Semiconductor materials are substances with properties between those of a conductor and an insulator.
A computer is a multiple purpose device that can do all of the following
To assure you can remember your password it is a good idea to base it on information you can easily remember such as your birthday.
A problem a hacker can cause after breaking into your computer includes ____.
applying for credit in your name
ending embarrassing emails
apply for a mortgage using your data
all of the above
A collection of preprogrammed activities such as addition, subtraction, counting, and comparison is called a(n) ____.
A(n) password manager stores user IDs with their corresponding passwords and automatically fills in login forms.
A hacker posing as a legitimate representative of an official organization such as your bank is an example of
In terms of an authentication protocol, the phrase 'something a person possesses' could refer to is
an ID card
The term ____ designates equipment that might be added to a computer system to enhance its functionality
A touch screen, also known as a touch-sensitive screen, can serve as both an input and output device
ROM BIOS is a small set of instructions that tells the computer
how to access the hard disk
where to find the operating system
how to load the operating system into RAM all of the above
The ____ is the amount of data that a storage device can move from the
storage medium to the computer per second
data transfer rate
If the system runs out of RAM, the operating system uses an area of the
hard disk called ____ to store parts of a program or data file until they are needed.
A hard disk ____ is a flat, rigid disk made of aluminum or glass and
coated with magnetic iron oxide particles.
Dot pitch is the distance in millimeters between like-colored ____ the small dots of light that form an image
EIDE, Ultra ATA, SCSI, and SATA refer to the different types of controllers used by hard disk drives
number of horizontal and vertical pixels that a device displays on a
screen is referred to as its resolution
By using spell checkers and grammar checkers, you are assured your document will be error-free
If you purchase software, it belongs to you, and you can do what you want, including copying it
A trademark is a form of legal protection that grants the author of the original work exclusive rights to copy, distribute, sell, and modify.
Productivity software that provides you with the ability to create, spell-check, edit, and format is considered ____ software.
A device driver is software that helps a peripheral device establish
communication with a computer.
Some Web applications, such as Google Earth, require a client-side
program to be installed on your local computer
A ____ is any software that can automate a task or autonomously
execute a task when commanded to do so
A sequence of events that occurs between the time that you turn on
a computer and the time that it is ready for you to issue commands
is referred to as the boot process
The most obvious responsibility of your computer's operating system is to
provide an environment for running software
When you use Windows, Mac OS, or a Linux graphical file manager, each sub directory is depicted as a folder
The term ____ is a technical term for the region of memory that holds data waiting to be transferred from one device to another.
The operating system that was developed in 1969 by AT&T's Bell Labs and gained a good reputation for its dependability is
is an ongoing process of social, political, and economic change brought about by digital technology, such as computers and the Internet
is the process of converting text, numbers, sound, photos, and video into data that can be processed by digital devices.
A computer network
is a group of computers linked by wired or wireless technology to share data and resources.
a collection of linked documents, graphics, and sounds that can be accessed over
the Internet. Which means that the Web or Internet is just one very large network.
a process by which several technologies with distinct functions evolve to form a single product. Tends to offer enhanced functionality and convenience.
refers to the ownership of certain types of information, ideas, or representations.