Elance System Analysis Test Answers 2015

The first step in the systems development life cycle (SDLC) is:
Problem/Opportunity Identification

A DFD for an aircraft flight control system has an artifact with the label 'Atmospheric Pressure'. The latter is likely:
Continuous Data
Output Data
Context Data
Input Data

In Object-Orientation it is possible for a class not to define its own behaviours because:
These are bound at runtime
These are pre-defined
These are defined in protocols
These may be inherited

What is metadata?
Data dictionary
Meaningful data
Data about data
Very Large Data

What testing method examines the functionality of an application without peering into its internal structures or workings:
Black Box Testing
Blue Box Testing
Grey Box Testing
White Box Testing

What is the key deliverable of a requirements analysis exercise?
Design specification
Requirements specifications
Use Case Diagram

Which of the following includes a cost benefit analysis?
Feasibility Study
Systems Analysis
Design Specification
Design Report

What contruct is used to determine how users use the system?
Use case

The problem statement should include all of the following EXCEPT:

Which of the following is the correct sequence of testing activities?
Unit testing, system testing,  module testing, integration testing, acceptance testing
Unit testing, integration testing, system testing, module testing, acceptance testing
Unit testing, volume testing, integration testing, system testing, acceptance testing
Unit testing, module testing, integration testing, system testing, acceptance testing

Which of the following is not used in a context level diagram
Data Store
Data Flow

Which of the following represents the condition of an object at a specific moment in time?

Which of the following is a classical or legacy Systems Analysis technique?
Agile Methodology
Structured Analysis
Joint Application Design
Iterative Prototyping

An Oceanography System's DFD shows ocean temperature being captured by a deep-sea sensor and then conveyed through a cable to a naval vessel's on-board systems. The sensor represents a:
Data Element
Data Sink
Data Store
Data Source

A Physical DFD specifies:
The org chart
What processes will be used
Who generates data and who processes it
The attributes of the data generated

Most modern software applications enable you to customize and automate various features using small custom-built “miniprograms” called:

Consider the functional requirement: "The system shall generate weekly reports to the head librarian for overdue books." It will be elaborated upon in subsection:
User Interfaces

Which of the following options is NOT a benefit of prototyping?
It automates System testing
Enhances understanding of what the system must accomplish
Provides rapid feedback from user
Helps validate requirements with fewer errors

What diagram portrays the interactions emphasizing the time ordering of messages?
Collaboration diagram
State diagram
Activity diagram
Sequence diagram

What is a DFD?
Data Finding Diagram
Decision Flow Diagram
Decision Feauture Diagram
Data Flow Diagram

Which of these is not used in a context level diagram?
Data Flow
Data Store

Which one of the following is never meant to be instantiated?
A nullity class
A first responder
An abstract class
A base class

Which one of these would be represented outside an ATM system diagram boundary?
Cash Tray
Security Camera
Receipt Printer
Transaction Roll

What do we mean by "levelling a DFD"
Splitting the DFD into different levels
Making the DFD symmetric
Expanding a process into several sub processes with greater detail
Summarize the DFD down to it's essential components

Which of the following is *not* a type of Interaction Diagram?
Sequence Diagram
Timing Diagram
Communication Diagram
Package Diagram

For schedules planning, which one of the following is the *derived* value?
Pessimistic Time
Expected Time
Most-Likely Time
Optimistic Time

What symbol signifies protected visibility in UML?

Which of these is not a system analysis tool?
Decision Tree
Data Flow Diagram
Decision Table
Structured Chart

Which of the following is a construct not seen in decision trees?
pictorial depiction of alternate conditions
consequences of various depicted alternates
Segmented DFD
nodes and branches

Which of the following strategies are adopted if information requirements are not well-defined?
Structured analysis development
Spiral method
Rapid application development  

One of the following is not a fact-finding technique in the context of systems analysis?
Third party enquiry
Record reviews  

A context diagram can also be known as a:
Level n diagram
Level 2 diagram
Level 1 diagram
Level 0 diagram

Which one of the following traceabilities will uncover any coding that does not derive from the SRS?

