4-year ICCP IS Exam Subject Outline

 (ACM Model Curriculum) National Benchmarking Examination

(for students and academic programs) 

Purpose: Based on the ACM/AIS model Curriculum formalized in 2010, this examination provides normalized reports twice a year (mid-May and mid-December) which are useful for evaluating student learning outcomes and identifying gaps in academic programs fostering continuous program improvement.

Sponsoring organization: ICCP©® is a society of professional associations providing national benchmarking services to academics, professionals and students. 

1.0 Foundations of Information Systems

      1.1 Information Systems in Organizations

      1.2 Valuing Information Systems

      1.3 Information Systems Components and Infrastructure

      1.4 Facilities, Services and Organizational Models

      1.5 Systems Development and Acquisition

      1.6 The Internet and World Wide Web

      1.7 Security of Information Systems

      1.8 Business Intelligence

      1.9 Globalization

2.0 Data & Information Management

      2.1 Database Approach

      2.2 Data Modeling

      2.3 Database Languages

      2.4 Data and Database Administration

      2.5 Transaction Processing

      2.6 Data / Information Architecture

      2.7 Data Security Management

      2.8 Data Quality Management

3.0 Enterprise Architecture

      3.1 Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

      3.2 Monitoring and Metrics for Infrastructure and Business Processes

      3.3 Green Computing

      3.4 Business Continuity

4.0 IT Infrastructure

      4.1 Systems Concepts

      4.2 Operating Systems

      4.3 Networking

      4.4 IT Control and Service Management Frameworks (COBIT, ITIL, etc.)

5.0 IS Project Management

      5.1 Introduction to Project Management

      5.2 The Project Management Lifecycle

      5.3 Managing Project Teams

      5.4 Project Initiation and Planning

      5.5 Managing Project Scheduling

      5.6 Managing Project Resources

      5.7 Managing Project Quality and Risk

      5.8 Systems Procurement

      5.9 Project Execution, Control and Closure

6.0 Systems Analysis & Design

      6.1 Business Process Management

      6.2 Structuring of IT-based Opportunities into Projects

      6.3 Analysis and Specification of System Requirements

      6.4 Implementation Strategies

      6.5 Design and Analysis

7.0 IS Strategy, Management & Acquisition

      7.1 The Role of IS in the Organization

      7.2 Structuring the IS Organization

      7.3 Acquiring Information Technology Resources and Capabilities


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