CS507 - Information Systems
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Course Category: Computer Science/Information Technology
Course Level: Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 3
Pre-requisites: CS101 CS403 IT430

Course Synopsis

This course introduces the student to the area of computer-based information system. In this course you will study system types its components, SDLC and different models of SDLC. You will also study design methods, security, virus and threats to information system. In addition to these topics you will also learn risk management and E-commerce.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you should be able to:
  • Recognize the role and use of technology in business systems and operations
  • Explain the types of organizations and their structure
  • Identify and describe organizational structure and business processes within these structures
  • Apply knowledge in the development of a suitable electronic file storage system for a business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process in systems design and development
  • Identify the fundamental principles of e-commerce and its application in business
  • Describe several generic business and personal applications of data communications technology
  • Implement information systems in industry

Course Contents

Introduction, Information In Organizations, Organization and Information Requirement, Organizational structure, Business Environment, Information System, Component of System, Types of System Infrastructure, Online Analytical Processing, CBIS from Functional View Point, Financial Sector Application Accounting & Financial Information Systems, Critical Decisions Making, Phases of decision-making process, Planning for System Development, Systems Development Life Cycle, System Design, Incremental Model, Spiral Model, System Analysis, Analysis & Design Methods, Symbols, DFD’s, Entity Relationship Diagram, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Critical Success Factor, Security of Information System, Threat Identification, Control Adjustment, Viruses, Antivirus software Types of Controls, Audit trails and logs, Risk Management, Control Analysis, Business Continuity Planning, Web Security, Factors Encouraging Internet Attacks, E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Change Management, Importance of ethics in IS.

Course Related Links

Fundamental Concepts of Information Systems
Threats and countermeasures
Examples of decision making models
Critical success factors
Information System concepts
Information Systems Types and related concepts
Web application security fundamentals
Course Instructor

Mr. Mujahid Eshai
Chartered Accountant
England & Wales
Books

Management Information Systems by Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon

Introduction to Information Technology by Efraim Turban, R. Kelly Rainer and Richard Potter