UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA
ANALYICS MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
MDA 5203/MISM 5203: DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
DATE: AUGUST, 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.
QUESTION ONE [20 MARKS]
a) Explain the relationship between problem solving and decision making.
Describe the process of training artificial neural networks (6 Marks)
b) Explain what a decision is and what it meant by decision making (4 Marks)
c) Describe limitations that managers encounter in making decisions. (6 Marks)
QUESTION TWO [15 MARKS]
a) Describe giving examples of six types of knowledge that you are likely to manage as
a decision maker. (10Marks)
b) What are the characteristics of a DSS? (5Marks)
QUESTION THREE [15 MARKS]
a) Examine the basic Process Flow of a Genetic Algorithm as used in decision support
systems (5 Marks)
b) Describe the Data Warehouse Architecture for decision support system
c) Discuss the Techniques Used in intelligent decision support systems to Mine the Data
QUESTION FOUR [15 MARKS]
a) Using a case of your own choice describe the phases you would go through in a
decision-making process. (5 Marks)
b) Discuss the common strategies that are used in guiding decision-making processing.