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CS110: Introduction to Computers

Study Guide – Test 1, Fall 2002

You should be comfortable with the concepts listed for each chapter and be able to discuss them, expand on them and identify their characteristics. In addition, you should be able to identify and define the terms listed below for each chapter.

Chapter 1A-D Computing, Internet/Web & E-mail Basics

Definition of a Computer in terms of its functions (IPSO)

 

User Interface (UI or GUI)

 

E-mail System Basics

 

Understand basic Browser & Search Engine functionality

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1 – Terms

Button

Netiquette

Central processing unit (CPU)

Option button (a.k.a. radio button)

Check box

Output

Client & Server, client/server

Peripheral device

Computer

Pointer

Computer network

Process

Dialog box

Prompt

Drop-down list

Search Engine

E-commerce

Spin box

Graphical object

“Store and Forward” technology

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Stored Program

Home page

URL

Icon

User interface

Input

Web server

Internet

Web site

IP Address

Window

LAN

WWW

Memory

 

Menu

 

 

Chapter 3A-B Software & Operating System (OS) Basics

Software (SW) Characteristics

 

Chapter 2 – Terms

Application SW

Multitasking

Compiler

Operating System (OS)

Computer language

Software

Computer program

System resource

Formatting

System SW

Interpreter

 

 

Chapter 4A-B File & File Management Basics

File management

 

Chapter 4 – Terms

Bit

File specification (or Path)

Byte

Filename

Data file

Filename extension (or File type)

Defragmentation utility

File date

Device letter

File size

Directory

Folder (or sub-directory)

Executable file

Fragmented

File allocation table (FAT)

Root directory

File format (Native file format)

 

 

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