Cima Study Text: Stage 2 Paper 7 - Information Technology Management (08/90)

Cima Study Text: Stage 2 Paper 7 - Information Technology Management (08/90)

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One of a series of regularly updated Study Texts providing coverage of the examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this workbook covers the entire syllabus and includes numerous questions from past examinations with full suggested solutions. This text is designed for students taking the Information Technology Management (ITM) paper in Stage 2 examinations of the CIMA. It covers the theoretical concepts of information systems and management information systems in particular, computer equipment and the electronic office in general, the process of selecting a computer system and installing it, the procedures for designing a system in-house from project planning to the system specification and DP standards and the Data Protection Act. A companion Practice and Revision Kit (principally comprising progressively arranged series of questions and solutions) is also available.
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  • Paperback | 579 pages
  • 205 x 290mm
  • BPP Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0862777917
  • 9780862777913

Table of contents

Part 1 Systems theory and information: systems theory; control systems; information; files and data records - general concepts. Part 2 Computer hardware, data files and systems: introduction to computers and the control processing unit; data collection and input; VDU and keyboard - basic features; output devices; external storage and computer files; data transmission; flowcharting symbols; computer processing methods - data validation; distributed data processing, LAN's and multi-user systems; information technology and the electronic office. Part 3 Software: software; spreadsheets; databases and database management systems; wordprocessing; computer graphics; software packages for accounts systems; financial modelling and forecasting packages; principles of programming; software development - decision tables and program flowcharts. Part 4 DP staff and resources: staff tasks in a DP department; data processing resources. Part 5 Systems selection and installation: systems selection and installation. Part 6 Systems design: systems design; structured analysis techniques; security and controls; DP standards; Data Protection Act 1984; an approach to system design.
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