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A+ Course: Quiz Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7| iLab Week 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7|


Discussions Week 1-7

Quiz Week 1

(TCO 4) The _____, which is located in the desktop computer case, is the
main circuit board for a PC.

PCI bus

Motherboard

Microprocessor

ROM chip

(TCO 4) _____, which is located in the desktop computer case, is the


electronic holding area for programs and data.

The power supply

The cooling system


Memory

Firmware

(TCO 4) All buses consist of two parts: a data bus and a(n) _____ bus.

Address

Signal

Modular

Parallel

(TCO 4) The term _____ refers to read and write memory.

ROM

PROM

EPROM

RAM

(TCO 4) You can connect up to _____ USB peripherals with five levels of
hubs to a single USB host controller.

25

50

100

127
(TCO 1) A(n) _____ drive is a small, portable flash memory device that
plugs into any computer with a USB port and functions as a portable
drive with up to 256 GB of storage capacity.

USB

Tape

Optical

Floppy

(TCO 1) _____ are designed for the input of text and to control the
operation of the computer.

CRT monitors

Keyboards

Printers

Thumb drives

(TCO 1) _____ is a very fast type of cache memory that is integrated on to


the processor.

ROM

Bus

L1 cache

L2 cache

(TCO 1) Like televisions, monitor screen sizes are measured in diagonal


_____.
Pixels

Inches

Millimeters

Centimeters

(TCO 1) Each crystal in a(n) _____ display is like a shutter, either allowing
light to pass through or blocking the light.

Plasma panel

Video projector

LCD panel

CRT monitor

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Quiz Week 2

(TCO 2) The _____ desktop is the default desktop for Red Hat’s
distribution of Fedora 13.

Fluxbox

KDE

GNOME

Windows

(TCO 8) Which is a small piece of software that allows hardware to work


with a specific operating system?
Device driver

Kernel

Registry

Firmware

(TCO 8) Which of the following extensions is used with executable files?

.docx

.pdf

.exe

.png

(TCO 2) Which is the maximum RAM limitation for a 32-bit Windows


computer?

128 KB

2 GB

4 GB

192 GB

(TCO 2) _____ allow(s) someone to run multiple operating systems on the


same computer without affecting each other.

Libraries

Tasks
Panels

Virtualization

(TCO 8) Fedora 13 organizes files in a hierarchical structure similar to


Windows 7 but uses the term _____ instead of folders.

Directories

Containers

Trees

Objects

(TCO 8) In Windows 7, the _____ is a hierarchical database that contains


configuration entries.

Record

Registry

Index

Listing

(TCO 2) You can use the Fedora 13 _____ to review summary information
about the system.

System monitor

Task manager

System profiler

CPUINFO
(TCO 8) From the Fedora 13 system monitor _____ tab, you can view CPU
usage and the current percentage of CPU usage.

Processes

Resources

System

Applications

(TCO 2) In Windows 7, the _____ is a visual graph in real time providing


data on specific computer components.

Reliability monitor

Windows help

Performance monitor

System monitor

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Quiz Week 3

(TCO 7) The admin account in Linux is called the _____ account. (Points :
2)

Root

Explore

Search

Open
(TCO 7) To modify the buttons shown on the taskbar, launch the
application, locate the application icon on the taskbar, then right-click
and select _____. (Points : 2)

Tasks

Make pop-up menu

recent
pin this program to taskbar

(TCO 7) Which Fedora GNOME GUI menu launches the network


configuration tool? (Points : 2)

System settings > Preferences > Services

System settings > Hardware > Network

Applications > Sound and Video

System > Help

(TCO 7) To locate Office, programming languages, the Internet, and


games, use the _____ menu on the GNOME desktop for Fedora 17. (Points
: 2)

Applications

System
Tools

Help

(TCO 7) A Windows 7 _____ can be created using the Backup and Restore
control panel. It will contain the OS and all user files. (Points : 2)
Network location

