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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 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?