CST 200 W - Systems Analysis
A first course dealing with the principles of systems analysis and problem solving, concentrating on investigation and analysis of systems and their resulting design. Emphasis on the importance of standards, procedures, documentation and design tools with a focus on object-oriented systems development. A variety of group and individual lab assignments will include analysis and design tools, prototyping and CASE. Both traditional and object-oriented techniques will be used. Writing emphasis course.
Prerequisite: CST 113 Introduction to Programming or CST 120 Java Programming, and CST 119 Computer Concepts and Applications
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. State, verbally and in writing, the steps of the Systems Development Life Cycle.
2. List and demonstrate a variety of systems analysis tools and techniques.
3. List and demonstrate modeling including functional decomposition diagrams, dataflow diagrams, and entity relationship diagrams.
4. Demonstrate the use of memos, business letters and reports to demonstrate good communication and writing skills.
5. Demonstrate good teamwork and meeting skills in completing a systems team project.
6. Demonstrate the use of a Case Tool to develop diagrams for a systems team project.
7. Demonstrate prototyping skills for input and output design based on a systems team project.
8. Demonstrate mastery of course concepts in creating well written reports.
9. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in discussion responses and team assignments.
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