Review Test Submission: Assignment 1

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User Submitted 8/31/11 2:53 PM Status Completed 100 out of 100 points Score Instructions

Question 1
4 out of 4 points Some very basic instructions are stored on the motherboard—just enough to start the computer, use some simple hardware devices such as a monitor and keyboard, and search for an operating system stored on a storage device such as a hard drive or CD. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 2
4 out of 4 points To perform a computing task, software uses hardware for four basic functions: ____. Answer Selected Answer: b. input, processing, storage, and output

Question 3
4 out of 4 points Parallel ATA, sometimes called the EIDE (Enhanced IDE) standard or the IDE standard, is slower than SATA. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 4
4 out of 4 points The term ____ refers to the set of instructions that directs the hardware to accomplish a task. Answer Selected Answer: a. software

Question 5
4 out of 4 points Most ____ drives consist of a sealed case containing platters or disks that rotate at a high speed. Answer Selected Answer: c. hard

Question 6
4 out of 4 points Data and instructions are stored on special ROM (read-only memory) chips on the board and are called the ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. BIOS

Question 7
4 out of 4 points Primary storage is provided by devices called memory or ____ located on the motherboard and on some adapter cards. Answer Selected Answer: c. RAM

Question 8

4 out of 4 points A motherboard can have more than one bus, each using a different protocol, speed, data path size, and so on. Answer Selected Answer:

True

Question 9
4 out of 4 points Motherboard settings are stored in a small amount of RAM located on the firmware chip and are called ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. CMOS RAM

Question 10
4 out of 4 points A serial port transmits data in parallel and is most often used by an older printer. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 11
4 out of 4 points Most input/output devices communicate with components inside the computer case through a wireless connection or through cables attached to the case at a connection called a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. port

Question 12
4 out of 4 points The ____ is a group of microchips on the motherboard that control the flow of data and

instructions to and from the processor. Answer Selected Answer: b. chipset

Question 13
4 out of 4 points A(n) ____ is a set of rule and standards that any two entities use for communication. Answer Selected Answer: c. protocol

Question 14
4 out of 4 points The ____ card, also called a graphics card, provides one or more ports for a monitor. Answer Selected Answer: b. video

Question 15
4 out of 4 points A(n) ____ drive is considered standard equipment on most computer systems today because most software is distributed on CDs or DVDs. Answer Selected Answer: a. optical

Question 16
4 out of 4 points The ____ card provides a port for a network cable to connect the PC to a network. Answer Selected Answer: b.

network

Question 17
4 out of 4 points In the world of computers, the term ____ refers to the computer’s physical components, such as the monitor, keyboard, motherboard, and hard drive. Answer Selected Answer: b. hardware

Question 18
4 out of 4 points USB ____ drives are compact, easy to use, and currently hold up to 64 GB of data. Answer Selected Answer: a. flash

Question 19
4 out of 4 points The ____ or system timer is dedicated to timing the activities of the chips on the motherboard. Answer Selected Answer: c. system clock

Question 20
4 out of 4 points When data and instructions are not being used, they must be kept in permanent storage, sometimes called primary storage. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 21
4 out of 4 points A device that is not installed directly on the motherboard is called a(n) ____ device. Answer Selected Answer: b. peripheral

Question 22
4 out of 4 points A ____ bus port can be used by many different input/output devices, such as keyboards, printers, scanners, and digital cameras. Answer Selected Answer: a. universal serial

Question 23
4 out of 4 points A 1 or 0 in this system is called a ____. Answer Selected Answer: bit c.

Question 24
4 out of 4 points The printer produces output on paper, often called ____ copy. Answer Selected Answer: d. hard

Question 25
4 out of 4 points

The most important component of the computer’s electrical system is the ____, which is usually near the rear of the case. Answer Selected Answer: b. power supply

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 2:53:51 PM CDT OK

Review Test Submission: Assignment 2
Content
User Submitted 9/6/11 11:04 AM Instructions

Question 1
4 out of 4 points
The first ATX power supplies and motherboards used a single power connector called the ____ connector that had 20 pins. Answer Selected Answer: P1 b.

Question 2
4 out of 4 points

The ____ form factor is a major variation of ATX and addresses some technologies that have emerged since the original development of ATX. Answer Selected Answer: a. MicroATX

Question 3
4 out of 4 points
One ____ is the work or energy required to produce one watt of power in one second. Answer Selected Answer: c. joule

Question 4
4 out of 4 points
A ____ is an electronic device that can hold an electrical charge for a period of time and can smooth the uneven flow of electricity through a circuit. Answer Selected Answer: d. capacitor

Question 5
4 out of 4 points
A ____ case sits upright on the floor or a desk and can be as high as two feet and has room for several drives.

