An advantage of teleworking is:
    • A. 

      Working in a busy office environment

    • B. 

      Less commuting and travel costs

    • C. 

      Lots of distraction

    • D. 

      Face-to-face contact with customers and colleagues

  • 18. 
    You can move money between accounts using: 
    • A. 

      E-commerce

    • B. 

      Online banking

    • C. 

      Cash point machines

    • D. 

      A PDA

  • 19. 
    To purchase goods online, you need:
    • A. 

      Access to the operating system

    • B. 

      Access to an Intranet

    • C. 

      Access to the Internet

    • D. 

      Access to an Extranet

  • 20. 
    Electronic documents:
    • A. 

      Help the environment by reducing paper wastage.

    • B. 

      Should always be printed.

    • C. 

      Are documents that have been printed and distributed.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following offices would provide information on health and safety laws and guidelines on the use of IT?
    • A. 

      ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office)

    • B. 

      RDA (Regional Development Agencies)

    • C. 

      BCS (British Computer Society)

    • D. 

      HSE (Health and Safety Executive)

  • 22. 
    A good working environment is one that has:
    • A. 

      Soft chairs

    • B. 

      More than one computer

    • C. 

      High humidity

    • D. 

      Been ergonomically designed

  • 23. 
    You should back up data to a removable storage device:
    • A. 

      To protect against loss of data in case of fire or theft

    • B. 

      To prevent access to sensitive data

    • C. 

      To reduce the risk of viruses

    • D. 

      Because you can fit more data onto a removable storage device

  • 24. 
    Why are Access Rights important?
    • A. 

      Because they enable any user to access all of the drives

    • B. 

      Because they prevent access to sensitive data by unauthorized personnel

    • C. 

      Because they reduce the risk of viruses on the system

    • D. 

      Because they provide authorized staff access to the building

  • 25. 
    It is important that anti-virus software is:
    • A. 

      Installed more than once

    • B. 

      Used only once a virus has spread

    • C. 

      Regularly updated

    • D. 

      Backed up on a removable storage device

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