CABM Module 800 Syllabus




CABM Module 800 – Information Technology

800.1   Information Technology Strategies
800.1.1   Define management information system and understand its major components
800.1.2   Define information along with its characteristics and attributes.  Differentiate between information technology and information systems
800.1.3   Understand how information systems provide competitive advantages

800.2   Information Systems Planning
800.2.1   Define the functions and plans of the information systems department
800.2.2   Understand the tasks necessary for managing computing infrastructure
800.2.3   Define the tasks necessary for managing enterprise applications

800.3   Information Technology and Outsourcing
800.3.1   Understand the major reasons for outsourcing information systems services
800.3.2   Discuss the alternatives and risks in information technology outsourcing

800.4   Knowledge-Management Systems
800.4.1   Discuss the need for business intelligence systems, including tools and reporting applications
800.4.2   Discuss the typical data-mining applications
800.4.3   Discuss the purpose of data warehouses and data marts
800.4.4   Understand the typical knowledge-management applications
800.4.5   Learn how business intelligence systems are delivered

800.5   Decision-Making and Information Technology
800.5.1   Learn how to use collaboration systems to control workflow and to facilitate decision-making
800.5.2   Learn how to use collaboration systems for problem solving and project management

800.6   Computer Hardware and Software
800.6.1   Understand computer hardware (i.e., basic terminology, functions, and performance factors)
800.6.2   Understand the computer software in terms of client/server systems, operating systems, and applications software. Define viruses, Trojan horses, and worms as they relate to software.

800.7   Databases and Data Models
800.7.1   Discuss the purpose, definition, components, and uses of database application systems
800.7.2   Learn how data models are used in database design and development
800.7.3   Understand the users’ role in database development and the responsibilities for database administration function

800.8   Systems Development and Acquisition
800.8.1   Learn the fundamentals of and major challenges in systems development
800.8.2   Know the nature, phases, and problems in the classical systems development life cycle (SDLC)
800.8.3   Know the nature of non-classical systems development methodologies, such as rapid application development (RAD), object-oriented development (OOD), and extreme programming (XP). Compare and contrast the various systems development methodologies.

800.9   Telecommunications and Networks
800.9.1   Understand major types of networks and their characteristics. Discuss the various components of a local-area network (LAN)
800.9.2   Understand the alternatives, costs, and performance factors for a wide-area network (WAN)
800.9.3   Learn how encryption works and the purpose of a firewall
800.9.4   Learn how the Internet works

800.10   Business and Enterprise Application Systems
800.10.1   Learn the features of and problems in business functional systems, including the need for business process design
800.10.2   Learn the functions and characteristics of enterprise (cross-functional) application systems, such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and enterprise application integration (EAI) systems

800.11   Information Technology Security and Controls
800.11.1   Know sources of security threats & their associated problems along with management’s role in security
800.11.2   Understand the purpose and operation of technical, data, and human safeguards to protect information technology resources and assets
800.11.3   Learn how organizations respond to security incidents and the extent of computer crime

800.12   Electronic Commerce and Information Technology
800.12.1   Understand the basic categories, economics, and technologies in electronic commerce
800.12.2   Understand how information systems can enhance supply chain performance and support supplier/customer relationship management systems
800.12.3   Learn how organizations exchange data, messages, and documents and connect their computer programs with others for conducting business operations

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