Answer Selected Answer: c. tower

Question 6
4 out of 4 points
A(n) ____ might solve the problem of intermittent errors caused by noise in the power line to the PC. Answer Selected Answer: a. line conditioner

Question 7
4 out of 4 points
The power supply and monitor contain enough power to give you a strong shock except when they are unplugged. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 8
4 out of 4 points
The ____ is a measure of resistance to electricity. Answer Selected Answer: b.

Ohm

Question 9
0 out of 4 points
A ____ color or stripe down one side of a cable marks this side of the cable as pin 1. Answer :

Question 10
0 out of 4 points
Some video cards use a(n) ____ that helps to hold the card securely in the slot. Answer :

Question 11
4 out of 4 points
____ connections inside the computer case can cause a system to appear dead or reboot itself. Answer Selected Answer: c. Loose

Question 12
4 out of 4 points
The electrical requirements for motherboards change over time as new technologies make additional demands for power. Answer

Selected Answer:

True

Question 13
0 out of 4 points
Older hard drives use a(n) ____-conductor IDE ribbon cable. Answer Selected Answer: 40

Question 14
4 out of 4 points
A power ____ is a box inside a computer case that supplies power to the motherboard and other installed devices. Answer Selected Answer: b. supply

Question 15
4 out of 4 points
The ____ provides backup power in the event that the AC fails completely. Answer Selected Answer: d. uninterruptible power supply

Question 16

4 out of 4 points
The easiest way to fix a power supply you suspect is faulty is to replace it. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 17
4 out of 4 points
A system might have up to ____ types of ribbon cables. Answer Selected Answer: b. three

Question 18
4 out of 4 points
MicroATX increases the total cost of a system by increases the number of expansion slots on the motherboard. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 19
4 out of 4 points
When removing the motherboard, you’ll find a main power line, and maybe one auxiliary power line from the power supply to the motherboard. Answer

Selected Answer:

True

Question 20
4 out of 4 points
____ is running a processor, motherboard, or video card at a higher frequency than the manufacturer recommends and is not considered a best practice. Answer Selected Answer: d. Overclocking

Question 21
0 out of 4 points
The motherboard, like all other components inside the computer case, should be ____ the chassis. Answer Selected Answer: Grouded to

Question 22
4 out of 4 points
A(n) ____ is a general-purpose tool that can measure several characteristics of electricity in a variety of devices. Answer Selected Answer: a. multimeter

Question 23

4 out of 4 points
The ____ form factor was designed by Intel in 2003 for flexibility and can be used by everything from large tower systems to those ultrasmall-systems that sit under a monitor. Answer Selected Answer: c. BTX

Question 24
4 out of 4 points
For an older motherboard, instead of screws you’ll see ____ that keep the board from resting directly on the bottom of the computer case. Answer Selected Answer: a. spacers

Question 25
0 out of 4 points
A ____ of the house current might cause symptoms of electrical power problems.

Answer Selected Answer: Brownout

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:04:54 AM CDT OK

Review Test Submission: Assignment 3

User Submitted 9/3/11 9:16 PM Status Score Instructions Completed 100 out of 100 points

Question 1
4 out of 4 points
The process of upgrading or refreshing the ROM BIOS chip is called ____ BIOS. Answer Selected Answer: a. flashing

Question 2
4 out of 4 points
A ____ is the most complicated component in a computer. Answer Selected Answer: a. motherboard

Question 3
4 out of 4 points
Generally when shopping for a motherboard for a gaming system, you’d need to pay attention to form factor, processor sockets, chipsets, buses and number of bus slots, and other

connectors, slots, and ports. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 4
4 out of 4 points
With any installation, remember the importance of using a ground strap (ground bracelet) to ground yourself when working inside a computer case to protect components against ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. ESD

Question 5
4 out of 4 points
Access to a computer can be controlled using a ____ password. Answer Selected Answer: a. startup

Question 6
4 out of 4 points
Throughput is sometimes called ____. Answer Selected Answer: c.

bandwidth

Question 7
4 out of 4 points
The ____ have a lever that is used to lift the processor up and out of the socket. Answer Selected Answer: b. zero insertion force sockets

Question 8
4 out of 4 points
Sometimes documentation marks pin 1 as a ____ pin in the diagram, rather than round like the other pins. Answer Selected Answer: a. square

Question 9
4 out of 4 points
The motherboard configuration stored in BIOS setup needs to be changed when a new floppy drive is installed. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 10

4 out of 4 points
On the motherboard, the ____ controls power to the motherboard and must be connected for the PC to power up. Answer Selected Answer: c. Power SW

Question 11
4 out of 4 points
Many brand-name computer manufacturers, such as IBM, Dell, and Gateway, use the same standard setup screens. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 12
4 out of 4 points
Today’s PCs have four or five buses, each with different speeds, access methods, and protocols. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 13
4 out of 4 points
The slower end of the hub in the Intel i800 chipsets, called the ____, contains the I/O controller hub. Answer

