QUESTION BANK (Software Engineering)

1.What is software engineering?
2.What is the difference between program and software?
3.Write out the reasons for the Failure of Water Fall Model.
4.What are the characteristics of the software?
5.Define the terms :
6.What are the various categories of software?
7.What are the challenges in software?
8.Define software process
9.What are the fundamental activities of a software process?
10.What are the umbrella activities of a software process?
11.What are the merits of incremental model?
12.List the task regions in the Spiral model.
13.What are the drawbacks of spiral model?
14.What is System Engineering?
15.List the process maturity levels in SEIs CMM.
16.What is an effectors process?
17.Define the computer based system. 18.What does Verification represent?
19.What does Validation represent?
20.What is the difference between the “Known Risks” and Predictable Risks”?
21.What are the steps followed in testing?
22.Explain about the incremental model. (16)
23.Explain in detail about the software process. (16)
24.Explain in detail about the life cycle process. (16)
25.Explain Spiral model and win-win spiral model in detail?
26.Name the Evolutionary process Models.
27.What are the Objectives of Requirement Analysis?
28.What is requirement engineering?
29.What are the various types of traceability in software engineering?
30.Define software prototyping.
31.What are the Requirements Engineering Process Functions?
32.What are the benefits of prototyping?
33.What are the prototyping approaches in software process?
34.What are the Difficulties in Elicitation?
35.What are the advantages of evolutionary prototyping?
36.What are the various Rapid prototyping techniques?
37.What is the use of User Interface prototyping?
38.What is System Modeling?
39.What are the characteristics of SRS?
40.What are the objectives of Analysis modeling?
41.What is data modeling?.What is a data object?
42.What is cardinality in data modeling?.What does modality in data modeling indicates?
43.What is ERD?What is DFD?
44.What does Level0 DFD represent?
45.What is a state transition diagram?
46.Explain in detail about Functional Modeling.
47.Explain in detail about Structural Modeling. (16)
48.Explain in detail about data modeling. (16)
49.Explain about rapid prototyping techniques. (16)
50.Explain the prototyping approaches in software process. (16)
51.What are the elements of Analysis model? What are the elements of design model?
52.How the Architecture Design can be represented?
53.Define design process. List the principles of a software design.
54.What is the benefit of modular design?
55.What is a cohesive module?
56.What are the different types of Cohesion?
57.What is coupling?What are the various types of coupling?
58.What are the common activities in design process?
59.What are the benefits of horizontal partitioning?.What is vertical partitioning?
60.What are the advantages of vertical partitioning?
61.What are the various elements of data design?
62.List the guidelines for data design..Name the commonly used architectural styles.
63.Explain in detail the design concepts. Explain the design principles.
64.Explain the design steps of the transform mapping.
65.What are the testing principles the software engineer must apply while performing the software testing?
66.Define White Box Testing?
67.What are the two levels of testing?
68.What are the various testing activities?
69.Write short note on black box testing.
70.What is equivalence partitioning?
71.What is Regression Testing?
72.What is a boundary value analysis?
73.What are the reasons behind to perform white box testing?
74.What is cyclomatic complexity?
75.How to compute the cyclomatic complexity?
76.Distinguish between verification and validation.
77.What are the various testing strategies for conventional software?
78.Write about drivers and stubs.
79.What are the approaches of integration testing?
80.What are the advantages and disadvantages of big-bang?
81.What are the benefits of smoke testing?
82.What are the conditions exists after performing validation testing?
83.Distinguish between alpha and beta testing.
84.What are the various types of system testing? Explain the types of software testing.
85.Explain in detail about Black box testing.
86.Explain about the software testing strategies.
87.What are the advantages and disadvantages of size measure?
88.Write short note on the various estimation techniques.
89.What is the Objective of Formal Technical Reviews?
90.What is COCOMO model?.Give the procedure of the Delphi method.
91.What is the purpose of timeline chart?
92.What is EVA?
93.What are the metrics computed during error tracking activity?
94.Why software change occurs?
95.Write about software change strategies.
96.Define CASE Tools.
97.What is software maintenance?
98.Define maintenance.
99.What are the types of software maintenance? What is architectural evolution?
100.How the CASE tools are classified. Explain about software cost estimation.

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