XSeries Program Overview

This introductory college-level business information systems XSeries is designed to help you pass the CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications exam and introduce you to the amazing world of Information Technology (IT).

Through this series, you will learn the basic concepts of information systems and their application, and gain familiarity with the terminology used within the IT field.

This series covers the following topic areas:

Information Systems and Office Application Software in Organizations

  • Standard office suite tools, office systems (email, conferencing, etc…), basics of desktop operating systems,
  • Internet, web browsers,  Electronic Data Interchange and enterprise wide systems

Hardware and Systems Technology

  • Computers and their components, data representation and processing
  • Computer networks, client/server architecture, operating systems architecture and wireless computing

Information Systems Software Development

  • Software development, systems development, information processing, user interface design and standards
  • Project management

Programming Concepts and Data Management

  • Programming languages and logic, object oriented methods, data types and structures, file types, databases, SQL,
  • Web technologies and development, data warehousing and data mining

Business, Social, and Ethical Implications and Issues

  • Economic effects, business strategies, privacy concerns, security and controls, intellectual property
  • Careers in information technology

By completing this XSeries, you will be prepared to pass the CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications Exam.


What You’ll Learn

  • How Information Technology is used in organizations
  • An overview of how computers and communications networks work
  • Basic concepts of software development and project management
  • Fundamental concepts of computer programming
  • Social and ethical implications of IT