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Ch 27: MTTC: Information Systems

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During your study sessions for the MTTC Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology exam, watch our video lessons about information systems to reacquaint yourself with their basic processes and how they are used in business.

MTTC: Information Systems - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, review the importance of information systems within today's professional world, including details about different types of systems and how they function. For the MTTC Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology exam, you will want to be very familiar with the following topics:

  • The components and resources of information systems
  • Specialized information systems and decision support systems (DSS)
  • The benefits of management information systems (MIS)
  • Other major types of information or support systems (EIS, GIS, GDSS)
  • The differences between the dissemination of data and regular information

While you may know about some of these information systems, you may not have learned all the specifics, so let our study guide help you increase your knowledge base. Your first step involves watching our video lessons. The instructors use auditory and visual strategies to keep you focused on the materials. The chapter has been divided into several short and manageable lessons, so no matter how complex the subject, our instructors are there to guide you one step at a time. With an assessment as comprehensive as the MTTC Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology exam, we understand your need for a supportive study guide, which is why we offer video lessons accompanied by transcripts as well as lesson quizzes and a chapter exam. Plus, you can send our instructors questions if you need additional assistance.

MTTC: Information Systems - Objectives

Educators in Michigan who wish to teach students about a certain field must be certified to do so, which requires taking one or more subject-specific exams. The MTTC Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology exam is one of these field-specific assessments, and teachers who wish to specialize in one of these four fields must score at least 220 points on this test. The 100 questions on the test are multiple-choice, and these questions are spread evenly across these four key sections. Within the technology section, two of the five objectives ask test-takers to demonstrate their knowledge about information systems, particularly with the basics as well as how to implement information systems within the workplace. Completing the materials in this chapter about information systems should help you more successfully answer questions in the technology section of this exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 27: MTTC: Information Systems
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What Is an Information System?

1. What Is an Information System?

Information systems are an integral part of businesses. But what, exactly, is an information system? In this lesson, we'll define information systems and then examine the three main components of an information system.

Input, Processing, Output & Feedback: Information System Components

2. Input, Processing, Output & Feedback: Information System Components

What are the components that really make an information system work? In this lesson, we'll explore IPOS (input, process, output and storage) and how this system works.

Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

3. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

What are the resources an information system needs? Discover how networks, hardware, software, data and people work together to create usable information.

What Are Specialized Information Systems? - Decision Support Systems for Business

4. What Are Specialized Information Systems? - Decision Support Systems for Business

Specialized information systems have been developed to support decision making in an increasingly complex world. Learn about some of the different types of specialized information systems.

Decision Support Systems: How Managers Analyze Internal and External Data with DSS

5. Decision Support Systems: How Managers Analyze Internal and External Data with DSS

A Decision Support System is a specialized information system used when a problem is unstructured or when circumstances are uncertain. Learn about the data and models used in a DSS.

Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools

6. Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools

Management information systems help managers make effective decisions to support ongoing operations within an organization. Learn about the types of reports produced by an MIS.

Applications of Management Information Systems (MIS): Financial, Marketing, Manufacturing & Human Resources

7. Applications of Management Information Systems (MIS): Financial, Marketing, Manufacturing & Human Resources

Management Information Systems are typically organized around the functional areas of an organization. Learn about some of the most common applications of Management Information Systems.

Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

8. Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

Business Intelligence uses specialized information systems to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn about some of the specific tools used in Business Intelligence.

Executive Information Systems (EIS): Upper Management Decision-Making Tools

9. Executive Information Systems (EIS): Upper Management Decision-Making Tools

An Executive Information System is a specialized information system used to support senior-level decision making. Learn how senior management uses an executive dash board to keep a close eye on how well their organization is doing.

Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS): Improving the Group-Decision-Making Environment

10. Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS): Improving the Group-Decision-Making Environment

A Group Decision Support System, or GDSS, consists of interactive software that allows for making decisions by a group of participants. Learn about some of the tools used in a GDSS.

Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

11. Geographic Information System (GIS): Using Maps & Locations to Make Decisions

A Geographic Information System uses smart maps to describe geographical relationships. Learn how organizations use spatial analysis to improve decision making.

Intranet and Extranet: Comparing Information and Data Dissemination

12. Intranet and Extranet: Comparing Information and Data Dissemination

Organizations rely upon intranets and extranets to share information, communicate with employees, suppliers and customers, and enable collaboration on projects. This lesson explains how intranets and extranets work. It introduces the topics of virtual private networks, tunneling and firewalls.

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