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Introduction to Information Technology

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Introduction to Information Technology
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 15 )
  • Information systems
    • Information systems
    • Data and information
    • Phases of processing
  • Data
    • Data
    • Data structures
  • Formats
    • Formats
    • Conventions
    • Formats and Conventions
  • Techniques and procedures to produce information
    • Techniques and procedures to produce information
  • Techniques for designing a solution 1
    • Techniques for designing a solution
    • Top down (analytical)
    • Bottom up (synthetic)
    • Iterative
  • Techniques for designing a solution 2
    • Techniques for designing a solution
    • Structure charts
    • Flow charts
    • IPO charts
    • Storyboarding
  • Organisational goals and structures
    • Organisational goals and structures
    • Organisational structures
    • Organisational levels
  • Capabilities and characteristics of hardware
    • Capabilities and characteristics of hardware
    • Basic computer architecture
    • Primary storage
    • Secondary storage units
    • Operating systems
    • Types of operating systems
    • Application software
    • Running Application Software
  • Problem solving
    • Problem solving methodology
  • Types of information systems
    • Types of information systems
    • Transaction-Processing System (TPS)
    • Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Executive Information Systems (EIS)
    • Decision Support Systems (DSS)
    • The virtual office or Office Automation System
    • Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) or Expert Systems
  • Enhancing the security of data
    • Enhancing the security of data
    • Single Key Encryption
    • Public Key Encryption
    • Steganography
  • Access control methods
    • Access control methods
    • Authentication and identification methods
    • Password procedures
    • Enhancing Security of Data
    • Backup methods
  • Backup hardware
    • Backup hardware
  • Biometrics
    • Equipment employed to limit access by those not authorised
    • Limitations
  • Information Technology - Assessment
    • Assessment
Topics List ( 3 )
Information systems
Information systems This free online course covers how data is transformed into information, and the phases involved in this transformation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 2 )
Data
Data This free online course covers primary and secondary data sources, and data structures. This course will be of interest to learners who are interested in data structures used in databases such as Microsoft Access.  The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 3 )
Formats
Formats This free online course covers formats and conventions used when producing documents and covers an example of the formats and conventions used when producing a Web page. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 1 )
Techniques and procedures to produce information
Techniques and procedures to produce information This free online course covers techniques and procedures used to produce information from data. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 4 )
Techniques for designing a solution 1
Techniques for designing a solution 1 This free online course covers techniques for designing a solution to a problem, and describes analytical, synthetic, and iterative techniques. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 5 )
Techniques for designing a solution 2
Techniques for designing a solution 2 This free online course covers more techniques for designing a solution to a problem, and describes techniques such as structure charts, flow charts, IPO charts and storyboarding. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 3 )
Organisational goals and structures
Organisational goals and structures This free online course covers organisational goals, as set out in documents such as annual reports, and organisational structures for large, medium and small organisations. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress. 
Topics List ( 8 )
Capabilities and characteristics of hardware
Capabilities and characteristics of hardware This free online course covers computer architecture, storage devices, operating systems, and application software. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Problem solving
Problem solving This free online course covers the six steps that are involved in problem solving. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 7 )
Types of information systems
Types of information systems This free online course covers software systems that control organisational information, such as  transaction-processing systems, management and executive information systems, decision support systems, as well as office automation and knowledge-based systems. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 4 )
Enhancing the security of data
Enhancing the security of data This free online course covers encryption methods used in computing and how steganography is used to encode one file type in a different file type.   The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Access control methods
Access control methodsThis free online course covers access control methods, which help keep your computer network secure. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Backup hardware
Backup hardware This free online course covers uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and data backup methods, which help keep your computer network secure. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Biometrics
Biometrics This free online course describes some biometric methods such as voice recognition, fingerprinting, and iris scanning, which are used in the area of security and identity recognition. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 1 )
Information Technology - Assessment
Information Technology - Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours

  • Publisher

    XSIQ

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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