Which of the following is not true about the waterfall method?
Not as good for many of the new types of interactive and highly complex applications
Fairly rigid approach
Good for traditional type of projects
Can easily go back to previous phases

In a DFD, external entities are represented by:

Which of the following statements is false with respect to a use case?
It is an interaction between the users and the system
It represents the flow of activities of various processes in the system.
It captures the responsibility of the system to its users
A use case is a scenario for understanding the requirements

Analyzing a system for which of the following is most markedly different from the other three?
Warehouse Storage System
Factory Order-Processing System
Stamp Collection System
Books Cataloguing System

Which relationship/construct in a use case diagram indicates an optional behavior?
An include
An extend
An aggregation
A generalization

Behavioral Requirements diagrammatically may be mapped to:
State diagrams
Routing diagrams
Network diagrams
Structure diagrams

A data flow that appears on a higher-level DFD but not on lower levels violates what DFD construction guideline?
iterative development guideline
consistency guideline
completeness guideline
timing guideline

Which one is *not* an attribute of a good SRS:

Which one of these is seldom, if ever, an actor?
Notifications Server

Which parts must a requirement model contain?
Use cases, interface descriptions, class diagram, project scope
Project scope, use cases, class diagram, context diagram   
Interface descriptions, data model, context diagram, class diagram
Project scope, use cases, interface descriptions, context diagram

Which of the following involves a graphical representation of the processes that manage data between a system, its environment, and the relevant components?
Physical Model
Logical Model
Process Model
Data Model

In a Decision Table for a toy helicopter system you see 'True' in cells for both 'Taking Off' and 'Landing' conditions' rows. You infer:
The Systems Analyst has made an error
If implemented the toy will malfunction
The corresponding Action/Response cells are 'Impossible'
This is a "Don't Care" combination

Sequence Diagrams will be *most helpful* and *most necessary* in an SRS for:
An Elevator Control System
A Payroll System
An Employee Management System
A Sports Statistics System

Decision Tables can be directly transformed into:
Key-Value Pairs
Use Cases
Linked Lists

In Component-Based Architecture, a component is:
An object that fully implements all methods/member functions
A self-contained collaborating set of objects
An App
A design pattern conforming to CBA

The Use Case diagram for "Either a lineman or a technician repair a fault:"
Will have a disjunction symbol
Should have two actors
Cannot be drawn
Can have an abstract actor

In a Library Management System's SRS, a single modular chart shows entry of new book purchases, accepts book-lending transactions, and tracks damage to books. If such a module is coded it would *not be*:
Object Oriented
Reconciliable with Requirements
Loosely Coupled
Highly Cohesive

You have prepared a decision table which has three conditions, Condition X, Condition Y, and Condition Z, and three decision rows. For all four columns in which Condition X is False, the twelve decisions are exactly the same. Then:
The twelve same decisions are marked "Don't Cares"
Those four columns can be combined into one
Conditions Y and Z are redundant and are removed
Condition X is redundant and is removed

In an SRS, the Usability section will include which one of the following requirements?
System's transaction processing must keep pace with data-entry operators
System shall not be used without a redundant online host
Sub-menu wording and wording in online help when related shall be concordant
A minimum of 20 users may use the system concurrently

In what system can the interactions between the various subsystems not be determined with certainty?
Uncertain System
Closed System
Probabilistic System
Open System

For the Observer Design Pattern, which one is false:
This is a behavioral pattern
Change notifications are entailed
There is a to-many relationship
Object construction is required

You have specified that a repeating group will contain objects of type x. This repeating group has been:
Given a definition of x
Cannot tell without knowing type x

On a model, an object is connected to only one other object with the notation -++. Which property of the first object is likely dependent on the second object?

