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# 2003 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing C DAC M C A MCA 206 Software Engineering University Question paper

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2003 Centre for Development of Advanced Computing C DAC M C A MCA 206 Software Engineering University Question paper
END-TERM EXAMINATION
Fourth Semester [MCA] - MAY 2003
Paper Code: MCA 206 Subject: Software Engineering
Time: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 60

Q. 9. (a) Explain the significance of Software Engineering. Discuss the advantages of
using any software standard for software development. (5)
(b) List the difference of CMM and ISO 9001. Why is it suggested that CMM is
the better choice than ISO 9001. (7)

Q. 10. (a) Show why and how software metrics can improve the software
process. Enumerate the effect of metrics on software productivity.
(5)
(b)Write a program in C for the calculation of the roots of a quadratic equation.
Find out its all software science metrics. (7)

Q. 11. (a) What is risk? Is it economical to do risk management? Analyze a
student project and list the risks.
(5)
(b) Explain the Putnam Resource Allocation model. (7)

Q. 12. (a) What are the linkages between data flow and E-R diagram?
(5)
(b) An airline reservation is an association between a passenger, a flight, and a
seat. Select a few pertinent attributes for each of these entity types and represent
airline reservation in an E-R diagram. (7)

Q. 13. (a) If some existing modules are to be re-used in building a new system,
which design strategy is used and why?
(5)
(b) Define module coupling and explain different types of coupling. (7)

Q. 14. (a) Consider a program for the determination of the nature of roots of a
quadratic equation. Its input is a triple of positive integers (say a, b, c) and
value may be from [1, 100]. The program output may have one of the following
words: [not a quadratic equation; Real Roots; Imaginary Roots; Equal Roots].
Design the boundary value test cases. (7)
(b) Consider a small program and show, why it is practically impossible to do
exhaustive testing. (5)

Q. 15. (a) Annual Change Traffic (ACT) in a software system is 25% per year.
The initial development cost was Rs. 20 Lacs. Total lifetime for the software is
10 years. What is the total cost of the software system? (6)
(b)What is reverse engineering? Explain the various levels of reverse
engineering. (6)

Q. 16. (a) Write short notes on Any two:
(12)
(i) Logarithmic Poisson Reliability Model
(ii) Configuration Management
(iii)Function Count