Selected Answer:

d. South Bridge

Question 14
4 out of 4 points
Some cases have ____, also called spacers, which are round plastic or metal pegs that separate the motherboard from the case, so that components on the back of the motherboard do not touch the case. Answer Selected Answer: a. standoffs

Question 15
4 out of 4 points
The ____ menu in BIOS setup allows you to configure automatic power-saving features for your system, such as suspend mode or a sleep state. Answer Selected Answer: b. power

Question 16
4 out of 4 points
The ____ and the chipset determine which processors a board can support. Answer

Selected Answer:

c. processor socket

Question 17
4 out of 4 points
The fast end of hub in the Intel i800 series chipsets, which contains the graphics and memory controller, connects to the system bus and is called the hub’s ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. North Bridge

Question 18
4 out of 4 points
____ buses have been improved several times; there are currently three major categories and within each category, several variations of the bus. Answer Selected Answer: a. PCI

Question 19
4 out of 4 points
Later sockets used a ____, with pins staggered over the socket to squeeze more pins into a small space. Answer

Selected Answer:

d. staggered pin grid array

Question 20
4 out of 4 points
For Windows XP, Ntldr is responsible for loading the OS, and is, therefore, called the ____. Answer Selected Answer: b. boot loader program

Question 21
4 out of 4 points
At the beginning of the boot drive (usually drive C) is the OS ____ record. Answer Selected Answer: c. boot

Question 22
4 out of 4 points
Earlier Pentiums used a ____ socket, with pins aligned in uniform rows around the socket. Answer Selected Answer: c. pin grid array

Question 23
4 out of 4 points
A(n) ____ boot involves turning on the power with the on/off switch. Answer Selected Answer: d. hard

Question 24
4 out of 4 points
Most likely when you first install a hard drive or an operating system, you will want to have the BIOS attempt to first boot from a ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. CD

Question 25
4 out of 4 points
The most reliable way to restore settings is to keep a written record of all the changes you make to ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. CMOS RAM

Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:16:31 PM CDT OK

Review Test Submission: Assignment 4
Content
User Submitted 9/6/11 10:02 AM Status Score Instructions Completed 100 out of 100 points

Question 1
4 out of 4 points
Processor core frequency is measured in ____.

Answer Selected Answer: Hertz

Question 2
4 out of 4 points
Electronic devices are more likely to fail than fans.

Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 3
4 out of 4 points

____ hold counters, data, instructions, and addresses that the ALU is currently processing. Answer Selected Answer: d. Registers

Question 4
4 out of 4 points
When you hear ____ during post, you know that you have a problem with serial or parallel ports or system timer, which probably means the motherboard must be replaced. Answer Selected Answer: c. Four beeps followed by two, three, or four beeps

Question 5
4 out of 4 points
The CMOS battery failure can be reported by startup BIOS during the ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. POST

Question 6
4 out of 4 points
An overheated system can cause intermittent problems or cause the system to reboot or refuse to boot.

Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 7
4 out of 4 points
If you hear two beeps during the boot and you see a blank screen, then BIOS has successfully completed POST. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 8
4 out of 4 points
A ____ is a heat sink carrying an electrical charge that causes it to act as an electrical thermal transfer device. Answer Selected Answer: b. peltier

Question 9
4 out of 4 points
Using the ____ technology, the Intel processor, chipset, and wireless network adapter are all interconnected as a unit, which improves laptop performance. Answer Selected Answer: a. Centrino

Question 10
4 out of 4 points
Installing more than one processor on a motherboard creates a ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. multiprocessor platform

Question 11
4 out of 4 points
Processors can sense their operating temperatures and report that information to ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. BIOS

Question 12
4 out of 4 points
Excessive heat can damage the CPU and the motherboard. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 13
4 out of 4 points
When you hear ____ during post, you know that a keyboard controller failed or video controller failed.

Answer Selected Answer: a. Three beeps followed by three, four, or five beeps

Question 14
4 out of 4 points
The peltier’s top surface can be as cool as ____ degrees F. Answer Selected Answer: 45 a.

