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Section A

[35 M]

1) Personal information stored in MyKad can be read using a biometric device kno
wn as fingerprint reader.
(a) Explain how the fingerprint reader works in the above example. [3M]
(b) Discuss 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages of using biometric devices as an al
ternative method to that of username and password. [8M]
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2) State 2 examples of each of the following communications media, and arrange
all the given examples in ascending order of their transmission distances.
(i) Wired communication media
(ii) Wireless communication media

[6M]

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3) Describe 3 areas of multimedia application usage , and stage 1 example of eac
h of the application. [6M]
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4) Sound waves can be converted into digital audio through a sampling process.
(a) Explain what is meant by digital audio sampling process.

[2M]

(b) State 2 factors that affect the quality of digital audio. [2M]
(c) Digital audio can be saved as .mp3 file format. Explain why .mp3 is often us
ed as an audio file format. [4M]
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5) Digital versatile disc (DVD) is one of the major advences in storing multimed
ia content. Briefly descrice 4 characteristics of DVD. [4M]