Flashcards in Unit 1: The Workstation And Word Processing Deck (55):
What is an input device?
Allows raw data to be entered into the system
What is a system unit?
Enclosed case that contains internal components of a computer. Takes info from input and processes it to output
What is Storage?
Sometimes known as secondary or auxiliary storage. Stores info for later
What are Output devices?
Devices that take processed data and displays it meaningfully
What is a network?
Group of two or more computers that are linked together.
What does NIC stand for?
Network interface card
What does the start menu give you access to?
What is a Quick launch?
Icons give you access to commonly used programmes
What is an Open programme?
Icon on task bar shows the running programmes
What is a System tray?
Displays things like clock antivirus programmes and icons of programmes that are constantly running
What does OS stand for?
What is a computer
Electronic device used to process data and make it useful for people
Complete tasks that are given by users
Need both hardware and software to complete tasks
Keyboard, mice, microphone, image scanner, webcam, trackball, touch pad,
Accepts data instructions from user
Headphones, printers, speakers, monitors
Returns information to user
PSU, case, Cooling fans, expansion cards, motherboards, RAM, CPU
Case that holds the internal components
Input and output/ communication devices
Joystick, touch screen, hubs, routers, switches, modems
Both of input and output controls
Saves data permanently
What is a hard drive
Any part of the you can touch that's inside the case or attached to it by cords
What is software
Electronic instructions that tell a computer what to do
Two types of software
Operating system software
Controls the overall activity of a computer
Allows users to perform certain tasks (calculators, play games)
Why are the 4 parts of hardware
2. System unit
Wireless access point
Personal digital assistants
Allows you to access internet where ever
Blind carbon copy
Local area network
Allows you to connect to Internet at school or work
Wide area network
World Wide Web
Single web document
Collection of web pages
What lets you send but not receive info
Internet service provider
Type of connection that allows you to access the Internet at the airport or Cafe
Slowest internet connection
Domain or organization
Networking organization domain
Commercial business domain
Universal resource locator
Hyper text transfer protocol
What is the s after HTTPs
E-business web sites that allow users to purchase products or services
User names file when saving it
A suffix that windows XP adds to a file to help find it later on
Space of the file
Shows programme used to access it
Last date file was changed
File name can be how many characters long
Up to 215 characters including spaces in length
What are some things that are not to be included in a file name?
/ \ : * ? ^ |
Tips for file naming
Meaningful name that you will remember
Abbreviate names when possible
Use naming scheme and be consistent
Separate draft and complete work
Contains users information
Software computer information
Contains a bunch of files around the same subject