CIA, CISA, Information Systems Audits

CISA EXAM PRACTICE QUESTION: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE QUESTION 15/10/2017

Understanding computer or other network architecture is important is acing your CISA exam. There are dozens of questions that you will find during your CISA exam around this topic. Here is an example of a computer architecture question which may be tested in your CIA/CISA exam.

 

Ransom’s Question on 15/10/2017 – Computer Central Processing Unit (CPU) related question.

 

A recently qualified certified information systems auditor (CISA) has been hired by an organisation to review the computer architecture for an organisation that utilises a single Central Processing Unit (CPU) for its computers. The Information Systems (IS) auditor notes the following in his walkthrough. Which of the following observations is of primary importance to the IS auditor?

Select the correct answer:

A – All upgrades to the multiprocessor system are reviewed and approved.

B – Management has initiated a project to implement pipeline design in order to reduce idle time.

C – Time-sharing is used to service the different processing tasks one at a time.

D – System control software is halted between processing tasks.

 

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