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System Analysis & Design

course code : SAD 100

course hours : 40 hours


Course Description

This course covers the system development life-cycle (SDLC) phases, with respect to the Waterfall Approach; it also describes the Prototype Approach for developing software systems. Object-Oriented (OO) analysis and design concepts are also introduced. However, focus is on the following topics: project-planning activities include elements, resources, risk, project documentation, and a number of tools e.g. Gantt Charts and PERT. Succeeding as a System Analyst includes interpersonal skills, management skills, analytical skills and technical skills. Systems Analysis Techniques covers requirement analysis; system investigation, process analysis, data analysis; documentation: graphical tools, e.g. DFDs, E-R models, decision tables and trees, non-graphical tools, e.g. structured English, data dictionaries; the concept of logical modeling and the transition to design. Business/system specifications are also included.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define a system
  • Discuss the different phases of system development life cycle
  • Enumerate the components of system analysis
  • Understand the components of system designing

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