DOP712 Information Technology Fundamentals

Code DOP712
Name Information Technology Fundamentals
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Management Information Technology
Academic staff Jānis Kampars
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Information technology is a key enabler of performing business functions at modern enterprises. It combines software, hardware and communications technologies to support execution of business activities. The course introduces key concepts in information technology and identifies key drivers and trends in development of information technology. Information technology solutions are viewed from the enterprise information technology perspective, and infrastructure, data, application, presentation and business process layers of these solutions are explored..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The course objective is to understand key concepts, drivers and trends in information technology and to understand their relevance to modern enterprises.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to interpret the main drivers behind development of information technologies and their adoption at enterprises - Case studies, exam
Ability to explain main layers of information technology architecture - Exam
Ability to explain main principles of designing information technology infrastructure - Case studies, exam
Ability to identify appropriate information technology solutions for given application problems - Case studies, exam
Ability to understand main principles of systems development - Case studies, exam
Course prerequisites -

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