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Business Analyst

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A way to get information into database. Each field in the form corresponds to a field in the database table






2. Accessing development software that lives in the cloud. The major advantage is that the development process tends to be greatly simplified.






3. An analysis of the attractiveness of the industry in which the company operates.






4. The opposite of contrast. Layouts demonstrating affinity show subtle variations in color or brightness.






5. A group of potential customers for a product or service. Segments are typically identified by demographics.






6. A business presentation combining concise text and graphics. Schematic reports should be brief - well organized - and easy to navigate. Though usually designed in PowerPoint - schematic reports are intended primarily to be read rather than projected.






7. Model slides that define the theme elements. The slide master defines the background elements - colors - and fonts. The layout masters provide a menu of possible layouts to apply to a slide.






8. What you make on every sale after subtracting variable costs.






9. Compares discrete (distinct) categories on a common measure






10. The organization of items on a page. For example - a 2up layout consists of two blocks of images and/or text.






11. A cost that business incurs on each sale. For apps - the variable cost is the iTunes store commission.






12. The process of analyzing data to spot trends and opportunities.






13. The delivery of accurate - useful information to the appropriate decision makers within the necessary fime frame to support effective decision making.






14. The amount of time between the occurrence of a transaction and the loading of that transaction's information into the business intellegence system.






15. Describes how best to represent information






16. The cheapest way to start a business. It is just you doing business under another name. However - you are personally liable for business debts.






17. These are fixed costs associated with starting a business. Often refers to one time costs.






18. Mini services that exist in the cloud and can be snapped into your webpage. For example - you can include a weather gadget.






19. A method for designing information systems. The life cycle proceeds through the following stages: an analysis of the current state - development of requirements - design of a solution - development from the design and finally to implementation or rol






20. This is a job title typical for an IS graduate. Business analysts work both with business units such as Human Resources and the programmers. They discover the needs of the business unit and then translate those needs into documentation for the progra






21. A part of the spreadsheet - usually at the top - where the key variables are given their values.






22. A cost that the business must pay whether or not they sell anything. Examples include rent - legal fees - development costs and so forth.






23. One or more fields that uniquely identify each record in the table






24. A marketing term that refers to the ability of a brand to stand out from the crowd.






25. A built in Excel function that calculates loan payments. Inputs to the function include the loan amount (pv) - the interest rate (rate) - and the number of loan payments (nper).






26. A wat to get information out of a database. Often a report will gather information together from multiple tables and present it as a single table






27. The process of copying data from many databases throughout the enterprise into the datawarehouse






28. Similar to a template but without the placeholder text and images. A theme specifies formatting--layout - colors - and fonts






29. The idea that a brand's power depends on it's uniqueness






30. Usually the recommended way to start a small business. If the business goes under - you are not personally liable for the businesses debts.






31. The process of uncovering the numbers that contribute to creating a summary number. Drill down is like being shocked at you ATM balance and then calling the bank to get a list of withdrawls and payments made against your account.






32. Look like standard reports but with a major difference. They are interactive and allow the user to drill down to disover the source for the summary numbers.






33. Compares discrete categories on a common measure.






34. The combination of people - information technology - and business processes to accomplish a business objective.






35. An analysis of five key forces which profiles the attractiveness of an industry. These include the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers - barriers to entry - threat of substitutes - and the competitive rivalry of firms already in the industry.


36. Systems that manage day to day transactions of the business.






37. An analysis of how the calculation results vary with changes in the initial assumptions.






38. Defines a set of background elements - colors - and fonts as well as a set of slide layouts.






39. Structured Query Language is the language used by most relational database management systems. It requires very little code to accopmlish powerful operations.






40. Repear the primary key from the parent table in each corresponding record of the child table as a foreign key to link tables together






41. A PowerPoint template well suited for creating schematic reports because of its small font size and versatile layouts.






42. Variable names created by capitalizing the first letter of each word and eliminating the spaces between words.






43. Describes how easy the system is to use and navigate






44. Designing websites and applications to meet the needs of the user.






45. A way to categorize groups of people using age - income level - gender - education level - home ownership - and so forth.






46. A pre-built site with placeholder text - images - and a pre-selected theme. Site templates are the closest thing to an instant website.






47. Make very small loans (typically under 500) to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Most Loans are repaid in six months to a year.






48. A high level management overview of the data--sometimes depicted using dials and needles similar to an automobile dashboard. In a car.






49. A collection of one or more related tables of data stored in rows and columns






50. The ability to capture and store information gathered from a form into a database. Database integration also refers to the ability to extract and display information from a database on a website.