104. Information Technology – 100

Course Objectives : The course is designed to achieve some specific objectives. These are to

a.   know elementary aspects of information and technological systems

b.  understand modern database environment, telecommunications system, networking and ensuring quality of Information Systems

c.   know the internet technology and their application in e-business

d.   understand global Information Technology situation

e.   know how to describe and apply the main tools and techniques of system analysis, design and development

f.    understand IS for planning

g.   evaluate the performance of  computerized accounting systems

h.   understand the internal controls in data processing system

i.    know the operation of Microsoft Excel

j.    develop programs using excel

k.   Know the use and Application of Accounting Software


PART -  A:  Theoretical: 80%

 The Digital Firm

104:01.            Introduction to Information Systems & Strategic Importance

Why study information systems?, Information systems concepts, What is an information system?, Contemporary approaches to information systems. Business information systems, Major types of information systems in organization. Systems development, Information systems in organizations, Strategies for change, Using information systems to attain competitive advantage, Justifying information systems, Performance-based information systems, Information systems - Functions and roles-,Changing role of MIS in organization, Decision making process and MIS, MIS and business strategy,  Systems ethics and societal issues in digital firm.

IT as an integral part of strategic planning, IS to achieve business transformation, IS and globalization, Managing IT human resources, IT’s rapid pace of change, Role of the CIO, CTO and CKO.


Information Technology & Infrastructure

104.02Overview of Computers

History of Computers, Generation of Computer, Evaluation of Personal Computers

104.03Hardware & Software

Computers Systems (Integrating and Power of Technology): Hardware Components, Hardware Components in Action; Processing and Memory Devices (Power, Speed and Capacity): Processing Characteristics and Functions, Memory Characteristics and Functions, Multiprocessing, Parallel Computing; Secondary Storage: Access Methods, Devices; Input and Output Devices (The gate4way to Computer Systems): Characteristics and Functionality, Input Devices, Output Devices, Special-Purpose Input and Output Devices; Computer System Types & Selection and Upgrading.

System Software, Applicaiton Software, Programming Languages, Software Issues and Trends,


104.04 File and Database Organization

Data organization and information, File organization methods,           Selecting a file organization method, Database organization methods, Database management systems, Creating database environment, Database storage and analysis, Database developments, Basic concepts of a database and its elements. Creating a table, Adding fields, updating records, and changing formats, Database trend-multidimensional data analysis, data warehouse and data mining, Database and the web.


104.05 Telecommunication and Networks

Basic Communications Channel Characteristics, Channel Bandwidth, Communications Media, Guided Transmission Media Types, Telecom Hardware, Services, Digital Subscribers line (DSL), Network and Distributing Process, Telecommunications and Network Applications, The Internet, Intranet and Extranet, The Worldwide Web, Intranets and Extranets, Net Uses.


Business Information Systems

104.06 Electronic, Mobile Commerce and Enterprise Systems

Introduction to Electronic & Mobile  Commerce, Threads of Electronic & Mobile Commerce, Strategies for Successful E-Commerce, Technology Infrastructure required to Support E-Commerce and M- Commerce.

Transaction Processing Activities, Control and Management Issues: Disaster Recovery Plan, Transaction Processing System Audit; Traditional Transaction Processing Applications: Order Processing Systems, Purchasing Systems, Accounting Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning.


104.07 Information and Decision Support Systems

Decision Making and Problem Solving, MIS, Decision Support Systems (DSS), Group Support Systems (GSS), Executive Support Systems (ESS).

104.08 Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems

Knowledge Management Systems: Data and Knowledge Management Workers and Communities of Practice, Obtaining, Storing, Sharing and Using Knowledge; Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence in Perspective, Other Artificial Intelligence Applications; Expert Systems: When to use Expert System, Components of Systems, The User Interface, Expert Systems Development, Expert Systems Development Tools and Techniques, Applications of Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence; Virtual Reality, Other Specialized Systems.

104.09 Data Security

Why Controls are needed, Information Systems Controls, Facility Controls, Procedural Controls, Auditing Information Systems. Computer Crimes.


Information planning, Design & Implementations.

104.10 Information Systems Planning Issues

IS Planning, Short-and Long-range technology planning, Data and information management issues, IS Economics, IS HR Planning, Developing an IS strategic plan.

104.11 Systems Development

Overview of Systems Development, SDLC, Factors affecting Systems Development Success, Quality & Standards, Use of Project Management, CASE, OOSD, Systems Investigation, System Analysis,

104.12 Systems Design, Implementation, Maintenance and Review

Systems Design, Systems Implementation, Systems Operation and Maintenance, Systems Review

104.13 Information Systems in Business and Society

Computer Waste and Mistakes, Preventing Computer-Related Waste and Mistakes, Privacy Issues, The Work Environment,


 Information Reporting & Accounting Package

104.14 General ledger and Reporting Systems

Transaction entries, Post transactions, Prepare and post adjusting entries, Prepare final chart of accounts, Prepare year-end trial balance and detailed listing, Prepare year-end financial statements, Product decision, Evaluate enterprise’s operations, Recommend improvements to MIS, Modifying financial statements in Great Plains Dynamics.  

104.15             Microsoft Excel 2003 & Accounting Software

Easing into excel, worksheets, functions, charts, data analysis, working with data base, mastering pivot report, networking with excel, excel and VBA


104.16 IT Management

Describes best practices and emerging issues in IT management (e.g. intelligence systems, e-commerce, enterprise systems, etc.)

PART – B : Practical : 20%

A.     Practical on Microsoft Office/XP Professional

Hardware Components including Networking, Various Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Systems (Word, Excel, MS Access, Power Point, Internet Browsing) etc.

B.      Practical on Accounting Packages

Knowledge on General Ledger and Reporting (Transaction entries, Post transaction, Prepare and post adjusting entries, Prepare Chart of Accounts, Prepare Trial Balance and Financial Reports, etc. through any customized Accounting Packages familiar.

Recommended Text books

1.      Principles of Management Information Systems - Eighth Edition – Ralph Stair and George Reynolds, India Edition (8th edition).

2.      Pressman - Software Engineering

3.      Jaisul – Networking Technology

4.      Arews A. A & Word D.D. – Computerized Accounting

5.      Martin M. Hansen. S. Klinger B- Excel – 2003

6.      Management Informaiton Systems: Managing Information Technology in the E-Business Enterprise – James O. Brien.

7.      BPB Publication – Internet Complete.

Reference books

1.      Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, 2nd Canadian Edition, 2002 - Laudon, Laudon, and Brabston (Toronto: Prentice Hall)

2.      Computerized Accounting Using Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics, 8th edition 2001 - Arens A.A. & Ward, D.D (Armond Dalton Publishers, Inc.).

3.      Microsoft Office 2003, XP Professional or Office 2003

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