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January

1. Louis Braille Day 5th January


2. World Laughter Day 10th January
3. National Youth Day ( Birthday of Swami Vivekanand 12th January
4. Army Day 15th January
5. International Customs and Excise Day 25th January
6. Tourism Day ( India) 25th January
7. Republic Day (India) 26th January
8. Martyrss Day 30th January
9. Leprosy Prevention Day 30th January
10. Sarvodaya Day 30th January

February
1. International Mother Tongue Day 21th February
2. Central Excise Tax Day 24th February
3. National Science Day 28th February

March
1. National Safety Day ( Security of Industrial Institutions) 4th March
2. International Womans Day 8th march
3. World Kidney Day 9th March
4. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Foundation day 12th march
5. World Consumer Day 14th March
6. Ordnance Manufacturing Day 18th March
7. World Disabled Day 20th March
8. World Forestry Day 21st March
9. World Water day 22nd March
10. World Meteorological Day 23rd March
11. Ram Manohar Lohias Birth Day (Anniversary) 23rd March
12. Bhagat Singh , Sukhdev And Rajgurus Martyrdam Day 23rd March
13. World TB (Tuberculosis) Day 24th March
14. Rural Postal Life Insurance Day 24th March
15. Sacrifice Day of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi 25th March
16. National Day of Bangladesh 26th March
17. World Theatre Day 27th March

April
1. National Maritime Day 5th April
2. Special Protection Group (SPG) Foundation Day 7th April
3. World Health Day 7th April
4. World Homeopathy Day (Birth day of Samuel Hanimen) 10th April
5. World Aeronautics and Cosmology Day 14th April
6. Ambedkars Birth Anniversary 14th April
7. World Hemophilia Day 17th April
8. World Heritage Day 18th April
9. Indian Civil Service Day 21st April
10. Earth Day 22nd April
11. World Books and Copyright Day 23rd April
12. Panchayat Divas 24th April

May
1. International Labour Day (Workers Day of May Day) 1st May
2. World Press Freedom Day 3rd May
3. World Red Cross Day 8th May
4. Mothers Day 2nd May
5. World Laughter Day 7th May
6. World Thalassemia Day 8th May
7. International Pthylesemia Day 8th May
8. National Technological Day 11th May
10. International Family Day 15th May
11. World Telecommunication Day 17th May
12. Anti-Terrorism Day 21st May
13. World Biodiversity Day 22rd May
14. Commonwealth Day 24th May
15. Death Anniversary of Jawahar Lal Nehru 27th May
16. World Anti-Tobacco (and No-smoking ) 31st May

June
1. World Environment Day 5th June
2. International Olympic Association Establishment Day 6th June
3. World Refugee Day 20th June

July
1. Doctors Day ( Birthday of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy ) 1st July
2. World Population Day 11th July
3. Kargil Memorial Day 26th July

August
1. World Peace Day, Hiroshima Day 6th August
2. Quit India Day, Nagasaki Day 9th August
3. World Youth Day 12th August
4. Independence Day (India) 15th August
5. National Sports Day (Birth Day Of Dhyanchand) 29th August

September
1. Teachers Day (Birth Day of S. Radhakrishnan) 5th September
2. World Literacy Day 8th September
3. World Fraternity and Apology Day 14th September
4. Hindi Dives ( Day) 14th September
5. Engineers Day 15th September
6. World Ozone Day 16th September
7. World Deaf Day and World Heart Day 24th September
8. World Tourism Day 27th September

October
1. International Oldmens Day 1st October
2. Mahatma Gandhis Birth Day (International Non- violence Day 2nd October
3. Birth day of Lal Bahadur Sastri 2nd October
5. World Animal Day 4th October
6. World Teachers Day 5th October
7. World Wild Animal Day 6th October
8. Indian Air Force Day 8th October
9. World Post Day 9th October
10. UN International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 13th October
11. World Standards Day 14th October
13. World Food Day 16th October
14. World Allergy Awareness Day 16th October
15. World Iodine Shortage Day 21st October
16. United Nation (UN) Day 24th October
17. World Thrift Day 31st October
18. Death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi 31st October

November
1. World Service Day 9th November
2. Childrens Day (Birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru) 14th November
3. International Day For Endurance 16th November
4. World Students Day 17th November
5. National Journalism Day 17th November
6. World Adult Day 18th November
7. World Citizen Day 19th November
8. Universal Childrens Day 20th November
9. World Television Day 21th November
10. World Non-veg Prevention Day 25th November
11. World Environment Protection Day 26th November
12. National Law Day 26th November

December
1. Words AIDS Day 1st December
2. International Day forthe Abolition of Slavery 2nd December
3. World Disabled Day 3 rd December
4. Chemical Accidents Prevention Day 4th December
5. Navy Day 4th December
6. International Volunteers Day 5th December
7. International Civil Aviation Day 7th December
8. Armed Forces Flag Day 7th December
9. Girl Child Day (Balika Divas) (India) 9th December
10. International Human Rights Day 10th December
11. World Childrens Fund Day 11th December
12. World Asthma Day 11th December
13. National Energy Conservation Day 14th December
14. Kisan Dives (Birthday Charan Singh) 23 rd December






















