CPA Guide to Computers and Information Technology
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The course covers what every accountant should know about computers and information systems and technology.
The practical and efficient use of computer technology is highlighted. Popular accounting, compliance, taxes, audit, write-up, forecasting
and statistical, budgeting and planning, project management software are explained. The importance of information system and data
protection, data bases, client/server computing, and cloud computing are discussed, with an emphasis on security issues. The course also
teaches you how to make lease-purchase decisions and analyze and evaluate information technology (IT) investments.
- Identify components of an accounting information system.
- Recognize characteristics of accounting, tax, and audit software.
- Recognize the purpose of extensible business reporting language (XBRL).
- Recognize the function of Activity-Based Costing (ABC) systems.
- Identify the value of managerial software and cash management software.
- Identify the steps in managing computer security.
- Recognize failure points for a computer system.
- Recognize appropriate protective steps for software modification.
- Recognize technical advantages of cloud computing.
- Identify business benefits from cloud computing.
- Identify protective steps for network environments.
- Identify responsibilities for accountants on a database management system.
- Recognize database types and terminology.
- Recognize several capital budgeting techniques.
- Recognize the effect of taxes and Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery Systems (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.
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Final examination expiration date:
The program participant will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course and final examination.
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