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As a result of a business process reengineering (BPR) project: A. an IS auditor would be concerned with the key controls that existed in the prior business process and not those in the new process. B. system processes are automated in such a way that there are more manual interventions and manual controls. C. the newly designed business processes usually do not involve changes in the way(s) of doing business. D. advantages usually are realized when the reengineering process appropriately suits the business and risk.

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An organization's disaster recovery plan should address early recovery of: A. all information systems processes. B. all financial processing applications. C. only those applications designated by the IS manager. D. processing in priority order, as defined by business management.

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Which audit technique provides the BEST evidence of the segregation of duties in an IS department? A. Discussion with management B. Review of the organization chart C. Observation and interviews D. Testing of user access rights

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E-mail message authenticity and confidentiality is BEST achieved by signing the message using the: A. sender's private key and encrypting the message using the receiver's public key. B. sender's public key and encrypting the message using the receiver's private key. C. the receiver's private key and encrypting the message using the sender's public key. D. the receiver's public key and encrypting the message using the sender's private key.

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The planning and monitoring of computer resources to ensure that they are being used efficiently and effectively is: A. hardware monitoring. B. capacity management. C. network management. D. job scheduling.

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Capacity monitoring software is used to ensure: A. maximum use of available capacity. B. that future acquisitions meet user needs. C. concurrent use by a large number of users. D. continuity of efficient operations.

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Change management procedures are established by IS management to: A. control the movement of applications from the test environment to the production environment. B. control the interruption of business operations from lack of attention to unresolved problems. C. ensure the uninterrupted operation of the business in the event of a disaster. D. verify that system changes are properly documented.

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The rate of change of technology increases the importance of: A. outsourcing the IS function. B. implementing and enforcing good processes. C. hiring personnel willing to make a career within the organization. D. meeting user requirements.

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A programmer managed to gain access to the production library, modified a program that was then used to update a sensitive table in the payroll database and restored the original program. Which of the following methods would MOST effectively detect this type of unauthorized changes? A. Source code comparison B. Executable code comparison C. Integrated test facilities (ITF) D. Review of transaction log files

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In a business continuity plan, there are several methods of providing telecommunication continuity. One method is diverse routing which involves: A. providing extra capacity with the intent of using the surplus capacity should the normal primary transmission capability not be available. B. routing information via other alternate media such as copper cable or fiber optics. C. providing diverse long-distance network availability utilizing T-1 circuits among the major long-distance carriers. D. routing traffic through split-cable facilities or duplicate-cable facilities.


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The responsibilities of a disaster recovery relocation team include: A. obtaining, packaging and shipping media and records to the recovery facilities, as well as establishing and overseeing an offsite storage schedule. B. locating a recovery site if one has not been predetermined and coordinating the transport of company employees to the recovery site. C. managing the relocation project and conducting a more detailed assessment of the damage to the facilities and equipment. D. coordinating the process of moving from the hot site to a new location or to the restored original location.

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Which of the following findings would an IS auditor be MOST concerned about when performing an audit of backup and recovery and the offsite storage vault? A. There are three individuals with a key to enter the area. B. Paper documents also are stored in the offsite vault. C. Data files, which are stored in the vault, are synchronized. D. The offsite vault is located in a separate facility.


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Which of the following functions, if performed by scheduling and operations personnel, would be in conflict with a policy requiring a proper segregation of duties? A. Job submission B. Resource management C. Code correction D. Output distribution

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Which of the following facilitates program maintenance? A. More cohesive and loosely coupled programs B. Less cohesive and loosely coupled programs C. More cohesive and strongly coupled programs D. Less cohesive and strongly coupled programs

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During an audit of the tape management system at a data center, an IS auditor discovered that parameters are set to bypass or ignore the labels written on tape header records. The IS auditor also determined that effective staging and job setup procedures were in place. In this situation, the IS auditor should conclude that the: A. tape headers should be manually logged and checked by the operators. B. staging and job setup procedures are not appropriate compensating controls. C. staging and job setup procedures compensate for the tape label control weakness. D. tape management system parameters must be set to check all labels.

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