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Computer System
A system that takes a set of inputs, processes them and creates a set of outputs using hardware and software
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Central Processing Unit
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Clock Speed
The speed at which the processor carries out instructions
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Multi-Core Processor
A processor with more than one core which means it can fetch and exceute more instructions
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Random Access Memory
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Read Only Memory
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Basic Input Output System - check that the computer hardware is all present and working correctly
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Booting Up
Starting up a computer
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When you switch the power off the contents will be lost
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When you switch the power off the contents wont be lost
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Virtual Memory
When the computer uses some of its disk space as RAM
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Cache Memory
Fast access memory which is close to the processor and stores frequently mused data
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Flash Memory
Technology for storing data in an electronic format
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Solid State Storage
Memory devices which keep data without power and has no moving parts
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Optical Storage Devices
Optical devices store binary patterns using lasers
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Magnetic Storage Devices
Store binary data as billions of magnetized areas on a disk
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User Interface
Software that enables the user to provide instructions to interact with the computer of any devices. It is part of the OS.
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Peripheral Device
Any hardware device which is connected to the computer and controlled by the CPU
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Computer Misuse Act
The UK law that makes it illegal to hack a persons computer and deliberately disrupt someone elses computer
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Data Protection Act
The UK law that tells organisations how they must protect personal data of real people
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Off-the-shelf Software
The sort of software you use at home or school
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Custom Written Software (Bespoke Software)
The software system which is designed and developed specifically for a purpose or company
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Binary Digit
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A group of 4 bits
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A group of 8 bits
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1024 bytes
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1024 kilobytes
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1024 megabytes
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1024 Gigabytes
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PC's on a network connected to a switch which manages lots of connections with computers
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Local Area Network - a network where the workstations are close together
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Wide Area Network - where the work stations are further apart
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Two devices want to successfully communicate they must follow a set of rules
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Communication Protocol
The phrase uses to describe a set of rules that communicate equipment adhere to when they send data to each other
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Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol
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Hyper Text Transfer Protocol http
When web pages are requested and sent over the internet
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Transferring files over the internet using file transfer protocol
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Sending email can be done using simple mail transfer protocol
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IP Address
An address given to any piece of equipment on a network
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Private IP Address
IP Address used on LANs
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Public IP Address
IP Address uses on WANs
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Static IP Address
IP Address fixed and allocated by network manager
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Dynamic IP Address
IP Address changes all the time and is allocated by other equipment on the network automatically
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A list of instructions that describe how to do a particular task
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A cross between english and keywords used in programming languages
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Flow Diagram
A diagram which shows the breakdown of an algorithm
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Integrated Development Environment - Highlights key words, identifies errors and helps you solve them
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Code written in a logical, step by step order
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A value that does not change throughout life of the program
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A value that can change throughout the life of the program dependent on conditions or information passes to the computer
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Programming technique to make choices IF/ELIF/ELSE
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A computer program that converts one language into another
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A program which directly executes high level programming code without compiling it into a machine
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Syntax Error
A mistake in the 'grammar' section of the code eg. a bracket or semi colon
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Logic Error
When the program does not do what it was supposes to
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Data Types
Types assigned to values eg. String/Interger/Float
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High Level Code
Language with a srtong abstraction from details of the computer
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Machine Code
A language which can be directly exceuted by CPU
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A sequence of instructions that performs a specific task
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Central Processing Unit



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The speed at which the processor carries out instructions


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A processor with more than one core which means it can fetch and exceute more instructions


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Random Access Memory


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