Information Communication Technology (ICT) new revised CPA CS KASNEB notes

Information Communication Technology (ICT) new revised CPA CS KASNEB notes

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Topics covered:

  1. Introduction to information communication technology (ICT)
  • Introduction to information communication technology
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
  • Programming languages and tools
  • Information systems personnel and hierarchy
  • Role of ICT in business environments
  • Information centres
  • Impact of ICT in business
  1. Overview of operating systems
  • Overview of an operating system
  • Functions of an operating system
  • Types of operating systems
  • Computer booting
  • Selection and acquisition of operating systems
  1. An overview of application packages

3.1 Word processing

  • Features of a word processor
  • Formatting and editing text
  • Creating and formatting tables

3.2 Spreadsheets

  • Features of a spreadsheet program
  • Formatting and editing spreadsheet
  • Formulas
  • Functions; sum, average,min, max, IPMT, NPV,PMT,PV, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, COUNT, IF, sumif
  • Charts and graphs
  • Working with pivot tables
  • Linking formulas in different worksheets
  • What if analysis; Goal seek and solver

3.3 Presentation software

  • Features of a presentation program
  • Typing and formatting text in slide
  • Slide show

3.4 Computerised accounting software

  • Capturing data
  • Features of accounting software
  1. Computer networks
    • Computer networks concepts
    • Computer network hardware and software
    • Data transmission media
    • Types of computer networks
    • Advantages and limitations of networking
    • Cloud computing concepts, features and models
    • Internet of things (IoT)
  1. The Internet
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • Applications of Internet
  1. Using search engines
  2. E-mails
  3. Electronic communication
  • Internet services – e-mails, www, instant messaging
  • Internet service providers (ISPS)
  • Online collaborative tools; cloud sheets and cloud documents
  • Impact of internet on society
  1. Data security
    • Overview of data security
    • Threats and controls
    • Data backup and restoration procedures
  1. Information systems in an enterprise
    • Overview of information systems
    • Components of an information system
    • Types and characteristics of information systems
    • Systems in a functional perspective
    • Enterprise applications and the business process integration
  1. e-Commerce
    • e-commerce concepts and features
    • Models of e-commerce
    • Impact of the internet on business
    • E-commerce enabling software
    • Business opportunities in e-commerce
    • E-commerce infrastructure and platforms
    • E-commerce payments methods
    • Challenges of e-commerce
    • Securing e-commerce transactions
    • M-commerce and applications
    • Digital marketing methods
  1. Mobile devices and applications
    • Overview of mobile computing
    • Types of mobile devices
    • Uses of mobile devices
    • Overview of mobile applications
    • Mobile browsers
  1. Systems analysis and design
  • Elements of information systems
  • Systems theory
  • Types of information systems
  • Personnel involved in systems analysis and design
  • Systems analysis and design concepts
  • Systems development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Definition of systems development life cycle
  • Phases of SDLC
  • Advantages and disadvantages of SDLC
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Need for requirements gathering
  • Process for requirements gathering
  • Requirements gathering tools and techniques
  • Gap analysis
  • Prioritisation of requirements
  1. Legal, ethical and social issues in information systems
  • Information systems ethical and social concerns
  • The moral dimension of information systems
  • The legal issues in information systems



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