Optical disc

System image

Contents list
(TCO 7) You can use the Windows 7 _____ feature when you need to locate
a file or folder. (Points : 2)

Look-up

Find

Search

Locate

(TCO 7) Which command allows you to connect a drive letter to a shared


resource on another computer? (Points : 2)

Properties

Change view

Map

More

(TCO 7) Display resolution is defined as the total number of _____


displayed horizontally and vertically. (Points : 2)

Pixels

Points
Particles

Modules

(TCO 7) To customize the Fedora 17 Desktop, _____ an empty area on it


and then use the submenu that appears. (Points : 2)

Click

double-click

right-click

shift-click

(TCO 7) Which control panel category is used to uninstall and change


programs, as well as enable and disable Windows features? (Points : 2)

Security
System and Maintenance

Appearance and Customization


Programs and Features

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Quiz Week 4

(TCO 6) In Windows 7, a(n) _____ partition holds the hardware-specific


files needed to load the operating system.

Extended

Logical

System
Cylinder

(TCO 3) Operating systems assign logical storage areas called _____ on a


hard drive.

Tracks

Partitions

Sections

Cylinders

(TCO 3) The Windows 7 OS supports _____, a means of compacting a file


or folder to take less disk space.

Compaction

Compaction

Condensation

Contraction

(TCO 6) A(n) _____ disc is a computer storage medium that operates using
digitized beams of light.

Celluloid

Magnetic

Optical

Floppy
(TCO 3) NTFS supports disk _____, which means that individual users can
be limited on the amount of hard drive space.

Writes

Formatting

Quotas

FAT

(TCO 6) The _____ program in Windows 7 removes temporary files and


offline Internet files, empties the Recycle Bin, compresses unused files,
and removes unused programs.

Disk quota

Chkdsk

Disk Cleanup

RAID

(TCO 3) From the _____ tab of the Windows 7 Local Disk Properties dialog
box, you can set the NTFS permissions that control access to data on the
hard drive.

Security

General

Tools

Sharing
(TCO 3) After _____, each file and folder on your computer’s hard drive
will occupy a single, contiguous space on the volume.

Performing a backup

Error-checking

Defragmenting

Disk compression

(TCO 6) In Fedora 17, _____ is the process by which a file system becomes
available for use.

Scanning

Structuring

Mounting

Partitioning

(TCO 6) _____ creates the root of the directory structure and the file
system for use.

Configuring

Allocating

Formatting

Defining

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Quiz Week 6
(TCO 9) The _____ command enables you to include comments (remarks)
in a batch file.

Pause

If

For

Rem

(TCO 9) In Fedora 17, the command line interface is also known as a _____.

Batch

Console

Shell

Editor

(TCO 9) In Fedora 17, use the _____ command to enable multiple


executions of a set of instructions while a certain condition exists.

If

While

Case

Declare

(TCO 9) Within a batch program, the _____ allow(s) you to provide a script
with data.

Call
Parameters

ID

Echo

(TCO 9) To save a Vim file and quit the editor, type _____ and then press
Enter.

:q

:exit

:wq

:quit

(TCO 10) To redirect the output to a network printer, specify the printer
using the UNC (universal naming convention) format of _____.

\\servername

\\printername\servername\

\\printername

\\servername\printername

(TCO 10) To display information about specific commands at the


Windows 7 command prompt, type _____ and press Enter.

Man

Help

Doc
Dir

(TCO 10) In Fedora 17, you can use the _____ command to search a file and
then print all the lines that match your search.

More

Less

Tail

Grep

(TCO 10) You can test connectivity by the Windows 7 command prompt
using the _____ command.

Format

Rd

Select

Ping

(TCO 10) To paste text from the Windows Clipboard, you can use the
keyboard shortcut Ctrl+ _____.

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Quiz Week 7

(TCO 5) A _____ is a folder or device that is accessible from a remote


computer.

