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Cambridge Nationals in ICT Unit 1
(R001) Revision Notes
Name: ______________________
Class: ______________________
Issue Dec 2013

Exam Questions at the back of this Booklet
(Other revision resources can be found on the school website)

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Contents Features and Purposes of Computing Devices
................................................................................................................. 3
Input Devices
.........................................................................................................................................................
........ 3
Other Input Devices: Sensors
........................................................................................................................................ 4
Output Devices
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..... 4
Operating Systems
.........................................................................................................................................................
... 5
Utility Software
.........................................................................................................................................................
.... 6
Storage and Connectivity Devices
..................................................................................................................................... 8
Office Configurations
.................................................................................................................................................... 9
Connectivity
.........................................................................................................................................................
........... 11
Connecting…

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Automated Methods
................................................................................................................................................... 16
Data
Validation.........................................................................................................................................
................... 16
Verification
Checks:............................................................................................................................................
......... 16
Factors Affecting Choice of Data Capture Method
..................................................................................................... 17
Encoding Data
.........................................................................................................................................................
.... 18
File Formats
.........................................................................................................................................................
............ 18
Security Measures to Protect Data
............................................................................................................................. 19
How Businesses Protect Data
..................................................................................................................................... 19
Data Transfer Technologies
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Health and Safety At Work Act
................................................................................................................................... 24
Copyright Downloading Music and Copyright Issues
.................................................................................................. 25
Computer Misuse
Act..................................................................................................................................................
26
Implications of Data misuse on an Organisation
........................................................................................................ 26
Threats to Data
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...... 27
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Features and Purposes of Computing Devices Lots of different people use lots of different
devices to access IT. It depends on all sorts of things which one you use.
Item Features Purpose
Laptop
· Large screen
· Full keyboard
· Touchpad mouse
· Full computer
· Portable
· Business people…

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· Apps
· Graphical Interface
· Long battery life
· Mobile phone
· Internet access
· People who need a phone and business utilities (email, web, calendar)
· Entertainment: music, games and other apps on the go.
· Socially: People to use social media on the go.
Ultrabook
· Very…

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Other Input Devices: Sensors There are other input devices. The ones mentioned on the
previous page are all manual; that means the user has to use them to get data in.
But what if it is not convenient? For example what if you needed to measure temperature in a
volcano?…

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Icons
windows
menu
gadgets
The desktop
Operating Systems An operating system is what every computing device has to have. It allows
us to interact (use) a computer. Without it, your computer would just be plastic and metal. It
controls everything the computer does.
An operating system (or OS) is a…

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There are lots of different operating systems which you need to know about. Here they are...
Operating System
Devices Features Purpose
Windows
Windows, Icons, Menus Pointers Start Menu Customisable background, icons. windows files,
folders. Shortcuts (e.g. CTRL+C etc) Separate usernames and passwords. Accessibility
features (magnify, narrator etc) F1 Help
Can…

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personalise the desktop, for example by changing the background or icon sizes.
Utility software allows us to manage specific parts of our computer. An example includes
Anti-Virus software which protects us against viruses A firewall also stops hackers or other
unauthorised people getting in to our computer.
Disk cleanup allows…

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Page 1

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Cambridge Nationals in ICT Unit 1
(R001) Revision Notes
Name: ______________________
Class: ______________________
Issue Dec 2013

Exam Questions at the back of this Booklet
(Other revision resources can be found on the school website)

Page 2

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Contents Features and Purposes of Computing Devices
................................................................................................................. 3
Input Devices
.........................................................................................................................................................
........ 3
Other Input Devices: Sensors
........................................................................................................................................ 4
Output Devices
.........................................................................................................................................................
..... 4
Operating Systems
.........................................................................................................................................................
... 5
Utility Software
.........................................................................................................................................................
.... 6
Storage and Connectivity Devices
..................................................................................................................................... 8
Office Configurations
.................................................................................................................................................... 9
Connectivity
.........................................................................................................................................................
........... 11
Connecting…

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................................................................................................................................... 15
Automated Methods
................................................................................................................................................... 16
Data
Validation.........................................................................................................................................
................... 16
Verification
Checks:............................................................................................................................................
......... 16
Factors Affecting Choice of Data Capture Method
..................................................................................................... 17
Encoding Data
.........................................................................................................................................................
.... 18
File Formats
.........................................................................................................................................................
............ 18
Security Measures to Protect Data
............................................................................................................................. 19
How Businesses Protect Data
..................................................................................................................................... 19
Data Transfer Technologies
............................................................................................................................................…

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........................................................................................................................................... 24
Health and Safety At Work Act
................................................................................................................................... 24
Copyright Downloading Music and Copyright Issues
.................................................................................................. 25
Computer Misuse
Act..................................................................................................................................................
26
Implications of Data misuse on an Organisation
........................................................................................................ 26
Threats to Data
.........................................................................................................................................................
...... 27
2

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Features and Purposes of Computing Devices Lots of different people use lots of different
devices to access IT. It depends on all sorts of things which one you use.
Item Features Purpose
Laptop
· Large screen
· Full keyboard
· Touchpad mouse
· Full computer
· Portable
· Business people…

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· Apps
· Graphical Interface
· Long battery life
· Mobile phone
· Internet access
· People who need a phone and business utilities (email, web, calendar)
· Entertainment: music, games and other apps on the go.
· Socially: People to use social media on the go.
Ultrabook
· Very…

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Other Input Devices: Sensors There are other input devices. The ones mentioned on the
previous page are all manual; that means the user has to use them to get data in.
But what if it is not convenient? For example what if you needed to measure temperature in a
volcano?…

Page 8

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Icons
windows
menu
gadgets
The desktop
Operating Systems An operating system is what every computing device has to have. It allows
us to interact (use) a computer. Without it, your computer would just be plastic and metal. It
controls everything the computer does.
An operating system (or OS) is a…

Page 9

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There are lots of different operating systems which you need to know about. Here they are...
Operating System
Devices Features Purpose
Windows
Windows, Icons, Menus Pointers Start Menu Customisable background, icons. windows files,
folders. Shortcuts (e.g. CTRL+C etc) Separate usernames and passwords. Accessibility
features (magnify, narrator etc) F1 Help
Can…

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personalise the desktop, for example by changing the background or icon sizes.
Utility software allows us to manage specific parts of our computer. An example includes
Anti-Virus software which protects us against viruses A firewall also stops hackers or other
unauthorised people getting in to our computer.
Disk cleanup allows…

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