Chapter 2 Understanding Hardware

THE FOLLOWING IC3 GS4: COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • ✓ Common Computer Terminology
    • Define the terms and explain the differences between input/output devices and hardware and peripherals.
      • Processing
        • Gigahertz
        • Hertz
        • CPU
      • Input / Output
        • Monitor and Projector
        • Mice
        • Keyboards
        • Stylus
        • Microphone
        • Speakers
        • Touchpad
        • Printers
    • Explain the different types of memory.
      • Volatile
        • RAM
      • Nonvolatile]
        • SSD drive
        • Magnetic hard drive
        • ROM
        • Flash drives (USB, Jump, Thumb, etc.)
      • Units of measurement
        • Mega, giga, tera, peta. Explain the difference between Bit vs. Byte
  • ✓ Types of Devices
    • Explain these different types of computers. Compare and contrast uses and capabilities:
      • Server
      • Desktop ...

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