CCCOnline LogoCourse Snapshot for CIS268 - Systems Analysis and Design

The information listed below is subject to change. Please review the course syllabus within your online course at the start of class.

Course Competencies

The competencies you will demonstrate in this course are as follows:

  1. Explain the key role of a systems analyst in business
  2. Explain the purpose and phases of the system development life cycle (SDLC)
  3. Describe the three approaches used to develop information systems
  4. Describe the types of models used for systems analysis and design
  5. Describe the differences and similarities between relational and object-oriented database management systems
  6. Describe rapid development, prototyping, and spiral development approaches
  7. Describe implementation and post-implementation activities

Learning concepts for this course are enchanced using modules, websites, and online discussions.

Module Outcomes Mapped to Competencies

Module 1
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Define Systems Analysis & Design, SAD A
2 Explain the key role of a systems analyst in business enterprises. 
3 Define basic terms related to IS and SAD A-E 
4 Identify an aspect of SAD in terms of an actual company  A, D 
Module 2
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Explore the System Development Lifecycle  B
2 Analyze the similarities between the SDLC and the approaches used in Systems Analysis  B, C, D 
3 Define the Project Management Knowledge Areas B
Module 3
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Determine the value in alternate development approaches . Explore Unified Modeling Language and it uses.  C, F
2 Explore the SCRUM, AGILE, Waterfall approaches to systems design   D, F 
3 Explore Unified Modeling Language and its uses  B, C 
Module 4
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Demonstrate an understanding of relational vs. object-oriented databases E
2 Analyze the key aspects which lead to project success  A, B, F, G 
3 Explore and differentiate types of project risk 
Module 5
  Outcomes Competencies
1 Explain the activities which occur during each phase of a project implementation C, G 
2 Assess the importance of stakeholder engagement in post implementation activities  A, G 

Course Time Commitment and Expectations

For every credit hour, students should plan to spend an average of 2-3 hours per week for course-related activities in a 15-week course. For example, a 3 credit hour course would average an average 6-9 hours per week to read/listen to the online content, participate in discussion forums, complete assignments, and study the course material. For 10  and 6-week courses, the amount of time per week will be higher so all course competencies, module outcomes, and assignments will be covered.

Aside from typical reading assignments, this course has the following (Please Note: This list is subject to change based on the discretion of the instructor facilitating this course.):

Class Assignment Total Points
Quizzes (1 @ 50 points) 50
Discussions (5 @ 75 points each and 1 @ 10 points) 385
Online Classroom (5 @ 25 points each) 75
Student Presentations (3 @ 50 points each) 150
Assignments (4 @ 100 points each) 400
Course Project (1 @ 200 points) 400
Total 1310



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