Data and Database Administration – General Questions

1. Poor data administration can lead to which of the following?

A. A single definition of the same data entity
B. Familiarity with existing data
C. Missing data elements
D. All of the above.

Correct Answer: C. Missing data elements

2. A traditional data administrator performs which of the following roles?

A. Tune database performance
B. Establish backup and recovery procedures
C. Resolve data ownership issues
D. Protect the security of the database.

Correct Answer: C. Resolve data ownership issues

3. If both data and database administration exist in an organization, the database administrator is responsible for which of the following?

A. Data modeling
B. Database design
C. Metadata
D. All of the above.

Correct Answer: B. Database design

4. Which of the following is part of an administrative policy to secure a database?

A. Authentication policies
B. Limiting particular areas within a building to only authorized people
C. Ensure appropriate responses rates are in external maintenance agreements
D. All of the above.

Correct Answer: D. All of the above.

5. Backward recovery is which of the following?

A. Where the before-images are applied to the database
B. Where the after-images are applied to the database
C. Where the after-images and before-images are applied to the database
D. Switching to an existing copy of the database

Correct Answer: A. Where the before-images are applied to the database

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