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COMP 129 PC Hardware and Software with Lab

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1

In this discussion, we will look at the basics of both hardware and operating systems. To begin this discussion, let’s first define the difference between hardware and software. What is hardware? What is software? What are the purposes of hardware and software? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2

In this discussion, we will look at power supplies and form factors. What is the purpose of a power supply? What is a form factor? How do power supplies and form factors relate to one another? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1

Take some time this week to open up your computer (or better yet, an old junky one), and take a look inside (be sure to unplug your machine and not to touch any of the components—look but don’t touch). Based on your readings, what kind of motherboard is being used? What form factor? How did you know? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2

What is a CPU? What is the purpose of the CPU? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1

Describe the Windows operating system. Discuss some of your favorite Windows features. Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2

Discussion 2 Have you ever had a problem with your Windows operating system? What happened, and what was the result? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1

Identify and discuss some peripherals that ordinary desktop PC users would normally use. Discuss how they work and their purposes. Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2

Discuss backup strategies and devices that you can use with your PC at home or in the workplace. How does the device connect? What standards does it use? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1

What are the basic components required to set up a network? How do you add a PC to a network? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2

What is one of your favorite applications that utilizes the Internet? Discuss what happens behind the scenes in the network that enables your PC to implement that application. Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1

What are some of the basic precautions a computer owner or network administrator can take to help make the computing environment secure? What are some of the basic security threats that a user or administrator might have to face? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2

What is Linux? When would you use it? How does it differ from Windows? Are there different versions of Linux? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1

What is troubleshooting? How can you find the cause(s) of the problem quickly when you have limited experience? Why is it important to keep a computer healthy? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2

We have studied the CLI for both Windows and Linux. The real power in using commands comes with scripting. What are some repetitive tasks you can think of that could be done more easily with a well-written script? Avoid using the Respond button at the top of the discussion. Help keep the discussion organized by responding only to other posts.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 1 Quiz Latest

  1. Question : (TCO 2)Why is having the correct device driver so important?
  • It enables a specific operating system to run as multiple machines.
  • It enables multiple computers to share devices.
  • It enables a device to work in both a powered and unpowered state.
  • It enables a specific operating system to control a specific piece of hardware.

Question 2. Question : (TCO 2) What is the maximum transfer rate for a USB 2.0 port?

  • 1.5 Mbps
  • 3 Mbps
  • 10 Mbps
  • 480 Mbps

Question 3. Question : (TCO 2) What is the primary purpose of the power supply?

  • Controls internal computer temperature
  • Converts AC to DC
  • Provides power to external devices
  • Supplies AC electricity to the computer parts

Question 4. Question : (TCO 2) What atmospheric condition can increase the potential for static electricity?

  • High temperatures
  • Low temperatures
  • Low humidity
  • None; atmospheric conditions have little impact on static electricity

Question 5. Question : (TCO 2) A _____ is required before software from the BIOS is executed.

  • power good signal
  • password
  • surge protector good signal
  • power down signal

Question 6. Question : (TCO 2) Which unit would you recommend for the help desk people who sit at a computer for a 24/7 operation where help must be provided at all times?

  • A UPS
  • A surge protector
  • An upgrade power supply
  • A line conditioner

Question 7. Question : (TCO 1) Refer to the provided figure. What type of cable would have this symbol?

  • Radio frequency (RF)
  • USB 3.0
  • Bluetooth
  • FireWire

Question 8. Question : (TCO 1) Jane decides to restart her computer by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete combination keys. This procedure is called a _____.

  • shutdown
  • warm boot
  • quick start
  • mistake

Question 9. Question : (TCO 1) Why is it best not to start cleaning a computer by using compressed air?

  • Some people may be sensitive to the dust blown into the air.
  • Pressure may damage the fragile electronic equipment.
  • Heavy dirt cannot be moved by the compressed air.
  • The turbulence from the compressed air causes an RFI disturbance.

Question 10. Question : (TCO 11) After a problem is solved, a technician must _____ findings, actions, and outcomes.

