Top 20 Interview Questions on SDLC set-1

1) Which phase of the SDLC are information needs identified?
A. preliminary investigation
B. system analysis
C. system design
D. system development

2) How many steps are in the systems development life cycle (SDLC)?
A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 10

3) Actual programming of software code is done during the ....... step in the SDLC.
A. maintenance and evaluation
B. design
C. analysis
D. development and documentation

4) In the preliminary investigation phase of the SDLC, which on of the following tasks would not be included?
A. briefly defining the problem
B. suggesting alternative solutions
C. gathering the data
D. preparing a short report

5) The first step in the systems development life cycle(SDLC) is ...
A. analysis
B. design
C. problem/opportunity identification
D. development and documentation

6) Enhancements, upgrades, and bug fixes are done during the ...... step in the SDLC.
A. maintenance and evaluation
B. problem/opportunity identification
C. design
D. development and documentation

7) The first task to complete in the design phase of the SDLC is to
A. design alternative systems
B. select the best design
C. examine hardware requirements
D. write a systems design report

8) Most modern software applications enable you to customize and automate various features using small custom-built "miniprograms" called ....
A. macros
B. code
C. routines
D. subroutines

9) The .......... determines whether the project should go forward
A. feasibility assessment
B. opportunity identification
C. system evaluation
D. program specification

10) Determining whether expected cost savings and other benefits will exceed the cost of developing an alternative system is related to
A. technical feasibility
B. economic feasibility
C. organizational feasibility
D. operational feasibility

11) The organized process or set of steps that needs to be followed to develop an information system is known as the
A. analytical cycle
B. design cycle
C. program specification
D. system development life cycle

12) Technical writers generally provide the ......... for the new system.
A. programs
B. network
C. analysis
D. documentation

13) The ...... approach conversion type simply involves abandoning the old system and using the new
A. direct
B. pilot
C. phased
D. parallel

14) How many steps are in the program development life cycle(PDLC)?
A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 10

15) ........ design and implement database structures.
A. programmers
B. project managers
C. Technical writers
D. Database administrators

16) The implementation approach that is the least risky would be the
A. direct approach
B. parallel approach
C. phased approach
D. pilot approach

17) The make or buy decision is associated with the ...... step in the SDLC.
A. analysis
B. design
C. problem/opportunity identification
D. development and documentation

18) ............. spend most of their time in the beginning stages of the SDLC, talking with end-users, gathering information, documenting systems, and proposing solutions.
A. system analysts
B. project managers
C. Technical writers
D. Database administrators

19) State whether the following statements are True or False.
i) A systems analyst uses the six-phase systems life-cycle to improve and maintain information systems.
ii) During the preliminary investigation phase of the SDLC, you first suggest alternative and then define the problem.
A. i-True, ii-True
B. i-True, ii-False
C. i-False, ii-True
D. i-False, ii-False

20) In the analysis phase, the development of the ........ occurs which is a clear statement of the goals and objectives of the project.
A. documentation
B. flowchart
C. program specification
D. design


Answers

1) A. preliminary investigation
2) C. 6
3) D. development and documentation
4) C. gathering the data
5) C. problem/opportunity identification
6) A. maintenance and evaluation
7) A. design alternative systems
8) C. routines
9) A. feasibility assessment
10) B. economic feasibility
11) D. system development life cycle
12) D. documentation
13) direct
14) B. 5
15) D. Database administrators
16) C. phased approach
17) B. design
18) A. system analysts
19) B. i-True, ii-False
20) C. program specification