MDA5203 MISM5203  DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMSa  KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DATA
ANALYICS/MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
MANAGEMENT
MDA 5203/MISM 5203: DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
DATE: DECEMBER 2018 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.
(4 marks)
b) Describe the process of training artificial neural networks (6 marks)
c) Elaborate on the process of decision making (4 marks)
d) Describe limitations that managers encounter in making decisions. (6 marks)
QUESTION TWO [15 MARKS]
a) Describe giving examples the different types of knowledge that you need as a
decision maker. (8 marks)
b) What are the characteristics of a DSS? (7 marks)
QUESTION THREE [15 MARKS]
a) Explain how Genetic Algorithm is used in decision support systems (5 marks)
b) Describe the Data Warehouse Architecture for decision support systems
(5 marks)
c) Discuss the Datamining Techniques Used in intelligent decision support systems
(5 marks)
QUESTION FOUR [15 MARKS]
a) Using examples discuss the importance of visualization in decision making
(7 marks)
b) Discuss the common strategies that are used in guiding decision-making processing.
(8 marks)

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