  • tell his or her boss
  • the document
  • memorize
  • e-mail

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 2 Quiz Latest

  1. Question : (TCO 3)Major microprocessor manufacturers are _____.
  • Apple, Gateway, and Dell Intel,
  • Motorola, and AMD
  • Maxtor, Seagate, and Sony
  • Microsoft, 3-Com, and Oracle

Question 2. Question : (TCO 3) What does quad core mean in relation of processors?

  • The main CPU is clocked at four times the static rate.
  • Four processors are installed in one or two sockets on the motherboard.
  • Four pipelines are used inside the processor for simultaneous instruction execution.
  • Four core system processes can be executed upon simultaneously.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 3) An engineering professor teaches CAS at the university. Which expansion slot would be best for the graphics card in the professor’s computer?

  • PCI
  • PCI-X
  • AGP
  • PCIe

Question 4. Question : (TCO 3) Most motherboards use _____ for RAM. Student Answer:

  • DIMMs
  • RIMMs
  • VCMs
  • DIPs

Question 5. Question : (TCO 3) Double-sided memory _____.

  • is two memory modules in the same physical module
  • is required to do dual-channeling
  • is most often used with Rambus
  • provides faster throughput

Question 6. Question : (TCO 3) Dual channeling _____.

  • requires more cache memory
  • requires more RAM
  • requires dual CPUs
  • requires matched modules

Question 7. Question : (TCO 3) Where are mini PCIe cards normally installed?

  • In tablet computers
  • In smartphones
  • On the bottom of a laptop
  • In a slot adjacent to the processor

Question 8. Question : (TCO 2) Which of the following will most likely contain SO-DIMM memory?

  • Servers
  • Desktop workstations
  • Notebook computers
  • Printers

Question 9. Question : (TCO 2) A physical problem with a memory chip will often cause a(n) _____ error.

  • out of memory
  • bad sector
  • POST
  • Task Manager

Question 10. Question : (TCO 11) Bill and John are overloaded. They have to install more than 50 access points. Joni hears their frustration and offers to help. This is an example of _____.

  • tag teaming
  • consolidation
  • teamwork
  • outsourcing

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 3 Quiz Latest

  1. Question : (TCO 4)Linux has a variety of _____ that provide the basic functionality that you are used to when working with an operating system, such as the cp command for copying files, the mvcommand for moving files, the vi editor for editing a text file, and so on.
  • DOS commands
  • utilities
  • batch files
  • GUI tools

Question 2. Question : (TCO 4) What is a home screen on a mobile device?

  • Where you have to be to see what applications are currently running
  • Where the physical volume control is normally located
  • Where photo files are stored
  • Where app icons are found

Question 3. Question : (TCO 4) Consider the following directory structure from the

C: drive root directory.

2014_Term (directory)

CompRepair (subdirectory)

Opsys (subdirectory)

Cisco8 (subdirectory)

VOIP (subdirectory)

If the prompt is C:2014_Term> and you wanted to move into theCisco8 subdirectory, what command do you type?

  • CD Cisco8
  • CD..
  • CD Cisco8
  • CD C:Cisco8

Question 4. Question : (TCO 4) List three items commonly found in a dialog box.

  • Properties, Close button, Font button
  • OK button, Cancel button, Make new file button
  • Help button, Close button, OK button
  • Help button, Close button, Restart button

Question 5. Question : (TCO 4) Which tool can you use to view, but not modify, hardware and configuration information for your computer?

  • The System applet in Control Panel
  • Msinfo32
  • Msconfig.exe
  • Event Viewer

Question 6. Question : (TCO 4) Who is given credit for the GNU initiative?

  • Richard Stallman
  • Bill Gates
  • Linus Torvald
  • All of the above

Question 7. Question : (TCO 4) Which user type was available in Windows XP but is not available for Windows Vista and 7?

  • Guest
  • Administrator
  • Standard User
  • Power User

Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) What Windows 7 feature speeds up file searches?

  • Shadow Copy
  • Indexing
  • Sharing
  • ReadyBoost

Question 9. Question : (TCO 4) What is the default location for 64-bit application files in Windows 7?