Server

Transport

Network share

Configuration

(TCO 5) Mobile devices can run each app in a _____—a separated space
from other apps.

Phishing

Sandbox

Start-up

Rotation

(TCO 5) A _____ can be used as a backdoor to your operating system and


may be used to do things that require administrator access.

Host

Firewall

Rootkit

Vpn
(TCO 5) Which of the following is a hard drive preventative maintenance
technique?

CHKDSK

Disk cleanup

Disk defragmenter

All of the above

(TCO 5) Software manufacturers offer software _____ that fix known


problems.

Commands

Documents

Devices

Patches

(TCO 11) The three tabs in the Fedora 17 System Monitor are processes,
resources, and _____.

Users

Networking

File systems

Applications

(TCO 11) Whenever a program or command is executed, the kernel


assigns an identification number called a(n) _____ to the process.
SUID

PID

GUID

UID

(TCO 11) When you use the _____ option, the kill command is considered
stronger.

-9

-1

10

(TCO 11) You use _____ to monitor active applications, view graphs, and
manipulate the running applications on your Fedora 17 computer.

System monitor

Task manager

System manager

Process monitor

(TCO 11) In the processes tab of task manager, the _____ tab displays the
working set of a process, the amount of memory it is actively using.

User name

Description
Memory usage

Page faults

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iLab Week 1

iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary

In this lab, you will perform a complete install of the Microsoft Windows 7
operating system. You will also be performing a complete install of the Fedora
17 operating system. After you have installed both operating systems, you will
be doing some activities from the textbook.

iLab Title: Installing Windows 7, Installing Fedora 17, and Device


Management

Paste your screenshots under the appropriate topic below.

1. Take a screenshot of the Fedora 17 main screen when you log in. (10
points)
2. Take a screenshot showing the password creating screen for user01. (10
points)
3. Take a screenshot after you choose Update Driver Software > Browse
my computer for driver software. (10 points)
4. Take a screenshot of the Device Manager after you go to the View menu
and select Resources by connection. (8 points)

5. List the 4 types of system resources. (2 points)

1. Take a screenshot of the Power Options screen. (10 points)

iLab Week 2
iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary

In this lab, you will perform some activities from the textbook.

Deliverables

Your deliverable this week will be a lab report with specific screenshots from
the activities you will complete in the lab environment.

iLab Title: Software Components

After completing the activities, take a screenshot of the following and copy
onto this report.

A+ Support Skills: System Management Utilities

1. Take a screenshot of the System Information dialog box and look


through the system information. (6 points)
o What is the processor? (1 point)
o What is the OS name? (1 point)
o What is the version? (1 point)
o What is the boot device? (1 point)
2. Take a screenshot of the Performance Monitor showing the chart with
information about memory, physical disk, and processor performance. (10
points)
Linux+ Support skills: Devices Linux File Systems File System
Hierarchy Standard
3. Take a screenshot after the df – h (8 points)
o What does the df – h command show you? (1 point)
o Name one of the file systems listed. (1 point)
4. Take a screenshot at the very end after the ls – l file.txt (10 points)
Linux+ Support skills: Administrative Tasks
5. Take a screenshot after the cat/etc/passwd (8 points)
o What does the /etc/shadow file contain? (1 point)
What does the /etc/group file contain? (1 point)

iLab Week 3 Architect and Operating System with Lab

iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary

Before beginning work, connect to your virtual lab platform (Skillsoft).

Deliverables

Your deliverable this week will be a lab report with specific screenshots from
the activities you will complete in the lab environment.

iLab Title: Using the Graphical User Interface

After completing the activities, take a screenshot of the following and copy
onto this report.

A+ Support Skills: Disk Management

1. Take a screenshot of the Computer Management screen. (8 points)


2. Take a screenshot of the List Volume command after you run the
command. (7 points)

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iLab Week 5

iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary

Before beginning work, connect to your virtual lab platform (Skillsoft).


