Systems Analysis & Design Quiz B

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Systems Analysis & Design Quiz B

COMP2055 - Systems Analysis & Design 40 Questions Multiple Choice


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  • 1. 
    The process of understanding and specifying in detail what the information system should accomplish is called systems ____.
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Specification

    • C. 

      Analysis

    • D. 

      Administration

  • 2. 
    Systems ____ means specifying in detail how the many components of the information system should be physically implemented
    • A. 

      Design

    • B. 

      Specification

    • C. 

      Analysis

    • D. 

      Administration

  • 3. 
    The most important role of a systems analyst in business is ____.
    • A. 

      Technical understanding of information systems

    • B. 

      Problem solving

    • C. 

      Knowing what data needs to be stored and used

    • D. 

      Special programming skills

  • 4. 
    ____ refers to the division of a system into processes or subsystems.
    • A. 

      System design

    • B. 

      Data management

    • C. 

      Programming

    • D. 

      Functional decomposition

  • 5. 
    An automation boundary is best described as the separation between the ____.
    • A. 

      System and its environment

    • B. 

      Automated part of a system and the manual part of a system

    • C. 

      Manual part of a system and its environment

    • D. 

      Automated part of a system and its environment

  • 6. 
    Changes in software development, technology, and business practices have created many new career opportunities for analysts, including ____.
    • A. 

      Sales and support of ERP software

    • B. 

      Auditing, compliance, and security

    • C. 

      Web development

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    A technique that seeks to alter the nature of the work done in a business function, with the objective of radically improving performance, is called ____.
    • A. 

      Business process reengineering

    • B. 

      Strategic planning

    • C. 

      Information systems strategic planning

    • D. 

      Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

  • 8. 
    A description of the integrated information systems needed by the organization to carry out its business functions is called ____.
    • A. 

      Business process re-engineering

    • B. 

      Application architecture plan

    • C. 

      Technology architecture plan

    • D. 

      Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

  • 9. 
    A description of the hardware, software, and communications networks required to implement planned information systems is called ____.
    • A. 

      Information systems strategic planning

    • B. 

      Applications architecture planning

    • C. 

      Technology architecture plan

    • D. 

      Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

  • 10. 
    Rocky Mountain Outfitters would like to further distribute business applications across multiple locations and computer systems, reserving the data center for Web server, database, and telecommunications functions. This is an example of ____.
    • A. 

      Applications architecture planning

    • B. 

      Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

    • C. 

      Technology architecture planning

    • D. 

      Strategic planning

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of a technique used to complete specific system development activities?
    • A. 

      Project planning

    • B. 

      Integrated development environment (IDE)

    • C. 

      Application service provider (ASP)

    • D. 

      Supply chain management (SCM)

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is the analyst’s approach to problem solving?
    • A. 

      Verify that the benefits of solving the problem outweigh the costs, then research and understand the problem.

    • B. 

      Develop a set of possible solutions, then verify that the benefits of solving the problem outweigh the costs.

    • C. 

      Verify that the benefits of solving the problem outweigh the costs, then define the requirements for solving the problem.

    • D. 

      Implement the solution, then define the details of the chosen solution.

  • 13. 
    The last step of the analyst's approach to problem solving is ____.
    • A. 

      Decide which solution is best, and make a recommendation

    • B. 

      Monitor to make sure that you obtain the desired results

    • C. 

      Verify that the benefits of solving the problem outweigh the costs

    • D. 

      Implement the solution

  • 14. 
    A knowledge management system ____.
    • A. 

      Indexes all the knowledge contained within an organization

    • B. 

      Supports the storage of and access to documents within an organization

    • C. 

      Is another term for a library system

    • D. 

      Requires a very large amount of online storage space

  • 15. 
    Skills in a nontechnical area such as interviewing and team management are called ____.
    • A. 

      Inherent skills

    • B. 

      Technical skills

    • C. 

      Hard skills

    • D. 

      Soft skills

  • 16. 
    An example of a project phase in a predictive project  is ____.
    • A. 

      Gathering information about the user's needs

    • B. 

      Performing a project cost/benefit analysis

    • C. 

      Planning the project

    • D. 

      Drawing the system interface

  • 17. 
    The primary objective of the analysis phase is to ____.
    • A. 

      Analyze the capabilities and structure of the previous system

    • B. 

      Prioritize the alternatives for a new system

    • C. 

      Determine the basic structure and approach for the new system

    • D. 

      Understand and document the users' needs and requirements

  • 18. 
    The problem domain is the part of systems development that refers to the ____.
    • A. 

      Problems associated with the computing environment

    • B. 

      Area of the user's business for which a system is being developed

    • C. 

      Problems of the organization of the company

    • D. 

      Area of the industry that results in more intense competition

  • 19. 
    That portion of the new information system that satisfies the user's business needs in the problem domain is referred to as the ____.
    • A. 

      System procedure

    • B. 

      Application

    • C. 

      Network

    • D. 

      User interface

  • 20. 
    The ____ phase begins only after the new system has been installed and put into production, and it lasts throughout the productive life of the system.
    • A. 

      Analysis

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Implementation

    • D. 

      Support

  • 21. 
    Users are typically more involved in the project during which two phases?
    • A. 

      Analysis and design

    • B. 

      Planning and analysis

    • C. 

      Design and implementation

    • D. 

      Analysis and implementation

  • 22. 
    The first official activity of the project team as it initiates the project planning phase is to ____.
    • A. 

      Define the business problem

    • B. 

      Staff the project team

    • C. 

      Develop a cost/benefit analysis

    • D. 

      Write a project proposal

  • 23. 
    The term “____” describes a planned undertaking that produces a new information system.
    • A. 

      Systems development project

    • B. 

      Phase

    • C. 

      Systems development life cycle (SDLC)

    • D. 

      Design phase

  • 24. 
    Most new information systems must communicate with other, existing systems, so the design of the method and details of these communication links must be precisely defined. These are called ____.
    • A. 

      Models

    • B. 

      System interfaces

    • C. 

      Help desks

    • D. 

      Design interfaces

  • 25. 
    The term “____” means that work activities are done once, then again, and yet again.
    • A. 

      EXtreme programming (XP)

    • B. 

      Iteration

    • C. 

      Agile modeling

    • D. 

      Unified Process (UP)

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