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CLEP Information Systems: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam

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Question 1 1. _____ is used to plug peripherals into the system unit.

Question 2 2. Gloria is a grandmother who misses her grandchildren dearly. She is pleased that her daughter has installed technology in her home that allows her to call her grandchildren using the internet. What kind of technology allows Gloria to do this?

Question 3 3. A data type where values can only represent one of a limited number of pre-defined categories is called a(n) _______ data type.

Question 4 4. How did Henry Gantt impact the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)?

Question 5 5. When a mortgage company needs to predict what interest rates will be three years from now, it will use:

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Question 6 6. How is WAN different from WWAN?

Question 7 7. When Angela buys a new smartphone that uses retina scanning instead of a password, the phone is using _____ security.

Question 8 8. How are neighborhoods represented in GIS?

Question 9 9. You are developing a user interface for a software application. How would you proceed with this process?

Question 10 10. A company is starting to mass produce its new luxury mobile phone to increase company profits. It is considering how many resources it needs to build it, and how it will assemble all of these products while maintaining the quality of their products. Why is this conducted by the manufacturing MIS?

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Question 11 11. Your organization needs to handle all the information about its customers, such as contact information, purchasing history and individual preferences. Customer inquiries and responses also need to be tracked. What type of enterprise software should be purchased?

Question 12 12. For what types of problems or decisions are Decision Support Systems commonly used?

Question 13 13. Why is SQL so widely used?

Question 14 14. The component of an expert system that looks for information and relationships in the knowledge base to provide answers, predictions, and suggestions is called a/an:

Question 15 15. Which of the following industry bodies is responsible for the development of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model?

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Question 16 16. A company is trying to determine what products it should develop in the next 10 years. They are analyzing data from their sales, as well as the data from the leading 10 companies in the industry in order to try and find a pattern of what products could be most successful. What type of statistics is the company using?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a programming language?

Question 18 18. A laser printer uses _____ and _____ to seal text and images onto paper.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is not an open source program?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is not a network operating system?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a typical task performed by real estate agents using specialized software for real estate?

Question 22 22.

The following piece of code is an example of which of the following ways that workflow can be controlled in a program?

a = 1

if a > 7:

print 'I'm not feeling lucky.'

else:

print 'I'm a winner.'

Question 23 23. Which of the following is not a goal of Supply Chain Management?

Question 24 24. Which medium is produced from the most common output device?

Question 25 25. What is data encryption?

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Question 26 26. A hardware device with a built-in network adapter, antenna and radio transmitter for WiFi signals is called a(n) _____.

Question 27 27. How would you represent elevation in GIS?

Question 28 28. Why is the process stage of IPOS important to an information system?

Question 29 29. So far, my approach to this project has been to:

Question 30 30. Which of the following best describes the role of a system administrator?

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Question 31 31. If you owned a business, how might you use data mining?

Question 32 32.

Consider the following scenario based on a programming language X.

X is in widespread use in mainframe in financial organizations. It is one of the earliest programming language bearing a dinosaur logo.

Which programming language is X?

Question 33 33. What are three critical components of an expert system?

Question 34 34. Given a table called Employees with a field called Last Name, using SQL, how would you select all the records with the last name 'Jones'?

Question 35 35. A telephone wire is an example of a {Blank]} cable.

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Question 36 36. 3D drawing software is used by _____.

Question 37 37. Which of the following is NOT a task of a financial MIS?

Question 38 38. Kroger is a large supermarket chain with stores all over the United States. Each supermarket needs new products delivered on a regular basis to keep the shelves filled. Why would a centralized purchasing and distribution unit within the organization be tasked with this responsibility rather than individual stores?

Question 39 39. Which of the following applies to instant messaging (or online chat) but not always to e-mail?

Question 40 40. Which of the following is a possible new occupation for former hackers?

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Question 41 41. Knowledge that is not easy to measure and difficult to formalize is referred to as _____.

Question 42 42. Which of the following is NOT typically part of a web conferencing system?

Question 43 43. Software that assists with planning, organizing and managing the resources for projects is referred to as _____.

Question 44 44. Which of the following is NOT a potential advantage of a database management system (DBMS)?

Question 45 45. What is used to make future changes in an information system?

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Question 46 46. What are the two basic kinds of program loops?

Question 47 47. In which industrial sector is Supply Chain Management most common?

Question 48 48. What term best describes the advanced Internet technologies and applications that enable collaboration and information sharing?

Question 49 49. Which of the following is also known as volatile memory?

Question 50 50. A database of auto parts has two tables. The first table includes all the different parts. The second table includes all the different types of vehicles. Some parts can be used in more than one vehicle, while all vehicles consist of more than one part. This describes which type of table association?

CLEP Information Systems: Study Guide & Test Prep Final Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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