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IT Management - Software and Databases

Learn more about how to choose, maintain, and update Database Management Systems for IT management.

IT Management
Free Course
30 years ago, office files were kept on paper, the paper was put into boxes, the boxes were put into small cabinets, and the cabinets went into large storage rooms. Managing this system was not easy. Now, with computers and the internet, we have digital Database Management Systems (DBSMs). This free course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to understand and manage this vital database technology.





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DBSMs are crucial for having a functioning modern office where all files are readily available at the click of a button. Being able to manage and maintain these systems is therefore an essential skill for any aspiring IT manager. This course will guide you through all the essential elements of this database technology. The course first introduces you to the most common database software used in modern organizations. It then outlines the development of important business software applications and explains the use of keys, relations, and data models in a Database Management Systems.

You will then learn the most important options and considerations an IT manager has to make when choosing and updating these systems. By the end of the course you will have a strong understanding of DBSMs, their development, maintenance, and crucial role in a modern office. This will be a great boost for your professional skill set, and your résumé.

With these systems being so important, every IT manager needs to understand them and how they are best chosen and maintained. Despite this, DBSMs remain some of the most misunderstood systems in the modern workplace. So give yourself an advantage over the competition. By taking this course you’ll learn some essential information, improve your CV, and get ahead of the crowd. Not bad for a free course that only takes 2 hours.


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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to: - Discuss the types of software available and their uses in the organization; - Outline the development of programming languages and modern operating systems; - List the key elements of a computer file; - Explain the use of keys, relations and data models in a Database Management System; - Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a Distributed Database Management System; - Outline the importance of software and databases in information systems design.


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