Monday, December 17, 2007

CISA Sample Questions (Part 1)

1. As updates to an online order entry system are processed, the updates are recorded on a transaction tape and a hard copy transaction log. At the end of the day, the order entry files are backed up on tape. During the backup procedure, a drive malfunctions and the order entry files are lost. Which of the following are necessary to restore these files?

A) The previous day's backup file and the current transaction tape
B) The previous day's transaction file and the current transaction tape
C) The current transaction tape and the current hard copy transaction log
D) The current hard copy transaction log and the previous day's transaction file

Answer: A

2. While designing the business continuity plan (BCP) for an airline reservation system, the MOST appropriate method of data transfer/backup at an offsite location would be:

A) shadow file processing.
B) electronic vaulting.
C) hard-disk mirroring.
D) hot-site provisioning.

Answer: A

3. Which of the following types of testing would determine whether a new or modified system can operate in its target environment without adversely impacting other existing systems?

A) Parallel testing
B) Pilot testing
C) Interface/integration testing
D) Sociability testing

Answer: D

4. Which of the following risks could result from inadequate software baselining?

A) Scope creep
B) Sign-off delays
C) Software integrity violations
D) Inadequate controls

Answer: A

5.A programmer, using firecall IDs, as provided in the manufacture's manual, gained access to the production environment and made an unauthorized change. Which of the following could have prevented this from happening?

A) Deactivation
B) Monitoring
C) Authorization
D) Resetting

Answer: D

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