2009-hsc-exam-SDD - 2009 H I G H E R S C H O O L C E R T I...

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2009 HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION Software Design and± Development± General Instructions • Reading time – 5 minutes • Working time – 3 hours • Write using black or blue pen • Draw diagrams using pencil Total marks – 100 Section I Pages 2–9 20 marks • Attempt Questions 1–20 • Allow about 35 minutes for this section Section II Pages 10–17 60 marks • Attempt Questions 21–23 • Allow about 1 hour and 50 minutes for this section Section III Pages 18–21 20 marks • Attempt either Question 24 or Question 25 • Allow about 35 minutes for this section 450
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Section I 20 marks Attempt Questions 1–20 Allow about 35 minutes for this section Use the multiple-choice answer sheet for Questions 1–20. “The more society depends on computer software for its day-to-day functioning, the greater the risk if that software fails.” To what aspect of software development is this quotation referring? (A)± Reliability (B)± Authorship (C)± Copyright laws (D)± Code of conduct What is the output from the following segment of code? X = Y = Z = X PRINT Z± (A)± 4 (B)± 8 (C)± 16 (D)± 32 Which control structure is used in the following algorithm? WHILE health > playGame± ENDWHILE± (A)± Binary selection (B)± Multiway selection (C)± Post-test loop (D)± Pre-test loop – 2 –²
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New System Old System Time 4 Which method of implementation is shown in the diagram below? 5 A student downloads a file from the internet. She discovers that her version of the application software will not open the file. Which of the following solutions to the problem is NOT legal? (A)± Downloading a trial copy of the new version of the application (B)± Installing a borrowed copy of the new version of the application (C)± Installing open-source software that is capable of opening the file (D)± Emailing the file to a friend who has bought the new version of the application and can convert it to a compatible file type (A)± Direct Cut Over (B)± Parallel (C)± Phased (D)± Pilot – 3 –²
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6 Consider the following job advertisement. Our client is seeking an experienced person to work within a team on the implementation of a large web-based administration system. The right person will have communication, facilitation and report writing skills, and the ability to understand the project, its environment and related issues. The work will involve: •± Developing data models and schemas •± Convening workshops of user representatives to identify operational and statistical reporting requirements •± Developing business requirements and specification documentation What job is being advertised? (A) Document writer (B) Hardware engineer (C) Systems analyst (D) Web programmer 7 Which of the following occurs in a CPU when a subroutine is called? (A)
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course GENERAL MA General Ma taught by Professor Not sure during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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