PRACTICE SET

1. Many users install Linux in a __________ configuration with Windows; that is, when you
boot the system, you choose which operating system will be loaded.
(1) dual-boot
(2) single-boot


2. The Windows __________ Server family is an upgrade to Windows NT.
(1) 2000
(2) .NET


3. __________ Allocation is the process of assigning computer memory to certain programs for
their use.
1. esource
2. Concurrent

4. Which of the following pointing devices is NOT usually associated with a notebook
computer?
(1) Touchpad
(2) Pointing stick
(3) Joystick
(4) Trackball


5. Which type of input device is used to copy contents of a piece of paper to a file, including both
its text and graphics?
(1) Plotter
(2) MICR
(3) Scanner
(4) Bar code reader



6. For which of the following reasons might you purchase an inkjet printer for your home
computer?

(1) It can produce the best quality color output of all printer types designed for personal
computers.
(2) It is an affordable printer with the ability to print colored text or images.
(3) It has low per-page costs since ink is relatively inexpensive.
(4) It can print more volume in the same amount of time than a laser printer.


7. Which of the following is an example of an optical storage device?

(1) Floppy disk
(2) Compact disc
(3) Zip disk
(4) Hard disk


8. Which of the following best matches the storage capacity of a typical floppy disk?
(1) 700 MB
(2) 1 GB
(3) 10 MB
(4) 1.44 MB



9. Which of the following correctly describes the CD-R and DVD-R discs?

(1) You may record data to the disc surface multiple times and can read the current contents at
any time.
(2) You may read data from the disc but may not alter its contents.
(3) You may record data to the disc surface multiple times but have no direct reading
capability.
(4) You may record data to the disc surface once and then may only read its contents.

10. PC cards, flash memory cards, and smart cards are all examples of:
(1) Removable hard disks.
(2) Digital video discs.
(3) Volatile memory devices.
(4) Solid state storage devices.

11. The concentric rings that are magnetically laid on a disk surface are called:
(1) Tracks.
(2) Clusters.
(3) Partitions.
(4) Sectors.


12. The ___________ records the name and exact location of every file on a disk.

(1) partition master
(2) file allocation table
(3) disk controller
(4) boot sector

13. Which of the following is NOT considered a network communications device?

(1) Router
(2) Data bus
(3) Modem
(4) Network interface card (NIC)

14. The two basic forms of user interfaces are the __________ interface and the graphical user
interface (GUI).
1. Mac OS
2. disk controller
3. None of these
4. Command-line

15. To execute a given DOS program, you must type a(n) __________, a name that invokes a
specific DOS program.
1. Command
2. order
3. 1 or 2
4. None of these


16. If a computer with a 9,600 bps modem communicates with a computer using a 14,400 bps
modem, data will be transferred:

(1) Sometimes at the 9,600 bps rate and other times at the 14,400 bps rate
(2) At the 12,000 bps rate, halfway between the two
(3) At the 9,600 bps rate
(4) At the 14,400 bps rate

17. Which is the best definition of network protocols?

(1) They refer to the circuit-switching strategies employed by routers in the network.
(2) They are formalized and standardized rules on how various dissimilar network components
communicate and transfer information.
(3) They refer to online documentation and manuals distributed with a network operating
system.
(4) They are electrical specifications determining the behavior of network interface cards.


18. Which type of network topology uses tokens?
(1) Ring
(2) Bus
(3) Star
(4) Hub


19. Which of the following events is a source of collisions on a LAN?
(1) The network operating system is old and needs to be upgraded to the most recent release.
(2) One computer on a network using a bus topology fails causing all others to fail also.
(3) Multiple workstations attempt to transmit a signal at the exact same time.
(4) Two users on the network both request copies of an application software program, such as a
word processor, and only one copy exists on the file server.

20. Two popular LAN technologies are Local Talk and:

(1) Netware
(2) Ethernet
(3) Windows NT Server
(4) Linux


21. Which statement best describes virtual memory?

(1) Only data is loaded into the computers memory.
(2) Paging is the process of dividing a program into unequal pieces.
(3) A program is always fully loaded in the computers memory.
(4) Virtual storage can be implemented in a variety of ways.


22. A ____________ uses long-distance transmission media to link computers separated by
distance.
(1) WAN
(2) Wi-Fi
(3) LAN
(4) Circuit-switching network

23. Cookies are____
(1) Small files recording personal information about a consumer's browsing habits.
(2) Programs that monitor the trail of Web sites visited by a consumer
(3) Destructive programs embedded in e-mail attachments or downloaded programs.
(4) Advertisements that pop up unannounced on a computer system

24. A ____________ is a unique identification number generated by a computer hardware
component or a program.
(1) Cookie
(2) .NET Passport
(3) GUID
(4) Private Key

25. An employer has the right to read or listen to all of the following EXCEPT:

(1) Conversations held in the employee lounge.
(2) E-mail sent from office computers.
(3) Telephone calls made from a pay phone or cell phone.
(4) Calls made on office telephones.

