Accounting Systems Analysis And Design

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CMU-CBM 2017-2018


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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)

  • 7. 
    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)

  • 8. 
    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)

  • 9. 
    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.

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    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)

  • 22. 
    The term ____ refers to an approach that completes parts of a system in one or more iterations and puts them into operation for users.
    • A. 

      Incremental development

    • B. 

      Information engineering (IE)

    • C. 

      Unified Process (UP)

    • D. 

      Structured design

  • 23. 
    A(n) ____ program is one that has one beginning and one ending.
    • A. 

      Iterative

    • B. 

      Structured

    • C. 

      Incremental

    • D. 

      Object-oriented

  • 24. 
    The key graphical model of the systems requirements used with structured analysis is the ____.
    • A. 

      Flowchart

    • B. 

      Data flow diagram (DFD)

    • C. 

      Class diagram

    • D. 

      Project evaluation and review technique (PERT) chart

  • 25. 
    The key graphical model of the systems requirements used with structured analysis is the ____.
    • A. 

      Flowchart

    • B. 

      Data flow diagram (DFD)

    • C. 

      Class diagram

    • D. 

      Project evaluation and review technique (PERT) chart

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