CIT 101 COMPUTER AND SOCIETY KCA Certificate Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
CIT 101 COMPUTER AND SOCIETY
DATE: AUGUST, 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS] – COMPULSORY
a) Explain the following terms: –
i. Authentication
ii. Information (4 Marks)
b) Computers are perhaps, the best invention by man so far. The have impacted the society in
the different sectors. Explain the impact of computers in the following areas: –
i. Medical
ii. Banking
iii. Education
iv. Entertainment
v. Health sector (10 Marks)
c) Briefly describe the Four types of computer security. (4 Marks)
d) Explain Four ways on how technology has threatened our privacy. (4 Marks)
e) Explain the THREE bodies that exist in standardization, improvement and coordination of
the internet. (6 Marks)
f) List four objections to the concept of licensing Computer Professions. (2 Marks)
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
a) Computer crime is criminal activity that is related to use of computers. Explain the
following forms of computer crime.
i. Computer fraud (2Marks)
ii. Copyright infringement (2Marks)
iii. Computer theft (2Marks)
iv. Computer attack (2Marks)
b) Explain any four key technological trends that heighten ethical concerns. (8Marks)
c) Describe two ethical problems created by technological revolution. (4Marks)
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
a) Explain any four potential challenges of integrating technology into a class.
(8Marks)
b) Authentication has played a major role in implementing computer ethics by safe guarding
against unauthorized access and use. Explain any five forms of biometric authentication.
(10Marks)
c) Differentiate between patent and copyright.
(2Marks)
QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) Describe four real world situations where computers have been responsible for job
replacement. (8Marks)
b) Define the term computer ethics. (2Marks)
c) Discuss the four social and ethical issues brought about by use of computers in the
workplace. (8Marks)
d) Define the term Digital divide. (2Marks)
QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
a) Describe ways in which emails and web privacy have been breached over the recent
years. (4 Marks)
b) Discuss any four-recent crime that have been happening in Kenya and how IT is used to
control them. (4Marks)
c) Today people rely on computers to create, store and manage critical information. It is also
important to protect our computers from breaches of security and security risk. Discuss
any four types of security measure that can be taken to ward off possible danger or
damage. (4Marks)
d) Discuss 4 impacts of social websites like Facebook, Instagram and twitter in the society.
(4 Marks)
e) Describe any FOUR possible benefits of telecommunicating to an organization.
(4 Marks)

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