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Study Guide CIS 301

 

 

What is RAM? ROM?

What is the difference between a floppy disk and a hard disk drive?

What is the difference between impact and nonimpact printers?

What is a bit? Byte?

What does a contemporary computer system consist of?

What is a nanosecond?

What are the two agreed upon binary codes?

What is cache?

What is an input device? An output device?

What is a pixel?

What is a machine cycle?

What is an internal bus? A data bus?

What are the two major types of software?

What is a 32 bit operating system?

What is meant by query language?

What is an operating system?

What is meant by GUI?

What is object oriented programming?

What is Java? Cobol? C++?

What is a program?

What is meant by multitasking, multiprogramming, multiprocessing?

What is machine language?

What is a traditional file? Data redundancy?

What is the difference between a file? Record? Field?

What is an entity?

What is an hierarchical DBMS?

What is a relational DBMS?

What is SQL?

Name the three principal database models

What is an analog signal? A digital signal?

What s meant by baud transmission?

What is groupware?

What is the importance of fiber optic cable? Satellite transmission?

What is the difference between LAN and WAN?

Telecommunications: voice mail, fax, EDI—where are they headed?

What is the difference between teleconferencing and videoconferencing?

What is telecommunications?

What is the information superhighway?

What is meant by hertz?

What is a VAN?

What is a topology? What are the three most common topologies?

What is a mainframe? Desktop? Laptop? Notebook? Supercomputer?

What is a web browser?

What is an intranet?

What is UNIX?

What is ISDN?

What is telenet? Gopher? FTP?

What is a homepage? Hyperlink?

What is chatting?

What is a search engine?

What is a firewall?

What is hardware? Peripheral equipment?

Secondary storage? Primary storage?

What is multimedia?

What is pipelining?

What is FAT?

What is RAM, ROM, USB, RISC, SIMM, DIMM?

What is an expansion slot, an add-in board?

What is SCSI?

What is DRAM?

What is a port?

What future systems are coming out?

What is a diskette?

What is the difference between CD-ROM and DVD?

What is RAID?

What is a hard copy? Soft copy?

What is a pointing device?

What is resolution? Types?

What is meant by refreshing?

What is a CRT? LCD?

What is meant by proprietary hardware? Software?

What is DOS?

What is an operating system?

What is timesharing?

What is a URL?