Understanding Information Systems (UIS)

What topics are covered by the course?

To introduce and provide a foundation for understanding the variety of technical and hardware concepts involved in system development plus the different steps involved in building systems to deliver business solutions. To enable delegates to discuss system requirements with experienced IT staff, using appropriate terminology and jargon.

Who should attend?

Those starting a career in information systems or needing to broaden their knowledge and expertise. Non-IT professional and support staff, who need to communicate with, and understand the work of computer specialists. People from a less technical background that need to work with developers and understand their responsibilities.
Senior and middle managers in need of an understanding of IT and their role in the systems development life cycle.

What will I be able to do on completion?

By the end of the course delegates will be able to

* Relate system requirements to business objectives.
* Recognise the stages of a project, describe their purpose, and understand the roles played by User staff and IT specialists.
* Describe the system in terms of hardware features, general configuration of networks and processing.
* Assess and review specifications and diagrams produced through systems analysis and design, recognising logical and physical views.
* Communicate on equal terms with experienced user and IT staff.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is an ongoing process throughout the course.


An Introduction to Information Systems
* What is a System?
* Information System components.
* Computer based systems.
* IT Department Functions.

Introduction to the Systems Development Life Cycle
* The need for formal methodologies.
* Introduction to Project Management.
* Systems Development Life Cycle.
* Rapid Application Development.

Business and Systems Analysis
* The Analysis Process.
* Skills needed for analysis.
* Logical and physical analysis.
* Systems Requirements Specification.

Computer Hardware
* Components of a computer.
* Input and Output devices.
* How Computers Process Data.
* The differences between PCís, miniís and mainframes.

Computer Software
* Types of software.
* Applications.
* Operating Systems.
* Programming Languages.
* Object Oriented programming.
* Visual programming.
* Development Tools.
* Software Security.

* Methods of Data Entry.
* Storing and Accessing Data.
* Relational Databases.
* Data Warehousing.
* Methods of processing data.

* LANís and WANís.
* Network protocols.
* Network Operating Systems.
* The Internet.
* E-commerce.
* Network Security.

System Strategies
* Centralised vs Distributed Systems.

System Design
* System Design processes.
* System Design skills.
* Logical vs physical views.
* Outputs from System Design.
* Testing.

System Implementation
* Methods of changeover.
* Data Conversion.
* User education and training.

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Delivery: Classroom
Category: IT & Computer »
Duration: 5 days
Qualification: In house qualification

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