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Information Systems and Technology for Managers (Course Id 36)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Status : Production
CPE Credits : 12.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $107.95
Passing Score : 70%
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Computer Science - Management for Course Id 36

Description :

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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Release : 2012
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : Basic math.
Basic accounting.
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.
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NASBA Registry - 36

Keywords : Computer Science, Information, Systems, Technology, Managers, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Chapter 1
THE WHAT AND WHY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IS) AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Understand the information processing cycle.
    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.

Chapter 2
MODELS FOR DECISION MAKING

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Plan a model for management decision-making.
    2. Classify output reports generated by MISs
    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.

Chapter 3
SELECTING COMPUTER HARDWARE

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Define a computer system unit.
    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.

Chapter 4
USING SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Define an operating system (OS).
    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.

Chapter 5
USING APPLICATION SOFTWARE

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Identify the seven main types of software.
    2. Explain the uses of word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software.
    3. Utilize integrated software packages.

Chapter 6
DATA AND DATA MANAGEMENT

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Identity different types of file organization.
    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).

Chapter 7
DATACOMMUNICATIONS AND WIRELESS NETWORKS

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Distinguish between digital signals versus analog signals.
    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.

Chapter 8
NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Utilize online telecommunication.
    2. Define and cite examples of computer networks.
    3. Describe electronic databases.
    4. List commercial online services.
    5. Utilize online business databases.

Chapter 9
INTERNET AND INTRANET

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Differentiate between the functions of Internet and Intranet.
    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).

Chapter 10
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PACKAGES

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Identify some basic factors in selecting accounting software.
    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.

Chapter 11
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PACKAGES

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Define and list the financial MIS subsystems and outputs.
    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.

Chapter 12
MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PACKAGES

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Cite examples of the models of the manufacturing information systems.
    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).

Chapter 13
MARKETING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PACKAGES

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. List inputs to the marketing MIS
    2. Outline marketing MIS systems and outputs.
    3. Perform marketing research.
    4. Discuss four Ps in marketing.
    5. List popular forecasting and statistical software.

Chapter 14
DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Explain what Decision Support Systems (DSS) are all about.
    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).

Chapter 15
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERT SYSTEMS

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Define artificial intelligence (AI).
    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.

Chapter 16
CONTROL AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Defend against threats and attacks on computer technology.
    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.

Chapter 17
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Describe what wireless technology means.
    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 accountants 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

 

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