2008HSC-SDD - 2008 H I G H E R S C H O O L C E R T I F I C...

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Unformatted text preview: 2008 H I G H E R S C H O O L C E R T I F I C A T E E X A M I N A T I O N 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 2–7 20 marks • Attempt Questions 1–20 • Allow about 35 minutes for this section Section II Pages 8–14 60 marks • Attempt Questions 21–23 • Allow about 1 hour and 50 minutes for this section Section III Pages 15–19 20 marks • Attempt either Question 24 or Question 25 • Allow about 35 minutes for this section 450 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. 1 What document describes the responsibilities of a software developer when using software within an organisation? (A) Code of conduct (B) Code of response (C) Interface agreement (D) Reliability agreement 2 Which of the following must be indicated on an initial Gantt chart? (A) Time and hardware (B) Time and project components (C) Responsible personnel and hardware (D) Responsible personnel and project components 3 What tool would be used by a software developer to represent a system? (A) Font specifications (B) Ergonomic diagrams (C) Hardware specifications (D) Input Process Output diagrams 4 Which system flowchart symbol is used to indicate data that is to be entered using a computer keyboard? (A) (B) (C) (D) – 2 – 5 What is the purpose of drawing a storyboard when analysing a computer systems problem? (A) To document variable attributes (B) To show possible navigation paths (C) To conform to industry standards in screen design (D) To ensure that a hierarchical structure has been used 6 A retail company installs and tests a new system at one store prior to releasing the system to other stores. What is the name of this method of implementation? (A) Direct (B) Parallel (C) Pilot (D) Prototype 7 Which process would you undertake during the ‘understanding’ phase of the development of a software solution to a complex problem? (A) Design of algorithms (B) Selection of software environment (C) Testing of program using sample data (D) Representing the system using diagrams 8 Consider the following code. LOAD A, 32 ADD A, B STORE B What type of code is this? (A) Assembly (B) HTML (C) Machine (D) Visual Basic – 3 – 9 While developing a software solution the developer inserts a number of output statements to display changes in variable values as the code is executed. What software error detection technique is this? (A) Flags (B) Breakpoints (C) Program traces (D) Single line stepping 10 A software developer wants to create documentation to show the manner in which sub-programs are called and parameters are passed between these sub-programs....
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