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FIDENTIAL / SULIT

Template (A) Rev.1: March 2008

UNIVERSITI Tun Abdul

Razak

FINAL EXAMINATION JULY 2008
COURSE TITLE COURSE CODE DATE/DAY TIME/DURATION : : : : MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS B1B2013 18 NOVEMBER 2008/TUESDAY 09.00 AM - 12.00 PM /3 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:

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This Question Booklet consists of THREE (3) Sections, Section A, B and C. Answer ALL Questions in Sections A and C. Answer ANY THREE (3) questions from Section B. Answer ALL questions in Section A in the OMR Sheet and Section B and C in the Answer Booklet. Candidates are not allowed to bring into the examination hall/room any form of written materials or electronic gadget except for stationery that is permitted by the Invigilator. Students who are caught breaching the Examination Rules and Regulation will be charged with an academic dishonesty, and if found guilty of the offence, the maximum penalty is expulsion from the University.

(This Question Paper consists of 10 Printed Pages including front page)

***DO NOT OPEN THE QUESTION PAPER UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Management Information Systems (B1B2013) July 2008 Final Examination

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SECTION A: MULTIPLE CHOICE. INSTRUCTIONS: There are FORTY (40) questions in this section. Write the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question in the OMR Answer Sheet. (40 MARKS) 1. Which of the following is not a basic role of managers? a.interpersonal b.entrepreneurial c. informational d.decisional e.confrontational 2. Which of the following is not a reason that managers need IT support? a. number of alternatives are increasing b.decisions must typically be made under time pressure c.decisions are becoming less complex d. need to access remote information sources e.decision makers are often in different locations 3. Decisions today are becoming ______ complex, due to a. less, decreased b.more, decreased c. less, increased d.more, increased e.about the same, decreased 4. Computer support is least for which of the following problems? a.semistructured and strategic planning b.unstructured and strategic planning c. semistructured and management control d. unstructured and operational control e.structured and strategic planning 5. Which of the following is not a characteristic of organizational decision support systems? a.affects several organizational units or corporate problems b.cuts across organizational functions or hierarchical layers c. involves computer-based technologies d. is a standalone system e. involves communications technologies uncertainty in the decision environment.

Management Information Systems (B1B2013) July 2008 Final Examination 6. Which of the following are not provided by executive support systems? a. drill down b. transaction processing c. status access d. key performance indicators e. exception reporting 7. Which of the following is not a benefit of expert systems? a. increased output and productivity b. capture and dissemination of scarce expertise c. operation in hazardous environments d. reliability e. works only with complete, certain information

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8. A(n) is a computer technology, modeled after concepts from biological systems, that attempts to simulate massively parallel processing of interconnected elements in a network architecture. a. expert system b. speech understanding system c. computer vision system d. handwriting recognition system e. neural network 9. The information systems planning process proceeds in which order? a. organization mission - organization strategic plan - IS strategic plan - new IT architecture b. organization mission - IS strategic plan - organization strategic plan - IS operational plan c. organization strategic plan - organization mission - IS strategic plan - new IT architecture d. IT architecture - IS strategic plan - organization strategic plan - organization mission e. IS development projects - IS operational plan - new IT...
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