Introduction to Information Technology
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.
Improve your understanding of different types of information systems that can help solve data problems
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. 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.
- Information systems
- 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
- Information Technology - Assessment