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Introduction to Information Technology


Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Information Technology

Improve your understanding of different types of information systems that can help solve data problems


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Introduction to Information Technology Course
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Course Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 395 reviews
Course Title: Introduction to Information Technology
Course #: 209
Course Publisher: XSIQ
Course Category: 1
Content Origin: Australian School Curriculum
Course Description:

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.

License:
Release Date: 18 April 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: Low
Animation: Low
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Oluwagbemiga Paul Olagoke
    Oluwagbemiga Paul Olagoke Nigeria I really want to commend this opportunity of learning and been certified online 2015-07-22 14:07:20
  • Ana Roman
    Ana Roman Australia The course was short and concise, full of useful information. 2015-06-24 12:06:40
  • NUR SYUHADA RAMLI
    NUR SYUHADA RAMLI Malaysia A good basic knowledge for a beginner student in IT course. 2015-06-11 18:06:54
  • ZULKAPLEE MOHD DIN
    ZULKAPLEE MOHD DIN Malaysia It a good course to improve IT knowledge and skill. TQ. - Zulleemy 2015-05-28 12:05:19
  • Sophia Oladoyin
    Sophia Oladoyin Nigeria Information technology in it's simplest form! The course is detailed and can be easily understood, learning at my own pace removes the pressure of being in a classroom. 2015-05-20 21:05:41
  • Calvin Richardson Jr
    Calvin Richardson Jr United States of America Very informative. Gives a broad overview of the basics of information technology. An interested individual can now go more in-depth in an area, or areas of further interest. 2015-05-14 23:05:18
  • Georgina Kramer
    Georgina Kramer Papua New Guinea Very light in the means of package, I thought it was going to go on forever, but otherwise, short and well taught to me, personally. 2015-05-05 07:05:37
  • Leslie Scott
    Leslie Scott United States of America I've always learned in school to take important notes that may stand out in your readings. So glad that I did for good review, and I passed my test with a 90% yeah. So I would encourage others to not only read the materials, take good notes, it helps. 2015-05-03 12:05:36
  • Abiodun Elohim
    Abiodun Elohim United Kingdom Very detailed and helpful. 2015-04-27 16:04:27
  • Elmer Aure
    Elmer Aure Saudi Arabia It is very informative since I'm new in this IT world. Thanks Alison for making me part of this education. 2015-04-17 08:04:00
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