OS Functions: Security, System Management, Communication and Hardware & Software Services


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Which of the following below is NOT an example of an operating system ?

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1. Which of the following is probably NOT a function of common operating systems available today ?

2. The major security functions performed by an operating system include all the functions listed below EXCEPT _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the main OS functions. Quiz topics include launching a computer's OS and the functions of the security features within the OS.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How to start your computer's OS
  • Functions of an OS's security features
  • What a device driver is
  • Meaning of an OS's multitasking capability
  • How a computer syncs information

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how to start your computer's OS and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related information systems lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of an OS's multitasking capability

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson OS Functions: Security, System Management, Communication and Hardware & Software Services. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what a computer's operating system is
  • Identify the primary functions of an operating system
  • Explain how an operating system deals with outside threats
  • Describe how to keep a computer running healthy
  • Appreciate the devices that can be synced by using a computer's OS