Deliverables

Your deliverable this week will be a lab report with specific screenshots from
the activities you will complete in the lab environment.

iLab Title: Files and File Attributes

After completing the activities, take a screenshot of the following and copy
onto this report.

Linux+ Support skills: Editing Files in Linux

1. Take a screenshot of the txt file open in VI. (7 points)


o What command do you use to save and close a file in VI? (1 point)
2. Take a screenshot of the txt file with the “This is a test file” text pasted
multiple times. (7 points)
3. Take a screenshot after the cp-r test newtest (7 points)
4. Take a screenshot after the ls [!Aa]* (7 points)
5. Take a screenshot after the grep –c “y*” /etc/yum.conf (6 points)
o What command would you use to find the number of instances of the
word “linux” in the /home/file.txt file? (1 point)

A+ Essentials and Practical Application: Command Line Utilities

6. Take a screenshot after the command ping GATEWAY. (7 points)

Take a screenshot after the last command xcopy c:\DIR1 c:\DIR2. (7 points)

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iLab Week 6

iLAB OVERVIEW

Scenario and Summary


Before beginning work, connect to your virtual lab platform (Skillsoft).

Deliverables

Your deliverable this week will be a lab report with specific screenshots from
the activities you will complete in the lab environment.

iLab Title: Text Editors and the Command Line

After completing the activities, take a screenshot of the following and copy
onto this report:

1. Take a screenshot after running myscript.cmd with the shutdown


command (12 points)
o Research the switches on the shutdown command. Why would you use
the /s, /t, /a, /m, or /r switches? (2 points)
2. Take a screenshot of your create.sh file after you have typed the script in
(keep the vi editor open) (12 points).
3. Take a screenshot after the cat config.txt command (12 points).
4. Take a screenshot after you run the script with
the ./replaceSpace.sh command (12 points).

iLab Week 7

Scenario and Summary

Before beginning work, connect to your virtual lab platform (Skillsoft).

Deliverables

Your deliverable this week will be a lab report with specific screenshots from
the activities you will complete in the lab environment.

iLab Title: Operating System Management and Networking


After completing the activities, take a screenshot of the following and copy
onto this report

A+ Essentials and Practical Application: Security

1. Take a screenshot after clicking Advanced Settings. (6 points)


2. Take a screenshot of the last step granting full control to (6 points)

A+ Essentials and Practical Application: Networking

3. Take a screenshot after typing COM in the Domain box. (6 points)


o What is the difference between HTTP and FTP? (1 point)
o What is the common port number for HTTP and FTP? (1 point)
4. Take a screenshot showing the properties window after clicking Internet
Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). (6 points)
5. Take a screenshot after the command tracert www.google.com. (5
points)
o Why do you think you can browse the internet but not trace out to
google? (1 point)
6. Take a screenshot after typing the NET USE (5 points)
o After typing in ipconfig /all, what IP address does the machine have? (1
point)

A+ Support Skills: Boot Troubleshooting

7. Take a screenshot of the last step showing the contents of the B: drive. (6
points)

Take a screenshot of the System Restore dialog box. (6 points)

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Discussions Week 1-7 All Students Posts – 199 Pages

Hardware Interactions and Hardware Selection Discussions Week 1 All


Students Posts – 27 Pages
Hardware Interactions – 14 Pages

Using the Internet, visit the site for a processor manufacturer (Intel or AMD).
Research the design of their latest processor and discuss how they differ.
Which one would you choose and why….

Hardware Selection – 13 Pages

Using the Internet, research the task of building your own PC. Discuss the
required and optional components. Discuss why you choose one brand over
another….

Operating System Functions and Applications and Hardware Access


Discussions Week 2 All Students Posts – 25 Pages

Operating System Functions – 11 Pages

Discuss the four functions of the operating system and how Windows and
Linux perform those functions. Explain the differences in each operating
system and how they interact with the hardware. Discuss such things as
polling, memory management, and resource management….

