BSD 1101  COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND APPLICATIONS.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2020/2021
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREES OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
APPLIED COMPUTING
BSD 1101: COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND APPLICATIONS
FULLTIME/ PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: DECEMBER, 2021 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: QUESTION ONE IS COMPULSORY, CHOOSE TWO OTHER
QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE (20 Marks) Compulsory
a) Describe the third generation of computers giving the features and examples
[5Marks]
b) Differentiate between toggle case and sentence case menu options as used in word processing
programs. [2Marks]
c) Discuss the possible faults in a computer system [4Marks]
d) Differentiate the following terms
i. Control bus and Datas bus. [2Marks]
ii. ROM and RAM [2Marks]
e) Discuss functional areas of primary storage. [6Marks]
f) Explain the following abbreviations [3 Marks]
i. BIOS
ii. CU
iii. DRAM
g) Outline the characteristics of Graphical user interface(GUI) [2Marks]
h) Differentiate between Workbook and Worksheet as used in spreadsheet program
[2Marks]
i) Define spreadsheet citing an examples of electronic Spreadsheet Applications [2Marks]
QUESTION TWO (15 Marks)
a) Define Multimedia and examine the components of Multimedia [7Marks]
b) Discuss 2 types of files used in an organization [4Marks]
c) Discuss the advantages of upgrading computer hardware [4Marks]
QUESTION THREE (15 Marks)
a) Explain two disadvantages of Assembly languages [4Marks]
b) Define Operating system and discuss its functions [5Marks]
c) Define Mail merge as used in Microsoft word and state documents which can be merged
[2Marks]
d) Convert the following [4Marks]
i. 4810 to Octal
ii. A24E16 to Decimal
QUESTION FOUR (15 Marks)
a) Discuss the advantages of preventive maintenance [6Marks]
b) Describe the components of the computer motherboard [3 Marks]
c) Explain three types of Cache memory [6Marks]

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