In an FSM, State B and State C may both be active if they:
Share the same previous state and inputs
Are substates in orthogonal regions of the same state
Are recombinant into a single state
Contain transitions to themselves

Which one of the following pairs may have an 'Extends' relationship?
Telephone : Cell-Phone
Cell-Phone : Texting
Telephone : Phoneline
Exchange : Telephones

External entities in the context of a DFD maybe which of the following?
Repository of data
Source of input data only
Destination of results only

In an STD you have a State qx whose sole transition is to State qy on Input a whose sole transition is back to State qx on Input a. Which is correct?
State qx and State qy can be merged
This is a reflexive transition
None of These
The description is erroneous

Which of the following is a data flow diagramming rule?
A join in a data flow means that exactly the same data goes from a common location to two or more different processes, data stores, or sources/sinks.
Data must be moved by a process if the data are of any concern to our system.
A data flow has a verb phrase label.
A fork in a data flow means that exactly the same data comes from any of two or more different processes, data stores, or sources/sinks to a common location.

Your team's Systems Analyst uses the term 'bucket'. From this you infer that he is talking about:
A Linked List
An Unordered Collection
A B-Tree
A Hashtable

The outcome of a test case documented by a tester differs significantly from that of the related verified use case. Which of the following can this NOT signify?
A Coding defect
An Analysis defect
A Design defect
A Configuration Management error

A Decision Tree:
Is a type of balanced B-Tree
All of these
Can be constructed from a decision table
May include fan-in transitions

An SRS has this complete sentence: "The real-time video shall be monitored simultaneously by up to five security personnel at any given time." It reflects ambiguity in:
It has no ambiguity
Video type

Which of the following is incorrect with regards to data flow rules?
Data cannot flow from a process to a process
Data cannot flow from an external entity to an external entity
Data cannot flow from an external entity to a store
Data cannot flow from a store to an external entity

A coder finds an apparent inconsistency in an SRS. A phone object may be sent a message 'ring', 'ring' with parameter 'tone', 'ring' with parameter 'maxTimes', and 'ring' with parameters 'tone' *and* 'maxTimes'. The Systems Analysis phase is formally to:
Use subclasses or derived classes
Use Dynamic instantiation
Implement four methods
Implement primitive method and cover methods

An SRS would contain which one?
Class responsibilities
Text descriptions

In an STD, State qx has a transition only on Input i and Output o. With the passage of time, the system fails to have Input i or generate Output o, both of which are removed from the STD. Then State qx:
Must also be removed from the STD
Becomes a dead state
Becomes redundant
Becomes the final state

Which one of the following has a lifetime independent of other objects?
A Registrar object
An object that is being ref-counted
A child entity
A contains by-value object

You are analyzing GUI-related specifications of a project in which the M-V-C Paradigm is to be used. Your work will find its way into:
The View Specification
All of these
The Model Specification
The Controller Specification

In DFD methodology, decomposition and leveling are:
Mutually Exclusive

What is the end product of the Class-Responsibility-Collaboration Method of analysis?
Object Models
Collaboration Diagrams
Class Hierarchies
Sequence Diagrams

In an SRS you see the phrase: "A patron lifetime member may attend any number of concerts." In the corresponding E-R diagram the cardinality of the relationship at the concert would be:
Mandatory many
Optional many

Which UML diagram shows how objects are organized according to the links among objects?
Communication Diagram
Interaction Overview Diagram
Sequence Diagram
Component Diagram.

The Analysis model of an engine is comprised of a camshaft, crankshaft, distributor, pistons, valves, and alternator. This is an example of:

Which one of these will reference one or more of the other options?
Traceability Matrix
Use Case Suite
Data Flow Diagrams
Requirements Specification

What is an external entity?
A unit that’s not the constituent of a data flow diagram
A unit external to the system being designed that can be controlled by an analyst
A unit external to the system whose behavior is independent of the system being designed
A unit external to the system being designed

In a Use Case, actor Librarian unconditionally performs action 'Reshelf' on an instance of Book serially n times. Which one is true?
There should be a check for 'Not on Shelf'
A Use Case cannot have such a loop
This is fine as long as n has some upper bound
A book cannot be reshelved after it has already been reshelved

Which is not a component CASE tool?
Debugging tool
Diagramming tool
Information Repository
Code generator

Why can't data flow between two data stores?
It's not allowed in a DFD
It will merge
It will get corrupted
A data store is a passive repository of data

Which modelling technique lends itself well to solving the 'Dining Philosophers' Problem?
Decision Trees
Petri Nets

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