CPA | CS – INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT REVISION KIT)

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SAMPLE WORK

Complete copy of INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT ) Revision Kit is available in SOFT copy (Reading using our MASOMO MSINGI PUBLISHERS APP) and in HARD copy 

Phone: 0728 776 317

Email: info@masomomsingi.co.ke

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

TOPIC 1

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

 

QUESTION 1

November 2019 Question six b

Many people feel that information communication technology (ICT) has led to massive loss of jobs and retrenchment. The truth of the matter is that ICT has also led to the creation of new jobs in business and industry.

Required:

Identify four such jobs that have been created ICT.

 

QUESTION 2

May 2019 Question Two (a)

(i)      Describe four distinguishing features between “low-level” and “high-level” programming languages.

(ii)     Identify two examples of high-level programming languages.

 

QUESTION 3

November 2018 Question One C

A firm operates an order system that co-ordinates orders, raw materials and inventories across its three branches. Currently, the orders are processed manually at each branch and communicated to the others over the phone. The management intends to computerise the operations of the firm.

Required:

Suggest three initial Information Communication Technology (ICT) professionals who might be required and their roles.

 

QUESTION 4

November 2018 Question B and C

Differentiate between a “webmaster” and a “webcaster”.

Explain the following concepts in reference to information communication technology (ICT):

(i)     Mouse arrest.

(ii)     Mouse elbow.

 

QUESTION 5

May 2018 Question Seven C

Examine three functions of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre towards end-user computing.

 

QUESTION 6

November 2017 Question Six D

When a user logs onto a website, the user will access the website through a web portal.

Required:

(i)     Explain the term “web portal”.

(ii)    Highlight two main functions of a network server.

(iii)   Cookies are created when a user logs on to the Internet.

Describe one reason why an organisation would wish to leave a cookie on a customer’s computer and one reason why a customer might not wish to have the cookies stored on their computers.

QUESTION 7

November 2016 Question One A

Explain two important ergonomic design features that should be considered for the following workstation items:

(i)     Keyboard.

(ii)    Video display unit (VDU).

(iii)   The desk

 

QUESTION 8

November 2016 Question Seven B

Discuss the following systems theory concepts:

  1. Planning.
  2. Control.
  • Feedback.
  1. Feedforward.

 

QUESTION 9

May 2016 Question Two A

Suggest three reasons why it could be difficult to measure the benefits of information communication technology infrastructure in an organisation.

 

QUESTION 10

November 2015 Question Three A

Describe five physical classifications of computer configuration.

 

QUESTION 11

Pilot paper 2015 Question One A and B

Highlight six advantages of adopting ICT in business.

Outline four principal duties of the following ICT personnel:

(i)    ICT Manager.

(ii)   Computer Technician.

 

SAMPLE WORK

Complete copy of INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT ) Revision Kit is available in SOFT copy (Reading using our MASOMO MSINGI PUBLISHERS APP) and in HARD copy 

Phone: 0728 776 317

Email: info@masomomsingi.co.ke

SAMPLE ANSWERS

TOPIC 1

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

 

QUESTION 1

November 2019 Question 6b

Jobs created ICT

ICTs are influencing employment both as an industry that creates jobs and as a tool that empowers workers to access new forms of work, in new and more flexible ways. Opportunities available include:

  1. Software developer
  2. Database administrator
  3. ICT manager
  4. ICT officer
  5. Teaching ICT

 

QUESTION 2

May 2019 Question Two (a)

Programming languages

  1. Distinguishing features between “low-level” and “high-level” programming languages
High level Low level
Easy to learn and understand Challenging to learn and understand
They are executed slower than low level language  because they require translator They execute with high speed
They don’t provide many facilities at the hardware level They are close to the hardware and help to write a program at hardware level
Easy to modify Hard/difficult to modify
  1. Examples of high-level programming languages

C++, Fortran, Java, Python, Pascal, Visual Basic

 

QUESTION 3

November 2018 Question One C

Information communication technology (ICT) professionals and their roles when implementing

  1. ICT manager: Roles.
  • Making sure that all tasks in the IT department are done correctly and on time in order to support business planning, control and decision-making process.
  • Preparing budgets for the department
  • Keeping the department inventory records up-to-date
  • Managing the human resource within the department.
  • Managing a team of staff including programmers, analysts and support specialists

 

  1. System Analyst: Roles.
  • Review the current manual or redundant information system and making recommendations on how to replace it with a more efficient one.
  • Working with programmers to construct and test the system
  • Coordinate training for users of the new system.

 

  1. Programmers
  • Write inhouse application programs or system programs.
  • Customize commercial application package to suit the organization needs
  • Test, debug, install and maintain programs developed or customized for the organization.
  • Coding and debugging

 

QUESTION 4

November 2018 Question B and C

Difference between “Webmaster” and a “Webcaster”

A Webmaster is the administrator of a website.

Generally, a webmaster’s responsibilities include:

  1. Register and maintain the website’s domain name
  2. Design the website, or supervise page designers and programmers
  3. Monitor the size of the site to ensure allowed bandwidth and disk space is not exceeded
  4. Plan future growth, requirements and limitations of the website

A webcaster a person who broadcasts live over the internet.

 

Information communication technology (ICT) concepts

Mouse arrest

Getting busted for violating an online service’s rule of conduct.

Mouse elbow

Mouse elbow is a common overuse injury due to the degeneration and inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow. It is often due to repetitive stress on your forearm, such as point-and-click motions from moving a computer mouse. Pain can occur over the outer portion of your elbow and other areas of your forearm and elbow

QUESTION 5

May 2018 Question Seven C

Functions of an ICT centre towards end user computing

SAMPLE WORK

Complete copy of INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT ) Revision Kit is available in SOFT copy (Reading using our MASOMO MSINGI PUBLISHERS APP) and in HARD copy 

Phone: 0728 776 317

Email: info@masomomsingi.co.ke

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