CISM 1120 questions

Which of the following is a small version of a larger graphic?
What is the purpose of an Internet Protocol address (IP address)?
It uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the Internet
When visiting Web pages, why would someone use a bookmark?
to save the Web address of a Web page you might want to visit again
Which of the following is a communications technology used by some outgoing mail servers?
POP (post office protocol)
What is the fundamental difference between IPv4 and IPv6?
An IPv4 address is 32 bits in length and an IPv6 address is 128 bits in length
When you use special software called a player, which formats below can it play?
Which of the following is true of a satellite Internet service?
It is a high-speed internet connection
The Internet has its roots in a network that became functional in 1969, linking scientific and academic researchers across the United States. What was the name of that network?
In 1995, NSF net terminated its network on the Internet and resumed its status as a research network.
Many public locations, such as airports, hotels, schools, shopping malls, and coffee shops, are hotspots that provide Wi-Fi Internet connections to users with mobile computers or devices.
When a radio station broadcasts a live sporting event over the Web, what technology are they using?
Which of the following are criteria for evaluating a Web site’s content?
objectivity and currency
Which of the following is special software that a user needs in order to listen to an audio file on a computer?
What is multimedia?
the combination of text, graphics, animation, audio, video, and/or virtual reality
Which of the following is NOT true of a Wi-Fi network?
A Wi-Fi’s Internet service can be dial-up access.
If your cousin wanted to view information from the World Wide Web, what application software would you tell her to be sure she has on her computer?
Web browser
What is the term for characters, such as 🙂 or 🙁 , used to express emotion in an e-mail message or newsgroup article?
In Internet terminology, what is the term,, called?
domain name
Some people use the term m-commerce (mobile commerce) to identify e-commerce that takes place using mobile devices.
As a user receives an e-mail message, an incoming mail server — operated by the user’s Internet access provider — sends the messages directly to the user’s computer.
Which of the following allows users to have multiple home pages that automatically open when the browser starts?
tabbed browsing
Which of the following is a real-time typed conversation that takes place on a computer?
Which of the following allows access to high-speed Internet services through the cable television network?
cable modem
What are two elements found in an e-mail address?
user name and domain name
When your friend is using a Web site that offers a variety of Internet services from a single convenient location, what type of Web site is she using?
What configuration of complex networks and hosts became known as the Internet?
NSFnet was connected to ARPANET
To what does the term, traffic, refer to when used in conjunction with the Internet?
the communications activity on the Internet
Because anyone can make an entry on a wiki, what is true about wikis?
They are a good starting point for researching a fact, but the information from a wiki probably should be verified using another source.
Computers cannot get a virus through e-mail
A TCP server is an Internet server that usually is associated with an Internet access provider.
What kind of software assists in the preparation of legal documents and provides legal information to individuals, families, and small businesses?
What kind of software consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks?
Which of the following is NOT true about a file?
A file is stored in memory and is accessible to application programs through the use of the operating system.
Which of the following programs allow designers to rotate designs of 3-D objects to view them from any angle?
A company that offers DL training realizes which of the following advantages?
DL training can eliminate the cost of airfare, hotels, and meals for people taking the training.
Which of the following user actions can infect a computer with a virus?
open an infected e-mail message
When a document contains text displayed in 10-point Cambria, to what does the 10-point refer?
font size
Which of the following is an example of paint/image editing software for the professional?
Adobe Illustrator
The spelling checker included with word processing software compares words in a document with an electronic dictionary that is part of the operating system.
Because of the logical approach that spreadsheet software has for organizing data, many people use this software to organize and present nonfinancial data, as well as financial data.
A single point is about what fraction of an inch in height?
When a word processing program user formats a document, what does the user change?
the document’s appearance
Which data communications method could result in RSIs?
text messaging
An engineer who needs to manage new product development might use what type of software?
project management software
Which of the following are Microsoft products?
windows, office, flight simulator
Which of the following (with examples such as Cambria and Calibri shown in the accompanying figure) is a name assigned to a specific design of characters?
Using travel and mapping software, how can you obtain driving instructions for your travels?
enter the starting point and the destination point into the software
If someone you know is purchasing word processing software, what features can she expect to find in the software?
wordwrap, spell checker, tables
Many graphics and multimedia programs incorporate user-friendly interfaces and/or have scaled-down versions, making it possible for the home and small business users to create documents using these programs.
With a computerized database, the computer stores the data in an electronic format on a storage medium such as a hard disk
Which of the following is etched on a computer chip and contains many microscopic pathways capable of carrying electrical current?
What is the role of an address when used in the context of computer memory?
It identifies the location of a byte in memory.
Which of the following means the computer automatically can configure cards like the one in the accompanying figure and other peripherals as users install them?
plug and play
To transfer data from one location to another in RAM, what two elements must be present?
the data itself and the address identifying where the data should reside in memory
Although USB ports and FireWire ports are similar in function, which of the following distinguishes them?
FireWire allows more devices to be connected to a single port than USB.
If a dog is identified by scanning the shoulder or neck of the animal, what provides the information about the dog?
a chip implant
As shown in the accompanying figure, which of the following kinds of card is a circuit board that enhances functions of a component of the system unit and/or provides connections to peripherals?
If you want to carry memory in your pocket or purse and plug it into a computer USB port to save a picture, what kind of device should you purchase?
USB flash drive
L2 cache is slightly faster than L1 cache but has a much smaller capacity.
A FireWire port allows a user to connect up to 15 devices together.
What component converts the AC power in a wall plug to the DC power required by a computer?
power supply
Which of the following consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed by the processor, data needed by those instructions, and the results of processed data (information)?
Which of the following is a case that contains electronic components of the computer used to process data?
system unit
Which of the following interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate a computer?
The faster the clock speed, the more of these the processor can execute per second. What are they?
Which of the following types of memory modules, such as that shown in the accompanying figure, positions the pins on opposite sides of the circuit board so they do not connect and thus form two sets of contacts?
What type of circuit board is used to convert computer output into a video signal that displays an image on a monitor?
graphics card
What are the four steps in the machine cycle?
executing, fetching, storing, decoding
Manufacturers and other retailers usually list a computer’s memory in terms of its access time.
The data bus transfers information about where the data should reside in memory, and the address bus transfers actual data.
What does CMOS, which provides high speeds and consumes little power, stand for?
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
A computer technician told your friend he needed a circuit board that provides a connection to a peripheral device for use with his computer. What category of circuit board should your friend purchase?
adapter card
What method do chip manufacturers use to identify their chips?
clock speed
What educational plan for computers does the United Nations endorse?
One laptop per child
What technology uses radio waves to transmit data between two devices, allowing people to use their cell phones hands-free in automobiles?
Which of the following is true of a SCSI port?
It is a special high-speed parallel port that allows users to attach peripherals such as disk drives and printers.
Which of the following processors is a chip with two or more separate processor cores?
Which of the following cards is a removable flash memory device?
Buses transfer bits from input devices to memory, from memory to the processor, from the processor to memory, and from memory to output or storage devices.
A byte is uninformative because it provides only enough different combinations of 0s and 1s to represent 8 individual characters.