International Institute of Management and Technology
Fundamentals of Computer and Information System
Part A: Attempt all the following 10*2=20 Marks
1. What was the expected feature of fifth generation computers when Japan started FGCS?
A) Operating Systems
B) Paralled Processing
D) None of above
2. Which of the following memory medium is not used as main memory system?
A) Magnetic core
C) Magnetic tape
D) Both semiconductor and magnetic tape
3. The storage subsystem in a microcomputer consists mainly of __ or __ media with varying capacities
A) Memory or video
B) Magnetic or optical
C) Optical or memory
D) Video or magnetic
4. Programs designed to perform specific tasks is known as
A) system software
B) application software
C) utility programs
D) operating system
5. Computer operators
A) writes computer programs for specific problems
B) operate the device which input and output data from the computer
C) normally require a college degree in computer science
D) all of the above
6. Which of the following is not anti-viruses software?
7. What is a compiler?
A) A compiler does a conversion line by line as the program is run
B) A compiler converts the whole of a higher level program code into machine code in one step
C) A compiler is a general purpose language providing very efficient execution
D) None of the above
8. _______ computers are also called personal computers
A) Mainframe Computer
B) Mini Computers
C) Micro Computers
D) Super Computers
9. Which of the following is not input unit device?
10. Identify the correct statement
A) IBM PCs used RISC CPU designs
B) Macintosh used CISC CPU design
C) IBM used CISC CPU design
D) None of above is true
Part B: Attempt 5 of the following 5*10=50 Marks
1. What is the basic structure of computer and application of compute in society?
2. Explain input and output devices.
3. Explain booting process of system.
4. What are the features of windows operating system?
5. Explain the need, meaning and functions of MIS?
6. Explain the recent trends in Information Technology.
Part C: case Study 30 Marks
The director of information systems of a major engineering firm is pondering whether to break apart and totally reconfigure his computer operations centre. At present, a single large computer supports the company’s batch and online systems. Work loads are quite erratic and in the past year long response time delays on the online systems, combined with batch schedules, have put him under considerable pressure to provide more responsive service.
(a) Suggest several alternative hardware configurations and evaluate them in terms of both overall efficiency and responsiveness to user needs.
(b) What other actions might be taken to improve responsiveness to user needs without reconfiguring the hardware?