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IT Management - Software and Databases - Revised

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

IT Management
Free Course
In this free online IT management course you will gain the skills necessary to manage database technology. 30 years ago, office files were kept on paper, which was put into boxes, and those boxes were put into cabinets, which were in turn stored in large storage rooms. Thanks to modern computing and information technologies we now have Database Management Systems (DBMSs). This course will help you to understand those systems.

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Description

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

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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