Microcomputer Systems 810 (Fall 1998)
- Study guide for the final.
Study questions for the final exam.
Links to 023 students micro.html pages.
- Your web page assignment entry page is here.
This entry page was updated at 2:15 p.m. on April 20th. Your entry page
DOES NOT have to look exactly like mine, but whatever your micro.html page
looks like, it must have the 4 links to other .html, .txt and .gif files!
- How to do web pages. See my 021 class web
page for links. See also how to do web
pages link, for very specific Wright Hall, UNI library, etc. hints.
- Interpolated resolution versus actual resolution on scanners. How a
- Due by Tuesday, April 13th. One two page document. Your two page
document will have at least 2 screen snapshots. One of the graphics must
be cropped (at least one of the two or more). The content of your two
page paper should be related to the course. Ideally, you are producing a
piece of documentation related to the course. The page should have a
border around it. The page should include at least one textbox, with a
arrow line pointing out something about the material you are discussing.
This web page will be updated several times before next Tuesday, so check
Circuits How integrated circuits are made; World Impact; Inventor Jack
History of the Microprocessor
- Here is a link to the location for starting
your personal bookshelf from Macmillan
- Here is a link to the Macmillan
Operating Systems books, from which you should look at
the Peter Norton's Complete Guide To Windows NT Workstation book.
- There is an online quiz available. It must be taken in the
Wright Hall lab. If you did not receive your user id and password
to the TESTING software account, send email to jacobson on either
chaos or on cobra/viper/iceman or just get it during Thursday's class.
- The textbook that the quiz is based on will be on 2 hour reserve
at the UNI library reserve desk by sometime Thursday. You can take
the reserve book out of the building. It will be under the title
Computer Concepts, 3rd edition and the authors are Parsons and Oja.
- The pages of Parsons and Oja's textbook to read are 5-1 to 5-13.
These 13 pages of chapter 5 cover all of sections A and B of the
Computer Architecture chapter.
Here is the web page that Microsoft Word 97 program was used to
create in the snowstorm Tuesday March 8th class
- The web page contains 4 things:
- A centered heading. It is a level 1 heading.
- A very short paragraph.
- An unordered (bulleted) list of 3 list items.
- A graphic GIF file, a screen or dialog box snapshot.
- Note that Alt+PrintScreen was used to capture the
Windows NT dialog box, i.e. to COPY it to the Windows Clipboard.
- The Create Shortcut dialog box was
then Pasted from the Windows Clipboard into the Word 97 document,
using the Edit menu, Paste command or Control + V shortcut.
The File menu, Save As HTML command was used when the graphic and the
document were finished and appeared like we wanted the web page to look.
The web page
hypertext markup language document was then created, but Word 97 did
not stop there. It automatically translated the graphic file and
converted it to a separate GIF file, so the web page and the graphic
would be complete.
- Here are two email notes about quiz #1,
which will be held on Tuesday, February 16th.
- Here is a review of
IP numbers, binary and subnet masks.
- More binary mysteries revealed. Why 254,
252, 248, 240, 224, 192 are so common as subnet mask numbers?
- Plug and Play concepts
hands-on lab for Monday, April 27th
is due before class-time on
Friday, May 1st.
The 2nd part of the assignment will be due by Monday, May 4th anytime
hands-on lab for Monday, April 20th
is due by
Friday, April 24th.
Windows 95 reference - do not print this in Wright 112
Networking terms and concepts - This LAN is your LAN
IA-64 and how branch predication works
For information on
and creating them from the Windows NT command prompt.
Here is a nice source of
information to supplement our textbook.
Oh, the IA-64 link is fixed
The material we have been covering on L1 and L2 cache memory can be
reviewed and reinforced by looking at the following:
Here are some pages from the class that are useful to read over in doing
your review for the final exam.
Ghostbuster's movie as a metaphor for Windows NT and microcomputer systems (in progress).
- Waggle dancing bees, searching for solutions, AI,
proving and programming and Ghostbusting.
Venkmanization and Biction
networking; cache and
fetch/execute cycle; OLE chapter from the textbook; POST and boot-up
- Networking study
supplement and very nice review of terminology (important concepts).
- More info on
TCP/IP commands and the command prompt
- FAT FACTS and
Networking link and NT4 textbook page done
- Boot sequence;
image of Token Ring network with hub; IP address review.
- TCP/IP four layers;
the boot process (10 questions).
- Terms to know;
Application Integration and the Registry from text;
Also, branch predication, L1 versus L2 cache, certification review site.
- TCP/IP Cram Session
From ARP to IP routing to binary basics to subnetting to Class A, B and C networks.
- More links to be added here soon.
- You may have 2 cheat sheets for the final exam, hand-written only,
covered front and back, no photocopying of sheets. Biction.