System Analysis and Design Interview Questions - Set 06 - ObjectiveBooks

System Analysis and Design Interview Questions - Set 06

Practice Test: Question Set - 06


1. System Specifications are used to
    (A) Describe system flows
    (B) Get an accurate picture of the system
    (C) Avoids ambiguity
    (D) All of the above

2. The first step in systems Development Life Cycle is
    (A) Database design
    (B) System design
    (C) Preliminary investigation and analysis
    (D) Graphical user interface

3. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a system
    (A) Operates for some purpose
    (B) Has homogeneous components
    (C) Has interacting components
    (D) Operates within a boundary

4. On-line data entry is most suitable in the case of
    (A) Updating payroll master
    (B) Entering monthly journal entries
    (C) Processing payment of cheque in a bank
    (D) All of the above

5. The feasibilities studied in preliminary investigation is (are):
    (A) Technical feasibility
    (B) Economic feasibility
    (C) Operational feasibility
    (D) All of the above

6. Most algorithms follow the format of
    (A) Entering the input items, then displaying the input items, and then processing the output items
    (B) Entering the input items, then processing the output items, and then displaying the output items
    (C) Entering the input items, then processing the input items, and then displaying the output items
    (D) Entering the output items, then displaying the output items, and then processing the output items

7. Cost-Benefit analysis
    (A) Evaluates the tangible and non-tangible factors
    (B) Compares the cost, with the benefits, of introducing a computer-based system
    (C) Estimates the hardware and software costs
    (D) All of the above

8. Which of the following statements is not true?
    (A) At example of a hierarchical data structure is tree
    (B) Pointers are useful in traversing a linked list
    (C) A checksum digit is used for detecting Errors in data transmission
    (D) None of the above

9. Unit 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 system
    (D) Testing changes made in an existing or a new program

10. The "big picture" diagram of a system is the
    (A) Block diagram
    (B) Logic diagram
    (C) System flowchart
    (D) Program flowchart

11. Structured design produces computer programs that are
    (A) Easily
    (B) Maintained
    (C) Easily understood
    (D) Both (a) and (b)

12. "User friendly" computers have ensured that
    (A) Management requires no system analysis and design
    (B) Programmers are no longer needed
    (C) Structured programming is not needed
    (D) None of the above

13. A turnkey package includes
    (A) Software
    (B) Hardware
    (C) Training
    (D) All of the above

14. What type of software is most useful in financial planning and calculation?
    (A) Graphics
    (B) Communication
    (C) Database
    (D) Spreadsheet

15. The _______ symbol is used in a flowchart to represent a calculation task.
    (A) Input
    (B) Output
    (C) Process
    (D) Start

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