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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Test your IT Jargon Knowledge

It's time to put your IT jargon knowledge to the test! With so many common terms and concepts used in information technology, remembering all of them can quickly become a mind game. Rather than a simple blog explaining what they all mean, it is time for you to put your knowledge to the test. This short quiz covers a wide range of topics and will test your knowledge of everything from programming languages to cybersecurity. Don’t worry it’s not rocket science and we won’t mark your work after. But if you do get stuck, the answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. What is an Algorithm?
a. A set of instructions or rules used to solve a problem or perform a task
b. A programming language
c. Computer Hardware
2. What is binary?
a. Programming language
b. A type of file format to save documents
c. System of numerical notation that uses only two digits – 0 & 1
3. A firewall is...
a. Software that controls access to a network by analysing traffic and blocks unauthorised access.
b. Computer virus
c. Hardware used for data storage that you can take with you
4. Syntax is…
a. The process of identifying and fixing errors or bugs in software code
b. Rules and structure governing the composition of programming language
c. The way data is stored and organised in a computer system
5. What is metadata?
a. Data saved on Meta platforms
b. Software used for data analysis
c. Data information – file size, creation date author etc
6. What is encryption?
a. The process of converting plain text into code to prevent unauthorised access
b. Identifying and fixing error bugs in code
c. Programming language used for web development
7. Virtualisation is…
a. Digital emulation of hardware
b. A computer virus
c. Software to make data visual
8. What is an API?
a. A computer networking cable
b. A system that provides access to data over the internet
c. A virus found in software or applications
9. What is open source?
a. Free, shareable and modifiable software
b. A type of language used by developers
c. Data that is accessible to all
10. The amount of data that can be transmitted over an internet connection at any given time is:
a. Internet download usage
b. Bandwidth
c. Ethernet connection
11. A server is…
a. Hardware that connects your computer to the internet
b. Software used to scan for viruses
c. Software or hardware that provides information to other devices
12. What is Cache?
a. A tool used to build websites to add data
b. A component that stores data for faster future requests
c. A file format to save data
13. What is latency?
a. When the computer software is running slow
b. The time it takes for a signal to travel from A to B
c. A programme used to track lateness
14. A software programme that converts human-readable code into machine readable-code is called?
a. Coding
b. Crunching
c. Complier
15. What is cloud computing?
a. IT services provided over the internet
b. Programming language
c. A computer file that can only be accessed from one machine


Want to know how you did? Check your answers below…

Share your results with us on Facebook or LinkedIn using #MMSITQUIZ to let us know how you got on.

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  2. C
  3. A
  4. B
  5. C
  6. A
  7. A
  8. B
  9. A
  10. B
  11. C
  12. B
  13. B
  14. C
  15. A

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