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ITSS2200 – Professional Standards and Practices in Information Technologies pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: This course is designed to explore ethical issues, procedural matters and policy concerns that impact how information technology solutions are implemented and managed in the business world. This course explores the principles that information technology professionals can apply when considering the best options for dealing with such issues as privacy, intellectual property, data use and the ethical and legal obligations of IT specialists. Students will learn how good business practices and strong ethical decision-making can have a positive impact on an organization and society in general.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Differentiate between ethical considerations and policy considerations when making decisions.
  2. Describe privacy in IT: business and personal.
  3. Describe intellectual property and its importance in IT.
  4. Describe ethics in relation to employee and employer relationships.
  5. Analyze example of dilemmas that IT professionals commonly face.
  6. Develop guidelines on the use of IT resources to improve employee and employer relationships.
  7. Describe intellectual property.
  8. Propose examples of appropriate guidelines for data usage in various business scenarios.
  9. Define privacy and how privacy consideration dictates policy matters with regard to data usage.
  10. Design guidelines for implementing, using and adapting open source solutions.
  11. Illustrate the impact of IT on quality of life.
MnTC goal areas: None

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