Accountant’s Guide to Computers and IT

Price: $57.00

CPE Credits: 6.0

Category:

Course Number: ITCGITDP

information technology

Description:
The course covers what every accountant should know about computers and information systems and technology. The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, taxes, audit, software packages are discussed, along with trends in the computer market.  The importance of information system and data protection, data bases, client/server computing, and cloud computing are discussed, with an emphasis on security issues. The course also teaches you how to make lease-rent-purchase decisions and analyze and evaluate information technology (IT) investments. Table of Contents

Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.

Level: Overview.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Author: DeltaCPE LLC

Publication: July 2015
Update: March 2018

Format: PDF
Pages: 138

Passing Grade: 70%

Exam Policies: Exam may be retaken. Course must be completed within one year of purchase.

CPE Sponsor Info : NASBA/QAS #109234. Click here to view specific state approvals.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  1. Identify components of an accounting information system.
  2. Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
  3. Recognize the purpose of extensible business reporting language (xbrl).
  4. Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
  5. Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.
  6. Identify the steps in managing computer security.
  7. Recognize failure points for a computer system.
  8. Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.
  9. Recognize technical advantages of cloud computing.
  10. Identify business benefits from cloud computing.
  11. Identify protective steps for network environments.
  12. Identify responsibilities for accountants on a database management system.
  13. Recognize database types and terminology.
  14. Recognize methods to evaluate technical investments.
  15. Recognize the effect of taxes and Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery Systems (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.

 

 

“Overall a good course with good information. I enjoyed it. I don’t agree with all of it as some of the information would depend on the specific company, for example, not every company does security the exact same way, and may have processes that contradict the text of this course.”  “I appreciate the concise manner that he writes and presents topics. It’s a great writing style and perfect for self-study courses.”  Overall Rating: 4 Stars     Mark R. Dec 2017

Description:
The course covers what every accountant should know about computers and information systems and technology. The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, taxes, audit, software packages are discussed, along with trends in the computer market.  The importance of information system and data protection, data bases, client/server computing, and cloud computing are discussed, with an emphasis on security issues. The course also teaches you how to make lease-rent-purchase decisions and analyze and evaluate information technology (IT) investments. Table of Contents

Delivery Method: Online QAS Self Study.

Level: Overview.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Author: DeltaCPE LLC

Publication: July 2015
Update: March 2018

Format: PDF
Pages: 138

Passing Grade: 70%

Exam Policies: Exam may be retaken. Course must be completed within one year of purchase.

CPE Sponsor Info : NASBA/QAS #109234. Click here to view specific state approvals.

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  1. Identify components of an accounting information system.
  2. Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
  3. Recognize the purpose of extensible business reporting language (xbrl).
  4. Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
  5. Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.
  6. Identify the steps in managing computer security.
  7. Recognize failure points for a computer system.
  8. Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.
  9. Recognize technical advantages of cloud computing.
  10. Identify business benefits from cloud computing.
  11. Identify protective steps for network environments.
  12. Identify responsibilities for accountants on a database management system.
  13. Recognize database types and terminology.
  14. Recognize methods to evaluate technical investments.
  15. Recognize the effect of taxes and Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery Systems (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.

 

 

“Overall a good course with good information. I enjoyed it. I don’t agree with all of it as some of the information would depend on the specific company, for example, not every company does security the exact same way, and may have processes that contradict the text of this course.”  “I appreciate the concise manner that he writes and presents topics. It’s a great writing style and perfect for self-study courses.”  Overall Rating: 4 Stars     Mark R. Dec 2017

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