  • The Windows folder
  • The Program Files folder
  • The SysWOW64 folder
  • The System64 folder

Question 10. Question : (TCO 11) Learning the next-generation features of the most recent smartphones is an example of _____.

  • OS maintenance
  • staying current with technology
  • leveraging documentation
  • working out a solution

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 4 Quiz Latest

  1. Question : (TCO 5) A laptop normally has an _____ type of hard drive installed.
  • internal SCSI
  • external SCSI
  • external SATA
  • internal SATA

Question 2. Question : (TCO 6) Why is backing up data to a different partition on the same hard drive not a good idea?

  • The data perform at a slower rate.
  • Other users who have rights to save files can retrieve the backup, install to a different computer or drive, and potentially see others’ data.
  • If the drive fails, both the data and the backup are potentially unusable.
  • The backup takes longer.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 6) Which backup type would back up all the user’s data and set the archive bit for each file?

  • Comprehensive
  • Full
  • Differential
  • Incremental

Question 4. Question : (TCO 5) Which optical medium has the greatest storage capacity?

  • Compact disc
  • Dual-layer, single-sided DVD
  • Single-layer, single-sided Blu-ray disc
  • Dual-layer, double-sided DVD

Question 5. Question : (TCO 5) For internal optical drives, what is the most common type of internal interface found today?

  • SCSI
  • IDE
  • USB
  • Firewire

Question 6. Question : (TCO 6) What term is used to describe the number of samples a sound card takes to create the reproduction of the original sound?

  • Analog-to-digital conversion rate
  • Power rating
  • Frequency response
  • Signal to noise ratio

Question 7. Question : (TCO 5) What Android app could be used to see saved photos?

  • Settings
  • Gallery
  • Photos
  • Video

Question 8. Question : (TCO 5) What happens when you press the Fn key along with a function key on a laptop computer?

  • You allow the computer to be placed in one of four power modes, which helps with video troubleshooting.
  • You allow the computer to be placed in diagnostic mode, which is especially useful when troubleshooting video problems.
  • You get additional features depending on the key you press. You refresh the monitor.

Question 9. Question : (TCO 6) A user wants to expand his normal Windows 7 desktop work area across two monitors. What would be the best solution for this user?

  • Use an integrated VGA port and a DVI port on an adapter.
  • Install a video card with two ports if two ports are not available on the motherboard.
  • Use a KVM switch.
  • Use a video splitter.

Question 10. Question : (TCO 11) What should you do when speaking on the phone with a customer who is very upset and yelling at you?

  • Stay calm but raise your voice level a little to show the importance and professionalism of your technical question.
  • Ask the caller whether you can put him or her on hold while he or she calms down.
  • Hang up on the caller.
  • Speak to the customer using a calm, professional tone.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 5 Quiz Latest

  1. Question : (TCO 7)Patsy is a DeVry University professor. Patsy has some online testing software that uses the Java plug-in. Which Internet Explorer tab can Patsy use to ensure that the plug-in is installed?
  • Connections
  • Programs
  • Privacy
  • Content

Question 2. Question : (TCO 7) What term describes the sending of data, voice, and video over the same network?

  • Asynchronous
  • communication
  • Convergence
  • QoS
  • Telecomputing

Question 3. Question : (TCO 7) Your small business has four computers. What type of network are you operating if each machine is responsible for its own security?

  • WAN
  • Server
  • Workgroup
  • Fiber optic

Question 4. Question : (TCO 7) The bottom layer of the OSI model is _____.

  • data link
  • physical
  • network
  • transport

Question 5. Question : (TCO 7) What layer of the OSI model encapsulates data into frames?

  • Data link
  • Physical
  • Session
  • Application

Question 6. Question : (TCO 7) The length of a MAC address is _____ bits, an IPv4 address is _____ bits and an IPv6 address is _____ bits.

  • 48; 32; 128
  • 12; 32; 16
  • 48; 255; 128
  • 12; 256; 64

Question 7. Question : (TCO 7) Which network type requires the most pre-planning?

  • Ethernet networks
  • Host networks
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Client-server networks

Question 8. Question : (TCO 7) Which is a valid MAC address?

