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Introduction to Information Systems

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Introduction to Information Systems
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • An Information System is a man-made system that facilitates an organization’s operational functions and supports management decision-making by providing information that managers can use to plan and control the activities of the firm.

    This free online course in Information Systems enables the learner to explore the system’s components, explain elements in the study of Information Systems, identify what a business process is and explain the features of quality information. The course will be of interest to business professionals who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of Information Systems.

  • The student will be able to:
    - list and explain the elements in the study of information systems;
    - describe the system output flow and users;
    - describe the “Business Process” model;
    - identify the difference between data and information.

  • 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.

Modules List( 4 )
  • INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • Module 1: What is an Information System?
    • What is an Information System? - Learning Outcomes
    • Systems and Subsystems
    • The Information System
    • Elements in the Study of Information Systems
    • What is an Information System? - Summary
  • Module 2: Logical Components of a Business Process
    • Logical Components of a Business Process - Learning Outcomes
    • Business Process
    • Logical Components of a Business Process
    • Output Flow and Users
    • Logical Components of a Business Process - Summary
  • Module 3: Management Uses of Information
    • Management Uses of Information - Learning Outcomes
    • Management Uses of Information
    • Qualities of Information
    • Overall Information Quality
    • Information Systems - Conclusion
    • Management Uses of Information - Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Introduction to Information Systems Assessment
    • Introduction to Information Systems - Assessment
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 1: What is an Information System?
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to describe what an Information System (IS) is. They will also be able to list and explain the elements in the study of information systems.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: Logical Components of a Business Process
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to identify what is a business process and describe its components. They will also be able to describe the “Business Process” model.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 3: Management Uses of Information
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to list and explain the qualities of information. They will also be able to identify the difference between data and information.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 4: Introduction to Information Systems Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Global Text Project

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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