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1 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) BCIS 2610 Exam 2 Preparation Guide Use to BEGIN your preparation for exam 2 –You should add content where you feel you may be lacking –Get together in groups if necessary to discuss the exam and various methods for studying for it

2 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Chapter 5: Computers and Privacy –Sending is like sending a postcard unless it is encrypted. –Spyware consumes a systems resources such as hard-drive space and bandwidth. –Presence technology allows a device on a network to determine the status of other devices on the network such as location and whether or not they are available to communicate. –Cookies are small text files that when used properly can be used to personalize a web site. 2

3 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Chapter 6: Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights –Be able to distinguish between trademarks, copyrights, and patents –Be able to distinguish between the various types of software (freeware, shareware, public domain software, and commercial software) –Be familiar with the relevant laws discussed in Chapter 6 3

4 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Chapter 7: Health, Ethics, and the Environment –Repetitive stress injury can occur from performing the same routine over and over again. Periodic breaks can help reduce the effects of RSI –Green computing is a growing trend and refers to the responsible development and use of computers and computing equipment –The digital divide refers to the gap between those with and familiar with technology and those without

5 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Chapter 8: Emerging Technology –Be familiar with the end of the chapter discussion regarding the use of plug-ins –Moores Law suggests that the number of transistors able to be squeezed into the same size chip will double every two years or so –Many of tomorrows technologies are expected to be based on nanotechnology coming from quantum physics –Artificial Intelligence systems can help create more effective Expert Systems, Decision Support Systems, and so on 5

6 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Excel Tutorial 1 & 2 –Relative cell references change when they are copied and pasted to different cells –Absolute cell references are designated with a dollar sign before the reference (i.e. $A$3) –There are a variety of paste option that allow you to paste the value, formulas, etc. –You can use logical functions such as IF (the most commonly used), WHILE, and NOT to conditionally implement a formula 6

7 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Excel Tutorial 3 & 4 –Comparison operators compares two expressions for equality or whether one value is larger than the other –Excel stores dates as numerical data –Excel calculates dates from January 1, 1990 –Excel has a variety of functions such as ROUND() which rounds a number to the specified number of decimal places

8 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Excel Tutorial 5 Excels Print Preview allows you to see the layout of footers, the pages orientation, margins, etc. You can use the CTRL key to make non-adjacent selections The Currency Style button automatically adds the dollar sign, decimal point to two places, and commas The Format Painter (looks like a cross-hair and paint bucket) allows you to easily copy the format of a cell(s) and apply them to others

9 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Visual Basic Chapter 2: Program and Graphical User Interface Design –Object names should be descriptive and be preceded with the appropriate prefixes such as frm for a form object –The Program Development Life Cycle (PDLC) describes the various stages that a program goes through from inception to maintenance –Syntax refers to a set of rules applied to the coding language –An apostrophe () is used to denote comments 9

10 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Visual Basic 3: Program Design and Coding –Most languages including VB have different variable types such as String, Char, Numeric, and so on to represent unique aspects of a particular variable –Comments stand out from the rest of the code due to its green text –The scope of a variable refers to where in the program the variable can be referenced from –The focus in a Windows application refers to the current object the user is interacting with

11 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Visual Basic Tutorial 4: Variables and Arithmetic Operations –Previous two slides covered major points of VB –For the test, for the most part, the questions focus on good programming practice as opposed to specifics of VB

12 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Exam Breakdown Excel (23 Questions) –58, 61, 82, 72, 54, 108, 38, 24, 98, 99, 100, 156, 159, 200, 197, 199, 208, 227, 230 Visual Basic (16 Questions) –40, 42, 45, 47, 75, 75, 76, 131, 133, 144, 144, 213, 227, 244, 248, 250 Chapter 5 (13 Questions) –168, 187, 164, 166, 169, 174, 176, 183

13 Prepared By: Joseph H. Schuessler, B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. (ABD) Exam Breakdown (Continued) Chapter 6 (15 Questions) –204, 205, 206, 207, 210, 209, 215, 223, 217 Chapter 7 (12 Questions) –236, 238, 240, 242, 244, 245, 248, 249, 252, 254 Chapter 8 (11 Questions) –272, 286, 271, 275, 279, 281, 284


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