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System Analysis and Design Questions and Answers

Practice Test: Question Set - 18


1. Programmers refer to the goal of solving a problem as the _______.
    (A) Input
    (B) Output
    (C) Processing
    (D) Purpose

2. The step-by-step instructions that solve a problem are called _______.
    (A) An algorithm
    (B) A list
    (C) A plan
    (D) A sequential structure

3. In Prototyping, the following are used
    (A) Screen generators
    (B) Input generators
    (C) Application generators
    (D) All of the above

4. Data Definition Language (DDL)
    (A) Describes how data are structured in the data base
    (B) Specifies for the DBMS what is required; the techniques used to process data
    (C) Determine how data must be structured to produce the user's view
    (D) All of the above

5. During the system study, analysts determine manager's information needs by
    (A) Conducting tours of a nearby computer center
    (B) Asking questions
    (C) Showing samples of computer reports
    (D) Teaching short courses in programming languages

6. The set of instructions for how to tie a bow is an example of the _______Structure.
    (A) Control
    (B) Repetition
    (C) Selection
    (D) Sequence

7. Management's decision to rent a computer system may be based upon
    (A) Desire to avoid a large one-time payment
    (B) Tax advantages
    (C) Operational flexibility in changing hardware
    (D) All of the above

8. The starting point for development of an MIS is;
    (A) Identification of business processes that are the essence of the business
    (B) A distributed database management
    (C) The system has a large number of PCs and a LAN
    (D) Purchase of a mini computers

9. Which is the best process to access number of records from the same file?
    (A) A batch job
    (B) A real-time job
    (C) An on-line job
    (D) None of the above

10. The approach used in top-down analysis and design is
    (A) To identify the top level functions by combining many smaller components into a single entity
    (B) To prepare flow charts after programming has been completed
    (C) To identify a top level function an d then create a hierarchy of lower-level modules and components
    (D) All of the above

11. The first step of the implementation phase is
    (A) Select the computer
    (B) Announce the implementation project
    (C) Implementation planning
    (D) Prepare physical facilities

12. Mistakes made in the system analysis stage show up in:
    (A) Implementation
    (B) System design
    (C) System developments
    (D) All of the above

13. On the feasibility committee, department representatives serve as:
    (A) Direct users of the new system
    (B) Liaison to their departments
    (C) Ready sources of information
    (D) All of the above

14. During what phase, the requirement analysis is performed?
    (A) System design phase
    (B) System development phase
    (C) System analysis phase
    (D) System investigation phase

15. Acceptance testing is
    (A) Running the system with line data by the actual user
    (B) Making sure that the new programs do in fact process certain transactions according to Specifications
    (C) Is checking the logic of one or more programs in the candidate systems
    (D) Testing changes made in an existing or a new program

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