[sysconfig1] Test #1 Review Pointers

  • From: "Burt Philp" <bphilp@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Sysconfig1 list" <sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 23:18:10 -0500

 The following are some pointers to help you prepare for Test #1:

  1.. What is the role of software in a computer system?
  2.. What are the different user interfaces used by operating systems?
  3.. How is DOS used today?
  4.. Know the rules for naming files.
  5.. What is the role of the OS in a computer system?
  6.. What are the different system resources? In Windows, how do you
monitor and configure these resources?
  7.. What are the 2 operating system families that Microsoft markets? What
are the main differences between the 2 families?
  8.. What are the other operating systems available for PCs today?
  9.. What is multitasking? What are the different types of multitasking,
and how do they differ?
  10.. What types of memory modules are used in computers?
  11.. What are the different buses found in PCs?
  12.. What are the benefits of using USB devices?
  13.. What is a boot disk? How does it differ from a Startup disk? How are
Startup disks created?
  14.. What is the role of the BIOS and device drivers? What are the more
important features found in BIOSes today?
  15.. Windows 9x and Windows NT/2000/XP treat memory differently. Be
prepared to explain these differences. How is memory mapped in Real Mode?
What is HIMEM.SYS?  How is it configured?
  16.. What are the different ports available in PCs and how are they used?
  17.. What is IDE technology? How is it used in the PC?
  18.. What is Real Mode? What is Protected Mode? How does Windows 9x
accommodate 16-bit applications?
 By reviewing the PowerPoint slides, reading chapters 1 - 3 and reviewing
what you did in lab you should be able to capture this information and
answer these and other questions. Prepare early and prepare well.


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