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Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • A business process can be visualized with a flowchart as a sequence of activities with interleaving decision points or with a data flow diagram as a sequence of the system’s components.

    This free online course in Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems enables the learner to develop skills in reading and producing business logic and data work flow diagrams. The student will learn about the sources, destinations and storage of data, and also how data flows among the components of a flowchart or diagram.

    The course will be of interest to business professionals who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of documenting business processes, data work flow diagrams and entity-relationship data models.

  • At the end of this course the learner will be able to:
    - Read data flow diagrams;
    - Describe the terms “balanced” and “top-down partitioning”;
    - Read a systems flowchart;
    - Read entity-relationship diagrams.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Global Text Project

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 4 )
  • DOCUMENTING BUSINESS PROCESSES AND INFORMATION SY...
  • Module
    1
    Reading Data Flow Diagrams
    • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to read and produce data flow diagrams. They will also be able to describe the terms “balanced” and “top-down partitioning”.
    • Reading Data Flow Diagrams - Learning Outcomes
    • Physical Data Flow Diagrams
    • Logical Data Flow Diagrams
    • Reading Data Flow Diagrams - Summary
  • Module 1: Reading Data Flow Diagrams Resource View Resource
  • Module
    2
    Reading System Flowcharts
    • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to read and produce system flowcharts. They will also be able to list and explain the thirteen system flowcharting guidelines.
    • Reading System Flowcharts - Learning Outcomes
    • What is a System Flowachart?
    • Common System Flowcharting Routines
    • System Flowcharting Guidelines
    • Reading System Flowcharts - Summary
  • Module 2: Reading System Flowcharts Resource View Resource
  • Module
    3
    Reading Entity-Relationship Diagrams
    • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to read and produce entity-relationship diagrams. They will also be able to describe the terms “entities” and “relationships”.
    • Reading Entity-Relationship Diagrams - Learning Outcomes
    • Entity-Relationship Diagrams
    • Reading Entity-Relationship Diagrams - Summary
  • Module 3: Reading Entity-Relationship Diagrams View Resource
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module
    4
    Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems - Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems - Assessment
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