Midterm Name: Fulya Oner Start time: October 16, 2009 6:32pm Time allowed: 3 hours Number of questions: 40 Finish

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Data warehousing is the process of storing a copy of transaction data specifically structured for querying, analysis, and reporting. a. True b False . Save answer Question 2 (.5 points) The data warehousing environment is mainly the responsibility of the business users, and the analytical environment (known also as business analytics) is in the realm of a technical staff. a. True b False . Save answer Question 3 a. True b False . Save answer Question 4 a. True b False (.5 points) If you build a data warehouse, everyone will begin to use it. (.5 points) Data visualization uses columns of data to visualize the information.

Save answer Question 8 a. a.5 points) A data mart is a small focused data warehouse. Save answer Question 6 a.5 points) The value of data content is derived only from the internal operational systems.5 points) Strategic information is for running the day-to-day operations of the business. (. (. True b False . Save answer Question 9 a.5 points) Every data structure in the data warehouse contains the time element. True b False . True b False (. Save answer Question 7 a.. Save answer Question 5 (. . True b False . (. True b False .5 points) The primary elements of an economic feasibility analysis include both tangible and intangible benefits.

5 points) Business data is dimensional in nature. (.5 points) Organizations can sustain their competitive advantage by building brand and customer loyalty using BI applications that support product differentiation/market niche strategies. Save answer Question 11 a. a. Save answer Question 13 (. and the users of the data warehouse think in business dimensions.5 points) Participation of users is mandatory for the successful data warehouse project.. True b False . True b False . True b False . a. True b False .5 points) A requirements definition for the data warehouse should be based on the technical requirements (. Save answer Question 14 (. Save answer Question 10 (. .5 points) Technology must drive a data warehouse project. Save answer Question 12 a.

5 points) Data warehousing is a software application. (. Save answer Question 16 (. Save answer Question 17 a. Save answer Question 19 (. True b False . True b False . not a system architecture. True b False . (. a. Save answer Question 15 a.a. .5 points) Metadata is important in an organization because it drives the processes.5 points) SMP refers to the simplest parallel processing architecture. True b False . (.5 points) The architectural framework enables the flow of data from the data source at one end and the user’s desktop at the other.5 points) Pre-defined reports should be defined by the IT department alone. Save answer Question 18 a. True b False .

Immediate Information Delivery b Data Integration from Across the Organization . The major objective of BI is to enable interactive and sometimes real-time access to data. e. True b False . a. True b False . d One of the major objectives of BI is to widen the gap between the current . enable manipulation of these data. Freedom from IS Department Resource Limitations f. then from information to data. Save answer Question 20 (. b The process of BI is based on the transformation of actions to decisions.5 points) Which of the following statement is true regarding business intelligence (BI)? a. Save answer Question 21 (. All of the Above Save answer Question 22 (.5 points) The worst thing that can happen to a data warehouse is for its credibility to come into question. decision makers get valuable insights upon which they can base more informed and better decisions. and performances. and .5 points) What can a data warehouse do? a.a. c. situations. and to provide business managers and analysts the ability to conduct appropriate analysis. c. Future Vision from Historical Trends d Tools for Looking at Data in New Ways . By analyzing historical and current data.

analytical processing . Separation of the data generated by a myriad of internal and external information systems d a&b . Data about the application b Data about the data . Abuse of the data warehouse life cycle d Resolution of data conflicts . and goals and the strategy for achieving them. a. e.. Save answer Question 23 Metadata is: a.5 points) What are some of the “seven deadly sins” of building a data warehouse? a. over a historical time perspective.5 points) A data warehouse provides the following unique benefits for management at all levels of the firm: a. c. (. b & c Save answer Question 25 (. Data about the hardware d Data about the project . A facility for integrating the data generated in in the organization b Storage of all the available data needed for informational. Building a data warehouse architectural framework b Abuse of methodology and tools .5 points) . performance of an organization and its desired performance as expressed in its mission. c. objectives. Save answer Question 24 (. c.

Reflects the business rules and is relatively stable b Provides direct access for users who need to define the parameters . Security rules f. The following functions are included in most query tools: a. c. . All of the above Save answer Question 28 (. Failure to document the mistakes made during the first DW project f.e. d & e g b. c. Save answer Question 26 (. a. h All of the above . c & e . A set of tables designed to provide access for detailed data d It is a data source for traditional statistical analysis. Flexible presentation . e. Operations information d Tool-specific information . Business rules b Movement/transformation information .5 points) The major technical elements of a metadata catalog should include: a.5 points) The data mart serves the following functions: a.5 points) Query tools are the one set of functional tools that are the most significant. e. All of the above Save answer Question 27 (.

5 points) A data warehouse is different from a typical OLTP system project because: a.b Ability to aggregate . Save answer Question 31 (. centralized rules and a single. e. c. c. A short time to build. All of the above Save answer Question 29 (. Data storage has a minimal amount of data . select the loan limit d all of the above . calculate a credit-worthiness score b automatically accept or deny the loan application . c. .5 points) The advantages to a top-down approach to building a data warehouse includes: a. A single storage of data. inherently architected and centralized rules and control d Less risk of failure. Save answer Question 30 (. high risk of failure and quick results . centralized storage. less risk of failure and a corporate effort b Centralized rules and control. Cross subject areas d Seamless integration . It has a narrower scope b It provides for multidimensional analysis . c.5 points) Which of the following can be used by an analytic application for credit scoring for a loan applicant? a.

d All of the above . transform. Perform the transformation of the data d All of the above . Save answer Question 32 (. Save answer Question 33 (. rules b policies .5 points) ETL process consists of extract. c. Save answer . but does not conduct them d Allows everyone to participate equally with no leadership needed . and load.5 points) In a data warehouse. c. strategies d procedures .5 points) Utilizing JAD techniques to determine requirements consists of techniques that: a. a. Gather a group of the technical experts to define the warehouse b Gather a group to define the project and prepare a working document . Defines the interviews. Save answer Question 34 (. Transformation occurs by using __________ or lookup tables or by combining the data with other data. the staging area is the place where: a. Extracted data is joined b Business rules are applied . c.

training and hardware .5 points) Problems that must be avoided to have a successful data warehouse are: a. algorithmic differences and specialized functions . Unreliable processes. c. people and hardware . c. What is the potential impact on each of the performance metrics on the source system? b What are the core business processes that management regularly monitors? . People. Save answer Question 37 (.5 points) A high level business analysis effort should answer several key questions that are essential to the data warehouse initiative: a. Value ranges d All of above . Save answer Question 38 (. management software and training d Procedures. Disparate naming conventions b File formats . Unreliable data. This includes: a.5 points) Operational infrastructure includes: a. c. algorithmic differences and procedural lapses b Unreliable data.Question 35 (. Save answer Question 36 (.5 points) Resolution of data conflicts is important in a data warehouse. People. d Algorithmic differences. procedures and training b Management software. missing metadata and logic transformation. unreliable processes and granularity of data .

5 points) Benefits associated with a new data warehouse include: a. Fact based decision making is prevalent d Data reliability is in question throughout the organization . negatively or positively? d What are the key technology initiatives as perceived by management? . All of the above Save answer Finish . e. More timely information d Decreased time to market .5 points) The organization is ready for a data warehouse if: a. Save answer Question 39 (. c. Improved employee morale b Improved effectiveness of training .. c. c. What are the core business processes that management wishes to affect. Save answer Question 40 (. There are multiple views of each solution b Current reports are not aggressively employed .

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