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  • Which of the following statements best describes a menu?
  • What is an Application Software Provider (ASP)?
  • Which of the following is NOT a use for application software?
  • This sophisticated application software assists a professional user in creating engineering, architectural, and scientific designs.
  • Which of the following statements best describes a command?
  • Which of the following statements about system software is true?
  • _______________ enables professional designers to create sophisticated documents that contain text, graphics, and many high-quality colors.
  • Which application allows a user to organize data in rows and columns; perform calculations and recalculations; and build charts based on the data?
  • _______________ is copyrighted software that is distributed at no cost for a trial period.
  • Which of the following is mass-produced, copyrighted retail software that meets the needs of a variety of users?

Concept Checkup: Operating Systems and Utility Programs

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Select the best answer for each question. When you are finished, click the Submit button. Your quiz will be automatically graded. Your score, along with any questions you missed and the incorrect responses, will be sent to you by e-mail. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish in order to improve your score or comprehensively test yourself. Each time you retake the quiz, you will be given a new set of questions.

  • Which of the following allows a user to issue commands by interacting with menus and visual images, such as buttons and other graphical objects?
  • What is the purpose of memory management?
  • What is system software?
  • When a user runs two or more program tasks at the same time on a computer with one central processor, the process is referred to as __________.
  • _______________ are small programs that tell the operating system how to communicate with a specific device.
  • Which of the following are embedded operating systems?
  • The basic component of system software that controls peripherals is called a(n) __________.
  • A(n) _______________ is a type of software that allows a user to perform maintenance-type tasks, usually related to managing a computer, its devices, or its programs.
  • Which of the following best describes the process of booting a computer?
  • What are the categories of operating systems?

Concept Checkup: Information System Development

These concept checkup questions will help you assess your understanding of the material and your mastery of the associated learning objectives, as well as help you prepare for the final examination.

Select the best answer for each question. When you are finished, click the Submit button. Your quiz will be automatically graded. Your score, along with any questions you missed and the incorrect responses, will be sent to you by e-mail. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish in order to improve your score or comprehensively test yourself. Each time you retake the quiz, you will be given a new set of questions.

  • If the performance of individual parts of a new system is examined using test (made-up or sample) data, what kind of test is this?
  • _______________ is the collection and summarization of written descriptions of what a program does and how to use it.
  • What is a prototype?
  • Who should be involved throughout the entire system development cycle?
  • What is the main purpose of the preliminary investigation activity conducted during the analysis phase of the system development cycle?
  • Which of the following are data and information gathering techniques?
  • _______________ software tools are designed to support one or more activities of the system development cycle.
  • Which of the following statements best describes an information system?
  • Using workstations, CASE tools, and other software to build working models of system components so that they can be quickly tested and evaluated is called _________.
  • An information specialist who performs systems analysis, design, and implementation is a(n) _________.

Concept Checkup: Database Management

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Select the best answer for each question. When you are finished, click the Submit button. Your quiz will be automatically graded. Your score, along with any questions you missed and the incorrect responses, will be sent to you by e-mail. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish in order to improve your score or comprehensively test yourself. Each time you retake the quiz, you will be given a new set of questions.

  • Which of the following statements is true?
  • What are programs that help a database to be maintained by creating, editing, and deleting data, records, and files?
  • A computer-based information system that keeps track of the transactions needed to conduct business is a(n) ________ system.
  • What are the two major weaknesses of file-processing systems?
  • Which of the following is the computer-assisted process of sifting through and analyzing vast amounts of data to extract meaning and discover new knowledge?
  • What are the elements or qualities of valuable information?
  • What is data integrity?
  • What is the function of data-entry forms?
  • A _______________ is a large database that stores and manages data required to analyze historical and current transactions.
  • Which type of database model connects data in different files through the use of a key field?

Concept Checkup: Communications and Networks

These concept checkup questions will help you assess your understanding of the material and your mastery of the associated learning objectives, as well as help you prepare for the final examination.

Select the best answer for each question. When you are finished, click the Submit button. Your quiz will be automatically graded. Your score, along with any questions you missed and the incorrect responses, will be sent to you by e-mail. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish in order to improve your score or comprehensively test yourself. Each time you retake the quiz, you will be given a new set of questions.

  • A ________ is the set of rules that govern the exchange of data between hardware and/or software components in a communications network.
  • The ________ is the basis for ALL telecommunications signals.
  • Which of the following statements about bandwidth and communications channels is true?
  • Which of the following is a simple, inexpensive network architecture that typically connects fewer than 25 computers?
  • What is main difference between LANs, MANs, and WANs?
  • What is an intranet?
  • A _______________ is a topology where all of the computers and devices (nodes) connect to a central device.
  • A ________ is a program that copies itself repeatedly into a computer's memory or onto a disk drive.
  • Networks are structured in two principle ways: client/server and ________.
  • What is a network?
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