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__(T)___ 1. A desktop or mobile application programmer/developer converts the system design into the appropriate
computer language, such as Visual Basic, Java, C#, F#, and C11. (788)

__(F)___ 2. A systems analyst specifies, designs, implements, tests, and documents high-quality software in a variety of fields,
including robotics, operating systems, animation, and applications. (788)

__(T)___ 3. A storage administrator/analyst installs, maintains, and upgrades storage systems and analyzes an organization’s
storage needs. (789)

__(T)___ 4. An IT consultant typically is hired based on computer expertise and provides computer services to his or her
clients. (793)

__(F)___ 5. The main difference between a CIS curriculum and an MIS curriculum is that the ratio of business courses to
computer courses is greater in a CIS curriculum. (795)

__(F)___ 6. In general, a CS curriculum focuses on theory of programming and operating systems and typically emphasizes
application programming instead of system programming. (795)

__(T)___ 7. At some company’s Web sites, job seekers can post a video resume, which enables them to showcase their skills
and abilities. (796)

__(T)___ 8. Most certification programs do not require academic coursework. (802)

__(T)___ 9. Application software certification sometimes is called end-user certification. (804)

__(F)___ 10. The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification tests technical expertise in one of several areas
including managing and troubleshooting networks using Windows operating systems. (804)

1. The __(A)___ directs the company’s information service
and communications functions. (788)
a. chief technology officer (CTO)
b. project leader
c. chief executive officer (CEO)
d. e-commerce director

2. A __(C)___ installs and monitors communications
equipment and software and maintains Internet/WAN
connections. (789)
a. Webmaster/Web administrator
b. help desk specialist
c. data communications analyst/VoIP specialist
d. network security administrator

3. A(n) __(C)___ ensures that if a student transfers to a college
or university, he or she will receive credit for most of the
courses taken at the trade school level. (794)
a. technical service b. user group
c. articulation agreement d. tethered system

4. __(A)___ is a business and management oriented computer
discipline. (795)
a. Computer information systems (CIS)
b. Computer science (CS)
c. Computer engineering (CE)
d. All of the above

5. Both the ACM and the AITP offer __(A)___. (797)
a. chapters throughout the United States
b. workshops, seminars, and conventions
c. special interest groups (SIGs)
d. all of the above

6. Sponsors of IT certifications include all of the following
except __(B)___. (800)
a. independent training companies
b. user groups and trade schools
c. professional organizations
d. computer equipment and software vendors

7. The __(D)___ certification, sponsored by the IEEE
Computer Society, tests basic knowledge of software
development process and tools. (805)
a. Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
b. IBM Certified Solution Developer
c. A+
d. Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA)

8. The __(B)___ certification tests basic knowledge of
installing, configuring, and operating LAN, WAN, and
dial-up access services for small networks. (806)
a. NCA b. CCNA
c. NCE d. Network+

_____ 1. e-commerce director (788)e. supervises the development and execution of Internet or e-commerce systems

_____ 2. database analyst (788)d. uses data modeling techniques and tools to analyze, tune, and specify data usage
within an application area

_____ 3. technical writer (788)j. works with the analyst, programmer, and user to create system documentation
and user materials

_____ 4. technical lead (788)g. guides design, development, and maintenance tasks

_____ 5. database administrator (789)h. creates and maintains a data dictionary and monitors database performance

_____ 6. desktop publisher/compositor (789)b. formats and combines text and graphics to produce publication-ready materials

_____ 7. quality assurance specialist (789)f. reviews programs and documentation to ensure they meet the organization’s standards

_____ 8. Webmaster/Web administrator (789)i. maintains an organization’s Web site; creates or helps users create Web pages;
oversees Web site performance

_____ 9. corporate trainer (789)a. teaches employees how to use software, design and develop systems, program,
and perform other computer-related activities

_____ 10. chief security officer (CSO)(789)c. responsible for physical security of an organization’s property and people

1. What is an advantage of attending a trade school?
One advantage of attending a trade school is time savings.

What factors should you consider when selecting a trade school?
As with any post-secondary school, when deciding
on a trade school, you should compare curricula,
laboratory facilities, instructors, and the types of
jobs the school’s graduates have obtained.

2. What are the benefits of professional growth and continuing education?
to Stay aware of new products and services in the computer industry

What are some ways you can keep up to date about industry trends and technologies?
One way to stay informed is to participate in professional
growth and continuing education activities such
as workshops, seminars, conferences, conventions, and trade shows.

3. How should you go about choosing a certification?
reflect on career goals and interests.

Describe four options for preparing for certification.
Online training classes: Online training
allows students to set their own pace in an
interactive environment and combines the
technological advantages of computer-based
training with the connectivity of the Internet
or a company’s intranet.

Instructor-led training: Instructor-led
training is available in a variety of forms,
including seminars, which typically are held
for several days during a week; boot camps,
which immerse students in intensive course
work for up to two weeks; and academicstyle
classes, which span a period of several
weeks or months.

Self-study: Flexible self-study programs help
professionals prepare for certification at their
own pace and supplement other training
methods.

Web resources: The certification sponsor’s
Web site generally contains descriptions
of the available certifications, with FAQs
and links to authorized training and testing
centers.

4. What is the focus of programmer/developer certification, and what other types of certification are beneficial to those
interested in programmer/developer certification?
Certifications usually are classified based on the
computer industry area to which they most closely
relate: application software, operating systems, programming,
hardware, networking, digital forensics,
security, the Internet, and database systems.

Who might be interested in programmer/developer certification?
• Java programmers
• Mobile application developers
• Oracle database managers
• Programming consultants
• SQL programmers
• Web software developers
• XML developers

5. Describe hardware certification.
Hardware certifications vary in scope
from a narrow focus with an emphasis on
the repair of a specific device to an integrated
hardware solution that addresses a
company’s current and future computing
needs. Obtaining an advanced certification
in hardware implies that you have achieved
a standard of competence in assessing a
company’s hardware needs, and you can
implement solutions to help the company
achieve its computing goals.

Who might be interested in hardware certification?
• Cable installation technicians
• Computer repair technicians
• Corporate trainers
• Help desk specialists
• IT consultants
• System engineers and administrators

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