BIS 221 ENTIRE COURSE


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BIS 221 ENTIRE COURSE

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BIS 221    ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1

BIS 221 Week 1 Individual Assignment Apply: Hardware and Software Recommendations

 

Instructions: Purpose of Assignment This assignment will help you assess hardware and software specifications for different computer and business purposes, and provides the student with an opportunity to explore and apply options to satisfy various needs. Assignment Steps Resources:   

  • University of Phoenix Hardware and Software Agreement
  • Microsoft® Office Help and Training
  • Other tutorials available online Read the following scenario: Mary is a business student and is considering purchasing a new computer. She is looking for a recommendation on what to purchase to meet her needs. Mary is studying business with a finance minor. She will be doing data analysis on a regular basis using spreadsheets. She will need to write papers and collaborate with a team of students. In addition to her school work, Mary likes to listen to music, play computer games, surf the web, and store her pictures and movies in the cloud. Write a minimum 350-word email to Mary in which you recommend key hardware and software requirements that will provide the needed functionality. Include the following recommendations in your analysis:
  • Minimum hardware specifications
  • Peripherals
  • Key software applications
  • Key utilities to consider
  • Security protocol related to security concerns Cite a minimum of three website resources where the information was found. Copy your email to Mary, including citations, into a Microsoft® Word document. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment as a Microsoft® Word document. Used with permission from Microsoft.

 

 


WEEK  2

BIS 221 Week 2 Individual Assignment Practice: Modifying Text and Formatting a Document

 

Instructions: Complete tasks 1–4, 6–21, 23, and 24 in "Apply Your Knowledge" on pp. WD 48 and WD 49 in "Microsoft Word 2016" of Microsoft Office 365: Office 2016: Introductory.

Use the supplied student materials to complete the tasks. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your practice to the associate faculty member for verification of completion.

 

BIS 221 Week 2 Individual Assignment Apply: Customer Service Support Proposal

 

Instructions: Purpose of Assignment In this assignment, you to develop your skills using Microsoft® Word to address a business case. Assignment Steps Resources:   

  • Microsoft® Office Help and Training
  • Other tutorials available online Read the following scenario: You have been asked to write a business proposal for a client in the hope of setting up a 3-year customer service contract in support of a new application they are launching this month. Support services will include technical problem solving and answering questions on the use of the application. Write a minimum 1,050-word research summary using Microsoft® Word in which you communicate the details of your business proposal to the project team. Include the following components in your research summary:
  • A Microsoft® Word business template of your choice
  • A description of the client's needs including
  • Hours of operation
  • Number of calls that will need to be taken
  • Reporting needs
  • Proposed solution to client's needs
  • Pricing
  • Time of support operation
  • Advantages of using your service
  • What support avenues you will provide (live chat, phone, web)
  • Research through citations and references using the Word reference tool to insert them into the paper • An inserted image supporting your recommendation   
  • A built-in style appropriate for a business document
  • A bulleted or numbered list
  • A proofing review using Spelling & Grammar check Submit your final summary in the following file formats: DOCX, PDF, HTML, and TXT file. This will acquaint you with differences between file formats and why these different file formats may be useful. Cite a minimum of three references. Format your assignment according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Used with permission from Microsoft..

 

WEEK  3

 BIS 221 Week 3 Individual Assignment Practice: Cost Analysis Worksheet


Instructions: Complete tasks 1–5 and 7–9 of "Apply Your Knowledge" pp. EX 06 and EX 07 in "Microsoft Excel 2016" of Microsoft Office 365: Office 2016: Introductory. Use the supplied student materials to complete the tasks. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your practice to the associate faculty member for verification of completion.

 

BIS 221 Week 3 Individual Assignment Apply: Sales Analysis

 

Instructions: Purpose of Assignment in this assignment, you apply Microsoft® Excel® formatting to a business example. You will use this skill to enter and analyze data using charts. Assignment Steps Resources:   

  • Microsoft® Office Help and Training
  • Other tutorials available online
  • Week 3 video: "Excel 2016 Essential Training" Read the following business scenario: Your company has asked you to create a spreadsheet to analyze the following data. The data will be reviewed for top salespeople bonuses and commissions payments based on individual sales. Averages will be used to analyze month-over-month sales throughout the years. Use the Sales Analysis Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet and apply formatting to accomplish the following:
  • Calculate total sales using the SUM function.
  • Calculate total sales for each quarter. (March, June, and September each represent a quarter.). A quarter is three months.
  • Calculate average sales for each quarter to help determine 4thquarter potential sales.
  • Highlight the top salesperson in each quarter.
  • Generate a Microsoft® Excel® chart or graph that displays the total sales by region to identify the highest and lowest selling regions.
  • Insert a hyperlink to the company's web page. (You can use any business web page for this example.) •  Change your spreadsheet to a page or print layout view to be sure it fits well on a printed 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Used with permission from Microsoft.


