K2's Technology Concepts for Decision Makers
Many CPAs help to manage the technology budget in their organization. However, the number of concepts, terms, and acronyms involved make it difficult for them to fully participate in that discussion. This session covers major concepts and terms surrounding networking, security, and authentication. By participating in this session, you will be able to put these topics into context. In turn, you will be positioned to 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.
Upon completing this session, you should be able to:
- Define and explain at a high level the purpose of major technologies represented by 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
CPE Credit: Recommended for 2 hours Information Technology
Instructional delivery method: QAS on-demand learning, including review and final exam questions. To earn credit, participants must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better within one year of registering for this course. Participants may attempt take the final exam up to 10 times.
Prerequisites: Fundamental knowledge of basic technologies and computer operations
Program level: Intermediate
Advance preparation: None
Who should attend: Accounting and financial professionals and managers who desire the learn the verbiage and concepts associated with technological implementations