Cis207 Syllabus

Cis207 Syllabus

|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Information Systems & Technology | | |CIS/207 Version 3 | | |Information Systems Fundamentals |

Copyright © 2012, 2011, 2010 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Course Description This course introduces the fundamentals of computer systems and the role of information processing in today’s business environment. An overview is presented of information systems, systems development, operating systems and programming, database management, networking and telecommunications, and the Internet. Policies Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum. University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Rainer, R. K. , Jr. , & Cegielski, C. G. (2012). Introduction to information systems: Supporting and transforming business (4th ed. . Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Turban, E. , & Volonino, L. (2011). Information technology for management: Improving strategic and operational performance (8th ed. ). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. All electronic materials are available on the student website. |Week One: Information Systems Overview | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify the components and roles of information systems. | | | |Explain the system development life cycle methodology. | | | | |Explain the system development life cycle methodology. | | | | |Describe how IT systems enable and enhance the organization. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Review the Learning Team Toolkit. | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1, “Information Systems in the 2010s,” of Information Technology for Management: | | | | |Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. , “IT Infrastructure and Support Systems,” of Information Technology for | | | | |Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. , “Organizational Strategy, Competitive Advantage, and Information Systems,” of | | | | |Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business. | | | | | | | | | |Read Technology Guide 1, “Hardware,” of Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and | | | | |Transforming Business. | | | | | | | | |Read Technology Guide 2, “Software,” of Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting and | | | | |Transforming Business | | | | | | | | | |Read the Week One Read Me First. | | | | |Review articles found in Electronic Reserve Readings. | | |Participation |Post your biography to the appropriate Chat Room thread. | | | | |Participate in class discussions on at least 4 of 7 days each week. |Daily |4 | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (a). |Thursday | | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (b). |Saturday | | | |Post weekly personal summary (PS). |Monday | | | |Review the Learning Team Toolkit. | | |Learning Team Project Goal and|Propose a new system for Riordan Manufacturing to use to improve its business. Riordan is |Final | | |Instructions |one of the Virtual Organizations. A link to the Virtual Organizations can be found on the |Power Point is | | | |student website. |Due Monday of | | | | |Wk#5 | | | |Develop a 7- to 10-page paper (2800 words minimum) and a 10- to 13-slide Microsoft® | | | | |PowerPoint® presentation of the project to be submitted in Week Five.

