Information Technology CXC Paper 2 Past Paper Questions

State the meaning of the following acronyms

IRC

FTP

HTTP

HTML

URL

VoIP

State ONE similarity and ONE difference between the internet and the intranet

State TWO difference between a podcast and a blog

State THREE functions of an operating system

Which type of processing mode that would be BEST suited for Each of the following applications:

Monthly payroll?

Transactions at an automatic teller machine?

Processing electricity bill?

Write the word or phrase that the following words represent and give ONE advantage of using EACH

E-mail

E-commerce

IRC

FTP

Explain the term ‘peripheral device’

GiveTWO example of a peripheral device in a computer system

What is ‘ teleconferencing?

State THREE advantages of teleconferencing

State TWO hardware requirement for teleconferencing

State the functions of EACH of the following hardware components:

Control unit

Arithmetic and logic unit (ALU)

Read only memory (ROM)

Random Access Memory (RAM)

Give ONE similarity and ONE difference between EACH of the following terms:

ROM and EPOM

Byte and word

Floppy disk and Hard disk

Name the software package that would have mail merge

Explain why mail merge is important in this software package

Convert the binary number 25 to binary, using an eight-bit representation.

State an optical storage medium that BEST suited for the storage of a movie

Name ONE direct-access secondary storage device and ONE serial access secondary storage device

With reference to a diskette, state the relationship between a track and a sector?