CIT759 : MICRO-COMPUTING AND WWW (2014)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE: CIT759

COURSE TITLE: MICRO-COMPUTING AND WWW

TIME ALLOWED: 3HOURS

INSTRUCTION: ATTEMPT ANY FIVE (5) QUESTIONS

 

 

Question 1

 

a.       State and explain the components of a microcomputer system with appropriate examples. (8 marks).

b.       List and explain 3 types of adapter cards (6 marks)

c.        Calculate the number of bytes required to store “illumination” (0.5 marks)

d.       Express the exact number of bytes in 1 TB as a power of 2. (3 marks)

Question 2

a. State the functions of 2 components of the CPU. (4 marks)

b. State the major difference between RAM and ROM (2.5 marks).

c. State the Windows operating system shortcut keys to perform the following operations:

i. Exit a program (2 marks)

ii. Open the help/support menu. (1 mark)

iii. Select all (2 marks)

iv. Copy (2 marks)

v. Paste (2 marks)

d. Briefly discuss how data storage is done using floppy disks (4 marks)

Question 3

a. List and explain the variants of Compact Disc (CD). (4 marks)

b. List and explain the variants of Digital Versatile Disc/ Digital Video Disc (DVD) (8 marks).

c. List 5 web browsers that run on Windows operating systems. (2.5 marks)

d. List 6 web search engines. (3 marks)

 

Question 4

a. Explain briefly how a keyboard works (2 marks).

b. Explain briefly how a mouse works (3.5 marks).

c. Discuss briefly touch-pads and how they work (3 marks).

d. List and explain briefly 2 types of optical scanners (5 marks).

e. List 2 components in a voice recognition system (4 marks).

Question 5

Write briefly on the following;

a.

i)                    Ergonomics (4 marks)

ii)                   Resolutions (4 marks)

iii)                 Newsgroup (4 marks)

iv)                Motherboard (4 marks)

 

b. what are secondary storage devices? (1.5 marks)

Question 6

a. List 2 components of any hardware recognition/ input devices. (2 marks)

b. List 2 display technologies used in PC systems.  (2 marks)

c. Complete the table below summarizing the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of monitors (8 marks)

CHARACTERISTICS
CRT MONITOR
FLAT PANEL MONITOR
Size and weight

Power consumption

Potential viewing problems

Price

d. Briefly discuss the following:

i. Ink jet printers (3 marks)

ii. Dot-matrix printers (2.5 marks)

 

Question 7

a. List and explain 5 common image file formats/types, their extensions and their meanings (10 marks).

b. List and explain 3 sound file formats, their extensions and their meanings (6 marks).

c. List 2 common video file formats stating, their extensions and their meanings (1.5 marks).

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