2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
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Lead statementInformation systems analysts and consultants analyze and test systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.
- computer systems analyst
- informatics consultant
- informatics security analyst
- information systems business analyst
- information systems quality assurance (QA) analyst
- information technology (IT) consultant
- management information systems (MIS) analyst
- systems auditor
- systems consultant
- systems security analyst
The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
Information systems business analysts and consultants
- Confer with clients to identify and document requirements
- Conduct business and technical studies
- Design, develop, integrate, test and implement information systems business solutions
- Provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management, security and service delivery.
Systems security analysts
- Confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware
- Develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the effects of security breaches.
Information systems quality assurance analysts
- Develop and implement policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of software products and information systems.
- Conduct independent third-party reviews to assess quality assurance practices, software products and information systems.
- A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related discipline
or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
- Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.
- Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.