Becca Massee

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About Becca Massee

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My name is Becca Massee. I am currently a sophmore at Georgia Gwinnett College with an undecided major. My dream is to travel around the world helping other through missions.

My strengeths are:

  • working with other
  • public speaking
  • working with children

Taylor my classmate

Key words

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  2. Becca Ch 2
  3. Chapter 3 Pribeagu Massee
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  5. Chapter 5 Pribeagu Massee

College Information
Major Current Semester Status
Undecided 2nd Semester of 1st Year Student

I appreciate my mom:

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Application programming interface (API)- Blocks of code for similar procedures, Prevent redundancies in software code, Make it easier for software developers

Application software-Application software feeds the CPU the instructions it needs to process data

Backup and restore utility- A backup copy protects your data in the event your hard drive fails or files are accidentally erased. Although you may not need to back up every file on your computer, you should back up the files that are most important to you and keep the backup copy in a safe location

Basic input/output system (BIOS)- ) is activated when the user powers on the CPU. (2) In the POST check, the BIOS verifies that all attached devices are in place. (3) The operating system is loaded into RAM. (4) Configuration and customization settings are checked.

Boot process- (or start-up process) to load the operating system into RAM.

Command-driven interface- A command-driven interface is one in which you enter commands to communicate with the computer system

Desktop- The desktop is the first interaction you have with the operating system and the first image you see on your monitor. As its name implies, your computer’s desktop puts at your fingertips all of the elements necessary for a productive work session. They are items that are typically found on or near the top of a traditional desk, such as files and folders.

Device driver- facilitate communication between devices attached to the computer and the OS. Device drivers translate the specialized commands of devices to commands that the OS can understand and vice versa, enabling the OS to communicate with every device in the computer system

Device manager- a feature in the operating system that lets you view and change the properties of all devices attached to your computer. Safe mode boots Windows with only the original Microsoft Windows drivers that are required to boot the computer

Disk cleanup- Disk Cleanup is a Windows utility that cleans, or removes, unnecessary files from your hard drive. These include files that have accumulated in the Recycle Bin as well as temporary files, which are files created by Windows to store data temporarily while a program is running

Disk Defragmenter- regroups related pieces of files on the hard drive, thereby allowing the OS to work more efficiently. Disk defragmenter-

Error-checking- checks for lost files and fragments and physical errors on hard drive

Extension- Following naming conventions and using proper file extensions are also important aspects of file management

File allocation table (FAT)- Index of all sector numbers in a table

File compression utility- that takes out redundancies in a file (zips it) to reduce the file size

File management- Provides an organizational structure to the computer’s contents

File path- The file path starts with the drive in which the file is located and includes all folders, subfolders (if any), the file name, and the extension

Firmware- part of system program

Graphical user interface (GUI)- interface is windows (with a lowercase w), the rectangular panes on your computer screen that display applications running on your system.

Icon- shortcuts to frequently used tasks) and scrollbars (bars that appear at the side or bottom of the screen that control which part of the information is displayed on the screen


Interrupt handler

Kernel- responsible for managing the processor and all other components of the computer system

Last known good configuration- System Restore (system restore point)A snapshot of your entire system's settings

Library- gathers files from different locations and displays them as if they were all saved in a single folder

Linux- files use the forward slash (/) as the path separator

Mainframe- Multiuser operating system enables more than one user to access the computer at one time

Menu-driven interface- Enables user to interact with the computer

MS-DOS- a user-friendly interface like the one that was first introduced with Apple’s operating system

multitasking- opening more than one tab at once

Multiuser/Network operating system

Operating system



Plug and play (PnP)

Power-on self test (POST)

Preemptive multitasking

Real-time operating system (RTOS)

Recycle bin

Restore point


Root directory

Safe mode



Single-user, multitasking operating system

Single-user single task operating system


1. 802.11 standard/Wi-Fi – standard of wireless transmissions set up by the IEEE

2. Cat 6 cable – a cable capable of providing more than 1 GB of throughput

3. Client – a computer that request information typically from a server (client/server network)

4. Client-server network – a network which uses servers to provide information based upon request from other computers (Clients)

5. Coaxial cable – a copper wire surrounded by plastic, used to connect to cable to televisions or provide internet service

6. Data transfer rate/Bandwidth – is the maximum speed which data can be transmitted between two node on a network

7. Digital media receiver – home entertainment electronics devices that connect to the home network to stream digital media and other files

8. DSL/cable router – a connection to the internet which uses telephone wires

9. Ethernet network – a network which uses Ethernet protocol as a medium to connect nodes and communicate with one another

10. Fiber-optic cable – a cable that transmit data through glass or plastic fibers at the speed of light

11. Firewall – a software or hardware network security which controls the network traffic

12. Firmware – system software that can control hardware devices

13. Hacker – someone who unlawfully breaks into another computer

14. Home area network (HAN) – network used at home to connect to other nodes

15. Hub – center and most active network

16. Local area network (LAN) – (Local Area Network) a network located in a small geographic area to connect to other nodes

17. Media access control (MAC) address – network interfaces used to communicate with a network

18. Metropolitan area network (MAN) – (Metropolitan Area Network) a network that links users in a specific geographic area (city or county)

19. Network – a group of two or more nodes that share information and resources with one another

20. Network adapter – a device that enables a computer to communicate with the network using a common protocol

21. Network attached storage (NAS) device – a computer device specialized in design to store and manage network data

22. Network architecture – design of a computer network (both physical and logical design)

23. Network interface card (NIC) – expansion card that enables a computer to connect other computers or cable modem to assist a high-speed internet connection

24. Network navigation device – device on a network such as a router, hub and switch that moves data signals around the network

25. Network operating system (NOS) – software which handles request for information, internet access and the use of peripherals for the rest of the network nodes

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