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Part Time MBA Question Bank Intro to Computers & MIS (covers all questions asked until 2010)

-- Compiled by Prof. Max William DCosta on 15 J uly10 (max.dcosta77@gmail.com)

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1. Using specific examples, describe how computerization
would help your department perform more efficiently and
effectively, Also explain how computerization will help
better decision-making, analysis and planning?
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2. In what ways will the use of IT and Internet enhance your
job function as a Middle Manager? Discuss with
examples with respect to either HRD function or
Marketing function or finance function?
W 3
3. Giving suitable examples explain how and why IT and
computers have contributed in increasing productivity and
competitiveness of organizations in doing business
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4. Write a note on how IT can help an organization in
gaining competitive advantage.
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5. Write a note on Operating Systems
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6. What are the purposes of the Operating System? Explain
the functions of the Operating System?
7. Explain the functions of the Operating System?
8. Enumerate the key purpose and name one example of
the Operating System?
9. Explain the importance of Documentation / System
Documentation
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10. What is a Graphical User Interface (GUI)?
W 24 11. Differentiate between Graphical User Interface and
Character User Interface?
12. What is Internet? W 27
13. Internet Technology and Electronic Commerce has
brought the manufacturers and customers very close to
each other. This should result into better Customer
Relationship Management and Supply Chain
Management. Please explain.
W 52
14. What is Internet and Intranet?
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15. What is Intranet and explain its uses to an organization
16. Why is Internet called the Network of Networks? How
does it work?
17. Explain Protocols in Communication?
W 40
18. Define and explain a Protocol
19. Explain Office Automation W 22
20. Explain Operational Feasibility & Economic Feasibility?
W 55
21. Describe the steps in the System Development Life Cycle
(SDLC) clearly specifying the activities in each stage?
22. What are the stages in a System Development Life
Cycle? Describe the activities in each stage?
23. Enumerate the stages in a SDLC. Clearly mention the
inputs, outputs and activities with respect to each stage?
24. Enumerate the inputs, activity and output of each stage in
a systems development life cycle?
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25. Computers and communications seem to merge together
seamlessly. Discuss?
W 44 26. Why are the computers and computer related devices
networked in an organization?
27. What are the benefits of networking
28. An integrated company wide computerization is the only
way of deriving full benefits of information technology.
Discuss?
W 2
29. Internet and E-Commerce has brought the manufacturers
and consumers very close to each other, resulting in
better Customer Relation Management and Supply Chain
Management? Please explain?
W 52
30. Describe benefits of Database Management System over
Conventional File Management System?
W 61
31. What is a Database Management System? What are its
functions?
32. Describe basic functions of Relational Database Model
and discuss their importance to the users and designers?
33. Describe the features and merits of DBMS over
conventional file system?
34. Enumerate the key purpose / function and name one
example of the Database Management System?
35. What is Networking?
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36. Describe the benefits of Networking with examples?
37. Why are computers and computer related devices
networked in organizations?
38. Describe similarity between bus and ring topology?
39. Define Topology?
40. Networks can be classified based on various criteria such
as:
Geographical Spread / Distance
Type of Switching
Topologies
Medium of Data Communications etc.

