ECTS credits: 5
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the design, selection, implementation and maintenance of architecture of information systems in companies, with emphasis on applications and infrastructure.

Course contents:

Service oriented architecture. Software frameworks for IS architecture in companies. Languages for Modeling the Architecture of Information Systems. System integration. Software for managing resources of IS architecture in companies. Monitoring and metrics of business processes. Model based architecture.Green computing. System virtualization. Role of open source software. Software as a service (SaaS). Data models in operation. Architecture and integrity of data and information. Content management. Revision of information systems and regulatory compliance. System administration. Software frameworks for controlling and managing information systems. New technologies in IS operation.


Understanding of various software frameworks for analyzing the IS architecture and decision-making. Evaluation of the plan for integrating new technologies into operation. System administration using virtualization and monitoring the operation of IS components. Managing various types and scopes of data contents. Understanding of key concepts of data and information architecture. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of service oriented architecture. Understanding the role of revision of IS architecture and regulatory compliance. Understanding the integration of information systems with the systems of other entities (service providers and other institutions).

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Recommend various software frameworks for IS architecture analysis and decision-making. 2. Assess the plans for integration of new technologies into operation. 3. Evaluate the architecture of information systems. 4. Review the compliance of the revision of IS architecture with the regulations. 5. Evaluate justification of introducing architecture based on the model and resources. 6. Self-assess the most suitable method to describe the architecture using the Archimate language, TOGAF frame or Zachman. Present engineering methods and principles in the design of information systems and program support. Explain the operating principles of information systems (2). Propose improvements in data security and system security (8). Analyze the influence of the IS characteristic on its performance and security (9).