WEEK  4

 BIS 221 Week 4 Individual Assignment Practice: Changing Slide Theme, Layout, and Text


Instructions: Complete tasks 1–9 of "Extend Your Knowledge" on pp. PPT 50 and PPT 51 in "Microsoft PowerPoint 2016" of Microsoft Office 365: Office 2016: Introductory. Use the supplied student materials to complete the tasks. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your practice to the associate faculty member for verification of completion.

 

BIS 221 Week 4 Individual Assignment Apply: Presentation Alternatives

 

Instructions: Purpose of Assignment in this assignment, you will research alternative applications to Microsoft® PowerPoint® and practice using PowerPoint® to present those alternatives and make a recommendation. You may research applications by developers other than Microsoft if you desire. Assignment Steps Resources:   

  • Microsoft® Office Help and Training
  • Other tutorials available online Research the two alternative presentation applications that you chose and compare them to the features and functionality of Microsoft® PowerPoint®. Note: There are several alternative presentation applications besides Microsoft® PowerPoint®, including Sway®. It does not, however, have to be a Microsoft® application. Create a 12- to 15-slide presentation that includes the following:
  • A title page
  • A reference page
  • A slide theme and a template
  • Animations using the timing feature
  • Slide transitions
  • A picture or an image
  • Word art
  • A recorded audio on one of the slides Use speaker notes to expand ideas beyond the slide bullet points and include research supporting your comparisons. Submit a Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation file (PPTX). Cite a minimum of 4 sources, formatted according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Used with permission from Microsoft.

 

WEEK  5

 BIS 221 Week 5 Individual Assignment Practice: Online Applications


Instructions: Complete the following practice exercise.   

  1. Open your Week 4 presentation in Microsoft® PowerPoint® Online.
  2. Choose to edit in browser (Microsoft® PowerPoint® Online).
  3. Delete title of the presentation on slide 1.
  4. Insert a text box on slide 1 and type the new title 'ONLINE EDITS' in the text box.
  5. Under the Design tab, change the theme of the slides.
  6. Under the Transition tab, add a transition to slide 2.
  7. Select an object on any slide and add an animation using the Animations tab.
  8. Rearrange the order of slide 2 and slide 3 in the presentation by dragging and dropping slide 2 down to the position of slide 3.
  9. Delete slide 4.   
  10. Save a copy of the presentation using the Save As option on the File Tab. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your practice to the associate faculty member for verification of completion.

 

BIS 221 Week 5 Individual Assignment Apply: Productivity Tools for Businesses

 

Instructions: Purpose of Assignment In this assignment, you apply integrated office software and social media applications to resolve specific business needs. Assignment Steps Resources:  

  • Microsoft® Office Help and Training
  • Other tutorials available online Create a 15- to 20-slide presentation on the benefits of using social media and cloud-based software to promote and run a business. Include the following:
  • Research at least four different social media applications that can be used to promote and/or conduct business.
  • Explain the rationale and benefits to using them in the workplace, such as why or how they increase productivity.
  • Describe the potential risks that a business should be aware of when considering using these tools.
  • Discuss any additional technology considerations that should be considered before using these types of tools.
  • Evaluate the benefits of using cloud-based and integrated software solutions to complete business projects, and provide two or three examples.
  • Discuss new technologies and trends that may impact future business solutions.
  • Explain how consumer or market changes help drive updates in business workflows and productivity software use.
  • Discuss ethical implications associated with unsecured financial transactions, the potential leak of personal data, unsolicited communication, or other questionable activities.
  • Provide a summary of your research and conclusions. Use speaker notes to expand ideas beyond the slide bullet points, and include research supporting your comparisons. Cite a minimum of four sources, formatted according to APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Used with permission from Microsoft.

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