202 final examination study guide

202 final examination study guide - COMM 202: Introduction...

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COMM 202: Introduction to Communication Technology Fall 2008 Final Examination Study Guide The purpose of this study guide is to help you review for the coming examination. While the instructors have tried to make this guide as comprehensive as feasible, it is not 100% exhaustive. This is not because the instructors do not want you succeed in the test, but because the instructors are trying to balance giving adequate guidance versus revealing information that would make the examination meaningless. Any topic or concept covered in lecture may appear in the examination (with the exception of specific concepts in the last lecture on technology stocks). A topic or concept covered in the lab sessions may also appear in the examination. Regarding which readings and how they will be tested in the examination, follow Ben’s guidance. Format About 25 multiple choice questions (35 points.). About 10 phrase or short answer (20 points.) 5-7 longer answers (45 points.) You and Your Data in Databases Know what is meant by the U.S. being a “nation of databases.” Know how a national database handles identification numbers. Know what is the problem with information collected about individuals in such a “nation of databases” setting. Know what are the three major consumer reporting agencies, Know the type of information they collect about you. Know that data about your credit history is a commodity. Know what drives the market for such data. Know how common errors are in the data about you. Know how errors come about and persist. Know what is identity theft. Know how thieves steal your identify. Know what are possible consequences for you as a victim of identity theft. Know what you can do to minimize the risk of being a victim of identity theft. Know the highlights of the Fair Credit Reporting Act in terms of your getting credit reports, and in terms of what the agencies must do when you dispute. 1
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COMM 202: Introduction to Communication Technology Fall 2008 Final Examination Study Guide Video and Online Games Know what did the early game Tennis for Two looked like. Know its features: early use of graphical display, lack of score keeping, etc.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2009 for the course COMM 202 taught by Professor Thomas during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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