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Exam 2 Study Guide - Study Guide for Exam 2 ACIS 1504 Intro...

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Study Guide for Exam 2 ACIS 1504 – Intro to BIS This study guide is not intended to replace lecture, readings or assignments. The real value of the study guide comes from the process of evaluating and completing it. You should understand the following topics: Three types of software and recognize examples of each 1. Application software- instructions ex: Office, browser, e-mail, games, “peachtree” 2. System software- utilities; necessary for PC to work ex: Operating System, Programming Languages, CASE tools 3. Firmware - instructions written specifically for that device ex: digital camera, cellphone, printer Purpose of operating systems o Allocates the limited capacity of the system to the greatest good of all the users and applications o Gives you a way to make changes to how the device works serve a variety of purposes interact with users in more complicated ways keep up with needs that change over time o Application Interface Impact of storing numbers as text/ASCII or numeric/binary o
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