  • 192.168.12.15
  • 255.255.255.0
  • 73-99-12-61-15
  • C0-34-FF-15-01-8E

Question 9. Question : (TCO 7) Jaqueline, the new technician, has a customer who connects to the Internet from his laptop and uses the cellular network because of the remote locations he must visit for his job. What technology is the customer using?

  • Wireless broadband
  • DSL
  • Cable modem
  • Satellite modem

Question 10. Question : (TCO 11) What term is used to describe a technician who helps another technician to learn the trade?

  • Being proactive
  • Being reactive
  • Mentoring
  • Networking

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 6 Quiz Latest

  1. Question : (TCO 8)The protocols used to encrypt account names and passwords are called authentication protocols. The protocol used for Windows is _____.
  • Kerberos
  • Crypto IP Encapsulation (CIPE)
  • Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Question 2. Question : (TCO 9) A(n) _____ is about the size of a credit card, but thicker.

  • ExpressCard
  • CardBus card
  • PCI card
  • PC Card

Question 3. Question : (TCO 8) A worm _____.

  • is a program that can replicate by attaching itself to another program
  • can spread copies of itself throughout a network without a host program
  • does not need a host program to work; It pretends to be a legitimate program
  • is dormant code added to software and triggered by a predetermined event

Question 4. Question : (TCO 8) _____ prove(s) that individuals are who they say they are.

  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • A background process
  • BIOS settings

Question 5. Question : (TCO 8) The largest security risk for stealing confidential data comes from ____.

  • Russian or Chinese hackers
  • college students studying hacking
  • employees leaving passwords in full view
  • disgruntled employees

Question 6. Question : (TCO 8) Which security method would be best to use if extremely sensitive government information were stored on a hard drive that will no longer be used?

  • Buy 1/0 rewrite software.
  • Drill holes in the platters and smash the pieces with a hammer.
  • Hold a magnet over each platter.
  • Repartition the hard drive into multiple partitions using different file systems.

Question 7. Question : (TCO 8) The protocols used to encrypt account names and passwords are called _____ protocols.

  • user service
  • encryption
  • authentication
  • authorization

Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) Which Linux command shows you what the current directory is?

  • more
  • pwd
  • dir
  • ls

Question 9. Question : (TCO 9) What is SSID broadcasting?

  • The method the access point uses to reach all wireless NICs with a single message
  • A means for the access point to send the wireless encryption keys to all wireless NICs for network access
  • The access point constantly sending the name of the wireless network into the air
  • The access method used for 802.11 a, b, g, and n wireless networks

Question 10. Question : (TCO 11) Trust between you and your customer begins with _____.

  • never lying.
  • good communications skills
  • a new customer discount
  • professionalism.

 

COMP 129 DeVry Week 7 Quiz Latest

  1. (TCO 4)You have been asked to temporarily fill in for a Linux administrator who has just been fired. This administrator was known to take a lax view of security and it is suspected that passwords are still kept in the /etc/passwd file. When viewing that file, which entry below would indicate that the passwords are there?
  • kolson:85yxir:430:0:Back Door:/root:/bin/bash
  • badams:x:341:52:Brent Adams:/users/badams:/bin/bash
  • dclifford:x:689:306:non secure user:/root:
  • tmurphy:x:100:100:/users/tmurphy:/bin/bash

Question 2. Question : (TCO 11) Mitch Miller wants to use his optical drive to play a Moody Blues CD. When he inserts the disc and closes the drive tray, the drive turns, but he does not hear any music. What type of problem would a technician say this is?

  • The technician would say that it is a hardware problem.
  • The technician would say that it is a software problem.
  • The technician would say that it is an error of the user.
  • The technician would not be able to draw a conclusion from the description given.

Question 3. Question : (TCO 10) In which troubleshooting step do you complete a help-desk ticket by typing the solution and closing the ticket?

  • Document findings, actions, and outcomes.
  • Identify the problem.
  • Verify full system functionality and, if applicable, implement preventive measures.
  • Establish a plan of action to resolve the problem and implement the solution.

Question 4. Question : (TCO 10) The audio beeps heard during the boot process are caused by the _____.

