CPA Information Communication Technology(ICT) Study text notes


CONTENT

  1. Introduction to information communication technology (ICT)
  • 1.1 Introduction to information communication technology
  • 1.2 Computer hardware
  • 1.3 Computer software
  • 1.4 Programming languages and tools
  • 1.5 Information systems personnel and hierarchy
  • 1.6 Role of ICT in business environments
  • 1.7 Information centres
  • 1.8 Impact of ICT in business

 

  1. Overview of operating systems
  • 2.1 Overview of an operating system
  • 2.2 Functions of an operating system
  • 2.3 Types of operating systems
  • 2.4 Computer booting
  • 2.5 Selection and acquisition of operating systems

 

  1. An overview of application packages
  • 3.1 Word processing
  • 2.5.1 Features of a word processor
  • 2.5.2 Formatting and editing text
  • 2.5.3 Creating and formatting tables
  • 2.6 Spreadsheets 2.6.1 Features of a spreadsheet program
  • 2.6.2 Formatting and editing spreadsheet
  • 2.6.3 Formulas
  • 2.6.4 Functions; sum, average, min, max, IPMT, NPV,PMT,PV, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, COUNT, IF, sumif
  • 2.6.5 Charts and graphs
  • 2.6.6 Working with pivot tables
  • 2.6.7 Linking formulas in different worksheets
  • 2.6.8 What if analysis; Goal seek and solver
  • 2.7 Presentation software 2.7.1 Features of a presentation program
  • 2.7.2 Typing and formatting text in slide
  • 2.7.3 Slide show
  • 2.8 Computerised accounting software 2.8.1 Capturing data
  • 2.8.2 Features of accounting software

 

  1. Computer networks
  • 3.1 Computer networks concepts
  • 3.2 Computer network hardware and software
  • 3.3 Data transmission media
  • 3.4 Types of computer networks
  • 3.5 Advantages and limitations of networking
  • 3.6 Cloud computing concepts, features and models

 

  1. The Internet
  • 4.1 Introduction to the Internet
  • 4.2 Applications of Internet
  • 4.2.1 Using search engines
  • 4.2.2 E-mails
  • 5.2.3 Electronic communication
  • 4.3 Internet services – e-mails, www, instant messaging
  • 4.4 Internet service providers (ISPs)
  • 4.5 Applications of internet
  • 4.6 Online collaborative tools; cloud sheets and cloud documents
  • 4.7 Impact of internet on society
  • 4.7 Internet of things (IoT)

 

  1. Data security
  • 5.1 Overview of data security
  • 5.2 Threats and controls
  • 6.3 Data backup and restoration procedures

  1. Information systems in an enterprise
  • 7.1 Overview of information systems
  • 7.2 Components of an information system
  • 7.3 Types and characteristics of information systems
  • 7.4 Systems in a functional perspective
  • 7.5 Enterprise applications and the business process integration
  1. e-Commerce
  • 8.1 e-commerce concepts and features
  • 8.2 Models of e-commerce
  • 8.3 Impact of the internet on business
  • 8.4 E-commerce enabling software
  • 8.5 Business opportunities in e-commerce
  • 8.6 E-commerce infrastructure and platforms
  • 8.7 E-commerce payments methods
  • 8.8 Challenges of e-commerce
  • 8.9 Securing e-commerce transactions
  • 8.10 M-commerce and applications
  • 8.11 Digital marketing methods

 

  1. Mobile devices and applications
  • 9.1 Overview of mobile computing
  • 9.2 Types of mobile devices
  • 9.3 Uses of mobile devices
  • 9.4 Overview of mobile applications
  • 9.5 Mobile browsers
  1. Systems analysis and design
  • 10.1 Elements of information systems
  • 10.2 Systems theory
  • 10.3 Types of information systems
  • 10.4 Personnel involved in systems analysis and design
  • 10.5 Systems analysis and design concepts
  • 10.6 Systems development life cycle (SDLC)
  • 10.6.1 Definition of systems development life cycle
  • 10.6.2 Phases of SDLC
  • 10.6.3 Advantages and disadvantages of SDLC
  • 10.7 Requirements elicitation
  • 10.7.1 Stakeholder analysis
  • 10.7.2 Need for requirements gathering
  • 10.7.3 Process for requirements gathering
  • 10.7.4 Requirements gathering tools and techniques
  • 10.7.5 Gap analysis
  • 10.7.6 Prioritisation of requirements

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