COMP 100 Final Exam Study Guide

Winter 2010

The final exam will be given in our classroom Wednesday March 17 (St. Patrick's Day!) from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The exam is comprehensive, closed-book, closed-notes, has 125 points, and is worth 25% of your grade.  You will have the entire exam period to take the exam. The exam will be a combination of multiple choice, matching and short answer questions.

Note: I hand out two versions of the exam. They differ only in the order of questions. The students on your left and right will have the other version.

Expect a little more weight on topics we have covered since the second exam.

Some questions will come directly from the first two exams (with minor alteration), so I recommend you study them.

Lecture notes are available at

By posting your journal comments, I've discovered that a form of Jeopardy!® has evolved -- many of your comments are the answers to exam questions! The Journal page is a great exam study resource.

Video - Giant Brains

Chapter 2 - Understanding the Parts

Chapter 3 - The Internet

Ethical Issues (Technology In Focus between chapters 3 and 4)

Chapter 4 - Software Applications

Chapters 9,10,11 - Spreadsheet Concepts

Chapter 5 - System Software

Chapter 6 - Assessing Hardware

Chapter 8 - Databases

Software Development and Scratch (not in textbook)

Chapter 7 - Networks and Security

Artificial Intelligence (not in textbook)

Study hard and good luck!