Syllabus of M3 – Management Information Systems

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syllabus of M3 Management Information Systems

Syllabus GRID:

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1.      Emerging Technology in E-Business
2.      Infrastructure and Operations
3.      Information and Databases
4.      Systems acquisition / development process
5.      The Process of Auditing Information Systems
6.      Governance and Management of IT
7.      Auditing Infrastructure and Operations
8.      Auditing Systems Acquisition / Development Process
9.      Information Security Management (ISM)
10.    Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

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1. Emerging Technology in E-Business

  • Definition of the EDI, E-Business and E- Commerce,
  • E-Business Models (B2B, B2C, B2E. B2G, G2C & C2C),
  • Introduction to E-commerce Architecture, E-Commerce Risks,
  • Advantages of E-commerce for businesses,
  • E-Business Software (SCM. ERP & CRM).
  • Artificial Intelligence and its importance in Finance, Accounts, Taxation and IT Audit

2. Infrastructure and Operations

  • Management of IS Operations,
  • IT Service Management (systems, networks and supplies)
  • Change Management Process, (best practices to reduce risks)
  • Computer Hardware Components and Architectures, (CPU, Devices and Media)
  • Capacity Management (monitoring, scheduling, upgrading)
  • Operating Systems, (functions and types)
  • Computer Networks (Categories, Topologies, Architecture and Types)
  • Basics of Cloud Computing

3. Information and Databases

  • What is a data-base?
  • Data modelling; (DFD, ERD)
  • Types of databases; (Introduction only)
  • The roles of a data-base management system;
  • Data as a resource;
  • Data warehousing and Business analytics
  • Importance of models.
  • Information systems categories;
  • Office automation systems;
  • Communication systems;
  • Decision support systems;
  • Enterprise systems;
  • Limitations
  • Uses of information systems categories

4. Systems Acquisition / Development Process

  • Approaches (Waterfall, spiral, Agile and Scrum, prototyping),
  • Phases of SDLC (Investigation and feasibility study),
  • Requirements analysis and initial design.
  • Detailed design specification/ documentation.                  
  • System installation/ implementation & maintenance),
  • Project Management. (PM Triangle)
  • Project planning. (PERT, CPM, intro. Importance of PM software)
  • Project control methods and standards (Introduction of PERT, PRINCE, ISO 21500, CMM)


5. The Process of Auditing Information Systems

  • Definition of IT Audit and Types of Audit
  • Audit Mission and planning,
  • Role and responsibilities of Internal. external and IT Auditors,
  • Risk assessment and analysis.
  • risk based audit approach,
  • compliance and substantive testing,
  • Internal Controls and their types, objectives and procedures.
  • Performing an IT audit, (Procedure)
  • CAATs,
  • Control self assessment.

6. Governance and Management of IT

  • Corporate and IT Governance,
  • IT Governance Frameworks,
  • Roles and responsibilities of senior management
  • Steering committee & chief information officer,
  • Policies and procedures,
  • Sourcing practices, (Introduction, Advantages, Limitations)
  • IS roles and Responsibilities,
  • Segregation of duties and controls within IS
  • Auditing IT Governance structure and implementations

7. Auditing Infrastructure and Operations

  • Hardware review;
  • Operating systems reviews;
  • Data-base local area network, network operating,
  • Control, information system operations reviews,
  • Lights out operations,
  • Application controls and their objectives,
  • File creation,
  • Data conversion;
  • Input and output
  • Problem management reporting reviews,
  • Hardware availability     
  • Utilizing reporting reviews, scheduling reviews.

8. Auditing Systems Acquisition / Development Process

  • Risk of inadequate system development life cycle (SDLC) and review of development procedures and methodologies,
  • Review of acquisition process for outsourcing,
  • Information system maintenance practices
  • Process of carrying out change in software
  • Library control software, review of the practice of project management tools and techniques

9. Information Security Management (ISM)

  • Importance of ISM,
  • Understanding of Facilities (Data centres, outsourced facilities, Storage, media libraries, backup vaults, UPS & Disaster recovery sites),
  • Antivirus Software implementation Strategies),
  • Program and data security techniques,
  • Monitoring and surveillance techniques,
  • Environment Controls
  • Smoke detectors,
  • Fire Suppression Access management controls,
  • Physical design and access controls,
  • Logical access controls (user authorization matrix & Password managements / password change procedures).
  • Network security (encryption, firewalls System and Humidity / Temperature),
  • Media Sanitization.
  • Auditing Information Security Management

10.  Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • Defining a Disaster,
  • BCP and DRP.
  • BCP Process.
  • Business Continuity Policy and Planning
  • Incident Management
  • Business Impact Analysis,
  • Development of BCP.
  • Insurance,
  • Plan Testing
  • Auditing Business Continuity
  • Recovery sites, database backup/recovery methods, application backup/recovery methods 


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