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IST 195 final

STUDY
PLAY
is a small sheet of film, usually about 4 inches by 6 inches, that stores microscopic images of documents.
Microfiche
Certified System Administrator is an operating system certification that tests knowledge of administering the Solaris operating system.
Sun
Some parts of the operating system are resident; that is, these instructions remain on the hard disk until they are needed.
FALSE
Uptime is a measure of ____.
availability
A(n) ____ printer is a small printer that prints on an adhesive-type material that can be placed on a variety of items such as envelopes, packages, optical discs, photos, file folders, and toys.
label
All software companies specialize in a particular type of software.
FALSE
You can erase a DVD-ROM.
false
A(n) ____ source is a company or person a user believes will not send a virus-infected file knowingly.
trusted
Technical certification programs are offered by many vendors, called ____ organizations, that develop and administer the examinations to determine whether a person is qualified for certification; a Web site showing certification percentages is shown in the accompanying figure
sponsoring
A(n) ____ flash memory card has a storage capacity of 512 MB to 8 GB.
Secure Digital
Some VARs (value-added resellers) provide complete systems, also known as ____.
turnkey solutions
A certificate ____ is an authorized person or company that issues and verifies digital certificates.
authority
Retail and grocery stores use the ____ bar code.
UPC (Universal Product Code)
A user of a relational database, such as that pictured in the accompanying figure, refers to a record as a ____.
row
When a mobile user, remote office, vendor, or customer connects to a company's network using the Internet, a(n) ____ provides them with a secure connection to the company network server, as if they had a private line.
VPN
An Internet ____ provider is a company that provides Web hosting services that include managing shopping carts, inventory, and credit card processing.
solutions
A ____ houses RDRAM chips
RIMM (Rambus Inline Memory Model)
Some input devices include ____ output that provides the user with a physical response from the device.
tactile
Instead of recordable DVDs, most users work with reformattable DVDs.
FALSE
Nonprocedural languages are more difficult to use than procedural languages.
false
With a low-level language, each language instruction typically equates to multiple machine language instructions.
false
wo commonly used types of impact printers are ____.
dot matrix and line
____ is a job title in the training area of an IT department.
help desk specialist
All of the following use direct access EXCEPT ____.
tape
An alternative to maintaining an alternate computer facility is to enter into a(n) ____ backup relationship with another firm, where one firm provides space and sometimes equipment to the other in case of a disaster.
reciprocal
A group of two or more integrated hard disks is called a(n) ____.
RAID
A(n) ____ gives authors and artists the exclusive rights to duplicate, publish, and sell their materials.
copyright
A satellite Internet service ____.
is a high speed internet connection
Audio editing software usually includes ____, which are designed to enhance audio quality.
filters
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is inflammation of a tendon due to some repeated motion or stress on that tendon.
false
On an optical disc, a land causes light to reflect, which is read as binary digit __ (absorb light __)
1, 0
Stand-alone utilities typically offer improvements over those features built into an operating system or provide features not included in an operating system.
true
A special type of serial port that connects the system unit to a musical instrument, such as an electronic keyboard, is called a(n) ____ port.
MIDI
Many database programs today have a Web page as their _____
front end
A(n) ____ device is any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people.
output
A(n) ____ database is a database that stores data in tables that consist of rows and columns.
relational
Links on a Web page allow users to obtain information in a(n) ______ way.
non linear
A systems ____ is responsible for designing and developing an information system.
analysts
In the latest Windows versions, the ____ consists of several files that contain the system configuration information.
registry
Programmers use a(n) ____ language to implement object-oriented design.
OOP
On a network such as the one illustrated in the accompanying figure, if one node fails ____.
only that node fails
With online investing, the transaction fee for each trade usually is much more than when trading through a broker.
false
Together, the four basic operations or a processor (fetching, decoding, executing, and storing) comprise a(n) ____ cycle.
machine
A(n) ____ hard disk is a hard disk that you insert and take out of a drive, and it may either be built into the system unit or external and connected via a USB or FireWire port.
removable
The speed of a dot-matrix printer is measured by the number of ____ it can print.
characters per second
____ are audio output devices that cover or are placed outside the ear.
Headphones
A ____ is a device that provides a central point for cables in a network.
hub
To prevent repetitive strain injury, take all of the following precautions except ____.
use the heel of the hand as a pivot point when typing
File ____ refers to the procedures that keep data current.
maiteniance
A(n) ____ module is a removable flash memory device about one-half the size of a PC Card that adds memory, communications, and multimedia capabilities to computers.
express card
All of the following are characteristics of hard disks EXCEPT ____.
wire-protect notch
IBM Certified Solutions Expert - Informix is a ____ certification that tests advanced skills of administration of Informix.
database
A ____ has pins on opposite sides of the circuit board that connect together to form one set of contacts.
