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Systems Analysis and Design

Course Code SWS-211
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 2
Course Availability: Open

Information technology architecture supports a business’s operating and strategic needs. The systems analyst facilitates this link between business objectives and IT design. This course examines best practices in business processes for a variety of business models. Critical risks and compensating controls are identified in each of the major operating cycles of the business. The principles of systems analysis and design are identified and applied to operations in the planning and analysis phases of the systems development life cycle. Process mapping techniques are developed through the use of commercial mapping software. Further, the student will explore object-oriented analysis and design (OOA & OOD) models using industry standard UML techniques. Students will use a case study to produce a systems proposal. Effective written and verbal communications are important elements of this course.