MD University College IFSM 201 Operating System Software Module (2015)

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Question 1                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


A single machine (server) that allows multiple users to access that machine simultaneously must have what type of OS installed?


Question 2                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


A complete operating system that works on a desktop computer, notebook computer, or mobile computing device is a  operating system.


Question 3                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


An operating system that allows a single user to work on two or more programs at the same time is what type of OS?


Question 4                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


True or false? All operating systems are bundled with the same list of system utilities.


Question 5                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


Which of the following is not considered a utility program?


Question 6                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


The only system utilities available are those bundled with the OS.


Question 7                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


Which is the OS that can be obtained for free or at a much lower price than other major operating systems?


Question 8                                                                                                                                          Points: 30 out of 30


Part 1: 10 out of 10


Part 2: 10 out of 10


Part 3: 10 out of 10


You currently have a PC with Windows Vista installed. Which of the following statements would hold true in a decision to upgrade to Windows 8 (or the latest version available)? Select Yes or No for each option.


It can be loaded on a hardware configuration I currently have without upgrading any of the current hardware on your PC.






Question 9                                                                                                                                          Points: 10 out of 10


The term used for a device that combines the screen size (5- to 6.9-inch) and functions of a tablet with several features of a phone is  .


Question 10                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


If you intend to use your cell phone only for phone calls and for texting, what would you consider the most significant factor to consider in purchasing a smartphone?


Question 11                                                                                                                                       Points: 20 out of 40


Part 1: 0 out of 10


Part 2: 10 out of 10


Part 3: 10 out of 10


Part 4: 0 out of 10


Which of the following are considered jobs that an operating system must perform? Select Yes or No for each option.




Question 12                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


Which of the following is not considered a job that an operating system must perform?


Question 13                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


What type of program allows a user to copy or back up selected files or an entire hard disk to another storage medium?


Question 14                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


Manufacturers of peripheral hardware devices include special software utilities to help the operating system send commands to the hardware devices. This software is referred to as  .


Question 15                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


An operating system is considered to be  .


Question 16                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


What is the most significant issue that needs to be addressed when ensuring the proper functioning of a computer?


Question 17                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


Which of the following reasons may be given for Microsoft’s Windows OS being the most widely used?


Question 18                                                                                                                                       Points: 10 out of 10


Which OS has the largest library of applications compatible across many different computing platforms?


Question 19                                                                                                                                       Points: 0 out of 10


Which major OS has more reported security breaches?






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