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ICDC College_CP-150_Unit 01
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the user's ability to use computer programs effectively.
An electronic device that processes raw data into useful information and stores it for future use.
All of the mechanical, electronic, and electrical devices that make up a computer
A set of electronic instructions that operate computer hardware and assist the user in performing various tasks on the computer.
A collection of unprocessed items
The state of data when it has been processed and is usable and understandable to users
A person who is involved in the use of computers
Any hardware device that is used to enter data into a computer, examples being the keyboard, mouse, or microphone
Any hardware device that is used to receive or review processed information, such as the monitor, printer, or speakers
A paper copy of a document
Central Processing Unit
the part of a computer that interprets, organizes and carries out commands that come from either the user or the software.
a computer hardware device that integrates processing functions into one chip.
The hardware device that holds data while CPU processes it
Random Access Memory
The main computer memory used to store and quickly retrieve each piece of data necessary to run the computer
Hardware components used to hold data for future use
Physical materials on which data is written or stored
Internal Storage Devices
Devices permanently located within the computer that store data
The most common internal storage device; also know as hard drives
External Storage Devices
Devices that connect to a system unit via special ports and can be removed for the purpose of storing data
Optical disk data storage format that typically stores audio or text data
Digital Versatile Disc
A digital optical disc used to store data, such as a movie
Compact Disk Read Only memory, which means the information may be viewed but not edited
Digital Versatile Disk Read Only memory, which means that the information may be viewed but not edited
Compact Disk Recordable, which means that the disc can be written to once
Digital Versatile Disk Recordable, meaning that the DVD can be written to once
Compact Disk Rewritable, meaning that the CD may be used multiple times to save data
Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable, meaning that the DVD may be used multiple times to save data
Flash Media Storage Device
A device that saves data and allows it to be transferred between computers or other devices
A device used to transfer digital photos, music, and documents to mobile devices such as cameras or smart phones
USB Flash Drive
A small, portable device that can fit on a key chain, used to carry data
Devices that are credit card-sized and used to add storage to notebook computers
An Internet service that allows users to store information online
A device that allows a user's computer to be a part of a network in order to communicate with the server and the other computers in the network
A device that allows a computer to transmit data over telephone or cable lines
A device that may be built into a laptop or used with mobile devices in order to connect to a network
A device that shares the Internet signal between different computers and sends data to its correct destination within the network
A set of programs that coordinate all activities among computer hardware
Software used to assist a user with specific tasks on a computer, such as document creation
A hardware device used to send and receive data to and from one or more computers of mobile devices
The address bar of Windows Explorer displays the file path of a selected file. The address bar of a browser displays a URL of the current webpage.
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