Module 1 Exam Study Guide

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Module

1 Exam Study Guide


(1)
What is
an operating system?


(2)
Which
portion of the operating system gets loaded first and
directly manages hardware?


(3)
The part of an operating system that manages a single hardware component is k
nown as a device _________.


(4)
Name some

system resources managed by the operating system?


(5)
A running instance of some program is known as a

__________
?


(6)
The system software stored in non
-
volatile memory is referred to as
f_ _ _ _ _ _

_
.


(7)
BlackBerry OS, iOS, and Android are examples of ____________.



(8)
Desktop operating systems are often optimized

to

_____.


(9)
Mobile operating systems are often optimized
to
____.


(10)
Super
-
computer operating systems are often op
timized
to
_____.


(11)
Server operating systems are often optimized

to

______.


(12)
A graphical user interface, also called a WIMP interface, is composed of
what four key elements?



(1
3
)
A command line user interface is also known as ___________.


(1
4
)
With Windows, the fastest way to switch between application windows is by typing _________.


(1
5
)
From the window menu, the menu item _________ makes the window fill the entire desktop.


(1
6
)
The Windows Edit menu has accelerator keys for cut
,
copy, and paste
.

List them.



(
17
)
What key c
an you use from the Windows GUI

to cycle through all the fields and buttons in a dialog without using
a mouse?


(18)
List four ways you can accent a character in Microsoft Word.


(
19
)
What is the purpose of

a serve
r
?


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On Windows systems, each disk drive is identified by ______________.


(
23
)

What is a

directory (or folder)
?


(
24
)

On each drive, the directory tree hierarchy starts with the _________ directory.


(25
)
"C:
\
Windows
\
Notepad.exe" is an e
xample of

a

________________.


(26
)
What are some
symbols
that
are

NOT

safe to use in a file name?


(27
)
What is the definition of application software
?



(28
)
System settings in Windows are saved

in the

_________.