In this course, you will learn about how plans for information systems can be implemented and once they are implemented, how they should be managed.
Considering how systems may be implemented leads us to consider what methods can be used, whilst determining how they should be managed requires us to consider what control needs to be applied to the implemented system to ensure its continuing success.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
explain the concept of a systems development life cycle (SDLC)
critically assess the relationship between the traditional SDLC and other approaches to systems development
identify the role of prototyping in systems development
assess the benefits of using object-orientation in systems development
compare alternatives for acquiring new systems
identify the main requirements for secure systems.
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Modern Approaches to Systems Development
Alternatives to Acquiring New Systems
Tutor-marked Question Paper
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Developing and Managing Information Systems (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
Developing and Managing Information Systems (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 20 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
For this course, you will need to either purchase or borrow the textbook: Information Technology for Management: Making Connections for Strategic Advantage (1999) Efraim Turban, Ephraim McLean, and James Wetherbe, second edition, New York: John Wiley.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support