Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Transaction Processing Systems HSC Unit

    • Transaction Processing Systems Unit Overview

  • 2

    Glossary of Key Terms

    • Glossary of Key Terms: Transaction Processing Systems

  • 3

    Section 1: Characteristics of Transaction Processing Systems

    • What is a Transaction?

    • Components of a Transaction Processing System

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    • Batch Transaction Processing

    • Real Time Transaction Processing

    • Batch Vs Real Time Transaction Processing

    • Data Validation in Transaction Processing

    • The Historical Significance of Transaction Processing

    • Characteristics of Transaction Processing Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Characteristics of Transaction Processing Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Characteristics of Transaction Processing Systems Answers

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    Section 2: Types of Transaction Processing Systems

    • Web-Based & Non Web-Based Transaction Processing Systems

    • Real Time System - Reservation System

    • Real Time System - Point of Sales (POS)

    • Batch Processing - Generation of Bills

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    • Batch Processing - Cheque Clearing System

    • Systems that Appear Real Time BUT are Actually Batch Processed

    • Types of Transaction Processing Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Types of Transaction Processing Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Types of Transaction Processing Systems Answers

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    Section 3: Storing & Retrieving in Transaction Processing Systems

    • Storage & Retrieval of Digital Data in Databases and Files

    • Systems to Store Paper Records of Transactions

    • Introduction to Backup & Recovery - Full & Partial Backups

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    • Off-Site & Secure On-Site Storage

    • Recovery Testing

    • Specialised Backup Software

    • Documenting Backup & Recovery Procedures

    • Suitable Media

    • Grandfather, Father, Son

    • Rollback & Transaction Logs

    • Mirroring

    • Updating in Batch Systems

    • Updating in Online Real Time Systems

    • Storing & Retrieving in Transaction Processing Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Storing & Retrieving in Transaction Processing Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Storing & Retrieving in Transaction Processing Systems Answers

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    Section 4: Other Information Processes in Transaction Processing Systems

    • Hardware for Collecting in Transaction Processing Systems: Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)

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    • Hardware for Collecting in Transaction Processing Systems: Barcode Reader

    • Hardware for Collecting in Transaction Processing Systems: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

    • Hardware for Collecting in Transaction Processing Systems: Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MIRC)

    • Collecting in Transaction Processing Systems: Forms

    • Analysing Data

    • Other Information Processes in Transaction Processing Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Other Information Processes in Transaction Processing Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Other Information Processes in Transaction Processing Systems Answers

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    Section 5: Issues Related to Transaction Processing Systems

    • Changing Nature of Work

    • Alternative Procedures

    • Bias in Data Collection

    • The Importance of Data

    • Control in Transaction Processing

    • Current & Emerging Trends - Data Warehousing & Data Mining

    • Issues Related to Transaction Processing Systems Quiz

    • Test Your Knowledge: Issues Related to Transaction Processing Systems

    • Test Your Knowledge: Issues Related to Transaction Processing Systems Answers

  • 8

    Test Your Knowledge: Transaction Processing Systems

    • Transaction Processing Systems: Ultimate Multiple Choice Quiz

    • Terminology Test

    • Terminology Test Answers

    • Sample HSC Short Answer Question

    • Sample HSC Short Answer Question Answers

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    References

    • References