The ICT Lounge
Section 1:
Types and Components of Computer Systems
The course syllabus states that you should be able to:
Define hardware, giving examples
Define software, giving examples
Describe the difference between hardware and software
Identify the main components of a general-purpose computer: central processing unit, main/internal memory (including ROM and RAM), input devices, output devices and secondary/backing storage
Identify operating systems, including those which contain a graphical user interface, a command line interface
Identify different types of computer including Personal Computer or desktop, mainframe, laptop, palmtop and Personal Digital Assistant
Describe recent developments in ICT

This section is broken down into 4 parts. (Click links below to visit each part)
Practice Questions and Games
Reinforcement Game 1
Reinforcement Game 2

Revision Practice for Section 1:
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