Ms1- Entrance Exam

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CGA-CANADA MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEMS [MS1] EXAMINATION December 2010 Marks 20 Time: 3 Hours Question 1 Select the best answer for each of the following unrelated items. Answer each of these items in your examination booklet by giving the number of your choice. For example, if the best answer for item (a) is (1), write (a)(1) in your examination booklet. If more than one answer is given for an item, that item will not be marked. Incorrect answers will be marked as zero. Marks will not be awarded for explanations. Note: 1 mark each a. Which of the following is one of the activities in the value chain of a manufacturer? 1) 2) 3) 4) Warehousing and storage Information systems development Equipment maintenance High value personnel hiring b. What is a major advantage of optical disks over hard disks? 1) 2) 3) 4) c. Optical disks have faster access speeds. Optical disks have lower cost of storage per byte. Data on optical disks cannot be destroyed. Hard disks can only store read-only data. During the systems investigation stage, what type of feasibility addresses the question: “How long will this take”? 1) 2) 3) 4) Operational feasibility Project feasibility Technical feasibility Schedule feasibility d. What are the three phases of the organizational change model? 1) 2) 3) 4) e. Strategic; tactical; operational Short-term; medium-term; long-term Unfreezing; moving; refreezing Changing; stabilizing; changing What type of telecommunications model has a mainframe computer directly wired to a terminal? 1) 2) 3) 4) Terminal-to-host Terminal-to-terminal Computer-to-computer Local area network Continued... EMS1D10 ©CGA-Canada, 2010 Page 1 of 8 f. What are two approaches for evaluating information systems design alternatives? 1) 2) 3) 4) Spreadsheets; expert systems Cost-benefit analysis; Codd’s software evaluation system Point evaluation;

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