FINAL STUDY GUIDE - I. BIT 200 Fall 2008 Study Guide II....

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I. BIT 200 Fall 2008 Study Guide II. III. From the syllabus IV. The final exam will consist of multiple choice, matching and true/false questions. It will be computer graded using an optically scanned form. Any material covered during the semester is fair game on this exam. V. Key points to remember about this guide Some questions on the exam do not directly relate to any of the questions listed in this study guide. Some questions on this study guide will not be directly tested on the exam. Thus, this guide is merely a guide, not a how-to manual for the exam. If you can answer many of the questions listed in each section, you should be fine for the exam. VI.Possible source materials Slides and handouts (most available on CTools) Assignments Tutorials Videos: History of Computing and Fast House (ignore other videos) Interactive in-class activities “Computer Concepts” book VII. Which areas get the most emphasis? A plurality of questions will measure your understanding of infrastructure past, present, and future (in networks, software, and hardware). Databases (designing them, using them) will be a major topic Basic IS concepts, plus IS management (SDLC, Harley) will together be another major topic Excel will be a minor topic since so many assignments have covered it Web techs (RSS, delicious, blogs) will be a minor topic since most of the learning comes from repeated use. BIT 200 Study Guide Fall 2008 1
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I. Infrastructure A. Hardware 1. know the vocabulary from Computer Concepts -computer - electronic devise that accepts input, processes date, stores data, produces output - computer system - includes computer hardware and software - hardware- physical components of a computer -software- intangible components of a computer system (ie: programs) which are used to perform a specific task -architecture OR configuration - design and construction of a computer specifications- technical details about each component of computer -peripheral devices - additional components used to accomplish input, output and storage functions -input- date you type into computer -input device - keyboard or mouse to input data and issue commands -commands - type of input that instruct the computer how to process data -processing - modify data -motherboard - where processing tasks occur; main circuit board of computer processing hardware- found in motherboard; computer’s major electronic components -cards - inserted in slot of motherboard; aka circuit boards -output- result of computer processing your input; includes reports, documents, graphs, sounds, pics -output devices - monitor or printer -data- words, figures, sounds and graphics that describe things and produce output -PC ( used by single user for home or office; used for general computing tasks) vs Desktop vs Laptop vs Tablet PC (recognizes handwriting on screen) vs hand held computers (aka PDAs) vs mainframe (larger business and gov’t agencies to provide centralized storage, processing and management of a lot of
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