  • RAM
  • processor
  • CMOS
  • BIOS

Question 5. Question : (TCO 10) Hardware errors are often obvious _____.

  • during POST
  • during printing
  • when saving a file
  • during RAM access

Question 6. Question : (TCO 10) What component is most likely to be included in an audio and video editing PC design?

  • RAID
  • Powerful GPU
  • Multiple processors
  • Video capture card

Question 7. Question : (TCO 10) Which of the following would most likely be a design consideration for a gaming PC rather than a computer used for virtualization?

  • NAS
  • High amount of RAM
  • Multiple fast, large-capacity hard drives
  • Additional system cooling

Question 8. Question : (TCO 10) Debbie keeps getting an error each time she tries to save her worksheet in AJAX ABC accounting software to the thumb drive. She then saves an Excel spreadsheet she was working on to the thumb drive and it too produces the error. A good next step would be to _____.

  • save the file to a different drive.
  • open the computer case to see whether the thumb drive is connected properly.
  • replace the hard drive.

Question 9. Question : (TCO 10) Which statement is true regarding mobile design?

  • Smartphones typically have as much RAM as laptops.
  • Netbooks are low cost and lightweight.
  • Netbooks are typically lighter than tablets.
  • Laptops usually have less storage capability than tablets or smartphones.

Question 10. Question : (TCO 10) An internal keyboard is generally connected to the laptop’s system board using a _____.

  • USB connector
  • ribbon cable
  • PS/2 port
  • mini-molex connector

 

COMP 129 DeVry Course Project

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BUILDING A PERFECT PC!

The COMP129 project is designed to help you apply what you are learning each week using current hardware and software options to build a PC that meets a specific purpose. Although your Final Project is due in Week 7, you will begin working in Week 1 and continue adding components to your computer in each week of the class. Start by selecting the purpose of your computer and a budget. Then you can work each week to select components for your PC based on what you are learning in your class activities. Download the project deliverable template and create a spreadsheet in Week 1. (Remember, you will be turning in these two files in Week 7.) Build on these during the term as you work on building your perfect PC.

Guidelines

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Plan to build your perfect PC. (Remember, you are to select each part of the computer. No kits are allowed. No prebuilt computing devices are allowed. This project is designed to help you apply what you are learning each week using current hardware and software options.) Use the lab project template to turn in your project questions. Attach an Excel spreadsheet that includes the major components, specifications, parts, vendors, pricing, and total cost as outlined below. (You can add additional rows and columns to the Excel template if you want to add more than the minimum in your completed computer build).

  1. Plan the purpose of your computer. (Remember, Chapter 10 in your textbook will give you some ideas on what you might select as a purpose.)
  2. Preplan a price range and try to stick to it. (Were you able to stick to your budget? Why or why not?)
  3. List all major components in your spreadsheet template. (Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as needed).
  4. Determine all necessary parts to buy. (Include at least the case, expansion cards, NIC, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
  5. Include OS and software.
  6. Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts.
  7. Price parts from two locations. You may use brick-and-mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect, and online sellers, such as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. You can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire. (You will be adding in the prices from these two locations as separate columns in your spreadsheet. See Item 8 below.)
  8. Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals. (Make sure you add the vendor, price, and total for all the items you select, as well as the total for the computer as a whole.)
  9. Write a 4–5-paragraph report on your learning and experiences in completing this project. Make sure to include an introduction, two to three paragraphs about the project, and a conclusion for full credit on this part of the assignment. Remember, this portion of the project is worth 10 points, so make sure you are thorough and complete in your essay.

Best Practices

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Work each week: Although your Final Project is due in Week 7, start working in Week 1 and continue adding components to your computer in each week of the class. In Week 1, you will be selecting the purpose of your computer, as well as a budget. Find a purpose that will be interesting to you as you address the components each week throughout the course. (Remember, Chapter 10 in your textbook will give you some ideas on what you might select as a purpose.) You will work each week to select components for your PC based on what you are learning in your class activities.

Budget: Were you able to stick to your original budget? Why or why not? Include this information on the project template.

