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1. a) (i) Define “computer storage” (ii),What is register?

(Hi) Explain three (3) types of register

(2 marks) (2 marks) (6 marks)
  1. b) (i) Kilobyte (KB), Megabyte (MB), Gigabyte (GB), Terabyte (TB), and Petabyte (PB) are used to
    represent various units of measurement capacities in computer storage. Write down the


relationship between these units of measurement.

(ii) Give two requirements of a Data Protection Act.

(5 marks) (2 marks)

(iii) The Data Protection Act of 1998 contains eight basic rules or principles. Give three Organizations or types of data that are exempted from the Data Protection act. (3 marks)

2. a) (i) What is a computer port?

(ii) Briefly describe and give the function of three computer ports.

b) (i) What are the four categories of operating system functions?

(ii) What are the two basic types of user interfaces in an operating system?

(2 marks)
(2 marks)

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(iii) Differentiate between the two interfaces in b (ii) above, giving an example in each case.

(2 marks)

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2 1 WAM Lidia 12 11 12 17  
3 2 Asumta Yaya 34 10   ‘ 34 11  
4 3 Ngum Eric 23. 36 23 10  
5 4 Yong Dora 44 12 15 36  
  5 Ndzi Delbert 25 34 20 12  
7 6 Fai Carol 11 23 11 34  
S 7 Tata Paul 10 12 10 23 L___
9 8 Ebot Susan 36 34 36 13  
le 9 Tingem Irene 21 23 19 26  
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(i) Use the SUM spreadsheet Function and write the formula in cell G2, which will be calculate

the total for the test for each student.                                                                             .(2 marks)

(ii) Use the AVERAGE spreadsheet Function and write the formula in cell C11, which will calculate the

average of test 1..                                                                                                           (2 marks)






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  • Computer users may suffer from a range of health problems known as work — related

disorders. Name three work — related disorders.                                                           (3 marks)

  • Give the causes of lower back pain. (2 marks)
  • State four methods of preventing lower back pain (4 marks)
  1. b) (i) What is the difference between computer science and information and communication

technology (ICT)                                                                                                            (2 marks)

  • List three specialist ICT jobs and explain what these jobs entail. (6 marks)
  • Explain how ICT is employed in education (3 marks)
  1. a) (i) Explain the difference between a track and a sector, using a diagram. (3 marks)
  • Explain the term “data integrity” and when is data said to have integrity? (3 marks)
  • Name four ways that cause data to loss integrity. (4 marks)
  1. b) Define the following terms as used in data bases.
  • Table
  • Record
  • Field
  • Form (4 marks)
  1. c) (i) A company has decided to computerize its manual sales system. Describe two tasks to be done

at the analysis stage.                                                                                                       (2 marks)

  • Give two tasks to be done at the design stage. (2 marks))
  • Describe two tasks to be done at the implementation stage. (2 marks)


  1. a) (i) What do you understand by a computer network? (2 marks)
  • State two types of networks based on geographical coverage. (2 marks)
  • Give four examples of wireless communication media. (2 marks)
  • What are intemet services? (1 mark)
  • What is on — line commerce (e-commerce)? (2 marks)_
  • Give one advantage and one disadvantage of on — line commerce. (2 marks)

b)• (i) What do you understand by coding of information in computers?                       (2 marks)

Assume that a coding scheme uses 8-bit binary codes to represent letters of the alphabet as shown below.




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Code Letter
0100000/ A
01000010 B
01000100 D
01000101 E
01000110 F
01000111 G
01001000 H
01001001 I
  • Observe the trend in the allocation of codes and determine the binary code that this coding

scheme will use to represent the letter L. explain your answer.                                             (3 marks)

  • Using this coding scheme, write the decimal code for the letter E. (2 marks)
  • Determine the letter which has a decimal code of 66. (4 marks)
  1. Computers use System and Application software’s to function.
  2. a) With the help of examples, explain:
  • Application software
  • System software (4 marks)
  1. b) (i) Give two differences between high level languages and low level languages. (4 marks)

(ii) Describe one diagram that can be used by a system analyst when producing system

documentation.                                                                                                               (4 marks)

(iii) Give three advantages of buying a software package rather than writing a program(3 marks) liv) Describe two benefits of using top-down design to develop computer software’s. (2 inark:;)

  1. c) Give two examples of utility programs and state their uses. (3 marks)
7. In computing, the output depends on the program used and the file structure.

a)    List any FOUR forms of output and the hardware used in each case.

b)   List TWO file extensions for any of the output forms

c)    Explain briefly FOUR security threats to a file.

d)   Write out in full. CRT, VDU, OMR, DVD

(8 marks) (4 marks) (4 marks) (4 marks) _



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