Information System Organizations
This course explained how organizations use information systems to enhance the quality and performance of their operations. I worked with Entity Relationship Diagrams, Swim Lane Diagrams, and Customer Relationship Management. This course also emphasized the importance of technology, data, and the Information Systems as a whole. I learned about popular topics within the industry through articles that I was assigned to read.
This course included getting information out of a database and a multitude of ways on how to analyze the data from a data set. The tools that were used in this course included MySQL, Microsoft Excel, and R and RStudio. I learned how to organize data to improve the efficiency of analyzing and interpreting that data. The ETL process showed me how to extract, transform, and load data into a data warehouse. Organizations use data analytics more today because it helps them compete in their industry. Data is vital in improving business processes.
Data-Centric Application Development
This course taught me how to use standard languages such as HTML, CSS, and PHP to create and edit web applications. HTML was used to edit and create the functionality and content of a web application. CSS was used to edit the style and look of a web application. PHP was used to create content and connect related files within an application. SQL was also taught in this course and was used to show available data. I also learned how to make applications available to the internet. Application Development is a large part of MIS and is important to understand even if you do not work as a developer.
Enterprise IT Architecture
This course taught me what types of technologies are used in the business world. It included how to build a network and what pieces of a network do to make it function. Virtual machines were created to build our own virtual networks. The virtual machines that were built included a domain controller, a file server, workstations, a database server, a network monitor, and a web server. Other technology topics discussed in class were Datacenters and applications like SharePoint and WordPress. This course made me realize how important efficiency is within an organization. It also showed me how organizations are able to share information by utilizing a network to connect all machines within it.