BAC1105,BISF1105,BSD1106  INSTALLATION AND CUSTOMIZATION.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2019/2020
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREES OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
APPLIED COMPUTING /SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT/INFORMATION
SECURITY AND FORENSICS
BAC 1105/BISF 1105/BSD 1106: INSTALLATION AND CUSTOMIZATION
FULLTIME/ PART TIME
ORDINARY EXAMINATIONS
DATE: AUGUST 2019 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
a) Explain the purpose of the following features when installing computer memory:
i) RAM notch [2 Marks]
ii) Retaining clips [2 Marks]
b) Differentiate between headless installation and silent installation as used in software
installation. [4 Marks]
c) William suspects that the processor of his computer is failing. Suggest in SIX steps how to
replace the faulty processor. [6 Marks]
d) Outline any SIX criteria that could be used for selecting a computer application package.
[6 Marks]
e) Write a simple batch file that will create INST_CUST as a sub-directory in your Desktop
folder, then create TIZI as sub-directory in INST_CUST. After this, copy word document files
from Documents to TIZI [2 Marks]
f) (i) What is a virtual machine? [2 Marks]
(ii) List and briefly explain the reasons behind virtualization in Installation and
Customization. [4 Marks]
g) Give the DOS command that you would use to hide the contents of the Download folder.
[2 Marks]
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
c) Distinguish between the following computer hardware components:
i) Transistors and capacitors [2 Marks]
ii) South bridge and north bridge [2 Marks]
iii) Main memory and auxiliary memory [2 Marks]
d) Many computer users have shifted from the liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors to the
relatively new organic light emitting diode (OLED) monitors. Suggest THREE reasons for this
shift. [4 Marks]
e) i) List THREE internal parts of a disk [3 Marks]
ii) Analyze FOUR methods for determining the speed of a computer hard disk
[4 Marks]
d) Identify the unit used to measure each of the following:
i) Processor speed [1 Mark]
ii) Monitor resolution [1 Mark]
iii) Memory size [1 Mark]
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
c) Briefly describe the steps that you would follow in installing vlc media player.[6 Marks]
d) Give the appropriate Linux commands for carrying out the tasks given below:
i) Create a user student2 [2 Marks]
ii) Give student2 a password [2 Marks]
iii) Compressing all files that start with the letters sh in the /etc directory [2 Marks]
iv) Hide a directory called notes in /home/student2 [2 Marks]
v) Starting the Graphical User Interface from the shell. [2 Marks]
c) What is the difference between installation of a Server OS and Stand-Alone OS?
[4 Marks]
QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) Define the following types of software installation:
i) Media based software installation [2 Marks]
ii) Web based software installation [2 Marks]
iii) Single exe installation [2 Marks]
iv) Windows installer installation [2 Marks]
b) Identify FOUR types of cards that can be added to a computer to enhance its capabilities.
[4 Marks]
c) Outline THREE ways of controlling heat inside the system unit. [3 Marks]
d) Pre-installation system preparation and application testing are important aspects of the software
installation process.
Required
Identify any FIVE tasks that should be undertaken as part of this process. [5 Marks]
QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
a) Distinguish between primary partition and extended partition [2 Marks]
b) Discuss how you would install and configure the following:
i. RAM
ii. Processor
iii.CD-ROM Drive [9 Marks]
c) Musa wants to buy a laptop computer. As his computer advisor, describe the features that
you would give him on how to select the best laptop. [5 Marks]
d) Describe the following microprocessor’s operating modes
i). Real mode
ii). Protected mode [4 Marks]

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