System Administration and Maintenance

System Administration and Maintenance
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High frequency electromagnetic waves that emanate from electronic devices such as chips and other electronic devices.


The process of determining the achieved level of reliability for an existing system or system component.


A software V&V task to determine the extent of V&V analysis and testing that must be repeated when changes are made to any previously examined software products.


Documentation of changes made to the system. 


Chips which can be called read/write memory, since the data stored in them may be read or new data may be written into any memory address on these chips.

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In image processing and pattern recognition, the smallest element of a digital image that can be assigned a gray level.


Establishing confidence through appropriate testing that the finished product produced by a specified process meets all release requirements for functionality and safety.


A language used to express computer programs. See: computer language, high-level language, low-level language.


A character string that enables a user to have full or limited access to a system or to a set of data.


The planned systematic activities necessary to ensure that a component, module, or system conforms to established technical requirements. 

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A language used to identify a sequence of jobs, describe their requirements to an operating system, and control their execution.


A requirement that specifies an external item with which a system or system component must interact, or sets forth constraints on formats, timing, or other factors caused by such an interaction.


The complete set of instructions recognized by a given computer or provided by a given programming language.


 An organization involved in the generation and promulgation of standards. IEEE standards represent the formalization of current norms of professional practice through the process of obtaining the consensus of concerned, practicing professionals in the given field.


A standard interface for hard disks which provides for building most of the controller circuitry into the disk drive to save space.


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A sequence of program statements that can never be executed. 


An assessment of the consequence of the worst credible mishap that could be caused by a specific hazard.


A diagram of a software system or module, consisting of a rectangle on the left listing inputs, a rectangle in the center listing processing steps, a rectangle on the right listing outputs, and arrows connecting inputs to processing steps and processing steps to outputs. 


A manual testing technique in which program documents [specifications (requirements, design), source code or user's manuals] are examined in a very formal and disciplined manner to discover errors, violations of standards and other problems. 


A programming language which requires little knowledge of the target computer, can be translated into several different machine languages, allows symbolic naming of operations and addresses, provides features designed to facilitate expression of data structures and program logic, and usually results in several machine instructions for each program statement.

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An acronym for Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a high-level programming language intended to facilitate learning to program in an interactive environment.


A measure of how closely the mean value in a series of replicate measurements approaches the true value.


 Execution of programs serially with no interactive processing. Contrast with real time processing.


The number of records in a block.


Pertaining to an actual configuration of software code resulting from a software development project.


 It is a person employed to maintain and operate a computer system and/or network.

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This person maintains network infrastructure such as switches and routers, and diagnoses problems with these or with the behavior of network-attached computers

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It is  a person maintains a database system, and is responsible for the integrity of the data and the efficiency and performance of the system.

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A  person  who maintains web server services (such as Apache or IIS) that allow for internal or external access to web sites. 

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Aadministrator is a specialist in computer and network security, including the administration of security devices such as firewalls, as well as consulting on general security measures.

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This staff respond to individual users' difficulties with computer systems, provide instructions and sometimes training, and diagnose and solve common problems.

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 is the administrator of a mail server

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distribution is a member of the family of Unix-like operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel.

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This is a computer with a high level of performance as compared to a general-purpose computer. 

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This computer became a significant OS market share category starting with Apple's iOS-based iPad in 2010

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 operator performs routine maintenance and upkeep, such as changing backup tapes or replacing failed drives in a RAID. 

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This system was first announced on 16 August 1993 by Ian Murdock

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This is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment

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It is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Windows Server server operating system by Microsoft, as part of the Windows ME family of operating systems

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Match the term/details to complete each statement.
A test case identification technique which produces enough test cases
such that each decision has a true and a false outcome at least once.
- branch analysis

cathode ray tube

Ensuring continuous adequate performance of sensing, measurement,
and actuating equipment with regard to specified accuracy and precision

Communications systems that use optical fibers for transmission.
-fiber optics

Pertaining to the principles of mathematical logic developed by George
Boole, a nineteenth century mathematician.

An instruction which causes program execution to jump to a new point
in the program sequence, rather than execute the next instruction.

A variable that is set to a prescribed state, often "true" or "false", based
on the results of a process or the occurrence of a specified condition.

complex instruction set computer

An object-oriented high-level programming language.

A mathematical entity whose value, namely, the value of the dependent
variable, depends in a specified manner on the values of one or more
independent variables, with not more than one value of the dependent
variable corresponding to each permissible combination of values from
the respective ranges of the independent variables.

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A sequence of instructions that may be performed in the execution of a computer program.


Pertaining to the simultaneity of two or more processes. 


Activities such as adjusting, cleaning, modifying, overhauling equipment to assure performance in accordance with requirements. 


Data for which space is allocated but for which no value currently exists.


A technology for writing programs that are made up of self-sufficient modules that contain all of the information needed to manipulate a given data structure.


A relational database programming system incorporating the SQL programming language.


A non-moving storage device utilizing one of a number of types of electronic circuitry to store information


A source code instruction that is replaced by a predefined sequence of source instructions, usually in the same language as the rest of the program and usually during assembly or compilation.


The time interval between the instant at which a CPU's instruction control unit initiates a call for data and the instant at which the actual transfer of the data starts.


A high priority interrupt that cannot be disabled by another interrupt.


A computer program that creates a single load module from two or more independently translated object modules or load modules by resolving cross references among the modules and, possibly, by relocating elements. 


A measure of the reliability of a computer system, equal to average operating time of equipment between failures, as calculated on a statistical basis from the known failure rates of various components of the system.


An arrangement of nodes and interconnecting branches. 


Computer instructions and definitions expressed in a form [binary code] that can be recognized by the CPU of a computer. All source code, regardless of the language in which it was programmed, is eventually converted to machine code. 


The period of time in the software life cycle during which a software product is employed in its operational environment, monitored for satisfactory performance, and modified as necessary to correct problems or to respond to changing requirements.