K2's Technology Concepts for Decision Makers

K2's Technology Concepts for Decision Makers

  • $79.00


(2 CPE Hour Course)

Many CPAs are called upon to help manage the technology budget in their organization, but the sheer number of concepts, terms, and acronyms associated with your company's technology function make it difficult for non-engineers to fully participate in the discussion.  This session will cover major concepts and terms surrounding networking, security, and authentication, and will help you put them in context so you can make better technology decisions for your company.  Attend this session and learn more about the technology concepts in every organization so you can be a better leader.

Major Topics

  • Terminology for networks and computing environments
  • Authentication and passwords
  • Cloud computing

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • Define and explain at a very high level the purpose of major technology terms and acronyms such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMB, POP, IMAP, SMTP, SSL, VLANs, virtual machines, containers, and TLS
  • List the three major categories of authentication and give an example of each
  • Differentiate between servers, workstations, and thin clients, and between public clouds and private clouds
  • Identify the difference between an IP address and a port and give an example of how each would be used to access a resource

Course Information

  • CPE credit: Recommended for 2 hours Information Technology
  • Prerequisites: Fundamental knowledge of basic technological concepts
  • Program level: Intermediate
  • Advance preparation: None
  • Who should participate: Business professionals who are seeking to enhance the security surrounding both personal and organizational data