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Information & Decision Sciences Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical information systemsinterview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample Information & Decision Sciences interview questions.

-Tell us about your qualifications for this position?
-Tell us about your experience in working on a team of technical and non-technical employees?
-What are the three constraints on a project?
-A number of users continue to have difficulty in using a new application.  The number of help calls is far and above the average for all other users.  How would you address this problem?  What is workflow?
-How would you compare the use of a mainframe system versus a personal computer system?
-How can document management be used to improve the flow of information in an organization?
-What are the benefits of establishing hardware and software standards?
-Your assignment is to automate a clerical process. What steps will you take in carrying out the assignment?
-What experience do you have with using management information systems?
-To what extent have you developed user documentation in your present job?
-You've been given the assignment to develop a training program for a new application.  Approximately 30 staff will require training.  What steps will you take in developing the training?
-How do you know what to include in a training program without an assessment?
-Your assignment is to prepare the specifications to purchase a new application.  What will you do?
-Tell us about your experience in programming?
-What are some of the reasons for automating a process or procedure?
-You have been asked to evaluate a new automated system. What steps will you take?
-Tell us why you’re interested in this particular technology position.
-Provide some examples of either work or school courses that relate to this position.
-What experience do you have in help desk operations?
-What items of information would you request from a user to effectively address a technical problem?
-What experience do you have with personal computers?
-Explain to us what local area networks and wide area networks are, and how, if at all, are they related.
-Tell us about your work as it relates to the operation of a data center?
-What experience do you have in developing applications?

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