BSA/520 Operations, Maintenance and Support of IS

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BSA/520 Week 1 IT Governance
BSA/520 Week 1 Discussion Question
BSA/520 Week 1 Discussion Question
BSA/520 Week 1 IT Governance

BSA/520 Week 1

 

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IT Governance

Imagine you are the IT manager for Gail Industries. You will meet with a new business analyst team at the Smallville customer site. The project sponsor has asked you to spend time with the business analyst team to emphasize the importance of IT governance. Create a 10- to 12-slide media-rich overview and brief analysis presentation with speaker notes in which you: Examine the role of IT governance and why it is important in the IT industry. Analyze key aspects of IT governance, including enterprise resource planning and transaction processing systems. Format citations according to APA guidelines.    Submit your assignment.

 

Discussion Question: Purpose of IT Governance (includes Answers)

Discuss the purpose of IT governance.

How does IT governance vary from industry to industry or business environment to business environment?

How do you determine the IT policies and procedures needed? Provide examples to support your answers. 

 

 

 

 

BSA/520 Week 2 Audit Objectives and Techniques
BSA/520 Week 2 Discussion Question
BSA/520 Week 2 Discussion Question
BSA/520 Week 2 Audit Objectives and Techniques

BSA/520 Week 2

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Audit Objectives and Techniques

Your Smallville client has asked you to gather details to meet IT audit requirements to determine whether IT services meet the organization’s objectives. Prepare a report for your Smallville client on IT audit objectives, risk assessment, and what help you may need from them to complete this task.

Review the Gail Industries Case Study.

Write a3- to 4-page report or create a 12- to 16-slide media-rich presentation with speaker notes in which you:

    • Describe the reasons it is important to conduct periodic reviews of information systems to determine whether they continue to meet the organization’s objectives.
    • Discuss the importance of the organization’s policies and practices as they relate to information systems and IT infrastructure.
    • Identify strategic and operational objectives for planning for the audit.
    • Evaluate different risk assessments techniques and monitoring tools to consider during an audit process.

Note: You are preparing for a systems audit, not a financial audit. Frame your analysis around the systems, not the accounting or finance aspects directly.

Format citations according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment.

 

 

Discussion Question: Auditing Tools & Techniques  (includes Answers)

Examine computer-assisted tools and techniques for the auditing process to examine effective controls. How do these tools help IT managers maintain systems operations? '

How do the tools and techniques support the internal and external auditing process? 

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BSA/520 Week 3 Risk and Threat Assessment Report
BSA/520 Week 3 Discussion Question
BSA/520 Week 3 Discussion Question
BSA/520 Week 3 Risk and Threat Assessment Report

BSA/520 Week 3

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Risk and Threat Assessment Report

Your Smallville client has asked Gail Industries to investigate the exposure to external users doing transactions over the internet. As the Gail Industries IT manager, you must prepare the report for the executive leadership.

Review the Gail Industries Case Study. 

Analyze risks and threats associated with operating systems, networks, and database systems.

Write a 4- to 5-page report for the top management, including a 1-page executive summary. Include the following in your report:

    • Risk and threats associated with conducting transactions over the internet
    • Threats related to operating systems, networks, and system software
    • Risk related to different database deployment models in a distributed environment

Note: You will address risk mitigation and provide recommendations in Week 4.

Format citations according to APA guidelines. 

Submit your assignment.

 

 

Discussion Question: Risk and Control  (includes Answers)

Discuss how you would set up control measures in your organization or even your home?

What considerations must you include in your risk analysis?

How do those differ when analyzing risk for hardware, software, and cloud services? 

 

 

BSA/520 Week 4 Risk Mitigation Step Plan
BSA/520 Week 4 Discussion Question
BSA/520 Week 4 Risk Mitigation Step Plan
BSA/520 Week 4 Risk Mitigation Step Plan

BSA/520 Week 4

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Risk Mitigation Step Plan

The Smallville client leadership has accepted your risk and threat assessment and has asked you to brief them on how to mitigate against the risks and threats you identified to reduce the probability of occurrence and reduce the impact severity.

Review the Gail Industries Case Study.

Write a 3- to 4-page risk mitigation step plan. Include the following:

    • Control techniques to mitigate the risks and threats you identified in your assessment report from Week 3
    • Data management practices to ensure the integrity and optimization of databases and intellectual property

Format citations according to APA guidelines.

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Discussion Question: Implications of Personal Opinion  (includes Answers)

Discuss the ethical implications of your personal views of intellectual property. How must your perspective inform your behavior as an IT manager?

What do you do when an organization’s practices conflict with your ethics? 


 

BSA/520 Week 5 Systems Operations and Maintenance Practices
BSA/520 Week 5 Discussion Questions
BSA/520 Week 5 Discussion Questions
BSA/520 Week 5 Systems Operations and Maintenance Practices

BSA/520 Week 5

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Systems Operations and Maintenance Practices

As a requirement of the Smallville contract, Gail Industries must conduct an information systems review to determine whether the systems meet and continue to meet the organization’s objectives.

Review the Gail Industries Case Study.

Prepare a 4- to 5-page information systems review. Include the following: 

    • An evaluation of current systems operations and maintenance practices
    • Determination of whether the level of service from internal and external service providers is defined and managed
    • Recommendations for improvements

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

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Discussion Question:Aligning Operations and Maintenance with Strategy (includes Answers)

Discuss how IT operations and maintenance is related to an organization’s mission or strategy.

How do you ensure that systems operations continue to align as they are updated, upgraded, and maintained? 

 

 

 

BSA/520 Week 6 Infrastructure, Best Practices, and Security
BSA/520 Week 6 Configuration management and change management practices
BSA/520 Week 6 Configuration management and change management practices
BSA/520 Week 6 Infrastructure, Best Practices, and Security

BSA/520 Week 6

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Configuration Management and Change Management Practices

Imagine you are an IT manager for an organization and you are advocating for an update of the organization’s configuration management and change management practices.

Write a 1- to 2-page change management and configuration management plan to present to the board. Address the following:

    • Explain change management practices and the benefits of updating and implementing such practices.
    • Identify best practices for change management process including policy, procedures, systems changes to hardware and software, and business operations.
    • Outline a configuration management plan for systems and process changes to the computing environment and business environment.

Note: Media-rich slides are not required for this assignment, but you are encouraged to include media as appropriate.

Format citations according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment.

 

 

 

Signature Assignment: Infrastructure, Best Practices, and Security

Writea 3- to 4-page review of Gail Industries’ security and infrastructurepolicies and practices, and formulate recommendations for improvements.Include the following:

Details and background of the organization’s existing policies,practices, and infrastructure used to protect intellectual and physical assets—including such areas as firewalls, passwords, encryption, physical security,and security practices

Brief analysis to determine if the organization’s security practices andinfrastructure are meeting current industry standards and applying best practices, including any missing elements in the current organizationalsecurity practices and an explanation of the importance of the missing elements...

 

 

Discussion Question: Purpose of IT Governance (includes Answers)

Discuss the purpose of IT governance. How does IT governance vary from industry to industry or business environment to business environment? How do you determine the IT policies and procedures needed? Provide examples to support your answers. 

 

Discussion Question: Problem and Incident Management (includes Answers)

Evaluate problem and incident management practices at your organization or an organization with which you are familiar.  
Discuss how to determine whether problems and incidents are prevented, detected, analyzed, reported, and resolved in a timely manner to support the organization's objectives. What are the consequences of a poorly managed problem and incident response?