TUESDAY: 6 December 2022.     Morning Paper.         Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions. ALL questions carry equal marks. Do NOT write anything on this paper.


1.Identify TWO reasons why a menu driven interface is suitable for a novice user. (2 marks)

Outline TWO application areas of a menu driven interface. (2 marks)

2. ABC Ltd. sold a custom-built software to XYZ Company.
Summarise FOUR factors that ABC Ltd. would consider in confirming that the software is appropriate to XYZ
Company. (4 marks)

3. In a busy office environment, a non-impact printer may be better than an impact printer.

State THREE reasons to justify this statement. (6 marks)

4. Application software can either be “off-the-shelf” or “bespoke”.

Differentiate between the above two types of application software using the following features:



Training. (6 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)


1. Suggest THREE important features to consider when buying a computer keyboard. (3 marks)

2.  Explain TWO basic components of a computer network. (4 marks)

3.  Highlight FIVE reasons why flash disks have become more popular than optical disks. (5 marks)

4. Discuss FOUR salient features of computerised accounting software (CAS). (8 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)


1.  Explain FOUR activities that are performed by an operating system during management of Input/output devices
and ports. (4 marks)

2.  Explain the purpose of a switch and a router in a wireless LAN (WLAN). (4 marks)

3.  Highlight THREE advantages and THREE disadvantages of network operating systems. (6 marks)

4. Assess TWO application areas of spread sheets. (6 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)


1.  Outline THREE reasons why it is important to create different user accounts in a computer network. (3 marks)

2.  List FIVE advantages of using 5G technology. (5 marks)

3.  An accounting software is supposed to ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data.

Describe THREE security features that an accounting software should have. (6 marks)

4.  Explain THREE reasons why you would recommend the use of a CAT 6 cable. (6 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)


1. Highlight TWO factors to consider when choosing an operating system. (2 marks)

2. Explain THREE criteria that should be considered when setting up a local area network. (6 marks)

3. Evaluate SIX reasons why a business organisation may want to use PDF files. (6 marks)

4. List SIX advantages of Conditional Formatting in a spreadsheet. (6 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)


1. Define each of the following terms as used in computing:

Information. (2 marks)

Booting. (2 marks)

Processing. (2 marks)

Virus. (2 marks)

2.  Joyce Wambua intends to connect all her computers to the internet.

Outline THREE hardware requirements she will need to accomplish this task. (3 marks)

3. Explain FOUR file management activities that are done by the operating system. (4 marks)

4. James Okoth was tasked with acquiring an application software for an organisation.

Explain FIVE features that he should consider when buying the software. (5 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)


1. Outline THREE benefits of using wireless fidelity technology for network connectivity. (3 marks)

2. Highlight THREE advantages of using a word processor software over a type writer. (3 marks)

3.  State FOUR factors which may prevent computer users from using speech input devices. (4 marks)

4. Outline FOUR reasons why a calculator is regarded as a computer. (4 marks)

5. An operating system provides a standard interface between a computer user and the computer system for communication.

Other than a menu driven interface, explain TWO types of interfaces citing their application areas. (6 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

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