BSD1103 BISF1106- COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT/ BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
INFORMATION SECURITY AND FORENSICS
BSD 1103/BISF 1106: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
FULL TIME
DATE: AUGUST, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE
a) Differentiate between an OUTPUT and STORAGE device giving example of each.
[4 Marks]
b) Describe FOUR Factors you will consider when selecting a computer system.
[4 Marks]
c) Differentiate between application software and an operating system. [2 Marks]
d) Explain the following terms as used in spreadsheet application. [8 Marks]
i.Name Box
ii.Workbook
iii.Worksheet
iv.Formula bar
e) Briefly describe first and Second generation computers.
f) State the outcome of the following Windows System Key Combinations. [5 Marks]
i. CTRL + S
ii. Shift + Delete.
iii. Windows Logo + L
iv. CTRL + P
v. CTRL + D [5 Marks]
g) A student wanted to play games using a computer. State FIVE input devices the student can
use to play games. [5 Marks]
h) State any two functions of input hardware. [2 Marks]
QUESTION TWO
a) A table has been used to create a leaflet showing information on the different cars
available and showing a picture of each car alongside it. State TWO advantage of using
a table to display the information.
4 Marks
b) When using a word processing application Paula found the wordwrap feature
particularly useful. What is meant by wordwrap?
4 Marks
c) Answer the following question briefly:
i) Give a brief account of Auto Formatting.
ii) How will you insert a page break?
@ 1 Mark = 2 Marks
d) A Leading pump manufacturing company has target for new financial year 20010-11 is
to sell 10000 pumps. Price of pump is KES 78990-. All the parts of the pump are
manufactured in house having setup cost KES. 200 Lakhs and variable cost per pump is
KES.10000/-
Find out profit loss in year 20010-11 if company achieved its target. (Lakhs is a unit in
the Indian numbering system equal to one hundred thousand)
4 Marks
e) The following are salaries of FIVE employees

QUESTION THREE
a) Before a brochure is sent for publishing a paragraph is deleted from page 1 but none of
the text from the top of page 2 appears on page 1. What feature of the package has been
used to prevent the text on page 2 moving automatically to page 1?
4 Marks
b) Answer the following questions briefly
(i). Write the steps involved in changing name of file or folder.
(ii).How will you add rows at the end of the table and column in a table?
@ 3 Marks = 6 Marks
c) A Payroll consists of Basic Pay, Allowances, Gross Salary, Deductions and Net Salary.
The Allowances are 23% of the Basic Pay while the Deductions are 12% of the Gross
Salary.
In the given worksheet, indicate in each cell what will be inserted, that is – a value or a
formula. In the case of a formula, write down the formula in the cell.

13 Totals
10 Marks
QUESTION FOUR
a) State in your answer-book whether the following statements are True (T) or False
(F). Justify your answer in each case
(i). The first step in the mail marge is to create the main document.
(ii). It is possible to create a table in a document.
(iii). It is not possible to create a table in a document
(iv). In MS-Word prints on copy of the entire document
(v). By default, MS-Word aligns all the text as right aligned.
@ 2 Marks = 10 Marks
b) Consider the following EXCEL extract
Write the formula to generate the data in column ”Using Concatenate Formula”


2 Marks
c) How else can the result in (i) above be achieved
2 Marks
d) Describe the usage of the following functions and when recommended to use them
(i). Sumif()
(ii). Countif()
(iii). Product()
6 Marks
QUESTION FIVE
a) State in your answer-book whether the following statements are True (T) or False
(F). Justify your answer in each case
(i). Window menu does not allow us to work with two documents simultaneously.
(ii). The intersection of column and row is called a table
(iii). A header is text that appears automatically at the bottom of every page in a
document.
(iv). MS-Word starts new page automatically when the current page is full.
(v). When we save a document for the first time, we have to click at ‘save as’
@ 2 Marks = 10 Marks
b) Write short and adequate answers for the following questions
(i). What is IF function in Microsoft Excel?
(ii). What is the use of Name box?
(iii). What is conditional formatting and how to use it?
(iv). How can we determine the day of the week for a particular date?
@ 2.5 Marks = 10 marks

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