Computer Platforms: Definition, Types & Examples


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A computing platform consists of hardware and one other key component:

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1. Rank the relative size of computer platforms from smallest to largest:

2. Mainframe computers are large and require a computer room environment that might include:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn more details about computer platforms and the different types by completing the helpful worksheet. Complete the quiz after the worksheet to see what knowledge you retained.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can review the following topics because of these assessments:

  • The kind of computing platform that a tablet is
  • Components of the hardware portion of a computer platform
  • The size of computer platforms from smallest to largest
  • Type of environment for mainframe computers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of environments geared towards mainframe computers
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on computer platforms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the different sizes of computer platforms

Additional Learning

There are different types of computer platforms, and you can learn more about them by using the lesson called Computer Platforms: Definition, Types & Examples. Delve deeper into the following concepts thanks to this lesson:

  • Components of a computer platform
  • How computer platforms are sized
  • Types of computer platforms