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Introduction to Information Technology

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Introduction to Information Technology
  • Free Course

  • XSIQ

  • 3-4 Hours

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

  • 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 celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

Modules List( 15 )
  • Module
    1
    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.
    • Information systems
    • Data and information
    • Phases of processing
  • Module
    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.
    • Data
    • Data structures
  • Module
    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.
    • Formats
    • Conventions
    • Formats and Conventions
  • Module
    4
    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.
    • Techniques and procedures to produce information
  • Module
    5
    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.
    • Techniques for designing a solution
    • Top down (analytical)
    • Bottom up (synthetic)
    • Iterative
  • Module
    6
    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.
    • Techniques for designing a solution
    • Structure charts
    • Flow charts
    • IPO charts
    • Storyboarding
  • Module
    7
    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. 
    • Organisational goals and structures
    • Organisational structures
    • Organisational levels
  • Module
    8
    Capabilities and characteristics of hardware
  • Module
    9
    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.
    • Problem solving methodology
  • Module
    10
    Types of information systems
  • Module
    11
    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.
    • Enhancing the security of data
    • Single Key Encryption
    • Public Key Encryption
    • Steganography
  • Module
    12
    Access control methods
  • Module
    13
    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.
    • Backup hardware
  • Module
    14
    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.
    • Equipment employed to limit access by those not authorised
    • Limitations
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