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Architecture Conclusion - Quiz

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1. A brick and mortar company is interested in developing an e-commerce site to sell their wares.
They already employ a Java specialist and have a current Web site to market their company as a whole.
What is the main reason they would use an architect? Select the best possible choice.
  A. To ensure that the new system is compatible with their current environment.
  B. To maintain quality standards for all their products.
  C. To increase the likelihood that the solution will meet a quality objective.
  D. To increase the problem space within an environment.

2. To separate concerns and balance perspectives, which two requirements will a successful architecture meet?
  A. Functional requirements
  B. IT demands
  C. Differentiation from alternative solutions
  D. Customer demands

3. To prevent over-engineering, an architect must understand:
  A. The IT domain
  B. The business domain
  C. The fine line between "good" and "good enough"
  D. The business objectives

4. Architecture is concerned with boundary creation and selection. ERP solutions and packages prescribe boundary conditions. An architect's involvement in package selection includes which of the two following things?
  A. Package selection through standards, guidelines, and cost/benefit analysis.
  B. Focus not on internal workings of software packages, but rather the external interfaces.
  C. Detailed integration or specifications for package implementation.
  D. Recommendation of package customization, without addressing detailed customization designs.

5. Why is it difficult for an architect to determine quality factors? Please select the best answer below.
  A. Some quality factors are unique to e-Business.
  B. Quality is a static factor, not likely to change.
  C. Quality factors are intuitive and easy to determine.

6. A new employee is trying to determine whose skills match those of an architect. Which of the following skills is that of an architect?
  A. An architect matches the specificity within the design.
  B. An architect uses the quantitative specifications as input for the development process.
  C. An architect manages the complexity of the e-engineering solution.
  D. An architect concentrates on how the system behavior is implemented.

7. The purpose of reference architectures is to:
  A. Differentiate technical understanding and qualifications from competitors.
  B. Provide a framework for technical understanding.
  C. Provide a framework for understanding business architecture.
  D. Structure the architectural process and define the deliverables to be produced.

8. The OSI model is divided into:
  A. Business architecture, information architecture, technical applications, technical application services, and technical infrastructure layers.
  B. Application, presentation, session, transport, network, datalink, and physical layers.
  C. Data, function, network, people, time, and motivation.

9. A matrix created from building blocks allows an architect to:
  A. View the business domain.
  B. Determine the cost associated with architecture.
  C. Trace perspectives and identify deliverables.
  D. View the network architecture indicating the interoperability of computers.