This short course will provide students with a real-world understanding of Information Systems (IS) upon which a career can be built. The course curriculum focuses on developing practical skills that equip students to incorporate and manage various aspects of technology in the workplace.
The skills and knowledge gained from this course can be applied across a wide variety of positions and industries. However, career paths that may immediately benefit from the learning material in this course include:
Managers at various levels in an organisation
Small business owners
Employees in profit and non-profit organisations as well as government institutions
At least 1GB of data per month for fully online study method
+/- 500MB of data for online supported study method
At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment. The fees for this course vary depending on which study method you choose.
Choose how you want to pay: Monthly instalment plan or in full on enrolment.
Choose how you want to study: Fully online or with textbooks (online supported).
All course content is delivered online.
Monthly instalments from: R424 p/m
Instalment terms from: 6 – 18 months
Deposit and terms subject to affordability
The course is delivered with text books and online support.
All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.
In the past eight years, we have seen an exceptional growth in technology that has transformed how we live our daily lives and how organisations run their business.
Students who invest in staying up-to-date on Information Systems and develop their abilities to incorporate new technology into the workplace will set themselves apart as leaders in the field. Developing these skills will ensure that students not only understand the impact technology can have on people and processes but also business’s proftibality.
The skills and knowledge gained from this course can be applied across a wide variety of positions and industries, allowing students to choose a career in almost any industry that requires technological skills.
Technology is an integral part of all types of businesses including non-profit organisations and government institutions, it is relevant to a wide variety of industries.
The focus of this course makes it suitable for individuals entering the world of work and those in various levels of management as well as small business owners. Students with or without an Information Systems background can benefit from the learning material in this course. By the end of the course, students will walk away with practical skills and knowledge that can be applied at various levels.
Unit 1: Introduction to Information Systems
Understand the concept of information systems and what types of business systems are used as well as how they can be utilised for organisations to gain a competitive advantage.
Unit 2: Hardware and Software
Learn about the essential hardware components of computer systems, understand popular types of systems and learn how to identify software issues and trends that can impact organisations and individuals.
Unit 3: Data and databases
Understand data management concepts and approaches and learn about big data, relational database models and common functions of database management systems.
Unit 4: Networks and Communication
Develop a sound understanding of computer networks and how the internet and World Wide Web work.
Unit 5: Processes and people
Learn how Information Systems support business processes and the people involved in Information System
Unit 6: Information Systems Development
Understand the development lifecycle of systems and various development methodologies and implementation options.
Unit 7: Information Systems Security and Ethics
Understand the main elements of Information Systems Security and the ethical implications associated with Information Systems.
Unit 8: Information Systems Trends and Issues
Learn about current and future trends such as artificial intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) while understanding the issues faced by organisations in a global economy.
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