[sysconfig1] Test 3 Pointers

  • From: "Burt Philp" <bphilp@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Sysconfig1 list" <sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 23:49:32 -0400

The following are some pointers to help you prepare for Test #3 which covers
chapters 9, 10, 12 and Linux topics covered in labs and Red Hat 6.2 Basics:

1. What is an ERD? What is the difference between a boot disk and a rescue
2. What is virtual memory, conventional memory, extended memory, expanded
memory and reserved memory? In what ways does DOS use memory different from
Windows 2000 and NT? What is NTVDM?
3. What is a virus? What are virus signatures and payloads? How do antivirus
programs detect and protect computer systems? What is the differences
between a worm and a virus? What are the different types of viruses
prevalent today?
4. Know what happens during the boot process on a Windows 2000 machine. What
are the boot options on a Windows 2000 machine? What are the system files
used to boot and configure Windows 2000? Which file systems are supported by
Windows 2000?
5. What are the differences between internal and external commands? Know how
to use wildcards in commands. Know how to use the common commands like, CD,
MD, COPY, FORMAT, XCOPY, ECHO, etc. and how to use them when writing batch
files. What is the differences between .bat files and .cmd files?
6. How do you create Windows 2000 setup disks?
7. What is syntax, piping and redirection? What is a switch?

8. How does Linux support a GUI? What are the popular desktop environments
used on Linux systems?
9. How does Linux specify the different partitions on a hard disk?

Burt Philp
Computer Studies Dept.
St. Clair College
Email: bphilp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Tel.: 519-972-2727 Ext. 4688

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