A set of standard processing tasks that measure the performance of computer software or hardware is called a _________
Question 2 of 30
Many people believe that a computer needs two floppy drives to copy from one floppy to another. However, this is not true, because both______and_____ will copy the contents of the original disk into memory and then copy the contents from memory to the second disk.
The first step is to define the problem. This has also been referred to as ________________________ -- understanding what the customer wants the software to do.
In addition to access time, another measure of hard drive speed is ______, which is the measure of how fast a drive spins.
The faster a drive spins, the more rapidly it can position a ______ under the ______head and the more quickly it can access data.
specified sector; read-write head
The ______of the software development cycle involves making sure the program is consistently producing accurate and desired results.
This is known as the Testing phase of the software development cycle. The goal is to make sure the program works _______ as it was designed to do.
High-performance workstations and servers will often use a SCSI (_________) over an EIDE drive. SCSI drives are normally used because they provide a slight advantage over EIDE.
small computer system interface
Computer Engineering normally focuses on the design of computer hardware and peripheral devices
Computer _______ normally focuses on making the computer work more efficiently and effectively.
The highest Information Technology position in a company is the head of the IS department, the____
_________ are experts at defining problems and in preparing documentation on how the computer will assist in solving these problems.
The purpose of the _________ is to determine whether the problem can reasonably be solved with a computer system.
The ______ is the IT specialist who oversees the development, planning, implementation, operation and security of databases.
The DBA (Database Administrator) manages all database activities and must have _____ as well as ___________.
managemen; technical skills
Information_____ focuses mainly on the application of computers in an organizational or business environment.
In a _____type of interface, in addition to keyboard commands, you can also click on icons and menu choices.
GUI (graphical user interface)
The instructions which are currently being executed are stored in____. It is much faster to access RAM than the hard drive
The __________of the Software Development Life Cycle is when you would be most likely to first create flowcharts.
The ______ phase is when you would be likely to do process modeling, data modeling, questionnairres and interviews to determine requirements. It isn't until the second step, the Systems Design phase, that you would actually design a flowchart that shows specifically how the program would meet those requirements.
Systems Analysis (or Requirements Analysis)phase
A document scanner can take a letter, or some other document you have, and convert it into a ______representation which it transmits to the computer.
A PCMCIA slot in a laptop uses PCMCIA cards and is often used to add a modem or _______ card
A Systems Analyst is the person who interviews people to determine the ______ of a program, and designs the program
It is up to the _______ to actually code and create the program based on those specifications.