Question 15
4 out of 4 points
Intel’s current families of processors for the desktop include four major groups: ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. the Core, the Pentium, the Celeron, and the Atom families

Question 16
4 out of 4 points
The most popular method of cooling overclocked processors is a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer: b.

liquid cooling system

Question 17
4 out of 4 points
Memory on the processor die is called ____ cache. Answer Selected Answer: a. Level 1

Question 18
4 out of 4 points
Intel’s ____ allows each logical processor within the processor package to handle an individual thread in parallel with other threads being handled by other processors within the package. Answer Selected Answer: a. Hyper-Threading

Question 19
4 out of 4 points
Memory in the processor package, but not on the processor die, is called ____ cache. Answer Selected Answer: b. Level 2

Question 20
4 out of 4 points

The peltier’s top surface can be as hot as ____ degrees F. Answer Selected Answer: d. 500

Question 21
4 out of 4 points
The cooler sits on top of the processor and consists of a fan and a heat ____, which are fins that draw heat away from the processor. Answer Selected Answer: d. sink

Question 22
4 out of 4 points
Intel and AMD both recommend a ____ air guide as part of the case design. Answer Selected Answer: a.

chassis

Question 23
4 out of 4 points
The temperature inside the case should not exceed ____ degrees C. Answer Selected Answer: 38 b.

Question 24
4 out of 4 points
If a power-on password has been forgotten, you can use the BIOS ____ to reset the password. Answer Selected Answer: c. jumper group

Question 25
4 out of 4 points
The current set of standards that is used by BIOS, hardware, and the OS to manage power is ____.

Answer Selected Answer: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 10:02:58 AM CDT

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Review Test Submission: Assignment 5
Content
User Submitted 9/8/11 10:52 AM Status Completed 100 out of 100 points Score Instructions

Question 1
4 out of 4 points If the number of bits is not an odd number for odd parity or an even number for even parity, a ____ error occurs. Answer Selected Answer: c. parity

Question 2
0 out of 4 points A Rambus memory module is called a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer: RIMM

Question 3
4 out of 4 points

Laptops use a smaller version of a DIMM called a(n) ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. SO-DIMM

Question 4
4 out of 4 points When installing the RIMM, ____ on the edge of the RIMM module will help you orient it correctly in the socket. Answer Selected Answer: b. notches

Question 5
4 out of 4 points ____ loses its data rapidly, and the memory controller must refresh it several thousand times a second. Answer Selected Answer: c. Dynamic RAM

Question 6
4 out of 4 points ____ is used for a memory cache and is contained within the processor housing. Answer Selected Answer: b. SRAM

Question 7
4 out of 4 points Mixing unbuffered memory with buffered or registered memory will work but is not recommended. Answer

Selected Answer:

False

Question 8
4 out of 4 points In the table found in the motherboard manual, a chip on a RIMM module is called a ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. component

Question 9
4 out of 4 points SIMMs are rated by speed, measured in ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. nanoseconds

Question 10
4 out of 4 points DIMMs intended to be used in servers must be extremely reliable and use an errorchecking technology called ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. ECC

Question 11
4 out of 4 points For ____ modules, small clips latch into place on each side of the slot to hold the module in the slot. Answer Selected Answer: DIMM

Question 12
4 out of 4 points To upgrade memory means to add more ____ to a computer. Answer Selected Answer: b. RAM

Question 13
4 out of 4 points If the chip’s surface is dull or matted, or you can scratch off the markings with a fingernail or knife, suspect that the chip has been ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. re-marked

Question 14
4 out of 4 points RAM on motherboards today is stored on ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. DIMMs

Question 15
4 out of 4 points Most often, placing memory on the motherboard and updating the BIOS manually is all that is necessary for installation. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 16
4 out of 4 points

In Windows, memory errors can cause frequent ____ errors. Answer Selected Answer: d. General Protection Fault

Question 17
4 out of 4 points To use System Information, in the Vista Start Search box or the Windows XP Run box, type ____ and press Enter. Answer Selected Answer: b. msinfo32

Question 18
4 out of 4 points Higher-quality memory modules have ____ installed to reduce heat and help the module last longer. Answer Selected Answer: a. heat sinks

Question 19
4 out of 4 points ____ memory temporarily holds data and instructions as the CPU processes them. Answer Selected Answer: b. Random access

Question 20
4 out of 4 points Systems using RIMMs are still being made. Answer

Selected Answer:

False

Question 21
4 out of 4 points RAM is divided into two categories, ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. DRAM and SRAM

Question 22
4 out of 4 points When Windows does not have adequate memory to perform an operation, it gives a(n) “____” error or it slows down to a painful crawl. Answer Selected Answer: c. Insufficient memory

Question 23
4 out of 4 points A simple problem of replacing a bad memory module can become a complex research project if you don’t have a good grasp of current and past memory technologies. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 24
4 out of 4 points For RIMM modules, install the RIMMs beginning with bank ____. Answer Selected Answer: 0 a.

