Paper 06: Information Communication Technology

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The Professional courses are administered at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Each level requires an average of one year, though candidates are advised to provide for an additional one year to meet requirements for internship/ practical experience.

A student must book for a minimum of three papers in a level in any order unless is exempted or has credits.

Prior to certification, candidates will be required to:

  • Attend workshops on ethics, soft skills and emerging issues organised by kasneb and ICPAK and earn IPD hours.
  • Obtain 1-Year practical experience, or alternatively attend workshops on work based simulation organised by kasneb and ICPAK.

This course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax managers and consultants in related areas in both public and private sectors.

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Course Content

1. Introduction to information communication technology (ICT)
1.1 Introduction to information communication technology 1.2 Computer hardware 1.3 Computer software 1.4 Programming languages and tools 1.5 Information systems personnel and hierarchy 1.6 Role of ICT in business environments 1.7 Information centres 1.8 Impact of ICT in business

1. Introduction to information communication technology (ICT)
1.1 Introduction to information communication technology 1.2 Computer hardware 1.3 Computer software 1.4 Programming languages and tools 1.5 Information systems personnel and hierarchy 1.6 Role of ICT in business environments 1.7 Information centres 1.8 Impact of ICT in business

2. Overview of operating systems
2.1 Overview of an operating system 2.2 Functions of an operating system 2.3 Types of operating systems 2.4 Computer booting 2.5 Selection and acquisition of operating systems

2. Overview of operating systems
2.1 Overview of an operating system 2.2 Functions of an operating system 2.3 Types of operating systems 2.4 Computer booting 2.5 Selection and acquisition of operating systems

3. An overview of application packages

3 Computer networks
3.1 Computer networks concepts 3.2 Computer network hardware and software 3.3 Data transmission media 3.4 Types of computer networks 3.5 Advantages and limitations of networking 3.6 Cloud computing concepts, features and models 4.7 Internet of things (IoT)

3 Computer networks
3.1 Computer networks concepts 3.2 Computer network hardware and software 3.3 Data transmission media 3.4 Types of computer networks 3.5 Advantages and limitations of networking 3.6 Cloud computing concepts, features and models 4.7 Internet of things (IoT)

4 The Internet
4.1 Introduction to the Internet 4.2 Applications of Internet 4.2.1 Using search engines 4.2.2 E-mails 5.2.3 Electronic communication 4.3 Internet services - e-mails, www, instant messaging 4.4 Internet service providers (ISPs) 4.5 Applications of internet 4.6 Online collaborative tools; cloud sheets and cloud documents 4.7 Impact of internet on society

4 The Internet
4.1 Introduction to the Internet 4.2 Applications of Internet 4.2.1 Using search engines 4.2.2 E-mails 5.2.3 Electronic communication 4.3 Internet services - e-mails, www, instant messaging 4.4 Internet service providers (ISPs) 4.5 Applications of internet 4.6 Online collaborative tools; cloud sheets and cloud documents 4.7 Impact of internet on society

5 Data security
5.1 Threats and controls 6.3 Data backup and restoration procedures 5.2 Overview of data security

5 Data security
5.1 Threats and controls 6.3 Data backup and restoration procedures 5.2 Overview of data security

6 Information systems in an enterprise
7.1 Overview of information systems 7.2 Components of an information system 7.3 Types and characteristics of information systems 7.4 Systems in a functional perspective 7.5 Enterprise applications and the business process integration

6 Information systems in an enterprise
7.1 Overview of information systems 7.2 Components of an information system 7.3 Types and characteristics of information systems 7.4 Systems in a functional perspective 7.5 Enterprise applications and the business process integration

8 e-Commerce
8.1 e-commerce concepts and features 8.2 Models of e-commerce 8.3 Impact of the internet on business 8.4 E-commerce enabling software 8.5 Business opportunities in e-commerce 8.6 E-commerce infrastructure and platforms 8.7 E-commerce payments methods 8.8 Challenges of e-commerce 8.9 Securing e-commerce transactions 8.10 M-commerce and applications 8.11 Digital marketing methods

8 e-Commerce
8.1 e-commerce concepts and features 8.2 Models of e-commerce 8.3 Impact of the internet on business 8.4 E-commerce enabling software 8.5 Business opportunities in e-commerce 8.6 E-commerce infrastructure and platforms 8.7 E-commerce payments methods 8.8 Challenges of e-commerce 8.9 Securing e-commerce transactions 8.10 M-commerce and applications 8.11 Digital marketing methods

9. Mobile devices and applications
9.1 Overview of mobile computing 9.2 Types of mobile devices 9.3 Uses of mobile devices 9.4 Overview of mobile applications 9.5 Mobile browsers

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