SIMM (single inline memory module)
With a three-generation backup policy, the parent is the ____.
second oldest copy
____ cable consists of one or more twisted-pair wires bundled together.
twisted pair
Which of the following is an example of multimedia authoring software?
Adobe Director
When a program evaluates a condition in a(n) ____, which is illustrated in the accompanying figure, it yields one of two possibilities: true or false.
if-then-else control structure
A ____ allows users to access and analyze any view of the database data.
hypercube
A(n) ____ program interacts with a DBMS, which in turn interacts with the database.
back-end
____ is the time it takes a signal to travel from one location to another on a network.
Latency
____ contain the formats for how a particular object should display in a Web browser.
CSS
With virtual memory, which is illustrated in the accompanying figure, the technique of swapping items between memory and storage, called ____, is a time-consuming process for the computer.
paging
Professionals in the desktop publishing and graphic art fields commonly use ____ because it is designed for complex documents with intense graphics and colors.
postscript
The USB (universal serial bus) and FireWire bus are ____.
buses that eliminate the need to install cards in expansion slots
Using ink-jet printer technology, but on a much larger scale, a(n) ____ creates photo-realistic-quality color prints.
large format printer
A(n) ____ copies only the files that have changed since the full backup.
differential backup
____ is the delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations.
Remote teaching
An Internet ____ provider is a company that provides Web hosting services that include managing shopping carts, inventory, and credit card processing.
solutions
Developed by Hewlett-Packard, a leading printer manufacturer, ____ is a standard printer language that supports the fonts and layout used in standard office documents.
PCL
A wireless ____ point is a central communications device that allows computers and devices to transfer data wirelessly among themselves or to transfer data wirelessly to a wired network.
router
A wireless ____ point is a central communications device that allows computers and devices to transfer data wirelessly among themselves or to transfer data wirelessly to a wired network.
access
A(n) ____ modem sends and receives data and information to and from a digital line.
digital
One approach to content filtering is through a rating system of ____, which is similar to those used for movies and videos.
ICRA
___ software tracks leads and inquiries from customers, stores a history of all correspondence and sales to a customer, and allows for tracking of outstanding issues with customers.
CRM
____ is a hardware certification sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association that tests entry-level knowledge of personal computer setup, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
A+
Podcasters register their podcasts with ____.
content aggregators
software tracks leads and inquiries from customers, stores a history of all correspondence and sales to a customer, and allows for tracking of outstanding issues with customers.
CRM
A ____ port was formerly referred to as an IEEE 1394 port.
Firewire
Users may have ____ if they have sore, tired, burning, itching or dry eyes; blurred or double vision; or difficulty focusing on a screen image.
CVS
The __ video standard has a typical resolution of 1600 x 1200
UXGA
__ Software for personal computers includes interactive games, video, and other programs designed to support a hobby or provide amusement and enjoyment
entertainment
a type of communications device that connects a communication chanel to sending or receving device is a ___
modem
____ is a strategy that proposes that programmers should begin coding and testing solutions as soon as requirements are defined
XP
A(n) __ scanner works in a manner similiar to a copy machine except it creates a file of the document in memory instead of a paper copy
flatbed
The ____ is the component of the processor that performs arithmetic, comparison, and other operations.
ALU
Impact printers commonly produce ____ output, which is print quality slightly less clear than what is acceptable for business letters.
NLQ
The case of the system unit, sometimes called the ____, is made of metal or plastic and protects the internal electronic components from damage.
chassis
Computer operator, which is a job title in the operations area of an IT department, performs all of the following equipment-related activities EXCEPT ____.
running database security
Double Data Rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM) chips are even faster than SDRAM chips because they ____.
transfer data twice for every clock
A(n) ____ is a system that manage one or more human resources functions.
HRIS
____ software lets users modify audio clips and produce studio-quality sound tracks.
audio editing
A(n) ____ is a formal review of any system development cycle deliverable.
inspection
____ devices are servers connected to a network with the sole purpose of providing storage.
NAS
____ is a security certification sponsored by International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium that tests in-depth knowledge of access control methods, information systems development, cryptography, operations security, physical security, and network and Internet security.
CISS
The ____ is a worldwide collection of networks that links millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals.
INTERNET
A Web site is ____.
a collection of related Web pages
IBM Certified Solutions Expert - DB2 is a certification that tests advanced skills of administration of the DB2 ____.
DBMS
Most online Help also has links to Web sites that offer ____ Help, which provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about software.
web based
A DBMS that creates a log usually provides a(n) ____ utility that uses the logs and/or backups to restore a database when it becomes damaged or destroyed.
recovery
A(n) ____ player is a program that allows you to view images and animation, listen to audio, and watch video files on your computer.
media