26. Which of the following activities does NOT lend itself to security problems?

(1) Logging in to the computer system while people are milling about your desk
(2) Creating a password from upper- and lowercase letters and digits
(3) Throwing a memo containing your user name and password into your office trash can
(4) Creating a password from your date of birth

27. Inheritance is the ability of an object to pass on its characteristics or properties to its children
or ____________.

(1) subclasses
(2) off-spring
(3) super classes
(4) parents



28. Which of the following types of files is NOT identified as a potential virus carrier?

(1) A game
(2) A word-processing document
(3) An image file
(4) A spreadsheet file

29. A destructive program that disguises itself as a useful utility or game is called a:
(1) Worm
(2) Time bomb
(3) Trojan horse
(4) Web bug
30. All of the following terms refer to people who search for security loopholes in a computer
system EXCEPT:

(1) Crackers
(2) Hackers
(3) Spammers
(4) White hats.

31. When the bidding price at an online auction is artificially pumped by a secret bidder, the
perpetrator is known as a:
(1) Bogus bidder
(2) Shill.
(3) Cyber stalker
(4) Pumper and dumper

32. Which of the following access control techniques requires the use of a physical device, such
as a smart card, to be used in conjunction with a PIN?

(1) Biometric authentication
(2) Know-and-have authentication
(3) Firewall
(4) Callback system

34. The type of encryption that requires the same key to encrypt and decrypt a message is called:

(1) Digital encryption
(2) Symmetric key encryption
(3) Public key encryption
(4) Strong encryption

35. How is it possible that Java is a cross-platform programming language?
(1) Java statements can be directly executed by any type of CPU.
(2) The Java Virtual Machine software is installed on a computer to translate the Java code into
native machine language.
(3) A Java compiler is able to translate the source code into the machine language of any type
of computer.
(4) Java comes in both Windows and Macintosh versions, thus accommodating most
computers in the world.


36. What is the best job description of a programmer analyst?

(1) Interacts with users and application developers to design information systems
(2) Installs, maintains, and supports the operating system
(3) Ensures overall network reliability
(4) Designs, codes, and tests software

37. A student who wants a theoretical education in computer software development might pursue
a degree in:
(1) Computer science
(2) Electrical engineering.
(3) Computer information systems.
(4) Business

38. The specialization of ____________ engineering looks at the complete enterprise, including
people, the organization, and technologies.
(1) materials
(2) systems
(3) social
(4) electrical

39. CIS stands for:
(1) computer integrated systems
(2) computer information systems
(3) computer improved systems
(4) computer interchangeable systems
40. In many universities, the computer information systems department is housed in the
____________ college.

(1) business
(2) engineering
(3) continuing education
(4) liberal arts

41. Computer information science departments at the university level typically focus on:

(1) Computer hardware and circuit design.
(2) Practical business skills.
(3) Software development and theory of computation.
(4) Medical records transcription and storage.

42. Which of the following professional organizations is directed toward networking?

(1) DPMA
(2) AWC
(3) IEEE
(4) NPA

43. Which of the following is considered a business skill highly desired by companies when
hiring IT professionals?
(1) C++ programming
(2) Artificial intelligence
(3) Compiler design
(4) Project management

44. A person in which of the following positions creates presentations involving animation and
video____

(1) Network engineer
(2) Interactive digital media specialist
(3) HTML coder
(4) CGI programmer

45. COMDEX is a popular ____________ that focuses on consumer electronics..

(1) University conference
(2) Trade show
(3) Training seminar
(4) Job warehouse

46. The Certified Java Programmer certification is conducted by:

(1) Sun Microsystems
(2) Novel
(3) Cisco
(4) Microsoft


47. What competencies are demonstrated by the Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
certificate?
(1) Operating system and network configuration and maintenance, as well as LAN-based
client/server development
(2) Programming in Java
(3) Development of programs and applications using Microsoft development tools, such as
Visual Basic
(4) Vendor-neutral skills for network technicians


48. Which statement is NOT true of programming languages?

(1) A program written in a high-level language must be translated to machine language before
it can be executed.
(2) Like English, a programming language has a very flexible syntax and any statement can be
written in a variety of ways.
(3) A given problem, like a tax program or payroll manager, could be written in a number of
different programming languages.
(4) High-level languages free the programmer from having to know the particular details of
memory and disk management on a computer.


49. Which of the following is NOT a feature of assembly language?

(1) Assembly language allows programmers to work directly with decimal numbers.
(2) Assembly language is considered easy to learn to use because it is quite primitive and has a
small set of statements.
(3) Assembly language introduced the concept of a mnemonic to stand for a group of machine
language instructions.
(4) Assembly language commonly is used to write small programs that must execute quickly.



50. What is the best definition of a compiler?

(1) A compiler is a utility that copies a program from disk into memory and begins its
execution.
(2) A compiler is a program that converts all the source code into object code.
(3) A compiler is used to detect logical errors in a program by allowing the programmer to
trace the code line by line.
(4) A compiler is a utility that links a programmer's source code to operating system utilities
prior to execution.


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