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Diploma in Business Information Systems - Level 3
Information systems are used by almost all organisations to store and process information that will assist the management in making critical decision. No matter which department or seniority you are in, it is vital to be well acquainted with business information systems to thrive within the modern corporate world, and this Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3 has been developed to do just that. This course, with its professionally narrated modules, will thoroughly educate you on business information systems to help you apply it in all aspects of an organisation.
Starting with the definition and fundamentals of an information system, this course will move onto teach you about the development of management information systems. You will get to understand about hardware, software, databases, network and system development methodologies to put them to use within an organisation. This course will also explore the customer relationship management systems, followed by modules that will cover topics such as internet services, information systems security, World Wide Web and many more. By the end of this course, you will walk away with a solid understanding on how to incorporate business information systems within an organisational setting.
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
*South London College is an approved reselling partner for ABC Awards courses under Global Edulink
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
What Will I Learn?
- Gain a thorough understanding of management information systems development.
- Learn the fundamentals of applying information systems within a business environment.
- Learn about customer relationship management systems.
- Learn how to support your organisational goals and strategies.
Module 01 - Defining Information Systems
1.1 Defining Data and Information
1.2 Defining Systems
1.3 Defining Information Systems
1.4 Business Information Systems
1.5 Types of business information system
Module 02 - Hardware I
2.1 Input devices
2.2 Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.3 Internal and External Memory
Module 03 - Hardware II
3.1 Output devices
3.2 Major categories of computers
Module 04 - Software
4.1 Systems software
4.1.1 Operating Systems (OS)
4.1.2 Software Development programs
4.1.3 Utility programs
4.2 Application software
4.2.1 General – purpose applications
4.2.2 Application – specific software
Module 05 - Database Systems
5.1 Organizing data in a database
5.2 Database Software
5.3 Retrieving Data from a Database
5.4 Business Intelligence
Module 06 - Networks
6.1 Network components
6.1.2 End - user computers or Terminals
6.1.3 Telecommunications processors
Module 07 - The Internet and World Wide Web I
7.1 Web – Enabled Business
7.2 Intranets and extranets
7.3 The World Wide Web
Module 08 - The Internet and World Wide Web II
8.1 Web browsers and servers
8.2 E - business
8.3 E - commerce
Module 09 - Acquiring Information Systems
9.1 Bespoke development
9.2 Off – the – shelf software
- 3 End – user – developed software
9.4 Factors affecting software acquisition
Module 10 - Developing Information Systems
10.1 The systems development life cycle
10.1.2 Feasibility assessment
10.1.3 Systems analysis
Module 11 - Developing Information Systems II
11.1 Systems design
11.2 System build
11.3 System implementation and changeover
11.4 Review and maintenance
Module 12 - System Development Methodologies
12.1.1 Feasibility Study
12.1.2 Requirements Analysis
12.1.3 Requirements specification
12.1.4 Logical system specification
12.1.5 Physical design
12.2 Rapid applications development (RAD)
12.3 The spiral model
12.4 The Capability Maturity Model
Module 13 - Information Systems Security
13.1 Security Threats to Information Systems
13.1.2 Natural disasters
13.1.6 Unauthorized use
13.1.7 Computer viruses
13.2 Reducing the Threat to Information Systems
13.3 Types of controls
13.3.1 Physical protection
13.3.2 Biometric controls
13.3.3 Telecommunications controls
13.3.4 Failure controls
13.3.6 Detecting and preventing virus infection
13.4 Techniques for controlling information systems
13.4.1 Formal security policy
13.4.4 Organizational Procedures
13.4.5 User validation
13.4.6 Backup procedures
Module 14 - Security Threats to Internet Services
14.1 Denial of service (DoS)
14.3 Identity theft and brand abuse
14.5 Abuse of resources
14.6 Other risks
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.
Method of Assessment
In order to complete the Diploma in Business Information Systems – Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
Course Code: QLS-4526
Awarding body (Accreditation)
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Who is this course for?
- Business people
- Anyone who wants to learn about MIS
- Individuals working with business information systems
- People who want to develop business and project plans
- Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
- A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.
- Business Consultant - £38,142 per year
- Business Manager - £34,167 per year
- Project Manager - £42,404 per year
- Business Analyst - £35,862 per year
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