The paper must include |Final Paper is | | | |the following: |Due Monday of | | | | |Wk#5 | | | |An executive summary of the project, summarizing the rest of the material in the paper | | | | |An identification of the business requirements using a BRD. | | | | |A table defining hardware/software changes to be implemented. | | | |A description of how the proposed information system changes will enhance the existing | | | | |processes. | | | | |Process flow charts with supporting descriptions that articulate the business requirements in| | | | |terms of specific processes or business development needs. | | | |Individual |An individual college research paper is not assigned for the first week. | | | |Assignment | | | | Week Two: Information Flow and Security | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Identify how information flows through an organization. | | | | |Describe system components that enable information use. | | | | |Identify the effect of information security concerns on systems. | | | | |Evaluate ethical situations in IT. | | | |Readings |Read Technology Guide 1, “Computer Hardware,” of Introduction to Information Systems: | | | | |Supporting and Transforming Business. | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 3, “Data, Text, and Document Management,” of Information Technology for Management: | | | | |Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 4, “Network Management and Mobility,” of Information Technology for Management: | | | | |Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 5, “IT Security, Crime, Compliance and Continuity,” of Information Technology for | | | | |Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 4, “Global Ecology, Ethics, and Social Responsibility,” of Information Technology | | | | |for Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance | | | | | | | | | |Read the Week Two Read Me First. | | | | |Review articles found in Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussions on at least 4 of 7 days each week. Daily |4 | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (a). |Thursday | | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (b). |Saturday | | | |Post weekly personal summary (PS). |Monday | | |Learning Team Instructions |Create Team Charter (sample found in Course Materials Forum). |Monday | | | | | | | | |Begin working on proposal for new system. | | | | | | | | |Create the first draft of the Executive Summary. |Monday |4 | | | | | | | |Begin defining the business requirements of the selected systems. | | | |Individual |Write a 3-4-page (350 words avg. per page) college research paper identifying and describing |Monday |10 | |Assignment |how information systems support the business processes in an organization. | | |Information Systems Paper | | | | | |Describe the business processes within your current place of employment or an organization | | | | |with which you are familiar. | | | | |Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the information systems you have chosen to describe | | | | |and how to improve those systems. | | | | |NOTE: college research papers require at least 2 references cited. | | | Week Three: Web & Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Applications | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Identify how the Internet and mobile devices impact information systems and organizations. | | | | |Identify common computer application software used at personal and enterprise levels. | | | | |Explain how information systems utilize new technologies. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 6, “E-Business and E-Commerce,” of Information Technology for Management: Improving | | | | |Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 7, “Mobile Computing and Commerce,” of Information Technology for Management: | | | | |Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 8, “Web 2. and Social Media,” of Information Technology for Management: Improving | | | | |Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 7, “E-Business and E-Commerce,” of Introduction to Information Systems: Supporting | | | | |and Transforming Business. | | | | | | | | | |Read the Week Three Read Me First. | | | |Review articles found in Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussions on at least 4 of 7 days each week. |Daily |4 | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (a). |Thursday | | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (b). |Saturday | | | |Post weekly personal summary (PS). |Monday | | |Learning Team Instructions |Continue working on new system proposal. | | | | | | | | |Finalize business requirements (BRD) for selected systems. |Monday |4 | | |(Sample BRD is posted to the Course Materials Forum). | | | | |Begin preparation of process flow charts and supporting descriptions. | | | | | | | | | |Begin preparation of Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation. | | | | | | | | |Continue update of the draft Executive Summary. | | | |Individual |Write a 3-4 page (350 words avg. per page) college research paper describing the hardware and|Monday |10 | |Assignment |software used to support personal, workgroup, and enterprise computing within your current | | | |Hardware and Software |organization, an organization with which you are familiar, or one that you can interview to | | | |College Paper |gather the necessary information. | | | | | | | | |NOTE: college research papers require at least 2 references cited. | | | |Week Four: Information System Usage in Organizations | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Identify types of systems and databases used in organizations. | | | | |Explain how business requirements drive system use. | | |Readings |Read Ch. 9, “Operational Planning and Control Systems,” of Information Technology for | | | | |Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 10, “Enterprise Information Systems,” of Information Technology for Management: | | | | |Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 11, “Business Intelligence and Decision Support,” of Information Technology for | | | | |Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Technology Guide 3, “Emerging Types of Enterprise Computing,” of Introduction to | | | |Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business. | | | | | | | | | |Read Technology Guide 4, “Intelligent Systems,” of Introduction to Information Systems: | | | | |Supporting and Transforming Business. | | | | | | | | | |Read the Week Four Read Me First. | | | |Review articles found in Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussions on at least 4 of 7 days each week. |Daily |4 | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (a). |Thursday | | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (b). |Saturday | | | |Post weekly personal summary (PS). |Monday | | |Learning Team Instructions |Continue work on new system proposal. | | | | | | | | |Finalize process flow charts and supporting descriptions. |Monday |4 | | | | | | | |Identify and describe network security functions using a Network Security Doc. (NSD), needed |Monday | | | |by Riordan Manufacturing systems.

Include the purpose of these security functions in your | | | | |paper. | | | | | | | | | |Continue preparation of Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation. | | | |Individual |Write a 3-4 page (350 words avg. per page) college research paper analyzing the use of |Monday |10 | |Assignment |databases in your organization.