Template: Use the project template to answer the questions and frame your project deliverables. Make sure you write in complete sentences and address all sections of the project. The component lists are the minimum—add in additional items as you find them each week. Different computer purposes and budgets will require different considerations for parts and budget. Make sure you add in everything necessary for your specific purpose. Did you have to modify your budget as you worked to select components each week?

Excel: Create an excel spreadsheet that includes all of the gradable items.

  1. List all major components in your spreadsheet template. Include at least the motherboard, processor power, memory, drives, and monitor size. Add to this list as needed.
  2. Determine all necessary parts to buy. (Include at least the case, expansion cards, NIC, and keyboard. Add to this list as needed.)
  3. Include OS and software.
  4. Update an Excel spreadsheet with all specifications and parts.
  5. Price parts from two locations: You may use brick-and-mortar stores in your area, such as TigerDirect, and online sellers, such as.newegg.com/”>newegg.comor.tigerdirect.com/”>http://www.tigerdirect.com/. You can do all of your comparison shopping online, if you desire.
  6. Update your spreadsheet with the seller’s name, prices, and totals. Add the prices from the two vendor locations as separate columns in your spreadsheet. Make sure you add the vendor, price, and total for all items you select, as well as for the computer as a whole.

Essay: Make sure to include an introduction, two to three paragraphs about the project, and a conclusion for full credit on this part of the assignment. Remember, this portion of the project is worth 10 points, so make sure you are thorough and complete in your essay. Talk about the purpose and budget issues, as well. How did you use your budget to select components? Were there any surprises? Were you able to stick to your original budget? Why or why not? Were there things you ended up not adding due to budget restrictions? These are only some things to consider as you assess your project work for the term.

Week-by-Week Additions to the Project

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Week 1: This week is an introduction to hardware and software, and you will learn to identify basic computer components and the role of the operating system. Make sure you decide on a purpose for your project and an associated budget. (Remember, Chapter 10 in your textbook will give you some ideas on what you might select as a purpose.)

Week 2: This week is an introduction to motherboards, CPUs, memory, and BIOS/CMOS. Apply what you are learning this week to your Course Project by investigating which motherboard, CPU, and memory selection is appropriate for your computer build.

Week 3: This week is an introduction to the basic function of the operating system the most common types of operating systems available. Apply what you are learning this week to your Course Project by investigating which OS is appropriate for your computer and what version to install.

Week 4: This week is an introduction to how a hard drive works and what forms of peripherals, backup, and storage devices are available. Apply what you are learning this week to your Course Project by investigating what hard drive, peripherals, and storage media you want to include with your system.

Week 5: This week is an introduction to networking and networking components. Apply what you are learning this week to your Course Project by investigating what NIC to include with your system.

Week 6: This week introduces topics related to security. Apply what you are learning this week to your Course Project by investigating what OS to include with your system. In addition, decide how to handle physical security issues for your computer, as well as what you will use to help fight malware and viruses. Are you going to choose a firewall? Why or why not?

Week 7: The Course Project is due this week and covers what was learned in previous week’s about the components.

Grading Rubrics

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Category Points % Description

 

Completeness of specs and parts 10 28.5 All major components, OS, and software listed
Content, including brands, prices, and citation of source 15 43 All points addressed with adequate content
Quality and completeness of 2–5-paragraph report 10 28.5 Report will not address the steps taken to complete project, but will describe the learning taken away by completing the assignment
Total 35 100 A quality project will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

 

Download the .equella.ecollege.com/file/fe25679a-cc25-4079-a28b-289fa1484619/19/Comp129_Project_Template_ADD_NAME.docx”>project template: Remember, you will have two files to submit in Week 7: the project template and your Excel spreadsheet.

