BCI433 - IBM Business Computing

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Subject Title
IBM Business Computing

Subject Description
This course introduces business information technology on the IBM midrange family of computers running the IBM i operating system. Students will utilize an object-based architecture using IBM i tools to create business applications. These applications will be developed using the DB2 relational database, Control Language commands and programming, and the business-oriented RPGLE programming language. To demonstrate the heterogeneous systems support available on the IBM i platform, students will investigate the Integrated File System, which supports non-native file systems, desktop connectivity tools, and support for mobile application development.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Required for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Use IBM’s object-based operating system to create, house and manage enterprise applications.
  2. Apply IBM i security commands to ensure that IBM i databases and libraries are protected.
  3. Apply IBM application development tools and RPGLE programming language when developing business applications.
  4. Create a simple mobile application that runs on IBM i to demonstrate tool effectivity.
  5. Use the system command language to run and manage business applications as batch and interactive jobs that utilize resources efficiently.
  6. Embed structured query language statements in application development programming code .
  7. Use IBM i operating system menus and create custom user menus.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.