Give two examples of types of networks for each
classification mentioned above.
41. Distinguish between Micro Computers, Mini Computers,
Mainframe Computers and Super Computers?
W 15
42. Differentiate between Computer with Multiple Processors
and Computer with Parallel Processors?
W 46
43. Explain Compilers and Interpreters? W 20
44. Distinguish between Centralized Processing and
Distributed Processing?
W 45
45. Differentiate between the following:
a) Online Processing and Batch Processing
b) Internet and Intranet
c) Main Memory and Secondary Memory
d) Single and Multi User
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46. Define Booting? W 4
47. Define Search Engine & Explain how they work? W 54
48. Define Batch Processing? W 26
49. Define Real Time Processing?
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50. Define a Server?
51. Define Time Sharing? W 35
52. What is a Domain Name? W 54
53. What is a Protocol? W 40
54. What is Hub?
55. What is a Router? What are its functions? W 43
56. What is a Modem? W 11
57. Explain Fiber Optics? W 42
58. Explain benefits of Intranets to an organization
59. Explain the Generations of Programming Languages W 15
60. Define Feasibility Studies? W 55
61. What are RAM, ROM and Cache Memory? W 7
62. Explain the Generations of Computers W 8
63. Define a System Analyst. Explain his role? Explain the
technical and other attributes required for a System
Analyst?
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64. Explain File Design W 60
65. Explain User Involvement W 60
66. What are System Software and Application Software?
Enumerate the various System Software which you have
come across and explain its basic functions?
W 20
67. Explain the evolution of Programming Languages from
Machine to Natural Languages?
W 15
68. Distinguish between Applications designed for the
Web/Internet v/s Conventional Applications
W 50
69. What are the various options available for a company to
establish network/connectivity across its offices and
branches?
W 36
70. Explain Storage Devices? W 12
71. Define Websites and Portals. Give their characteristics
with some examples?
W 53
72. What is Security and Privacy of Data? W 25
73. Explain the contents of a User Manual? W 61
74. Describe a Standard Fully Featured Desktop
Configuration. Explain in one line the description of each
item in the configuration.
W 12
75. Explain different transmission mediums used for
networking
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76. Distinguish between:
a) Optical Fiber and Conventional Copper Cable
b) An Ordinary Desktop and a Professional Grade
Server
c) 3
rd
Generation Language v/s 4
th
Generation
Language
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77. What do you understand by Distributed Computing? N
78. Write a note on the following:
a) Multitasking
b) Internet Security
c) Impact Printer
d) Utility Software
e) Laser Printer v/s Dot Matrix Printer
f) Browser
g) CD ROM Drive
h) Mouse
i) HTML
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79. As a buyer how will you describe the required
configuration of a typical desktop PC? J ustify the
selection of components described in the configuration
maintaining a balance between cost and performance?
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80. As a buyer how will you describe the required
configuration of a typical desktop PC? J ustify the
selection of the components described in the
configuration
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81. What do you understand by Programming? Describe the
features of Programming Language. Name any five
programming languages
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82. What is Internet? With respect to Internet, explain the
following terms:
a) Homepage
b) URL
c) Email
d) Search Engine
e) IP Address
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83. Explain in terms of storage capacity and performance of
the following memory:
a) CPU Register
b) Cache
c) RAM
d) Hard Disk
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84. Select any small system related to your work area.
Explain the system in terms of the following assuming
that you were to computerize it:
a) Brief description of the existing process. (Explain
the current manual process first)
b) Document sources, which will provide input to the
computerized system. (Talk about entering data
online via web forms)
c) Key output reports from system. (Talk about
generating reports & metrics using tools like
Crystal Reports etc which you can print or
generate into PDF or simply mail across)
d) Important screens which you can visualize. (Talk
about Data Entry Screens, Admin Screens,
Output Screens etc)
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85. a) Identify any 5 Risks / Hazards / Threats to data,
software and computer operations.
b) For each of the above risks mention a possible
solution.
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86. A company has its head office in Mumbai. It has 4
Regional Offices that is Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta and
Chennai with 4 branches in each region. Some of the
branches do not have even basic telephone connectivity.
Prepare a network plan incorporating the different
technical options for connectivity.
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87. How does IT contribute towards increasing productivity
and in doing business better? Explain with reference to
any One function in your organization in details.
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88. Define Macros N
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89. State whether the following is true or false and give
reasons for any four:
a) A modem converts only digital signals to analog
b) Gateways translate addresses between dis-
similar networks.
c) User Involvement in a system design is not very
important.
d) VSAT works on a network technology
e) Real Time Processing is different from Online
Processing
f) Intranet is the same as Internet
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90. How does one specify a typical configuration for a
desktop computer system, keeping cost and performance
in mind, when it is required to be purchased for personal
use? For use at office? Give details.
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91. What is EDI? N
92. Explain the following terms:
a) E-Commerce
b) E-CRM
c) World Wide Web
d) Data Warehousing
e) Feasibility Study
f) Semiconductor Memory
g) On-line Systems
h) Electronic Spreadsheet
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93. What is networking? State any three topologies of
networking.
Distinguish between LAN and WAN
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94. What is Internet? What is Intranet and Extranet?
How is Internet beneficial to a business organization?
W 47-49
95. Differentiate between Analog Computers and Digital
Computers.
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96 A manufacturing company is computerizing its operations;
you are required to train the shop floor people about
basics of computers. You are planning to teach the
components of a computer system initially, discuss the
functionality of the various components of the computer
system.
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97 Discuss the functions of an Assembler, Interpreter and
Compiler
W 20
98 What is a DBMS, what are its functions, describe the
basic functions of the relational database model and
discuss its importance to the users and designers
W 61




W Refer to Welingkar Notes with relevant page number reference. This will be given to you in class.
(contains answers to questions asked until 2002)

N Refer to Prof. Max DCostas Notes uploaded on the classroom server.
(contains answers to questions asked until 2010)

SS Self Study