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Name of the College : Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd
Subject : Information Systems
Document Type : Download Exam Papers
Year : 2013
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Damelin Information Systems Past Papers

Prepare for your exam by downloading past papers for Information Systems (June2013) from the official website of Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd.

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Time: 14H00 – 16H00
Total: 100 Marks
Duration: 2 Hours
Pass Mark: 40%

Question Paper Type

This Examination Paper Consists Of 4 Sections :
Section A: Consists Of:
(I) 10 Multiple-Choice Questions (10 Marks)
(Ii) 5 True Or False Questions (10 Marks)
(Iii) 10 Matching-Statement Questions (10 Marks)
Answer All The Questions

Section B: Consists Of 4 Short Questions
Answer All The Questions (15 Marks)

Section C: Consists Of 4 Long Answer Questions
Answer All The Questions (35 Marks)

Section D: Consists Of 2 Interpretative Questions
Answer One Of The Questions (20 Marks)

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Section A

(30 Marks)
Answer All The Questions
(I) Multiple-Choice Questions
1. Which one of the following explains the term B2B?
(a) back-to-back printing
(b) transactions between businesses using the Internet
(c) a type of CPU
(d) a software package

2. What does the term data redundancy refer to?
(a) unwanted data
(b) incorrect data
(c) missing data
(d) duplicate data

3. Which one of the following professionals is responsible for the overall design of a system?
(a) DBA
(b) programmer
(c) systems analyst
(d) operator

4. Which one of the following is most likely to be produced on a spread sheet?
(a) agenda
(b) balance sheet
(c) memo
(d) engineering drawing

5. Which one of the following is an example of systems software?
(a) word processor
(b) spreadsheet
(c) operating system
(d) database

6. What type of device would you use to input a graphic image into your computer?
(a) optical reader
(b) scanner
(c) monitor
(d) plotter

7. Which device would you use to store a full-length movie?
(a) tape streamer
(b) DVD
(c) CD
(d) hard drive

8. In what unit of measurement is memory capacity measured?
(a) tracks
(b) sectors
(c) bits
(d) bytes

9. In what unit of measurement is screen resolution measured?
(a) bytes
(b) pixels
(c) bits
(d) centimetres

10. What kind of software integrates all the vital business operations of an organisation and enables it to perform optimally and maximise its profits?
(a) enterprise
(b) applications
(c) systems
(d) utility [10]

(ii) True Or False Questions
Indicate whether the following statements are True or False. Motivate all your answers.
1. Processed data is meaningless.
2. A firewall is hardware that protects against attacks on a network.
3. DML is a set of commands that are used to define and describe data.
4. RAM chips lose their contents if the current is turned off or disrupted.
5. A payroll system is an example of systems software. [5 × 2 = 10]

Match the statements in Column B to the terms in Column A. Write down the answers only, for example 1. (a).
Column A Column B
1. tags (a) the ability to increase the processing capability of a computer system so that it can handle a bigger volume of transactions in a given period
2. ISP (b) the set of rules pertaining to a programming language
3. outsourcing (c) extensively used by RAD for data collection and requirements analysis
4. server (d) an example of a popular ERP software package
5. scalability (e) contracting with outside professional services to meet specific business needs
6. blog (f) a computer used for running a network
7. logical (g) a company that provides individuals and organisations with access to the Internet
8. JAD (h) used in HTML coding, they tell the browser how to display or format portions of a hypertext document
9. syntax (i) an online diary
10. SAP (j) functional requirements of a system are described during this systems design phase

Section B

Short Questions (10 Marks)
Answer All The Questions
What name do we give to commercial transactions that are conducted using the Internet? [1]
Give another name for software re-engineering. [1]
What tracking technology employs a microchip to broadcast its unique identifier and location to receivers? [1]
What do we call software that is used to communicate between the Internet and old legacy systems? [1]
What uniquely identifies a record in a database? [1]
Which telecommunications service delivers high-speed Internet access to homes and businesses using existing telephone lines? [1]
Which business function is supported by inventory control, order processing, goods receiving and accounts payable systems? [1]
Which component of a Decision Support System allows decision makers to access and manipulate the DSS? [1]
Where are the rules, data, cases, and relationships used by an expert system stored? [1]
What do we call an area where wireless access is available, for instance in a coffee shop? [1] [10]

Section C

(a) What does the abbreviation CIO stand for? (1)
(b) What are the two main skills required of a CIO? (2)
(c) Explain three of the CIOs main concerns. (3 × 2 = 6)
(d) Name the three main divisions normally found in an IS department of a medium to large company, and briefly describe the responsibilities of each. (3 × 2 = 6) [15]

Describe the following modern technologies in sufficient detail to earn three marks. Make sure that you clearly explain their purpose and how they work.
(a) Agile Systems Development (3)
(b) M-commerce (3)
(c) Broadband over power lines (3)
(d) AI (3)
(e) CASE (3) [15]

(a) Distinguish clearly between the following terms:
i. the Internet (2)
ii. the World Wide Web (2)
iii. an Intranet (2)
iv. an Extranet (2)
(b) List two of the broad categories of computer software. (2) [10]

Explain the following types of computers:
(a) Thin client (4)
(b) Desktop computer (3)
(c) Workstation (3) [10] [50]

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