Practice_Midterm_No1_Answers - AK/ADMS 2511 - Management...

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AK/ADMS 2511 - Management Information Systems – Practice Midterm Examination # 1 – Covering Sessions (and Units) 1 to 3 Answer Guide 1. Multiple Choice Questions Question #1 B. a student’s name. Text, p. 5. The above is raw data which has not been manipulated. The other choices all pertain to data that has been manipulated or processed and would be called information or knowledge. Question #2 C. information technology architecture document. Text, p. 5. The information technology architecture is a high-level map or plan of the information assets in an organization, guiding both current operations and provide directions for the future. Question #3 A. a knowledge worker. Text, p. 11, Data implies data entry. Production workers make goods, while operational workers are clerical workers. Question #4 A. knowledge-level system. Unit 2, Module 1, Overhead 4. CAD systems are used to create designs, blueprints, and to provide information for other areas of the organization, such as production. Question #5 D. What will employment levels be in five years? Text, p. 39. Strategic systems help organizations assess strategic (many of which are long term) goals. Part A is a general question not answerable by computer systems, B is transaction-based, C is decision support. 1
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C. help managers make decisions that are unique, and not easily specified in advance. Text, p. 12. DSS quite often deal with projected data and “what if” scenarios, which use new data (not data flow as in A) and require flexibility (contrary to B). This requires analysis, contradicting D. The text uses the terms ‘complex, nonroutine decisions’ to describe when such systems would be used. Question #7 C. structured and summarized. Text, p. 12. Executives would not take the time to reformat information (as described by part D). They are unlikely to look regularly at very detailed information (part A), which would include information by individual employee (part B). Question #8 A. acquire and retain customers using resources across the organization. Text, p. 34. As such, customer data should be carefully mined and managed. Parts B and C focus on the short term only, rather than long term retention of customers. Question #9 D. instructions about how to combine hardware, software, databases and a network in order to process and output information. Text, p. 7. The purpose of procedures in the context of a computer-based information system is to help ensure that all components listed above function together as designed. Question #10 D. application programs. Text, p. 8. Such programs are programs (or systems, i.e. groups of programs) that support a task or process. Application programs is a term that is also used to describe systems that support a particular area, such as accounts receivable or sales. 2
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Practice_Midterm_No1_Answers - AK/ADMS 2511 - Management...

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