Software+worksheet1 - CHS-G11IB-ITGS

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CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Grade/Sec.: 11 IB 1,2
Subject: ITGS
Title: Software worksheet
Teacher: Sona Ahmad/ Mais Khawaldeh
SOFTWARE
TASK 1: FILL IN THE GAPS
Use the words below just once in order to fill in the gaps
SPREADSHEETS
VIRUS
WORD
SYSTEM
HARDWARE
OPERATING
PROGRAMMES
DATABASES
WEB
UTILITY
SOFTWARE
Hardware is any physical device that makes up part of or plugs into your computer, you can
see it, touch it and pick it up.
_________________ is everything else, the _________________ or applications that allow you
to perform your various tasks.
There are two main types of computer software - DATABASES software and application
software.
System software includes the OPERATING System, and SOFTWARE programs that control
how the hardware of a computer works.
Application software includes common programs that you use daily, for example ________
processors, SPREADSHEETS, and WORD. It also includes e-mail programmes, web browsers
and anti-Virus software.
TASK 2: OPERATING SYSTEM
Explain in one or two sentences what an operating system is and give an example of one.
An operating system (OS) is software, consisting of programs and data, that runs on
computers and manages the computer hardware. Example: A multi-user operating
system, Windows.
Sona Ahmad
TASK 3: TYPES OF OPERATING SYSTEM
Name the two main types of operating system
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TASK 4: TASKS OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM
What are some of the jobs that an operating system might do?
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TASK 5: TYPES OF APPLICATION SOFTWARE
There are three main categories of application software. They are known as:
1- Word Processing Software
2- Database Software
3-Spread sheet
TASK 6: GENERAL PURPOSE APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE
Explain briefly what this term means
It’s ddesigned to help the user to perform singular or multiple related
specific tasks.
Sona Ahmad
GENERAL-PURPOSE SOFTWARE
The most common types of general purpose software are listed in the table. You need to write a description of
what they are used for, and an example of each.
General Purpose Software
Description
Database
Used to store and retrieve information
Spreadsheet
used for financial information
Word Processing
Production including composition, editing,
formatting, and possibly printing.
Desktop Publishing (DTP)
graphic design
Graphics Packages
graphic software by a single company
Example(s)
MS Access, FileMaker
Computer-aided design (CAD)
Communications
Presentation Graphics
is a computer software package used to
display information, normally in the form of
a slide show.
Web Design Packages
web design is to create a website.
Sona Ahmad
Any web site (personal)
TASK 7: REASONS FOR USING GENERAL PURPOSE APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE
List the main reasons why people choose to use this type of software:
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TASK 8: INTEGRATED PACKAGES
Explain what this term means and why people might choose to use this type of software
An integrated package is a group of applications if one that
consists of a number of distinct applications
Example: a package that includes a word processor and
spreadsheet and database
TASK 9: TAILOR MADE OR BESPOKE SOFTWARE
Explain what this term means and why people might choose to use this type of software
Tailor made software is software made especially for some businesses that
need some special programmes. To address a specific need. People might
choose it because it will contain what people need, all the needed features.
Bespoke software It has been specifically designed for your particular
requirements and can be tailored to fit in exactly with the way that your
business or organisation wishes to operate.
Sona Ahmad
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