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Question 1[1 Mark]
The best sequence of tests when validating data is
(a).
type, existence then range.
(b).
range, existence then type.
(c).
range, type then existence.
(d).
existence, type then range.
Question 2[1 Mark]
A functional requirement for a software solution that collects the contact details of customers who dine at a restaurant could be
(a).
saving customer data to a file.
(b).
that the solution can be used on multiple devices.
(c).
that the solution can fail to take an order no more than once a month.
(d).
that the restaurant’s customers should be able to easily enter their details into the solution.
Question 3[1 Mark]
Choose the one option which best describes the World Wide Web (WWW).
(a).
A globally interconnected network of networks
(b).
A way of sharing resources via hypertext and hyperlinks
(c).
A way for data to travel via network protocols
(d).
The internet
Question 4[1 Mark]
Choose which one of the following testing sequences, in order from left to right, are typical of the software development cycle?
(a).
Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Alpha Testing, Beta Testing
(b).
Unit Testing, Alpha Testing, Beta Testing, Integration Testing
(c).
Alpha Testing, Unit Testing, Beta Testing, Integration Testing
(d).
Unit Testing, Alpha Testing, Integration Testing, Beta Testing
Question 5[1 Mark]
Choose which of the following is not a form of system installation process.
(a).
Legacy changeover
(b).
Pilot running
(c).
Direct changeover
(d).
Parallel Running
Question 6[4 Marks]
Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of using surveys to gather information when planning a new system.
Question 7[2 Marks]
In contrast to a full system backup, outline the purpose of a failover system.
Question 8[2 Marks]
Contrast alpha and beta testing
Question 9[8 Marks]
Suggest two types of testing that should be conducted on a new system. State who would do the testing, when testing would occur and its purpose.
Question 10[2 Marks]
Outline one potential usability issue associated with the use of smart watches.
Question 11[5 Marks]
State three reasons for making changes to a software system and describe two strategies for managing how these changes might be applied
Question 12[2 Marks]
Identify two reasons for releasing a software update.
Question 13[4 Marks]
A large video game company has recently acquired a smaller video game studio. The two companies use different operating systems to develop their games and the small studio will need to merge or change their software system to match that of the larger company.
Give two examples of problems that may arise when the systems are merged.
Question 14[3 Marks]
In an effort to better understand city traffic flows, traffic lights were upgraded to include CCTV cameras.
Discuss the social implications of monitoring traffic using CCTV.
Question 15[4 Marks]
Explain the importance of iteration during the design lifecycle process.
Question 16[6 Marks]
A software development company wants to test the usability of an application it is developing that will connect senior citizens with local council services.
(a).
State the purpose of usability testing and explain how it is different from functional testing.
[2]
(b).
To save money, the company is considering conducting usability testing using its own employees. Explain why this is not a good idea
[2]
(c).
The landing page of the application will have the following menu
[2]
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Suggest one method that could be used to gather qualitative data and one method that could be used to collect quantitative data when conducting usability testing on this landing page.
Sourced: VCE Applied Computing, Software Development 2022 Exam - Section B, Question 5
Question 17[13 Marks]
A bookshop is planning on implementing a new computer system to manage sales. The shop has 2 managers, 10 shop assistants and a security guard.
(a).
Identify two stakeholders in the new system
[2]
(b).
Outline two different forms of data collection that could be used to gain information from stakeholders to create the new system
[4]
(c).
Outline the importance of prototypes when developing new computer systems.
[2]
(d).
The company is proposing to use a direct changeover method to implement the new system, outline one reason why this could be a poor decision.
[3]
(e).
Suggest one alternative changeover process.
[2]
Question 18[5 Marks]
A clothes store currently uses the internal hard drive of a computer to store all their sales data.
(a).
Outline one example of how data loss issues may occur for the store
[2]
(b).
Describe two methods that the store could use to prevent data loss
[3]
Question 19[3 Marks]
(a).
State why user documentation is important
[1]
(b).
State two methods for providing user documentation
[2]

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