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National Open University Exam Past Question – CIT381 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA CIT381 File Processing and Management

1416 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 EXAMINATION

 

 

COURSE CODE: CIT381                        COURSE TITLE: File Processing and Management

Total mark is 70 and each question carries 171/2 marks

Answer 4 Questions in 21/2 Hours.

 

1a. Write a short note on each of the following: (i)  A File

(ii)  A Record

(iii) A Field

(3 marks each)

1b.Mention and explain any three types of file  (4 marks)

1c. List three (3) File Organisation Criteria (4.5 marks)

 

2a. What do you understand by File Organization ( 5.5 marks)

2b. List any three (3) criteria for choosing a File Organization (6 marks)

2c.  Give the full meaning of the following acronyms:

 

(i)  GUI (ii)  CBIS (iii) CPU (iv) RAM (v) ROM (vi) FAT

(1 mark each)

 

3a. What is file management system? (5 marks)

3b. What do you understand by the following: (i) Disk quotas

(ii)Volume

(4 marks each)

 

3c. List three (3) objectives of file management system (4.5 marks)

 

 

4a. Explain what is meant by ”a path name” (4 marks)

 

4b. Write briefly on three types of operation that can be performed on a file. (9 marks)

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4c. List three (3) types of pathname (4.5 marks)

 

5a. What do you understand by Free Space Management? (4 marks)

5b. List and explain three (3) operations that are to be performed on a directory. (9 marks)

5c. List three techniques of Free Space Management (4.5 marks)

 

6a. What are backups? (5 marks)

6b. Mention two (2) types of backups (6 marks)

6c. Explain what you understand by user authentication (3 marks)

6d. How can user authentication be implemented? (4.5 marks)

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