The ICT Lounge
Section 2:
Input and Output Devices
The course syllabus states that you should be able to:
Input devices and their uses
  • Identify input devices and their uses, e.g:
    keyboards, numeric keypads, pointing devices (including mouse, touch pad and tracker ball), remote controls, joysticks, touch screens, scanners, digital cameras, microphones, sensors (general), temperature sensor, pressure sensor, light sensor, graphics tablet, video cameras, web cams, light pens.
Direct data entry and associated devices
  • Describe direct data entry and associated devices, e.g:
    Magnetic stripe readers, chip and PIN readers, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers, Magnetic Ink Character Reader (MICR), Optical Mark Reader (OMR), Optical Character Reader (OCR), bar code reader.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of any of the above devices in comparison with the others.
Output devices and their uses
  • Identify output devices and their uses, e.g:
    CRT monitor, TFT/LCD monitor, IPS/LCD monitor, LED monitor, touch screen (as an output device), multimedia projector, laser printer, inkjet printer, dot matrix printer, wide format printer, 3D printer, speakers, motors, buzzers, heaters, lights/lamps.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of any of the above devices.

This section is broken down into 5 parts. (Click links to visit each page)

Revision Practice for Section 2:
The links to the right contain some revision questions and mind maps that will help prepare you for the section 1 exam.

The 'fill in the blanks' link takes you to a Microsoft Word document which contains a wide-range of questions designed to test your knowledge on Types and Components of Computer Systems. You complete the document by filling in the blanks with words from the list.

The answers to the fill in the blanks task can be found on pages 3 - 4 of the document. Make sure you attempt the questions yourself before looking at the answers. Any mistakes you make should be corrected.

The 'multiple choice self marking practice test' will present you with a series of exam style questions in a multiple choice format. When you complete the test you will given a score and grade. you will also be given the answers to questions that you may have gotten wrong. You should use this to help you correct any mistakes you make have made.

The mind maps are diagrams which give you sharp and to-the-point revision information on all of the topics covered during this section.
Practice Questions
Multiple Choice Self Marking Practice Test (Coming Soon)
Mind Maps

Links to Theory Units:
Section 4: Networks and the Effects of using them
Section 6: ICT Applications
Section 8: Safety and Security
Section 9: Audience
Section 10: Communication
Links to Practical Units:
Section 11: File Management
Section 12: Images
Section 13: layout
Section 14: Styles
Section 15: Proofing
Section 16: Graphs and Charts
Section 17: Document Production
Section 18: Data Manipulation
Section 19: Presentations
Section 20: Data Analysis
Section 21: Website Authoring