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Life Cycle

Log 204 0-1

  1. Which of the following attributes must be managed in order to establish and maintain consistency in how a product’s attributes meet its requirements, design, and operational information across the life cycle?
    1. Functional attributes
    2. All these attributes must be managed
    3. Physical attributes
    4. Performance attributes
  2. Configuration management is a process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life cycle.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. Configuration change management is the systematic approach used to identify, document, justify, evaluate, approve, implement, and verify changes to product
    1. True
    2. False
  4. Which configuration management (CM) process activity involves recording and reporting CM information and status using an agreed-upon information collection and recording system?
    1. Configuration status accounting
    2. Configuration planning
    3. Configuration identification
    4. Configuration verification and audit
  5. The government exercises final approval authority for any changes to lower-level product attributes that may impact the top-level product’s performance
    1. True
    2. False
  6. Government and industry configuration management organizations have evolved into cooperative, integrated teams
    1. True
    2. False
  7. Configuration management is important only in the early stages of development of an item, product, or system
    1. True
    2. False
  8. The maintenance plan, which outlines how required support will be provided for each item, is the key product of the____ discipline during the CM process
    1. Program management
    2. Product Support
    3. Systems engineering
    4. Contracting

Module 2

  1. Which configuration baseline apportions the system’s functions to lower-level items and modules?
    1. Functional Baseline
    2. All these baselines apportion the system’s functions to lower-level items and modules
    3. Product baseline
    4. Allocated baseline
  2. Which baseline supplies the level of detain and documentation necessary to produce and support a configuration item?
    1. Allocated Baseline
    2. All these baselines supply the detail and documentation necessary to produce and support a configuration item
    3. Functional baseline
    4. Product baseline
  3. During which phase of the life cycle do the government and industry fully implement configuration management process?
    1. Production and Deployment
    2. Engineering and Manufacturing Development
    3. Materiel Solution Analysis
    4. Operations and Support
    5. Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction
  4. During which phases of the life cycle are both government and industry involved as key players in the configuration management process? Select THREE answers that apply
    1. Production and Deployment
    2. Materiel Solution Analysis
    3. Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction
    4. Operations and Support
    5. Engineering and Manufacturing Development
  5. During the Production and Deployment phase, the application of configuration management promotes the ease with which a product can be manufactured. This is referred to as_____
    1. Flexibility
    2. Producibility
    3. Repeatability
    4. Scalability

Module 3

  1. Interfaces are not subject to the standard configuration change management processes
    1. True
    2. False
  2. The interface requirements included as part of the baselines’ product configuration information are not critical to interface management
    1. True
    2. False
  3. Which of the following are examples of product definition information?
    1. Specifications and drawings
    2. Spare parts lists
    3. Security procedures
    4. Maintenance manuals and procedures
  4. Which of the following serves as the basis for selecting configuration items?
    1. The product structure
    2. The allocated baseline
    3. All of these serve as the basis for selecting configuration items
    4. Configuration documentation
  5. Every configuration item has associated configuration documentation
    1. True
    2. False
  6. Once initial configuration identification is performed during product development, the listing of identified configuration items is finalized and remains constant across the product’s life cycle
    1. True
    2. False

Module 4

  1. Which of the following are key activities in the management function of configuration status accounting? Select TWO answers.
    1. Recording of configuration identifiers
    2. Storage of configuration information
    3. Access of accurate configuration data
    4. Tracking of proposed configuration changes
  2. The focus of configuration status accounting is on managing how information is stored and accessed, rather than on the information itself
    1. True
    2. False
  3. Who bears the ultimate responsibility for effective configuration status accounting?
    1. The government’s product support manager
    2. The government’s program manager
    3. The government’s configuration manager
    4. The contractor
  4. Which of the following data should be provided by an effective configuration status accounting system?
    1. As-maintained and as-modified configurations
    2. All of this information should be provided
    3. Design-to and build-to configurations
    4. As-disposed configuration
    5. As-built and as-delivered
  5. What are the primary factors that need to be considered when tailoring configuration status accounting data and processes? Select THREE answers
    1. The configuration status accounting tools selected
    2. The needs of managing organizations
    3. The product and its environment/requirements
    4. Product Support