Submit your assignment (two files) to the Week 7 Course Project Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructionsor watch this Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

 

 

COMP 129 DeVry Final Exam

 

COMP 129 FINAL EXAM 100% CORRECT ANSWERS

  1. (TCO 1)The HAL and executive services are elements of the __________.
  • application software
  • shell
  • kernel
  • device drivers
  1. (TCO 1) Information on installed hardware, software, system configuration, and current running programs can be accessed using ________.
  • command prompt (cmd.exe)
  • control panel
  • system information utility (msinfo32.exe)
  • Explorer
  1. (TCO 2) The ____ is a measure of resistance to electricity
  • Ohm
  • Amp
  • Volt
  • watt
  1. (TCO 2) A system might have up to ____ types of ribbon cables
  • two
  • three
  • four
  • five
  1. (TCO 2) When should a soft boot be used on your computer?
  • Only when absolutely necessary
  • Never
  • Anytime you want
  • There is no such thing as a soft boot.
  1. (TCO 3) What type of RAM do most motherboards use today?
  • RIMM
  • Rambus
  • SAMM
  • DIMM
  1. (TCO 3) To help secure a computer, you can set a startup or “power-on” password so that the startup BIOS will ask for the password during the boot process. This password is stored in _______.
  • BIOS
  • CMOS RAM
  • DDR RAM
  • the CPU
  1. (TCO 3) The term form factor in regards to a motherboard refers to the ______ layout of the components on the board
  • physical
  • logical
  • proposed
  • inverted
  1. (TCO 9) When you first purchase a notebook, make sure you have a ____ CD containing the installed OS so you can recover from a failed hard drive
  • development
  • management
  • diagnostic
  • recovery
  1. (TCO 9) ____ let you specify which devices are to be loaded on startup for a particular user or set of circumstances
  • Hardware profiles
  • Folder redirections
  • Briefcase profiles
  • Startup profiles
  1. (TCO 9) What types of SO-DIMMS can NOT be used in a notebook PC?
  • 200 pin DDR SO-DIMMs
  • 72-pin SO-DIMMs
  • 200 pin DDR2 SO-DIMMs
  • 64 pin DDR2 SO-DIMMs
  1. (TCO 4) The sector on the disk drive that keeps track of the location of where the partitions are located is called the ___________.
  • master boot record (MBR)
  • partition record
  • sector record
  • hard disk sector
  1. (TCO 4) What is the minimum amount of RAM required for a Windows 7 installation?
  • 512 megabyte 32-bit and 1 gigabytes 64-bit
  • 1 gigabyte 32-bit and 1 gigabytes 64-bit
  • 1 gigabyte 32-bit and 2 gigabytes 64-bit*
  • 2 gigabyte 32-bit and 3 gigabytes 64-bit
  1. (TCO 4) What is the minimum processor speed required for a Windows 7 installation?
  • 833 MHz
  • 1 GHz
  • 2 GHz
  • 3 GHz
  1. (TCO 7) Normally, the name of the access point (called the ____) is broadcast so that anyone with a wireless computer can see the name and use the network
  • Firmware
  • Netgear
  • SSID
  • TKIP
  1. (TCO 7) This command allows you to find a NIC Card’s IP Address
  • Msconfig
  • Netcnfg
  • netcfg32
  • ipconfig
  1. (TCO 7) For dynamic IP addressing, if the PC cannot reach the ____ server, then it assigns itself an IP address.
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • TCP
  • WPA2
  1. (TCO 6) A _____ is a USB device replacing floppies as a means of transporting data from one computer to another
  • ZIP disk
  • JumpDrive
  • SuperDisk
  • Microdrive
  1. (TCO 6) The connector on a video card that has fifteen connectors in three rows is used for _____.
  • black and white monitors
  • SVGA monitors
  • LCD projectors
  • Any of the above
  1. (TCO 6) Some storage devices use memory chips to store data instead of spinning disks. Examples include which of the following
  • Hard Drives, Jump Drives, and CD Drives
  • Jump Drives, CD Drives, and Flash Memory Cards
  • CD Drives, Flash Memory Cards, and Floppy Drives
  • SSD, Jump Drives, and Flash Memory Cards*
  1. (TCO 6) Another name for a FireWire port is ____ port
  • 1394
  • Serial
  • Parallel
  • USB
  1. (TCO 5) A(n) ______ allows you to set up a second operating system without disturbing the existing operating system
  • clean install
  • dual boot
  • upgrade installation
  • special product key
  1. (TCO 5) What is the minimum hard drive size for Windows Vista?
  • 10 GB
  • 20 GB
  • 30 GB
  • 40 GB