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Accountants Guide to Computers and Information Technology - v11 (Course Id 1584)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Course Length : Pages: 65 ||| Review Questions: 23 ||| Final Exam Questions: 30
CPE Credits : 6.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $53.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Computer Software & Applications - Computer Software & Applications for Course Id 1584

Description :

The course covers what every accountant should know about computers, information systems and technology. The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, tax, and audit software packages are discussed, along with trends in the computer market.  The importance of information systems and data protection, data bases, client/server computing, and cloud computing are discussed, with an emphasis on security issues. The course also teaches you how to make lease-rent-purchase decisions and analyze and evaluate information technology (IT) investments. 

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Release : 2021
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : QAS Self Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 01-Mar-2022
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
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NASBA QAS - Text - NASBA Registry - 1584

Keywords : Computer Software & Applications, Accountants, Guide, Computers, Information, Technology, v11, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Chapter 1
Accounting Information Systems and Packages

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Identify components of an accounting information system.
    2. Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
    3. Recognize the purpose of eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL).

Chapter 2
Computer Software in Managerial Accounting

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
    2. Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.

Chapter 3
Information Security and Data Protection

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Identify the steps in managing computer security.
    2. Recognize failure points for a computer system.
    3. Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.

Chapter 4
The Accountant and the Networked Environment

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize technical advantages of cloud computing.
    2. Identify business benefits from cloud computing.
    3. Identify protective steps for network environments.

Chapter 5
The Accountant and Database Management Systems

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Identify responsibilities for accountants on a database management system.
    2. Recognize database types and terminology.

Chapter 6
Information Systems and Financial Analysis

After completing this section, you should be able to:
    1. Recognize methods to evaluate technical investments.
    2. Recognize the effect of taxes and the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.
Course Contents :

Chapter 1:    Accounting Information Systems and Packages

Learning Objectives

Accounting Information Systems

Online Accounting Systems

Accounting Software

Module Descriptions

Market Leaders

Selecting Accounting Software

Write-Up Software

Compliance Software

Compliance Software Products

Tax Preparation Software

Market Leaders

Audit Software

Auditing Audit Software


Web-Based Accounting Systems

Implementing Web-based Accounting Systems

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)

How Companies Create Xbrl Statements

Applications of XBRL

Chapter 1 Review Questions

Chapter 2:    Computer Software in Managerial Accounting

Learning Objectives

Activity-Based Costing (ABC) Software

Cash Flow Forecasting Software

Forecasting and Statistical Software



Stand-Alone Programs

Budgeting and Planning Software

Project Planning and Management

Linear Programming

A Caveat

Selecting a Software Package


Chapter 2 Review Questions

Chapter 3:   Information Security and Data Protection

Learning Objectives

System Failures

The Security Administrator

Establishing a Security Policy

Physical Security and Data Security

Destroying Data

Environmental Considerations

Maintenance and Preventive Care

Water Alert Systems

Static Electricity

Humidity Control

Fire Protection

Access Controls

Hardware Security

Software Development Security

Password Security

Audit Trail

Disaster Recovery

Contingency Planning

Legal Issues

Chapter 3 Review Questions

Chapter 4:   The Accountant and the Networked Environment

Learning Objectives


Changing Technology

Cloud Computing

Things to Consider Before Moving to Cloud-Based Services

Specific Applications and Examples

Open-Source Software

Internet of Things

The Big Data Opportunity

Blockchain Technology

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Future Trends

Network and Internet Security Concerns

Network Security

Advanced Authentication

Internet Security Threats

Different Types of Internet Threats

Security Challenges

Chapter 4 Review Questions

Chapter 5:    The Accountant and Database Management Systems

Learning Objectives

Database Security

Database Types and Terminology

Chapter 5 Review Questions

Chapter 6:   Information Systems and Financial Analysis

Learning Objectives

Evaluating Technical Investments

What are the Types of Investment Projects?

What are the Features of Investment Projects?

Understanding the Concept of Time Value of Money

How Do You Measure Investments in Technology?

1. Payback Period

2. Net Present Value

3. Internal Rate of Return

How Do Income Taxes Affect Investment Decisions?

How to Calculate After-Tax Cash Flows

How Does MACRS Affect Investment Decisions?

What to Know About the Cost of Capital

Cost of Debt

Cost of Common Stock

Cost of Retained Earnings

Measuring the Overall Cost of Capital

Lease-Purchase-Rent Decisions

Economic Feasibility Study for a New Information System

Chapter 6 Review Questions


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