INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) REVISION KIT – KASNEB PAST PAPERS WITH SOLUTIONS

 

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This paper is intended to equip the candidate with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to apply fundamental information communication technology (ICT) skills in business.

4.0       LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer systems
  • Select appropriate computer hardware and software
  • Use various computer application packages
  • Select various types of information systems
  • Use computer networks and the Internet.

CONTENT

4.1       Introduction to ICT

  • ICT overview
  • Types of ICTs
  • Information centres
  • Uses of ICT in business
  • Impact of ICT in society

4.2       Computer systems

  • Overview of a computer system
  • Evolution of computers
  • Elements of a computer system 4.3 Computer hardware
  • Overview
  • Input devices
  • Main memory
  • Processing devices
  • Output devices
  • Storage devices
  • Communication devices
  • Factors that determine the processing power of a computer
  • Selection and acquisition of computer hardware

4.4       Computer software

  • Overview of computer software
  • System software
  • Utility software
  • Application software
  • Proprietary versus open source software
  • Computer programming languages
  • Selection and acquisition of computer software

4.5       Introduction to operating systems

  • Overview of an operating system
  • Functions of an operating system
  • Types of operating systems
  • Computer booting
  • Selection and acquisition of operating systems

4.6       Computer files

  • Elements of a computer file
  • Types of computer files
  • Basic file design and storage
  • File organisation
  • File access methods
  • File security

4.7       Overview of application packages

  • Word processing
  • Features of a word processor
  • Formatting and editing text
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Spreadsheets
  • Features of a spreadsheet program
  • Formatting and editing spreadsheet
  • Formulas and functions
  • Charts and graphs
  • Presentation software
  • Features of a presentation program
  • Typing and formatting text in slide
  • Slide show
  • Computerised accounting software
  • Features of accounting software
  • Capturing data

4.8       Overview of information systems

  • Systems overview
  • Information systems
  • Components of an information system
  • Role of information systems in an organisation
  • Classification of information systems
  • Types of information systems
  • Overview of information systems security and controls

4.9       Computer networks

  • Computer networks concepts
  • Computer network hardware and software
  • Data transmission media
  • Types of computer networks
  • Benefits and challenges of networking

4.10    The Internet

  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Internet services – emails, www, instant messaging
  • Internet connectivity
  • Searching for information on the internet
  • Impact of internet on society

4.11    Emerging issues and trends

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENT                                                                                                                 

Past papers

  1. November 2019…………………6
  2. May 2019………………………..10
  3. November 2018…………  …..15
  4. May 2018……………………….19
  5. November 2017………………23
  6. May 2017……………………….27
  7. November 2016………………31
  8. May 2016………………………35
  9. November 2015……………….38
  10. September 2015……………….41

 

Suggested answers and solutions:

  1. November 2019……………….46
  2. May 2019………………………..56
  3. November 2018……………….70
  4. May 2018………………………..82
  5. November 2017………………….92
  6. May 2017…………………………104
  7. November 2016……………….113
  8. May 2016…………………………124
  9. November 2015……………….136
  10. September 2015……………….151

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK 

 

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL I

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

WEDNESDAY: 27 November 2019.                                              Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                ALL questions carry equal marks.

QUESTION ONE

  • Examine five factors that could lead to the successful implementation of information communication technologies (ICT’s) in small businesses.                           (5 marks)
  • Highlight two ways that could be used to reduce the threats in a computer through emails.  .  .                    (4 marks)

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 21 May 2019.                                                    Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                               ALL questions carry equal marks.

 

QUESTION ONE

  • Assess three negative impacts of e-waste on the environment.           (3 marks)
  • Highlight two remedies that could be employed to address the e-waste menace. (2 marks)
  • List three direct data entry (DDE) devices.                                                                      (3 marks)
  • Describe three characteristics of a computer operating system.                              (3 marks)

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL

DCM LEVEL I

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 27 November 2018.                                                                      Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                          ALL questions carry equal marks.

 

QUESTION ONE

  • Outline four advantages that might accrue to an organisation from the purchase of bespoke software.                               (4 marks)
  • List five computer embedded devices that might be used in the home environment.      (5 marks)
  • State the five stages in the information technology infrastructure evolution.  (5 marks)

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL I

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 22 May 2018.                                                                                 Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                          ALL questions carry equal marks.

QUESTION ONE

  • Identify six uses of information communication technology (ICT) in hospitals.         (6 marks)
  • Citing an application of each in the context of the end user, distinguish between “information centre” and “help desk”.                             (6 marks)
  • Explain the meaning of the following terms used in reference to a computer file:

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL I

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 28 November 2017.                                                                       Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                         ALL questions carry equal marks.

QUESTION ONE

  • List four external storage devices that could be used to transfer information from one computer to another.                                                                                 (4 marks)
  • Differentiate between a “peer-to-peer” and a “client server” network.                  (4 marks)
  • Explain the function of the following in a computer system:

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 23 May 2017.                                                                               Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                       ALL questions carry equal marks.

