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ADMI 3007 THIRD PARTIAL EXAM REVIEW TOPICS

REMEMBER TO READ ABOUT THESE TOPICS FROM THE TEXTBOOK; DO NOT RELY ON THE PRESENTATIONS AS THE ONLY SOURCE OF STUDY MATERIAL!

 

CHAPTERS 4, 8 & 9 (each chapter is color coded)

 

THERE WILL BE A COMPUTER AD SECTION ON THE TEST WITH QUESTIONS SIMILAR AS THOSE DISCUSSED ON CHAPTER 4 (A SUMMARY OF QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW HOW TO ANSWER FROM A SAMPLE COMPUTER AD IS AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THE CHAPTER 4 PRESENTATION)

·         SYSTEM UNIT, CHASSIS

·         MOTHERBOARD

·         CHIP, MICROPROCESSOR

·         SYSTEM CLOCK, HERTZ

·         PIPELINING, PARALLEL PROCESSING

·         HEAT SINK VS HEAT PIPE

·         ASCII, EBCDIC, UNICODE (USES OR APPLICATIONS) (read the textbook)

·         WHAT DOES MEMORY STORE?

·         WHAT IS DIGITAL, BIT, BYTE, BINARY SYSTEM

·         MEASUREMENT OF STORAGE CAPACITY IN BYTES

·         RAM, ROM, CMOS, CACHE MEMORY

·         DRAM VS. SRAM

·         RAM REQUIREMENTS FOR A COMPUTER

·         MEMORY ACCESS TIMES

·         HOW DO MANUFACTURERS OFTEN STATE MEMORY SPEED?

·         USB PORT

·         USES FOR FIREWIRE PORTS

·         WHAT IS A BUS? WORD SIZE?

·         IDENTIFY THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE PERFORMANCE (SPEED) OF A COMPUTER

·        WHAT IS A PLATFORM? CROSS-PLATFORM APPLICATION?

·       TYPES (CATEGORIES) OF SYSTEM SOFTWARE

·        OPERATING SYSTEM FUNCTIONS: READ THE ADDITIONAL INFO ON THIS TITLE SLIDE

·       WARM BOOT VS. COLD BOOT

·        COMMAND LINE/ MENU DRIVEN/ GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES

·        WHAT IS A DRIVER (DEVICE DRIVER)?

·       DEFRAGMENTING

·        VISIT THE LINK ON THE SLIDESHOW TO FIND OUT “WHEN (how frequently) SHOULD I DEFRAGMENT A HARD DISK?”

·        WHY WHERE SCREEN SAVERS ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED? (find the answer in the textbook)

·        DESCRIBE LINUX, DOS, MAC OS X, UNIX (read the textbook)

·        IDENTIFY 4 EXAMPLES OF NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS (NOS)

·       SYMBIAN OS

·       WHAT ARE STAND-ALONE UTILITY PROGRAMS

·       KNOW THE 3 TYPES OF INTERNET FILTERS

 

·      HOTSPOT

·       REASONS WHY BUSINESSES USE NETWORKS (5)

·       CLASSIFY COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA (CHANNELS) AS EITHER PHYSICAL OR WIRELESS

·        ADVANTAGES OF FIBER OPTICS OVER CABLES (read the textbook)

·        DIGITAL SIGNAL VS ANALOG SIGNAL (know the difference)

·        PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK

·        WiMax, TCP/IP, WI-FI (802.11)

·        BLUETOOTH REQUIREMENTS/LIMITATIONS (read the textbook)

·        DIAL-UP VS. DSL

·        THE WORD MODEM (what is the meaning of the word)

·        BANDWIDTH; how is it measured (read the presentation)

·        DATA COMMUNICATIONS MODEL (DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY ITS 5 COMPONENTS)

·        LAN, WAN, MAN

·        STAR, BUS, RING TOPOLOGIES

·        HUB, ROUTER, NIC

 

Read all the FAQ and LOOKING AHEAD SECTIONS assigned for the test (you will see them in the PowerPoint Presentations).