|Author :||Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA|
|CPE Credits :||12.0|
|IRS Credits :||0|
|Passing Score :||70%|
|Primary Subject-Field Of Study:||
Computer Software & Applications - Computer Software & Applications for Course Id 36
The course covers information systems in all phases of business and in all functional areas to analyze and solve business problems in the "real world." The practical and efficient use of computer technology, both software and hardware, are highlighted. All types of business applications are covered. The importance of data bases, networking, telecommunications, and wireless mobile technology are presented. Popular accounting, tax, finance, management, manufacturing, and marketing software are explained for easy use. Software for decision support systems (DSS), Executive Information Systems (EIS), and Expert Systems (ES) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) such as financial modeling, budgeting, strategic planning and control, forecasting, data analysis, inventory planning, and optimization software are discussed.
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|Prerequisites :||Basic math.
|Experience Level :||Overview|
|Additional Contents :||Complete, no additional material needed.|
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|Advance Preparation :||None.|
|Delivery Method :||Self-Study|
|Intended Participants :||Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).|
|Revision Date :||08-Oct-2012|
|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.|
|Approved Audience :||
NASBA Registry - 36
|Keywords :||Computer Science, Information, Systems, Technology, Managers, cpe, cpa, online course|
|Learning Objectives :||
2. Distinguish among the various types of Management Reporting Systems (MRS).
3. Differentiate among Decision Support Systems (DSS), Office Information Systems (OIS), and Executive Information Systems (EIS).
4. Interpret computer technologies used for business.
5. Manage your information resources.
2. Classify output reports generated by MISís
3. Categorize and describe MIS and organizational Levels.
4. Demonstrate the process used for modeling a real life system.
5. Explain and define the model base.
2. Differentiate between CPUs and computing power.
3. Describe input technologies.
4. Compare and contrast other types of output technologies.
5. List key factors to be considered in selecting a laptop.
2. Describe the functions of programming language processors.
3. Differentiate among IBM compatible operating systems, Macintosh operating systems, and other operating systems.
4. Differentiate between single-user versus multi-user systems.
5. Distinguish between single-tasking systems versus multi-tasking systems.
2. Explain the uses of word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software.
3. Utilize integrated software packages.
2. Demonstrate data models (relational, hierarchical and network).
3. List and explain primary keys, secondary keys and foreign keys.
4. Explain and cite examples of other features in a database management system.
5. Describe the role of the database administrator (DBA).
2. Describe digital transmission versus analog transmission.
3. Identify a variety of types of wired communication media.
4. List the uses of local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).
5. Summarize the uses of the Internet and the Intranet.
2. Define and cite examples of computer networks.
3. Describe electronic databases.
4. List commercial online services.
5. Utilize online business databases.
2. Compare and contrast the processes of calendar-driven versus event-driven strategy.
3. List practical applications of the Internet and the Intranet.
4. Explain Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
5. Define the Common Gateway Interface (CGI).
2. List popular write-up software.
3. Describe tax preparation software.
4. Cite examples of audit software.
5. List major Activity-Based Costing (ABC) software.
2. Propose and develop a financial forecast.
3. Analyze profit/loss and cost systems.
4. Define financial intelligence.
5. List and demonstrate other financial management software.
2. Review and utilize manufacturing intelligence.
3. Compare and contrast inventory planning and control and Just-In-Time (JIT).
4. Establish a process of quality control and Total Quality Management (TQM).
5. Explain and give examples of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs).
2. Outline marketing MIS systems and outputs.
3. Perform marketing research.
4. Discuss four ďPísĒ in marketing.
5. List popular forecasting and statistical software.
2. Identify and understand the uses of DSS development tools.
3. Discuss the Palisade's Decision Tools Suite.
4. Demonstrate DSS Applications.
5. State the role of the Executive Information Systems (EIS).
2. Explain and demonstrate expert systems (ESs) and uses of expert systems.
3. List and discuss the functional area applications.
4. Explain the process of neural networking.
5. Identify the neural network applications in business.
2. Plan for personnel security, environmental security, network security.
3. Synthesize and analyze an audit trail.
4. Define the duties of the security administrator.
5. Review the current related laws and legislation and their applications.
2. Differentiate between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
3. List some advantages and drawbacks of going wireless.
4. Explain how wireless networks affect businesses.
5. Identify the accountantís role in wireless networking.
|Course Contents :||
Chapter 1 The What and Why of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT)
Chapter 2 Models for Decision Making
Chapter 3 Selecting Computer Hardware
Chapter 4 Using Systems Software
Chapter 5 Using Application Software
Chapter 6 Data and Data Management
Chapter 7 Data Communications and Wireless Networks
Chapter 8 Network and Telecommunications
Chapter 9 Internet and Intranet
Chapter 10 Accounting information Systems and Packages
Chapter 11 Financial Management Information Systems and Packages
Chapter 12 Manufacturing Information Systems and Packages
Chapter 13 Marketing Management Information Systems and Packages
Chapter 14 Decision Support Systems
Chapter 15 Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
Chapter 16 Control and Security of Information Systems
Chapter 17 Wireless Technology