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Technology and Science are transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Success in any field – law, medicine, business, education, entertainment, finance and investment – requires a command of technology. As the convergence of Telecommunications and Computing, Information Technology is the foundation of the 21st Century Economy. Company Secretaries Professionals also does not differs from it. In the age of e-filling and XBRL, It is very difficult for a corporate professional like Company Secretaries to survive without knowing the basics of Information Technology and Systems Audit.

Keeping the above in view, the subject Information Technology and Systems Audit have been incorporated at Professional Program. Studying Information Technology and Systems Audit will equip you to understand the basics of Information Technology, E-governance and Information Technology Act. The entire paper has been discussed in eleven study lessons. Every efforts has been made to give a comprehensive coverage of all the topics relevant to the subject and lists, diagrams and examples have been added in the study lesson to make the study easy and understandable.

Information Technology Law

  1. Information Technology Act – Definitions, Important terms under

  2. Information Technology Legislation

  3. Digital Signatures

  4. Electronic Records

  5. Certifying Authority

  6. Digital Signature Certificate

  7. Cyber Regulation Appellate Tribunal

  8. Offences and Penalties

Information Systems

  1. Systems- An Overview,

  2. Information and Data: Definition and Distinctions

  3. Information as a Corporate Resource

  4. Features and Qualities of Information

  5. Types of Information

  6. Process of Generating Information

  7. Value and Cost of Information

  8. Information Needs at Various Levels of Management

  9. Factors Influencing Information Needs

  10. Information Systems: Definition and Elements

  11. Information System Activities

  12. Types of Information Systems

  13. Information Systems in Business Management

  14. Recent Trends in Information Systems

Computer Hardware – An Overview

  1. Computers: An Introduction

  2. Computer System: Concept, Types, Categories and Emerging Technologies

  3. Components of a Computer System

  4. Primary and Secondary Storage, Computer Storage Capacities

  5. Computer Peripherals – Inputs, Output and Storage Devices

Computer Software – An Overview

  1. Computer Software: An Introduction, Software Trends

  2. Multi-Programming, Multi-Processing, Time Sharing, Batch Processing

  3. On-Line and Real Time Processing

  4. Application Software

  5. Systems Securities

Database Management

  1. Data Base Concepts

  2. Data Structure

  3. Data Base Management System

  4. Data Base Files

  5. Data Mining and Warehousing

Programming – An overview

  1. Programming: Concepts, Stages of Programming

  2. Programme Development Approach

  3. Algorithm, Flow Charting Concepts

  4. High Level Languages

  5. Machine Level Languages

Internet and Other Technologies

  1. Internet and World-Wide Web, Intranets, Extranets, Applications Of Internet, Internet Protocols

  2. E-Commerce – Nature, Types (B2B, B2C, C2C), Supply Chain Management, CRM, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT), Payment Portal, E-Commerce Security

  3. Mobile Commerce, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Management Information Systems – An Overview

  1. Concept, Evolution and Elements

  2. Structure

  3. Computerized MIS

  4. Approaches of MIS Development

  5. Pre-requisites of an Effective MIS

  6. MIS and Decision Support Systems

  7. MIS and Information Resource Management

  8. Artificial Intelligence and Expert System

Enterprise Resource Management

E-Governance in India

Systems Audit – An Overview

  1. Nature, Significance and Scope of Systems Audit

  2. Steps Involved in Conducting Systems Audit

  3. Systems Audit and Management Functions

  4. Systems Audit of Computerized Secretarial Functions

  5. Norms and Procedure for Computerization, Computers Control and Security

  6. Testing of Computer Systems – Documentation Standards, Policies and Procedures, Audit Approach

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