Introduction to Information Systems

Explore the elements of information systems, the role of data, networks, system design, information security and ethics as well as future trends.

  • Industry relevant

  • Fully online
  • Self-paced learning

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What you will learn about

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Information Systems

  • Unit 2: Hardware and Software

  • Unit 3: Data and Databases

  • Unit 4: Networks and Communication

  • Unit 5: Processes and People

  • Unit 6: Information Systems Development

  • Unit 7: Information Systems Security and Ethics

  • Unit 8: Information Systems Trends and Issues

Description

This introduction to Information Systems (IS) course was designed to teach you about all of the various elements of IS enabling you to make better business decisions, solve problems and drive innovation. This course will provide you with a real-world understanding of IS upon which you can build your career.

The substantive curriculum covers topics such as information systems (use, cases, and benefits), hardware, software, data and databases, networks and communication, business processes, the development lifecycle, and systems security while covering current and future trends in the final unit.

Course summary

  • Duration: 6 months

  • Mode: Fully Online

  • Pace: Recommended 8h/week

  • Assessments: Graded
  • Study Plan: Included

  • Course Type: Self-paced

The self-paced course mode means you choose when to start and how much time you have available to learn. We provide you with a structured learning path that sets out the recommended pace of learning and is aligned with the content release schedule on our virtual campus. Your course units are released on a study schedule over the course term. Responsive academic support is provided by qualified lecturers via email. The course consists of various units and all the formative assessments are completed online at different intervals. Your final online summative assessment is at the end of the course and is the final step before you are eligible for certification.

This course is relevant to individuals from a wide range of industries, as technology plays a crucial role in all types of businesses, including non-profit organizations and government institutions. Whether you are just starting your career, in various levels of management, or are a small business owner, this course is designed to provide valuable insights and practical skills that can be applied in a variety of settings.

One of the strengths of this course is its versatility, as it is suitable for individuals with or without an information systems background. By the end of the program, students will have acquired a solid understanding of the importance of technology in business and how it can be leveraged to drive success. Whether you’re looking to expand your skill set, stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving tech landscape, or simply gain a better understanding of how technology can benefit your organization, this course is an excellent investment in your future.

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of information systems;
  2. Explain the concepts of computer hardware and software;
  3. Explain the various ways of organising data and information;
  4. Explain the concept of computer networks;
  5. Provide an overview of how information systems support business processes and the people involved in information systems;
  6. Provide an overview of how information systems are developed;
  7. Provide an overview of the main elements of information systems security and the ethical implications associated with information systems; and
  8. Provide an overview of the trends and issues in information systems.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped to pursue a range of exciting careers such as:

  • Managers at various levels in an organisation
  • Small business owners
  • Employees in profit and non-profit organisations as well as government institutions

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This course includes:

  • Interactive content and on-demand video

  • Downloadable resources

  • Digital Certificate

 

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Course requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • An active email account with a valid email address (that belongs to you)

Recommended

  • Minimum Grade 10
  • Basic digital literacy
  • Ability to read and write in English

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Your course access is only available if your account is up to date with your payments or if you have paid the full course fees. If you need to reactivate your course, just make payment using our various payment options or call us for support.

Computer literacy: 

  • Good understanding of web navigation
  • Understanding of email usage
  • An active email account (that belongs to you)

Hardware: 

  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone

Connectivity & recommended data:

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • At least 1GB of data per month
 
 

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  • Meet the assessment requirements outlined in the course

  • Settle your course fees

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