Module 5

  1. During a physical configuration audit, a product’s part and configuration documentation are compared to_____
    1. The deliverable item itself
    2. The performance requirements
    3. The verification requirements
    4. The specification
  2. A physical configuration audit compares the actual configuration of a configuration item to its related design documentation to verify that____
    1. The as-built product configuration matches the as-designed product configuration documentation
    2. The as-built product configuration matches the as-contracted product configuration documentation
    3. The as-built product configuration matches the as-modified product configuration documentation
  3. Some of the activities which should be performed as part of configuration verification include analysis, examination/physical inspection, demonstration, testing, and process control
    1. True
    2. False
  4. Configuration verification is performed by the government, whereas configuration audit is performed by industry
    1. True
    2. False
  5. Configuration audit is the configuration management function that_____
    1. All of these describe the configuration audit function
    2. Establishes the product baseline
    3. Confirms that the proposed design solution conforms to product requirements, and that the product’s associated documentation is accurate
    4. Confirms the accuracy of the data input into the configuration status accounting system

Module 7

  1. Which of the following elements should be included in a configuration management (CM) plan outline? Select THREE answers that apply.
    1. A List of configuration items for the product
    2. Required CM resources
    3. The roles and responsibilities of those involved in the CM process
    4. The product breakdown, with the product structure shown
    5. Detailed CM activities and tasks that need to be completed
  2. Government and industry configuration management plans are mandated to follow the same outline and include the same elements
    1. True
    2. False
  3. Which configuration management activity might use the time it takes to disposition and engineering change proposal as a process metric?
    1. Configuration verification and audit
    2. Configuration change management
    3. Configuration identification
    4. Configuration status accounting
  4. Which configuration management (CM) activity might use the length of time it has taken to complete the CM tasks to support each life cycle phase as a process metric?
    1. Configuration identification
    2. CM planning and management
    3. Configuration status accounting
    4. Configuration change management
  5. As part of configuration management (CM) planning, the acquirer is responsible for ensuring that CM requirements are addressed in contract provisions
    1. True
    2. False
  6. Configuration Management (CM) planning includes establishing CM information needs. These CM information needs are related to____?
    1. Data usability
    2. All these are related to establishing CM information needs
    3. Data storage
    4. CM data requirements
  7. An example of a configuration management process metric would be the length of time from the receipt of a change request until its disposition by the configuration control board
    1. True
    2. False
  8. Which of the following are the key elements of effective configuration management planning? Select THREE answers that apply.
    1. Establishing CM information needs
    2. Identifying the CM resources
    3. Defining the product baseline
    4. Selecting configuration items
    5. Defining CM requirements
  9. Which section of the configuration management (CM) plan defines who has the specific responsibility and authority for CM?
    1. Configuration Identification
    2. Configuration Status Accounting
    3. CM Organization
    4. Introduction

Module 8

  1. All of the following statements about configuration management (CM) training are true except ____
    1. CM training should continue over the product life cycle
    2. CM training should begin as soon as CM processes are fairly stable
    3. CM training should be conducted in a formal classroom setting
    4. CM training should be tailored to the role an individual plays in the CM process
  2. Select the TWO goals of configuration management (CM) process performance management
    1. To reduce the cost of the CM effort
    2. To improve the technical performance of the product placed under CM
    3. To assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the current CM effort
    4. To Facilitate continuous improvement of the processes used to perform CM
  3. Which of the following CM activities is supported by effective CM Management?
    1. Configuration status accounting
    2. Configuration identification
    3. Configuration Change management
    4. Configuration verification and audit
    5. All of these activities are supported by CM Management
  4. The role of CM Management in the CM process is to_____
    1. Ensure that product design is accurately documented and that performance requirements are met.
    2. Identify the unique functional and physical characteristics of an item and control changes to the product
    3. Capture and maintain the configuration of an item throughout its life cycle
    4. Manage the implementation of CM planning across the life cycle of a product or configuration item
  5. In addition to evaluating how well the CM process is working, CM Management seeks to incorporate process improvements
    1. True
    2. False

Module 9

  1. Which of the following best describes unlimited data rights
    1. The right to use, modify, reproduce, perform, display, release, or disclose technical data to anyone an fro any purpose
    2. The right to use the technical data for production
    3. The right to use, modify, reproduce, perform, display, release, or disclose technical data within the government
    4. The right to authorize the use of the technical data by another party
  2. The DoD agency has secured government purpose rights to the technical data generated in the course of a contract. As a result, the agency can disclose the data to____
    1. The agency can disclose the data to all these parties
    2. Government employees who work within the agency
    3. Government employees who work in other federal agencies
    4. Contractor employees who are working on other projects for the agency
  3. Which configuration management activity most closely corresponds to the data management activity of data access control?
    1. Configuration planning
    2. Configuration verification and audit
    3. Configuration status accounting
    4. Configuration identification
  4. Data management (DM) uses configuration management (CM) principles to____
    1. DM uses CM for all these purposes
    2. Accommodate intellectual property requirements
    3. Ensure the integrity of product information and other data
    4. Ensure an effective planning process
  5. When assessing data security needs, users must consider the multiple sources where data can be accessed and how combining data from those multiple sources might impact the data’s vulnerability. This refers to_____
    1. Composition
    2. Accumulation
    3. Aggregation
    4. Optimization
  6. $1000D is an international specification intended to address the standardization of technical manuals.
    1. True
    2. False

