KNEC Introduction to ICT and Ethics past paper July 2014 with Answers

KNEC diploma in ICT module I: Introduction to ICT and ethics past paper July 2014 Answers

QUESTION ONE

a) i) Outline three impacts of ICT to college students in Kenya – Click here to view the Answers

ii) Distinguish between control bus and data bus as applied in computers – Click here to view the Answers

b) Explain three benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to organizations – Click here to view the Answers

c) i) Outline three reasons that could necessitate the use of computer networks in organization – Click here to view the Answers

ii) Peter intends to install application packages on his laptop, outline four categories of application packages that he could install. – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION TWO

a) Explain each of the following terms as used in computer devices i) plug and play ii) device drivers – Click here to view the Answers

b) Differentiate between computer operator and computer technician as applied in ICT. – Click here to view the Answers

c) Julia, an intern was required to identify the types of non-impact printers in her company. Explain two types of printers that she could identify – Click here to view the Answers

d) i) With the aid of examples in each case, explain two types of computer random access memory
ii) John was required to list functions of network operating system during an ICT exam. Outline four functions that he could have listed – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION THREE

a) Differentiate between microcomputers and mainframe computers – Click here to view the Answers

c) Ann facilitated a presentation on stress management to ICT staff in a certain organization. Explain three stress management strategies that she could have highlighted – Click here to view the Answers

d) ICT policy should be appropriately enforced to ensure efficient utilization of ICT in an organization. Explain three enforcement measures that could be used – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION FOUR

a) Outline three disadvantages of embracing of ICT ethics in organizations
b) Explain three advantages of embracing of ICT ethics in organizations
c) Maurice was advised to procure copyrighted software for the company. Outline five benefits the company could realize from implementing the advice
d) With the aid of a diagram, explain the functional units of a computer system.

QUESTION FIVE

a) Describe each of the following terms as used in operating systems: i) Multiprogramming ii) Multi-tasking – Click here to view the Answers

c) Loise intends to disassemble a user computer in order to resolve a problem. Outline four precautions she needs to take before carrying out the task – Click here to view the Answers

d) ABC Company limited intends to secure its data. Explain two measures the company could implement – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION SIX

a) i) Outline three precautions that could be taken while using removable disks on computers – Click here to view the Answers

ii) Differentiate between ROM and EPROM as used in computer – Click here to view the Answers

b) Explain two benefits of computer ergonomics to an organization giving an example in each case – Click here to view the Answers

c) Sally was required to identify examples of disk utility software on a computer. Outline four examples that she could have identified – Click here to view the Answers

d) Paulina was required to initiate social responsibility programme for her company. Outline five factors that she should consider other than cost – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION SEVEN

a) Outline four areas of applications of ICT in health sector – Click here to view the Answers

b) The principal of a local institution has noted with the concern the increased conflict among staff members i) Outline four signs that he could have observed – Click here to view the Answers

c) Steve intends to use a switch to install a computer network with four computers and one printer in his house. i) Draw the most probable network layout he could install. ii) Explain two advantages of the network topology identified in (i) – Click here to view the Answers

QUESTION EIGHT

a) Explain each of the following terms as used in computers: i) Thin client ii) virtualization – Click here to view the Answers

b) Bernard, an intern with a certain company noted incidences of unethical behaviors among staff members. Explain two unethical behaviors that he could have noted. – Click here to view the Answers

c) i) Outline two opportunities that could be realized as a result of implementation of ICT hub in Kenya. – Click here to view the Answers

ii) Distinguish between self-awareness and self-esteem as applied to life skills. – Click here to view the Answers

d) i)Define the term asset financing as used in computer acquisition – Click here to view the Answers

ii) Edward has been invited for a job interview. Explain two communication skills that he could use during the interview – Click here to view the Answers

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