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BCS Certificate in IT Study Materials & Resources - Information Systems

Information Systems

10.00 AM Friday / January 10, 2014

Thilini Bandara Copy Writer for PACE Institute

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The BCS Certificate in IT focuses on the following core modules

  • Information Systems
  • Software Development
  • Computer & Network Technology

BCS Certificate in IT - Information Systems

This module covers the following topics: systems analysis and design, database systems, data analysis and management, systems and organizations.

Aims of this module

  • To develop an awareness of the nature and use of information and information systems in an organizational context
  • To introduce the various techniques used within systems analysis and design
  • To foster an appreciation of the different types of methodologies used in the system development process
  • To provide an introduction to database management systems

Prior Knowledge 

Not expected

What you will be studying


  • The nature of information; acquisition, presentation, storage and management
  • Characteristics of data; data capture and collection
  • Data processing and data modeling
  • Simple statistical measures; mean, mode, median, standard deviation
  • Tabular representation of data; histograms, interpolation
  • Requirements analysis and prototyping
  • Fact finding methods
  • Security, integrity and control
  • File management; organization and access methods
  • Database design issues; entity modeling, normalization, logical/physical mapping
  • Database design issues; entity modeling, normalization, logical/physical mapping
  • Functions of database management systems and database administration
  • Introduction to multimedia and hypermedia


  • The systems development life-cycle and its implications for software design, coding, testing, implementation and support
  • Prototyping and systems development tools
  • Structured systems analysis and design techniques
  • Hard and soft system methodologies
  • Rapid application development and prototyping techniques
  • Object-oriented modeling
  • Human computer interface (HCI) design aspects


  • The flow of information in an organization
  • Basic idea of management functions and structure of business and other organizations
  • Personnel and social considerations in the consideration of new systems
  • Management of computer systems, staffing, maintenance, project management and scheduling
  • Quality assurance aspects and methods

BCS recommended reference books for this module

  • Britton & Doake, Software Systems Development – A Gentle Introduction, McGraw-Hill, 2005, 0077111036
  • Date, C. J., An Introduction to Database Systems, Addison-Wesley (8th Ed), 2003, ISBN: 0321189566
  • One of the standard works on database systems. Candidates should concentrate on the basic concepts of database and database design.
  • Kendall, K & Kendall, J. E., Systems Analysis & Design, Prentice-Hall (6th Ed), 2003, 013127323X

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