Introduction to ICT and Ethics past paper November 2016 with Answers

KNEC diploma in ICT module I:Introduction to ICT and ethics past paper November 2016

QUESTION ONE

a) Outline four characteristics of third-generation computers – Click here to view the Answers

b) Explain two methods that could be used to manage stress among ICT students in a college. – Click here to view the Answers

c) i) Explain two benefits of installing UPS in a company’s computer system РClick here to view the Answers

ii) Explain one function of a bus system in a computer – Click here to view the Answers

d) A programmer developed a program using an assembly language. i) Describe two characteristics that this program should exhibit ii) Explain one challenge that the programmer is likely to face during this program development. – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION TWO

a) Outline four roles of a system designers in system development. – Click here to view the Answers

b) Distinguish between tailor made and off-the-shelf software acquisition methods. – Click here to view the Answers

c) Tom is using a computer whose screen is flickering and it is positioned above his eye level. Explain two problems that he is likely to suffer from as he continues using this computer. – Click here to view the Answers

d) Figure 1 and figure 2 show a computer system devices. Use them to answer the questions that follow

Computer system devices

i) Identify each of the devices ii) Outline three disadvantages of each of the devices identified in (i) – Click here to view the Answers

 

QUESTION THREE

a) i) Outline two advantages of using an ergonomic chair while working on the computer – Click here to view the Answers

ii) A student at Mazuri Technical is undertaking an ICT project that needs to be completed within the term besides the normal learning schedule. Explain two time management skills that would help in coping with this situation – Click here to view the Answers

b) Distinguish between self-esteem and self-awareness as used in life skills – Click here to view the Answers

c) Explain two negative impacts of ICT to the society. – Click here to view the Answers

d) i) Advancement in ICT has led to introduction of distance learning in institutions. Outline two benefits a student will accrue from this mode of learning – Click here to view the Answers

ii) Explain two circumstances under which social media platform could be of importance to a student in a college – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION FOUR

a) i) Outline three factors to consider when acquiring software for an organization – Click here to view the Answers

ii) A technician was performing some repairs in an office when he accidentally cut a data cable and all computers failed to access the network resources. State two types of computer topology that could have been installed in this office – Click here to view the Answers

b) With the aid of a diagram in each case, describe the following networks: i) peer-to-peer; ii) Client-server. – Click here to view the Answers

c) A company realized that unauthorized users accessed data in their system. Explain three approaches that would be used to prevent this anomaly – Click here to view the Answers

d) A school has been buying its computer hardware from dealers but has opted to lease the hardware instead. Outline three benefits they could gain from this option – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION FIVE

a) i) Outline two unethical behaviors associated with the use of ICT – Click here to view the Answers

ii) State two examples of each of the following application software: I) desktop publishing; II) Presentation. – Click here to view the Answers

b) Differentiate between a super computer and mainframe computer – Click here to view the Answers

c) Explain two benefits of computer networks in a learning institution. – Click here to view the Answers

d) Hillary installed an operating system in his laptop computer. Explain three functions of this software – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION SIX

a) i) State four uses of ICT in banking – Click here to view the Answers

ii) Students of Maweni Technical intend to roll out basic computer training program to the neighboring community. Outline two benefits the institution would accrue from this. – Click here to view the Answers

b) Differentiate between smoothing and bargaining as used in conflict management – Click here to view the Answers

c) Patrick intends to buy a digital scanner for his business. i) Explain one use of this device. ii) State two types of scanners that he could choose from – Click here to view the Answers

d) Peris, an ICT expert, developed a computer payroll software. Explain three benefits that she could get by copyrighting this software. – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION SEVEN

a) Explain two functions of the control unit of a computer system. – Click here to view the Answers

b) ABC Company Limited has organized training of conflict management for its employees. Explain three important objectives of such training. – Click here to view the Answers

c) Differentiate between a magnetic stripe reader and a chip reader input devices. – Click here to view the Answers

d) An organization intends to train its employees on the importance of ICT ethics. Explain three topics that could be included in this training – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION EIGHT

a) i)Outline two workplace conflicts which could occur in ICT department of an organization. – Click here to view the Answers

ii) The manager of Maendeleo Limited Company has developed a life skill programme for the staff. Outline two skills that the staff would gain from this program – Click here to view the Answers

b) Explain one circumstance under which of the following type computer is most appropriate i) Special purpose. ii) Micro-computer. – Click here to view the Answers

c) righters Company Limited is in the process of developing an ICT policy for its Information system. Describe three issues that would be necessary to be included in this policy – Click here to view the Answers

d) Goldie IT Company intends to reach out to the society as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. Explain three challenges that the company is likely to encounter – Click here to view the Answers

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