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An end user license agreement is...

displayed on screen when you first install

ACME Widget Company is concerned it may have a ..... which is a self replicating program designed to carry out some unauthorized activity on a victim's computer


to avoid security threats a user can

avoid opening suspicious email attachments

the main component of a typical desktop computer is the ..... which contains the processor, memory, some storage devices and display and sound circuitry

system unit

an example of an old form of convergence is

clock radio

a good computer maintenance routine would include doing which of the following?

all of the above

a great example of convergence in modern technology is

cell phones

all of the following are utility software except...


a service patch...

fixes and updates the operating system

Which of the following would not be true of computers priced higher then US $2,000

these computers have to be replaced fairly frequently

If Paul wants to buy an inexpensive, compact monitor, he should by a ..... monitor


A ..... displays the options associated with a command

dialog box

Security experts stress that using "strong" passwords can reduce identity theft and help keep your computer files secure. Which of the following is likely to be most secure?

I12baomw because it is a nonsense word with numbers

Gaming computers typically include

All of the above

RAM can be thought of as the .... for the computer's processor

waiting room

In an advertisement, a speed specification, such as 2.66 GHz, indicates the speed of the microprocessor....


...... is the ability of a device to "jump" directly to the requested data

random access

Power ..... can originate from a number of sources: downed power lines, power grid switching by electric company, faulty wiring and large appliances powering on and off


which of the following is NOT a good file management tip

group similar files into the root directory

an operating system's .... capability supports a division of labor among all the processing units


if you wanted to create, manipulate and print graphics, which of the following would you use?

photo editing software

A ...... is the primary pointing device for a computer


A hacker posing as a legitimate representative of an official organization such as your bank to acquire information from you is an example of


A computation intensive program runs on a ...?

super computer

In terms of an authentication protocol, the phrase "something a person is" refers to?


the first digital computers were built during WWII for...?

code breaking

after you purchase software, it is illegal to do the following except

copy and keep as back up

Using Microsoft windows products, to select files and folders which are not listed consecutively...?

click on each file while holding down the ctrl key

Sam is worried about something happening to his data. He owns a business and if something happens, he might not be able to survive. Where should he keep his backups?

In a location away from his business

Problems a hacker can cause after breaking into your computer includes

all of the above

A computer is a multiple purpose device that

all of the above

Which of the following system requirements are important in determining if a software program will work on a computer?

all of the above

Software designed to generate unique musical compositions simply by selecting the musical style, instrument, key and temp is...?

computer aided music

If karen were looking for voice communications, full qwerty keypad, text messaging, email, removeable storage, camera, radio and a digital music player, she might consider a...?

smart phone

Charlie wants to know what the term is for making a copy of all his files. Charlie has a Windows machine. You tell him the correct term is..

full back up

The user interface that uses menus and icons is...


Tom sends andy an email attachment named OurProject.tif. Andy tries to open the attachment but can't. His problem may be that...?

all of the above

Laura wants to make sure her computer is fast enough for her every day use. Which of the listed features is the most important?

Amount of RAM

Cindy wants to know if she ever has to interact with the operating system. you tell her yes if she wants to...

all of the above

Which is the best portable storage medium for storing three databases, each of which is approximately 500 MB?

USB flash drive

Karen needs a simple appointment book and is considering one that is digital. You suggest she consider a...


..... is the process of converting text, numbres, sound, photos and video into data that can be processed by digital devices


Solid state storage, also called flash memory storage, .....

provides faster access to data than optical storage technology

Five people in Tom's company use a web design software. You advice Tom to get a license for a specific number of users. He needs a ..... license.

multiple user

To delete data from a disk in such a way that no one can ever read it, you should...

use special shredder software

.... is a type of application software designed to help several people collaborate


the difference between the Save and the Save As command is that...

all of the above

In the figure above, Raggae is an example of...

secondary folder

A ..... is any software that can automate a task or automatically execute a task


In the most obvious responsibility of your computer's operating system is to ...

monitor activities that take place within a computer system

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