205. When used in reference to a computer, the terms shut down and boot refer to the same thing.
206. The boot procedure for a PC officially ends with the display of the system prompt.
207. A system check is always performed during a power up of the PC system.
208. An orderly exit should take place after shutting off the power to a PC.
209. Bypassing an application software package's exit routine can result in loss of user data and problems during subsequent PC sessions.
210. When using a PC, if the user omits needed information in a command or the format of the command is incorrect, an error message will be displayed.
?.1 The Operating System: Directing the Action
211. What is meant by multitasking?
212. What functions are performed by the kernel?
213. Discuss what is meant by foreground and background of RAM and what the purpose of each is.
214. Describe the relationships among a computer, a user, and a GUI. Be specific.
?.2 Platforms: Homes for Software
215. Discuss what is meant by the term plug-and-play.
216. Name the two categories of software and identify the one that a marketing manager would be most likely to use. Why is this the case?
217. In reference to a PC, what is Windows 98? What function does it perform?
218. Name and discuss three popular single-user platforms.
219. Why is the selection of a platform so important?
220. Describe one major difference between Windows 95 and Windows 98/Me/2000.
221. What is a cross-platform technology?
?.3 Windows Concepts and Terminology
222. In the context of Windows applications, what are defaults, parameters, and dialog boxes, and how are they related?
223. Discuss three of the primary design objectives for an operating system.
224. Specifically, what is a platform?
225. List and briefly describe at least two of the elements which make up the typical Windows title bar.
226. What is the Windows taskbar and how is it used?
227. Briefly describe what is meant by tiled and cascading windows and how each applies to the foreground and background of the Windows desktop.
228. List three types of menus used in software applications and how selections can be made from each.
229. List and briefly describe four types of icons typically displayed in Windows 95 or Windows 98/Me/2000.
230. List and briefly describe three types of windows typically displayed in Windows 95 or Windows 98/Me/2000.
?.4 Sharing Information Among Windows Applications
231. Briefly discuss the relationships among the Windows 98 source document, clipboard, and destination document.
232. Briefly describe the differences between a linked object and an embedded object.
233. In relation to OLE, what is a pointer and what does it do?
234. Briefly discuss the relationships among a client application, a server application, and pointers in Windows 98/Me/2000.
?.5 Interacting with the PC and its Software
235. List and briefly describe the steps that should be followed to install software on a PC.
236. What is meant by the term context-sensitive help?
237. List and briefly describe the sequence of events that occurs when a PC is powered up.
238. In reference to Windows operating systems and applications, what steps are necessary to perform an orderly shut-down?
239. In general, what do you need to know to interact effectively with a computer?
240. In reference to a computer, what is an operating system?
241. Define the terms: Power up, boot, system check, and system prompt.
242. Briefly describe the procedure for terminating an application and a Windows session.
A. heart of the software action
B. Microsoft operating system for non-networked environment
F. temporary holding area for information being copied between
G. backwards compatible with Windows and MS-DOS programs
H. that part of RAM that contains high priority programs
I. cursor control device
J. the area in a window below the title bar
K. receives object from a server application
L. concurrent execution of more than one program at a time
M. client side PC operating system
N. combines video, HTML, and general programming from broadcast,
satellite, and cable networks
O. used to open an application in Windows 98/Me/2000
P. graphic image representing a processing activity
Q. server side of the Windows 2000 operating system
R. perform file management tasks in Windows 98/Me/2000
S. does not require pointers to the source document file
T. rectangular display
U. Microsoft's operating system for the future
V. immediately operational
W. active work area
X. windows within an application window
Y. standard settings
Z. requires pointers to the source document file
AA. typically used to begin a Windows session
BB. contains original object copied to another application
CC. rules for entering commands
DD. used to link and embed objects in applications
243. Operating system
246. Windows 2000
248. Default options
252. Windows 2000 Professional
253. Windows 2000 Server
255. Maintenance Wizard
256. Open application
257. Windows Explorer
259. Start button
260. Enhanced television
261. Document windows
263. Object linking and embedding
264. Client application
265. Linked object
266. Embedded object
267. Source document
268. Windows 98
269. Shortcut icon
271. Current window
272. Windows Me