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Introduction to Information Technology


Introduction to Information Technology

Introduction to Information Technology

Improve your understanding of different types of information systems that can help solve data problems


Students: 18,137
Course Description

This free online course represents an in-depth introduction to the world of Information Technology (IT).


It explores information communication technology (ICT), design techniques, information management technology, problem solving and troubleshooting, and much more and is ideal for those looking for a career in IT as well as people who wish to enhance limited IT skills.
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will understand how information systems are used to help an organisation meet their goals. You will know the types of data used in information systems and the structure, formats and conventions of data.
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You will know the different techniques and procedures that are used to produce information. You will gain a good knowledge of techniques to solve problems such as top-down analytical, bottom-up synthetic and iterative approaches.You will also learn techiques such as creating structure charts, flow charts, IPO charts and storyboarding that can be beneficial when finding a solution to a problem. You will be more aware of an organisation's structures and goals. You will learn all about the capabilities and characteristics of hardware including storage units, operating systems, and much more. This course will help you to solve problems and identify different types of information systems. It will help you to understand how to secure your data using single key encryption, public key encryption and stegnography effectively. You will learn how to control access to data using authentication and identification methods, password procedures and backup methods. You will be more aware of biometrics and its limitations.
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Module Title
Information systems
Data
Formats
Techniques and procedures to produce information
Techniques for designing a solution 1
Techniques for designing a solution 2
Organisational goals and structures
Capabilities and characteristics of hardware
Problem solving
Types of information systems
Enhancing the security of data
Access control methods
Backup hardware
Biometrics
Information Technology - Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Introduction to Information Technology
Course # 209
Course Publisher XSIQ
Course Category 1
Content Origin Australian School Curriculum
Course Description 

This free online course represents an in-depth introduction to the world of Information Technology (IT).


It explores information communication technology (ICT), design techniques, information management technology, problem solving and troubleshooting, and much more and is ideal for those looking for a career in IT as well as people who wish to enhance limited IT skills.

License 
Release Date 18 April 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only Low
Animation Low
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability Yes
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  • Randy Mueller United States of America WOW!! 2014-12-13 08:12:02
  • Jonathan Brosey United States of America Very Informative and easy to learn. It taught me a lot. 2014-12-11 00:12:41
  • Jillian McFarlane Jamaica My opinion about Introduction to the Information Technology Course is very interesting. I must say it was informative and educational. I have learnt alot on the said course. The modules were easily understood and it really opened my eyes as to how Data and Information are used and the different types there are too. Thank you. 2014-12-04 05:12:21
  • stephen Akunnor Ghana Thanks for educating me on information systems its great! 2014-11-27 07:11:05
  • Abacheng Ghadafi Ghana this course gives us in-depth knowledge on how data can be transformed from its raw state to a state that is useful to the computer user. 2014-11-14 10:11:52
  • Fabian Musa Ntaita Tanzania it has been a wonderful moment for me studying this course and it helped me a lot to master lots of knowledge and skills. this can help me to solve some of the problems in my organization especially computerized matters and help it to achieve its goals. 2014-11-13 10:11:51
  • Chanpreet Kaur Dhillon United Kingdom Very useful, informative. 2014-11-12 12:11:18
  • Chanpreet Kaur Dhillon United Kingdom This course was very useful for me. I got a lot of information about IT. 2014-11-12 12:11:13
  • Njabulo Mjilo South Africa I will recommend the course to every one 2014-10-28 21:10:13
  • Njabulo Mjilo South Africa I feel it is very instrumental for me in this technological environment 2014-10-28 21:10:07
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