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IT Management - Software and Databases

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Computers and software are an integral part of the modern business organization. A successful manager will be expected to make informed decisions on the type of systems and software that will be used in the organization and to aid the organization in achieving its goals. Databases and Database Management Systems are a key type of software in a corporate information system. It is likely that a manager will encounter the use and management of database systems regularly. This free online course introduces the learner to the software and databases technology used in modern organizations. The course outlines the development of business software applications and introduces the use of Database Management Systems (DBMSs). The course outlines the various options that are available to the manager of a modern organization. This course will be of great interest to management professionals who would like a better understanding of the roles that software and database technologies play in a corporate organization. It will also be of interest to learners who would like to gain an understanding of how software and computer systems operate.

  • Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:
    - Discuss the types of software available and their uses in the organization;
    - Outline the development of programming languages and modern operating systems;
    - List the key elements of a computer file;
    - Explain the use of keys, relations and data models in a Database Management System;
    - Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a Distributed Database Management System;
    - Outline the importance of software and databases in information systems design.

  • 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.

IT Management - Software and Databases
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Global Text Project

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 3 )
  • Module
    Understanding Software and Database Technologies for Management
    • Learn more about software and database technologies.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Managerial Concerns
    • Programming Languages
    • The Operating System
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Database Management
    • Learn more about database management.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • File Elements
    • Database Management Systems (DBMSs)
    • Databases in Systems Design
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Understanding Software and Database Technologies for Management Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Software and Database Management Assessment
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