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ICT Exam

an electronic device that manipulates information, or data. It has the ability to store, retrieve, and process data. computer
any part of the computer that has a physical structure ex. Keyboard hardware
any set of instructions that tells the hardware to do software
a non portable computer desktop
a portable computer, personal computer laptop
handheld computers, touch screen tablet
serves info to other computers on a network server
introduced in 1981, most common personal computer, windows PC
introduced in 1984, first widely sold personal computer, OS X Mac
manages the computer’s memory, processes, and all its software and hardware. Allows you to communicate with the computer without knowing its language. operating system
Brain of computer, processes info CPU central processing unit
a type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation GUI or Graphical User Interface
is a user interface to a computer's operating system or an application in which the user responds to a visual prompt by typing in a command on a specified line, receives a response back from the system, and then enters another command, and so forth Command Line Interface
a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. For desktop or laptop computers the are sometimes called desktop applications, and those for mobile devices are called mobile apps. Applications
works with a video card, located inside the computer case to display images on the screen Monitor
Liquid crystal display LCD
Light-emitting displays LED
one of the primary ways we communicate with the computer and enter data. There are many different types, including wired, wireless, ergonomic, and multimedia. Keyboard
The mouse is a peripheral that is known as a pointing device. It lets you point to objects on the screen, click on them, and move them. There are two main types of mice: optical and mechanical. Mouse
has a ball on top that can rotate freely. Instead of moving the device like a mouse, you can roll the ball with your fingers to move the pointer. Some mobile devices have miniature trackballs that can be controlled with your thumb. Trackball
a touch-sensitive pad that lets you control the pointer by making a drawing motion with your finger. Touchpads are common on laptop computers. Touchpad
used to print documents, photos, and anything else that appears on your screen. There are many types of printers available, including inkjet, laser, and photo printers. You can also buy an all-in-one printer, scanner, and copier. printer
contains the most important parts of the computer Motherboard
Short term memory used when calculating RAM or Random Access Memory
stores data over a long period of time Hard Drive
Cards inserted to get better graphics, sounds, Wi-Fi expansion cards
the front of the case usually has an on/off switch and one or more optical drives. Optical Drives
On most desktop computers, most of them are on the back of the computer case. Generally, you'll want to connect your mouse and keyboard to these ports and keep the front ports free so they can be used for digital cameras and other devices. USB Port
supplies the computer with power Power Supply
Created by: haydenhenry