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Systems Analysis and Design
SYS AN & DSGN
CLASS CODE: IS 410 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course teaches the concepts of systems analysis and design for those desiring to work in the field of information technology. Initially, an overview of an information system and the software development life cycle (SDLC) process are covered. Each phase of the SDLC process is then examined in depth and real experience gained through an actual project. Computer Aided Software (CASE) tools will be used to design, and document an information system.
DESCRIPTION: This course teaches the concepts of systems analysis and design for those desiring to become computer programmers or a systems analyst. Initially, an overview of an information system and the software development life cycle (SDLC) process are covered. Each phase of the SDLC process is then examined in depth and real experience is gained through case studies and an actual project. A Computer Aided Software (CASE) tool called Designer 2000 will be used to design, develop and document a small information system.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: Students of this course will:
1. Understand the need to follow a process for analyzing, designing and developing an information system.
2. Be familiar with each phase of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process.
3. Analyze a small information system.
4. Design a small information system including inputs, outputs, relational database files, and processes.
5. Develop a small information system.
6. Understand the benefit of Joint Application Development (JAD) and Rapid Application Development (RAD).
7. Create DFD and ERD diagrams, menu trees, structure charts and data dictionaries.
8. Use the Designer 2000 CASE tools to design, and develop an information system.
9. Understand the importance of project management, and create Gantt and PERT charts for projects.
10. Compute TELOS, PDM, and MURRE feasibility factors and do a cost/benefit analysis for an information system.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: IS 235, IS 240, IS 310, IS 320
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002