Address the following in your paper: | | | |Database Analysis College | | | | |Paper |Include what database applications are used: Microsoft® Access®, DB2®, Oracle®, and other | | | | |applications. | | | | |Conclude by proposing improvements. For large organizations, restrict the scope of the paper | | | | |to the department you work in. Substitution: a previous employer or report on databases used | | | | |in the business world with examples. Include reference page. | | | | |NOTE: college research papers require at least 2 references cited. | | | Week Five: Networking, Telecommunications, and the Internet | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Identify factors affecting system acquisition. | | | | |Explain how current IT systems are managed. | | | | |Explain the role of strategic planning in IT. | | | | |Identify security factors for conducting business using networks. | | |Readings |Read Ch. 12, “IT Strategic Planning,” of Information Technology for Management: Improving | | | | |Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 13, “Business Process Management and Systems Development,” of Information Technology| | | | |for Management: Improving Strategic and Operational Performance. | | | | | | | | |Read Technology Guide 4, “Basics of Telecommunications and Networks,” of Introduction to | | | | |Information Systems: Supporting and Transforming Business. | | | | | | | | | |Read Ch. 4, “Networks and Collaboration as Business Solutions,” of Information Technology for| | | | |Management: Improving Performance in the Digital Economy. | | | | | | | | |Read the Week Five Read Me First. | | | | |Review articles found in Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussions on at least 4 of 7 days each week. |Daily |4 | |Individual |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (a). |Thursday | | | |Respond to weekly discussion question DQ (b). |Saturday | | | |Post weekly personal summary (PS). Monday | | |Learning Team |Submit the 7 to 10-page paper explaining the project proposal. |Monday |10 | |System Proposal Paper and | | | | |Presentation |Submit the 10 to 13-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. |Monday |10 | |Contribution to |Actively assist Team to prepare Project Paper & PowerPoint. |Daily |10 | |Learning Team |Download the Peer Evaluation Form from the Course Materials Forum (use only this form).

Each | | | | |student must fill out and post only the form minus the instruction page to their Individual |Monday | | | |Forum. | | | |Individual |Write a 2- to 3-page (700 words minimum total) memorandum that |Monday |8 | |Assignment |analyzes two Websites that sell books. Create a simple Microsoft Word Table to list at least| | | |Website Book Seller |10 books that are found on each site. List the Author, Title, Price found on Website-1, and | | | |Memorandum with Table embedded|on Website-2. Describe what conclusions can be made about the pricing.

Also, describe the | | | | |quality of the user interface on each Website and make a recommendation. The Memo can be | | | |(word count does not include |addressed to any group you select. The table should be embedded within the paper not just | | | |table) |attached to it. A reference page is required at the end of the memo. | | | | |NOTE: college memorandums require at least 2 references cited. | | | Discussion Questions Week #1 DQ (a) What is a specific role an information system can play in an organization? What are three components of this system?

How do they work in the enterprise? DQ (b) How can an IT system initially help a company advance, but later become a requirement for that business to stay competitive? Week #2 DQ (a) How is information used in the modern enterprise? How does this use affect IT systems? DQ(b) Why it is important to protect the information organizations use today? What are the basic elements in systems that help with this task? Week#3 DQ (a) How are mobile devices, mobile computing, and social media changing how IT systems are used? What can organizations do to maximize value and minimize risk when users use these devices? DQ (b) Why is new technology often disruptive for existing IT systems?

What things can be done to prepare these systems for future technology ahead of time? Week #4 DQ (a) Describe three types of systems used in organizations. Note the factors that normally lead to adopting the system and requirements that will likely push its future growth of each type. DQ (b) Discuss an IT system that has transformed the way organizations in at least one field carry out work. Note what requirements drove the system to be developed and what requirements are likely to drive it to change in the future. Week #5 DQ (a) Discuss two major issues involved with acquiring systems and two major issues commonly faced when maintaining them. Address how each can be minimized or overcome.

DQ (b) Describe the effect of an organization’s strategic planning on the IT systems it uses. Address how strategic planning simplifies and complicates IT system development and use. Copyright University of Phoenix® is a registered trademark of Apollo Group, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft®, Windows®, and Windows NT® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Use of these marks is not intended to imply endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation. Edited in accordance with University of Phoenix® editorial standards and practices.