Applications and Hardware Access – Posts 14 Pages

Discuss how applications are able to access hardware resources. Explain how
an application is able to work with the system memory to complete its task.
What role does the operating system play in the interaction?…

Comparing Operating Systems and Comparing Operating System


Installation Week 3 All Students Posts – 25 Pages

Comparing Operating Systems – 11 Pages

The Windows operating system continues to maintain a higher market share


than other operating systems. Why do you think that the Windows operating
system has been so successful? Why hasn’t the Mac or Linux operating system
been as successful? What future changes can you predict for the Windows
operating systems or any other systems?…

Comparing Operating System Installation – 14 Pages

This week’s iLab has you perform the installation of Windows 7 and Ubunto
Linux. How does the installation process differ for each operating system?
Discuss the pre-installation steps and minimum hardware requirements for
each….

Storage Media Discussions and Maintenance Plan Week 4 All Students


Posts – 56 Pages

Storage Media – 16 Pages

There are many different types of storage media available for use with
computer hardware, both internally and externally. Using the Internet, select
two different types of storage media (preferably an internal and external), and
then visit the manufacturers of those devices. Discuss the technology used by
the device to interface with the computer. Is EIDE becoming obsolete, or is
there a future for it?…

Maintenance Plan – 40 Pages

As part of any computer maintenance plan, we plan for the protection of our
data. List and discuss the primary threats to computer systems. Review the
basic components of a disaster plan, also referred to as a continuity of
operations plan (COOP) that you would create to survive those threats. Discuss
why it is a necessity for organizations to have these plans and the role storage
technology plays in disaster planning. Describe several methods for
preventing and/or managing the spread of computer viruses….

Directory Commands and Files and File Security Discussions Week 5 All
Students Posts – 23 Pages

Directory Commands – 11 Pages


Compare the tasks of copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and
directories from the command-line and from a GUI, using Windows and Linux.
Why do we have both utilities available in each OS? Does one OS provide a
better CLI than the other? What is the purpose of supporting two directory
display commands in DOS? Which command is more useful, TREE or DIR?…

Files and File Security – 12 Pages

Focus on how each operating system uses file security. Discuss the differences
in the Linux file system as compared to Windows NTFS. Do you think that one
is better than the other; if so, why? Please be sure to discuss both operational
and security advantages/disadvantages of both file systems. How does
knowledge of common file types improve your ability to work with
applications?…

Text Editors and Scripting Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts – 20


Pages

Text Editors – 10 Pages

Compare how the following operations are performed in DOS Edit and Vim:
highlighting, cutting, copying, and pasting. With respect to these operations,
which editor is easier to use? Which editor is more flexible? Why is it
important to learn how to manipulate DOS Edit without a mouse?…

Scripting – 10 Pages

Discuss how Windows and Linux perform scripting. Is there a difference? Why
is a script file considered to be a kind of program? We use text editors instead
of word processors, such as MS Word, for creating and modifying system
configuration and source code files. Provide several reasons for this
preference. What are the benefits of learning to interact with your PC via the
CLI?…

Operating System Maintenance and Home Networking Discussions Week


7 All Students Posts – 23 Pages
Operating System Maintenance – 11 Pages

Suppose you have observed that your system is performing slower than usual.
Applications are taking longer to load; switching among tasks is also taking
longer and may even cause some applications to crash. Which system
resources are likely to be at the root of the problem? Discuss how you can use
system tools, such as the Task Manager, to help identify and troubleshoot
these problems. Why is it important to learn the various signals associated
with the kill command?…

Home Networking – 12 Pages

Suppose you wanted to setup a home network, what are some of the security
issues you would be concerned with, and how would you protect your
computer? Discuss the different steps you would take to protect your
computer and home network from malicious attacks. What are the main
benefits of computer networks?…

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