Module 10

  1. Which of the following software configuration management activities includes identifying and packaging the elements of a software product?
    1. Software configuration identification
    2. Software status accounting
    3. Software release management and delivery
    4. None of these relate to the identification and packaging of software
  2. Which of the following activities are applied in software configuration management? Select THREE answers that apply.
    1. Software release management and delivery
    2. Software integration
    3. Software configuration audit
    4. Software configuration identification
    5. Software implementation
  3. Software configuration management is needed in DoD systems because it enhances the reliability and quality of software by_____
    1. Generating management and product information about the status of baselines, change controls, tests, releases, and audits
    2. Supporting a chosen development/maintenance methodology that fits the requirements, standards, policies, organization, and management philosophy
    3. All of these contribute to software reliability and quality
    4. Providing a structure to identify and control documentation, code, interfaces, and databases across all life cycle phases
  4. The need for effective software configuration management in the DoD can be explained by_____
    1. Software represents a greater portion of development time and cost in DoD systems
    2. The software used in DoD systems is increasingly complex
    3. All of these explain the need for effective software configuration management
    4. The DoD is using more software in it systems
  5. In many DoD systems, accounts for the greater portion of a system’s cost during both development and sustainment
    1. True
    2. False

Module 11

  1. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) defines a non-developmental item as “any previously developed item of supply used exclusively for governmental purposes by a Federal agency, a State or local government, or a foreign government with which the United States has a mutual defense cooperation agreement”
    1. True
    2. False
  2. Which of the following descriptions applied to a commercial item as defined by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Subpart 2.101?
    1. Can take the form of services as well as goods
    2. All of these descriptions apply
    3. Has been sold, offered for sale, or will be available for sale to the General public
    4. May include modifications to items
  3. “A commercial item sold in substantial quantities in the commercial marketplace and offered to the government under a contract or subcontract at any tier, without modifications, in the same form in which it was sold in the marketplace” is the definition for?
    1. Industrial Item
    2. Commercially Available
    3. Non-Developmental Item
    4. Government Item
  4. Unless the Government has made other contract provisions, the supplier of a commercial item has complete configuration change management over that item’s performance, functional, and physical attributes
    1. True
    2. False
  5. When commercial items are used, configuration identification can be especially challenging because?
    1. There is little consistency in how industry identifies configuration items
    2. The government must impose stricter standards on industry configuration identification processes
    3. Industry does not use configuration identification
    4. The products that are being identified may be manufactured abroad

Module 12

  1. Which of the following elements of Affordable System Operational Effectiveness addresses how well the system can be produced, maintained, logically supported, and operated?
    1. Mission effectiveness
    2. Design effectiveness
    3. Life cycle cost/ Affordability
    4. Process efficiency
  2. Which of the following might indicate a potential problem in the area of diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages?
    1. All these situations might indicate a potential problem in the area of diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages
    2. The price of a spare part increases
    3. The only manufacturer producing a critical part declares bankruptcy
    4. A weather event forces the temporary closure of a plant that manufactures parts needed for a system
  3. Current policy related to total life cycle systems management is addressed in____
    1. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
    2. SAE/EIA-649-1, Configuration Management Requirements for Defense Contracts
    3. DoDD 5000.01, The Defense Acquisition System
    4. Better Buying Power
  4. Select the TWO primary objectives of total life cycle systems management
    1. Contractors should be readily available to provide support for complex weapon systems
    2. Product support must be effective and efficient
    3. The weapon system as designed, maintained, and modified should continuously strive to reduce the demand for product support
    4. Cost should be the primary factor in all program decisions
  5. The responsibility for total life cycle systems management is assigned to_____
    1. The configuration manager (CM)
    2. The product support manager (PSM)
    3. The program manager (PM)
    4. The product support integrator (PSI)
  6. Which of the following characterizes performance-based life cycle product support?
    1. The government purchases a specified group of repair actions for a tank system
    2. The government purchases a selected product support element for an information technology system
    3. The government acquires system, subsystem, or component performance outcomes, rather than materiel maintenance, and/ or repair services
    4. The government makes large-volume purchases of individual parts and spares to support a specific aircraft
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