Question 25

4 out of 4 points A(n) ____ gets its name because it has independent pins on opposite sides of the module. Answer Selected Answer: c. DIMM

Thursday, September 8, 2011 10:52:29 AM CDT

Review Test Submission: Assignment 6
Content
User Submitted 9/20/11 2:19 AM Status Completed 100 out of 100 points Score Instructions

Question 1
4 out of 4 points A technology that configures two or more hard drives to work together as an array of drives is called ____. Answer Selected Answer: b. RAID

Question 2
4 out of 4 points External ____ is up to six times faster than USB or FireWire. Answer Selected Answer: c. SATA

Question 3

4 out of 4 points Each side, or surface, of one hard drive platter is called a ____. Answer Selected Answer: d. head

Question 4
4 out of 4 points ____ is a standard for communication between a subsystem of peripheral devices and the system bus. Answer Selected Answer: c. SCSI

Question 5
4 out of 4 points ____ is a system BIOS feature that monitors hard drive performance, disk spin up time, temperature, distance between the head and the disk, and other mechanical activities of the drive in order to predict when the drive is likely to fail. Answer Selected Answer: a. S.M.A.R.T.

Question 6
0 out of 4 points The total number of ____ on the drive determines the drive capacity. Selected Answer: Sectors

Question 7
4 out of 4 points The top and bottom of each disk of a magnetic hard drive have a(n) ____ that moves across the disk surface as all the disks rotate on a spindle.

Answer Selected Answer: c. read/write head

Question 8
4 out of 4 points Solid state hard drives cost more and are less rugged than magnetic hard drives. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 9
4 out of 4 points The ATA interface standards are developed by Technical Committee T13 and published by ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. ANSI

Question 10
4 out of 4 points ____ on a circuit board inside the drive housing is responsible for writing and reading data to these tracks and sectors and for keeping track of where everything is stored on the drive. Answer Selected Answer: b. Firmware

Question 11
4 out of 4 points During the ____ formatting process, you specify the size of the partition and what file system it will use. Answer

Selected Answer:

b. high-level

Question 12
4 out of 4 points With ____, you can connect and disconnect a drive while the system is running. Answer Selected Answer: d. hot-swapping

Question 13
4 out of 4 points If you are replacing a floppy drive, you must inform BIOS setup by accessing setup and changing the drive type. Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 14
4 out of 4 points The ____-conductor IDE cable has half the number of pins as it has wires. Answer Selected Answer: 80 c.

Question 15
4 out of 4 points A drive ____ is a duplication of everything written to a hard drive. Answer Selected Answer: b. image

Question 16

4 out of 4 points With ____, two hard drives are configured as a single volume. Answer Selected Answer: c. spanning

Question 17
4 out of 4 points A ____ drive has one, two, or more platters, or disks, that stack together and spin in unison inside a sealed metal housing that contains firmware to control reading and writing data to the drive and to communicate with the motherboard. Answer Selected Answer: a. magnetic hard

Question 18
4 out of 4 points ____ transfers data directly from the drive to memory without involving the CPU. Answer Selected Answer: d. DMA

Question 19
4 out of 4 points When using an 80-conductor cable-select cable, the drive nearest the motherboard is the ____. Answer Selected Answer: b. master

Question 20
4 out of 4 points

Windows Vista technology that supports a hybrid drive is called ____. Answer Selected Answer: b. ReadyDrive

Question 21
4 out of 4 points If you are mounting a hard drive into a bay that is too large, a ____ kit can help you securely fit the drive into the bay. Answer Selected Answer: b. universal bay

Question 22
4 out of 4 points ____ mode involves the CPU and is slower than DMA mode. Answer Selected Answer: c. PIO

Question 23
4 out of 4 points Almost all hard drives sold today for desktop computers are magnetic hard drives. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 24
4 out of 4 points Hardware problems usually show up at POST, unless there is physical damage to an area of the hard drive that is not accessed during POST. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 25
4 out of 4 points The first sector on the disk, called the boot sector or ____ record, contains the information about how the disk is organized and the file system used. Answer Selected Answer: a. boot

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:19:26 AM CDT

Review Test Submission: Assignment 7
Content User Submitted 9/25/11 6:06 PM Status Score Instructions Completed 100 out of 100 points

Question 1 4 out of 4 points If you have an available eSATA external port, you can use a protective hard drive ____ that will house and protect a hard drive outside the computer case. Answer Selected Answer: a.

dock Question 2 4 out of 4 points A ____ is an input device that uses a monitor or LCD panel as the backdrop for input options. Answer Selected Answer: a. touch screen Question 3 4 out of 4 points FireWire and i.Link are common names for another peripheral bus officially named ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. IEEE 1394 Question 4 4 out of 4 points A ____ device is an input device that inputs biological data about a person, which can be input data to identify a person’s fingerprints, handprints, face, voice, eye, and handwritten signature. Answer Selected Answer: c. biometric Question 5 4 out of 4 points To protect the data on a USB storage device, double-click the ____ icon in the notification area

before removing the device. Answer Selected Answer: a. Safely Remove Hardware Question 6 4 out of 4 points IEEE 1394 uses ____ data transfer, meaning that data is transferred continuously without breaks. Answer Selected Answer: b. isochronous Question 7 4 out of 4 points For laptops, you can adjust the brightness of the display using ____ keys. Answer Selected Answer: b. function Question 8 4 out of 4 points Devices and their device drivers are managed using ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. Device Manager

