Cisco 1 Ch1 Study Guide Essays

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CCNA Discovery Networking for Home and Small Business
Study Guide
Chapter 1: Personal Computer Hardware
Directions: Answer the following questions while reading the Chapter material online. Please make sure that all answers are summarized or paraphrased, not just copied from the text.

Section | Questions | Answers | 1.1 | What are the seven places computers are used? | Businesses, manufacturing environments, homes, government offices, non-profit organizations, schools and hospitals. | | What is so important about software? | It allows us to utilize the hardware to manage things like the memory and also use these hardware devices to run programs. | | For computers to be useful, what three
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| Laptop | Tablet | Pocket | PDA | Gaming | Cell phone | | | | | | | | | What is the key advantage to owning a portable device? | Information and services are available immediately wherever the user is. | 1.3 | What does the mnemonic ASCII stand for? | American Standard Code for Information Interchange | | How many binary bits did the original ASCII Code have? | 2 | | What does a byte represent? | 8 bits | | How many bytes is a: | Kilobyte | 1024 | Megabyte | 1048576 | Gigabyte | 1073741824 | Terabyte | 1099511627776 | | 1.3.2 | Do the following conversions:1.44 MB to KB52 bits to KB20 TB to MB256MB to GB | 1024 | 0.00634765625 | 20971520 | 0.25 | | 1.3.2 | Record the answers to the questions in the activity here: | Approx. 51 songs in a 512 MB storageApprox. 102 songs in a 1 GB storage | 1.3 | List the three standard transmission media | Cables, Fiber Optics, Wireless | | How is speed of transmission measured? | Thousands of bits per second or kbps | | What determines how long it takes to transfer a file? | Cable connection, computer processor speed and the size of the file. | | How are storage and memory calculated? | Kilobytes and megabytes | | What basic unit is used to measure screen resolution? | pixels | | What resolution(s) does your digital camera use? | 16.0 megapixels | | How is the speed of a processor measured? | Hertz

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