 

QUESTION ONE

Explain the following categories of personal computers:

  • Desktop computer.                                                                       (2 marks)
  • Notebook computer.                                  (2 marks)
  • Tablet computer.                                (2 marks)

Differentiate between “dynamic memory” and “static memory” as used in a computer system.   .        (4 marks)

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 22 November 2016.                                                                       Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                          ALL questions carry equal marks.

 

QUESTION ONE

  • Identify four devices that could be used in a supermarket to input data at the point of sale.  (4 marks)
  • Highlight four disadvantages of using the internet as a research tool.                         (4 marks)
  • Explain three factors that a company could consider when choosing an online data storage.        .                                                                                                                                          (6 marks)

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL I

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 24 May 2016.                                                                                 Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                         ALL questions carry equal marks.

 

QUESTION ONE

(a)          State four pointing devices used in computer systems.                                                  (4 marks)

(b)          Explain three benefits that might accrue to a business from using the internet.            (6 marks)

(c)          Differentiate between -data” and “information” in the context of information system.(4 marks)

(d)          Describe three goals of networking computers in an organisation.                               (6 marks)

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL I

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

WEDNESDAY: 18 November 2015.                                                                 Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                        ALL questions carry equal marks.

QUESTION ONE

  • List four household appliances that use computer control system.   (4 marks)
  • Highlight six uses of information communication technology (ICT) in the entertainment industry.                  (6 marks)
  • Distinguish between “serial port” and “parallel port” computer interfaces.     (4 marks)
  • Explain three disadvantages of having computers networked in an organisation.   (6 marks)

                                                                                                 (Total: 20 marks)

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL I

DCM LEVEL I

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

PILOT PAPER

 

September 2015.                                                                                                 Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                          ALL questions carry equal marks.

 

QUESTION ONE

  • Using a well labelled diagram, describe the flow of data, instructions and commands in a computer system. (7 marks)
  • Highlight five factors that determine the processing power of a computer.               (5 marks)
  • Distinguish between an “application software” and a “system software”.            (2 marks)

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

November 2019                                                                                                     Time allowed: 3 hours

ALL questions carry equal marks

 

QUESTION 1                                                                                    

Examine five factors that could lead to a successful implementation of information communication technologies (ICTs) in small

  1. Providing resources such as computers, Internet, printer, finance etc. so as to adopt new technologies
  2. Adopting and implementing of new technologies, Software applications, information processing
  3. Employing computers literate manpower’s and continued training so as to keep them updated on the new changes of technology.

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Tuesday: 21 May 2019                                                                                         Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

QUESTION ONE

(i) Access three negative impacts of e-waste on the environment

E-waste is electronic products that are unwanted, not working, and nearing or at the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are everyday electronic products that at one point reach that state.

  1. When e-waste is warmed up it releases harmful chemicals to the environment
  2. When disposed in water it can combine with water affecting lives of water living organisms
  3. It can lead to drying up of plants when disposed in places where plants are grown

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 27 November 2018                                                                          Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

 

QUESTION ONE

Outline four advantages that might accrue from organization from the purchase of bespoke software

  1. Scalability and flexibility – they easily accommodate process changes, increased workloads and additional integrations. The software allows your business to expand as it is necessary to meet your business needs.
  2. Complete ownership –having your business gives you full control over your product solution
  3. Security – as the owner of the software, you have complete control over it.

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

Tuesday: 22  May 2018                                                                                        Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

 

QUESTION ONE

Identify six uses of information technology (ICT) in hospitals

  1. Health and education – creating awareness among public about communicable, health status, prevention measures and various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  2. Hospital management system – improve patient safety and satisfaction, get updated to the latest technology, population health and statistics
  3. Research – researching new drugs, new treatments.

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 28 November 2017                                                                          Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

QUESTION ONE

List four external storage devices that could be used to transfer information from one computer to another

  1. CD-R
  2. Flash disk
  3. DVD
  4. Floppy diskette
  5. Hard drive transfer

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

Tuesday: 23 May 2017                                                                                         Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

 

QUESTION ONE

Explain categories of personal computers

  • Desktop computer – small in size
  1. Data processing is done a micro-processor
  2. Are less powerful than microcomputers and their internal memory is smaller
  3. Are used in training institutions like schools, communication center terminus

 

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 22 November 2016                                                                          Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

QUESTION ONE

  • Identify four devices that could be used in a supermarket to input data at the point of sale
  1. Scanner
  2. Keyboard
  3. Barcode reader
  4. Mouse

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

TUESDAY: 24 May 2016                                                                                    Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

QUESTION ONE

State four pointing devices used in a computer system

  1. Keyboard
  2. Mouse
  3. Joystick
  4. Light pen

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

 

Tuesday: 18 November 2015                                                                               Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

QUESTION ONE

List four household appliances that use computer control system

  1. Microwave
  2. Home theater
  3. Television
  4. Wi-Fi
  5. Washing machine

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK

KASNEB

 

ATD LEVEL 1

DCM LEVEL 1

 

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

September 2015.                                                                                                   Time allowed: 3 hours

Answer any FIVE questions.                                                              All questions carry equal marks

QUESTION ONE

Using a well labeled diagram, describe the flow of data instructions and commands in a computer systems

ICT REVISION KIT SAMPLE WORK



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