Question 9 4 out of 4 points USB is much easier to configure and faster than regular serial or parallel ports and uses higherquality cabling. Answer Selected Answer: Question 10 4 out of 4 points ____ can use cables up to 100 meters (328 feet), and uses a 9-pin rectangular connector. Answer Selected Answer: b. 1394b Question 11 4 out of 4 points A(n) ____ monitor (also called a progressive monitor) draws the entire screen in one pass. Answer Selected Answer: c. noninterlaced Question 12 4 out of 4 points An I/O device can be only be internal. Answer Selected Answer: False True

Question 13 4 out of 4 points Problems with a device can sometimes be solved by updating the ____ or firmware. Answer Selected Answer: a. device drivers Question 14 4 out of 4 points Chips sometimes loosen because of temperature changes; this condition is called ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. chip creep Question 15 4 out of 4 points If you are trained to open a monitor case to replace a fuse, unplug the monitor and wait at least ____ minutes before opening the case so that capacitors have completely discharged. Answer Selected Answer: d. 60 Question 16 4 out of 4 points ____ CRT monitors draw a screen by making two passes. Answer

Selected Answer:

d. Interlaced

Question 17 4 out of 4 points ____ supports speeds up to 400 Mbps and is sometimes called FireWire 400. Answer Selected Answer: b. IEEE 1394a Question 18 4 out of 4 points Ports on the motherboard can be disabled or enabled in ____ setup. Answer Selected Answer: c. BIOS Question 19 4 out of 4 points A serial port is provided by the motherboard or might be provided by an adapter card called a(n) ____ card. Answer Selected Answer: b. I/O controller Question 20 4 out of 4 points

SuperSpeed USB is about ten times faster than Hi-Speed USB and roughly five times faster than FireWire 800. Answer Selected Answer: Question 21 4 out of 4 points The ____ assignments refer to the system resources a parallel port will use to manage a print job. Answer Selected Answer: c. LPT Question 22 4 out of 4 points Because USB devices are hot-swappable, it’s never a problem to plug or unplug a device while it is turned on. Answer Selected Answer: Question 23 4 out of 4 points ____ systems and peripherals have the U.S. Green Star, indicating that they satisfy certain energyconserving standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) False True

Answer: Energy wise Question 24 4 out of 4 points

A ____ plug is a tool used to test a serial, parallel, USB, network, or other port. Answer Selected Answer: d. loop-back Question 25 4 out of 4 points BIOS manages ____ lines that are used by a device to hail the CPU asking for data to be processed, and you do not need to change this value. Answer Selected Answer: b. IRQ Sunday, September 25, 2011 6:06:04 PM CDT OK

Content
User stephen saan-ire

Submitted 9/26/11 12:48 AM Status Score Instructions Completed 100 out of 100 points

Question 1
4 out of 4 points

When burning a CD, DVD or BD, the hard drive needs some temporary holding space for the write process and should have at least ____ of free space. Answer

Selected Answer:

c. 1 GB

Question 2
4 out of 4 points

Sights and sounds have an infinite number of variations and are analog in nature. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 3
4 out of 4 points

For EIDE, there are four choices for drive installations: ____. Answer Selected Answer: c. primary master, primary slave, secondary master, and secondary slave

Question 4
4 out of 4 points

If a disc gets stuck in the drive, use the ____ to remove it. Answer Selected Answer: c. emergency eject hole

Question 5
4 out of 4 points

Computers store data digitally and ultimately as a stream of only two numbers: ____. Answer

Selected Answer:

a. 0 and 1

Question 6
4 out of 4 points

The burn process requires a constant flow of data to the disc. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 7
4 out of 4 points

In order to read each sector on the spiral of a DC at a constant ____, the disc spins faster when the read-write head is near the center of the disc. Answer Selected Answer: a. linear velocity

Question 8
4 out of 4 points

A single-sided, single-layer DVD can hold ____ GB.

Answer

4.7

Question 9
4 out of 4 points

The goal of ____ technology is to use sights, sounds, and animation to make computer output look as much like real life as possible. Answer

Selected Answer:

a. multimedia

Question 10
4 out of 4 points

A good source for information about hardware devices (and software) is a site that offers product reviews and technical specifications and compares product prices and features. Answer Selected Answer: True

Question 11
4 out of 4 points

To judge how far to insert the optical drive in the bay, align it with the back of the case.

