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Information Systems Fundamentals




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course introduces the fundamentals of computer systems and the role of information processing in today's business environment. An overview is presented of information systems, systems development, operating systems and programming, database management, networking and telecommunications, and the Internet.



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Information Systems Overview

  • Define information system.
  • Explain the importance of information systems to organizations.
  • Compare and contrast data, information, and knowledge.
  • Summarize the difference between information systems and information technology.

Information Systems Networking and Development

  • Define information systems networking.
  • Identify the important factors in providing reliable and consistent data and network services.
  • Explain the phases of the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

Cloud-Based Information Systems

  • State the relationship between business processes and departmental information systems.
  • Explain the different types of Cloud Services and their advantages and disadvantages to a business.
  • Identify the ethical and privacy issues facing IT professionals resulting from Cloud Networking.
  • Identify the factors that contribute to the vulnerability of information systems.

Information Systems and Big Data

  • Examine the effect of mobile technology on an organization’s processes.
  • Describe the effects of social media on information systems.
  • Describe how data and business analytics (Business Intelligence) affect decision making.
  • Examine the effects of Big Data on organizations.

Information Systems Enabling Businesses

  • Explain the technological differences between Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) information systems.
  • Explain the role of IT in supporting systems that connect to suppliers and customers.
  • Identify the career opportunities within the information services industry.


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