Answer Selected Answer: False

Question 12
4 out of 4 points

A video ____ card lets you capture this video input and save it to a file on your hard drive. Answer Selected Answer: c. capture

Question 13
4 out of 4 points

A ____ provides slots for memory cards and can be an internal or external device. Answer

Selected Answer:

a. media reader

Question 14
4 out of 4 points

A CD can hold about ____ of data. Answer Selected Answer: b. 700 MB

Question 15
4 out of 4 points

____ are smooth and level areas on an optical disc. Answer Selected Answer: a. Lands

Question 16
4 out of 4 points

____ drives are a great method of keeping backups of data stored on your hard drive. Answer Selected Answer: a. External hard

Question 17
4 out of 4 points

After the sound is recorded and digitized, many sound cards convert and compress the digitized sound to ____ format.

Answer Selected Answer: c. MP3

Question 18
4 out of 4 points

____ is a common compression standard for storing photos. Answer Selected Answer: a. JPEG

Question 19
4 out of 4 points

When installing an optical drive, for a PATA interface set the jumper on the ____ of the drive. Answer Selected Answer: a. rear

Question 20
4 out of 4 points

____ are recessed areas on the surface of an optical disc. Answer Selected Answer: d. Pits

Question 21
4 out of 4 points

MP3 sound files have a(n) ____ file extension. Answer Selected Answer: d. .mp3

Question 22
4 out of 4 points

A double-sided, dual-layer DVD can hold ____ GB. Answer Selected Answer: d. 17

Question 23
4 out of 4 points

____ is a set of standards that are used to represent music in digital form. Answer Selected Answer: d. MIDI

Question 24
4 out of 4 points

To prevent a CD, DVD, or BD from automatically playing when AutoPlay is enabled, hold down the ____ key when inserting a disc. Answer Selected Answer: a. Shift

Question 25

4 out of 4 points

A ____ card can turn your computer into a television. Answer Selected Answer: a. TV tuner

Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:59:07 PM CDT

Review Test Submission: Assignment 9
User Submitted 9/20/11 10:43 PM Status Score Instructions Completed 100 out of 100 points

Question 1 4 out of 4 points To keep boot sector viruses at bay, in ____ you can disable the ability to write to the boot sector of the hard drive. Answer Selected Answer: d. BIOS setup Question 2 4 out of 4 points The right to copy the work, called a ____, belongs to the creator of the work or others to whom

the creator transfers this right. Answer Selected Answer: d. copyright Question 3 4 out of 4 points If you want to recover lost data on a hard drive, don’t ____ the drive. Answer Selected Answer: Write anything to the allocation tables Question 4 4 out of 4 points When someone purchases software from a software vendor, that person has only purchased a ____ for the software, which is the right to use it. Answer Selected Answer: d. license Question 5 4 out of 4 points The ____ was designed in part to protect software copyrights by requiring that only legally obtained copies of software be used. Answer Selected Answer: d. Federal Copyright Act of 1976 Question 6

4 out of 4 points ____, caused by lifting heavy objects, is one of the most common injuries that happen at work. Answer Selected Answer: b. Back injury Question 7 4 out of 4 points Return ____ to the manufacturer or dealer to be recycled. Answer Selected Answer: a. Laser printer toner cartridges Question 8 4 out of 4 points ____ are intended to legally protect the intellectual property rights of organizations or individuals to creative works, which include books, images, and software. Answer Selected Answer: d. Copyrights Question 9 4 out of 4 points ____ from cigarettes can accumulate on fans, causing them to jam, which in turn will cause the system to overheat. Answer

Selected Answer:

b. Tar

Question 10 4 out of 4 points Good ____ helps you take what you learned into the next troubleshooting situation, train others, develop effective preventive maintenance plans, and satisfy any audits or customer or employer queries about your work. Answer Selected Answer: a. documentation Question 11 4 out of 4 points Good ____ help(s) you think more clearly. Answer Selected Answer: Notes Question 12 4 out of 4 points Most of the cleaning solutions used for computers do not contain flammable or poisonous materials. Answer Selected Answer: Question 13 4 out of 4 points Most CRT monitors today are designed to discharge after sitting unplugged for ____ minutes. False

Answer Selected Answer: d. 60 Question 14 4 out of 4 points The best support technicians are good at preventing a problem from happening in the first place. Answer Selected Answer: Question 15 4 out of 4 points Dispose of ____ in the regular trash. Answer Selected Answer: a. Alkaline batteries, including AAA, AA, A, C, D, and 9-volt Question 16 4 out of 4 points Leaving the PC turned off for weeks or months at a time is not a problem. Answer Selected Answer: Question 17 4 out of 4 points To dispose of ____ do physical damage to the device then put in the trash. False True

Answer Selected Answer: c. Storage media such as hard drives, CDs, DVDs and BDs Question 18 4 out of 4 points A ____ explains how to properly handle substances such as chemical solvents. Answer Selected Answer: d. Material Safety Data Sheet Question 19 4 out of 4 points As you solve computer problems, always keep in mind that you don’t want to make things worse, so you should use the ____ invasive solution. Answer Selected Answer: d. least Question 20 4 out of 4 points User manuals and ____ for a device or software often list symptoms of problems with possible solutions and troubleshooting tips. Answer Selected Answer: b. installation manuals Question 21

4 out of 4 points Choose the solution that fixes the problem by making as many changes to the system as possible. Answer Selected Answer: Question 22 4 out of 4 points The rule ____ is the most powerful. Answer Selected Answer: b. divide and conquer Question 23 4 out of 4 points Proper ____ is essential to keeping a system cool. Answer Selected Answer: b. air circulation Question 24 4 out of 4 points Dispose of ____ by returning them to the original dealer or by taking them to a recycling center. Answer Selected Answer: b. Button batteries used in digital cameras False

Question 25 4 out of 4 points Although modern hard drives are tougher than earlier models, it’s still possible to crash a drive by banging into it while it’s reading or writing data. Answer Selected Answer: True

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:56:19 PM CD

Review Test Submission: Assignment 10
User stephen saan-ire Submitted 9/21/11 2:16 AM Status Score Instructions Completed 100 out of 100 points

Question 1 4 out of 4 points ____ is the most popular cabling method for local networks. Answer Selected Answer: d. Twisted-pair cable Question 2 4 out of 4 points

Apple Computer calls 802.11b ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. AirPort Question 3 4 out of 4 points A(n) ____ is a group of four dotted decimal numbers such as 255.255.0.0 that tells TCP/IP if a computer’s IP address is on the same or a different network. Answer Selected Answer: c. subnet mask Question 4 4 out of 4 points The three main protocols for encryption for 802.11 wireless networks are ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Question 5 4 out of 4 points When connecting to a network, by default Windows assumes static IP addressing and automatically configures the network connection. Answer Selected Answer: Question 6 False

4 out of 4 points ____ is a standard for short-range wireless communication and data synchronization between devices. Answer Selected Answer: b. Bluetooth Question 7 4 out of 4 points Wireless networks are either public, unsecured hotspots or private, secured hotspots. Answer Selected Answer: Question 8 4 out of 4 points A ____ is smarter and more efficient than a ____, as it keeps a table of all the devices connected to it. Answer Selected Answer: d. switch, hub Question 9 4 out of 4 points When connecting to a private and secured wireless access point, you must provide the information that proves you have the right to use the network. Answer Selected Answer: True True

Question 10 4 out of 4 points These ____ standards were designed to help manage connections between wireless devices and access points. Answer Selected Answer: b. 802.11k and 802.11r Question 11 4 out of 4 points All wireless phone systems, including cellular, use ____ transmission, which means both people in a conversation can talk or transmit at the same time. Answer Selected Answer: d. full-duplex Question 12 4 out of 4 points The ____ command tests connectivity by sending an echo request to a remote computer. Answer Selected Answer: c. ping Question 13 4 out of 4 points Delays in network transmissions are called ____.

Answer Selected Answer: c. latency Question 14 4 out of 4 points Dial-up networking works by using ____ to send data packets over phone lines. It is, therefore, called a line protocol. Answer Selected Answer: d. PPP Question 15 4 out of 4 points A ____ is a device that manages traffic between two networks. Answer Selected Answer: b. router Question 16 4 out of 4 points The ____ for a cellular network is a fixed transceiver and antenna. Answer Selected Answer: c. base station Question 17

4 out of 4 points The maximum transmission rate that a modem can attain over a regular phone line is about ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. 56 Kbps Question 18 4 out of 4 points A ____ is the gateway a computer uses to access another network if it does not have a better option. Answer Selected Answer: d. default gateway Question 19 4 out of 4 points The ____ command can display TCP/IP configuration information and refresh the IP address. Answer Selected Answer: b. ipconfig Question 20 4 out of 4 points ____ technology uses a dedicated line from your ISP to your place of business or residence. Answer

Selected Answer:

c. Fiber optic

Question 21 4 out of 4 points For almost all networks today, including the Internet, the protocol used is called ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. TCP/IP Question 22 4 out of 4 points To connect to the Internet, a network first connects to an ____. Answer Selected Answer: a. Internet Service Provider Question 23 4 out of 4 points A(n) ____ is a 32-bit string used to identify a computer on a network. Answer Selected Answer: c. IP address Question 24 4 out of 4 points Latency is measured by the round-trip time it takes for a data packet to travel from source to

destination and back to source. Answer Selected Answer: Question 25 4 out of 4 points This latest Wi-Fi standard uses ____ technology whereby two or more antennas are used at both ends of transmission. Answer Selected Answer: b. multiple input/multiple output Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:16:15 AM CDT OK True

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