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Introduction to Information Technology Course


Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Information Technology

What is Information Technology? In this course you will gain an understanding of different types of information systems that can help solve data problems.


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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 446 votes
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: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 2010
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Brenda Bahati Kwekwe Gambo
    Brenda Bahati Kwekwe Gambo Kenya This course is very interesting. Thank you alison group. 2016-05-11 09:05:17
  • Mike Dominic
    Mike Dominic United States of America A nice quick overview of the subjects. Recommended as a good starter before diving into any of the topics in further detail. 2016-04-19 16:04:26
  • Maeve Brophy
    Maeve Brophy Ireland This is a very informative course. 2016-04-18 13:04:04
  • Elliot Morse
    Elliot Morse [[]] To be honest, I did not get to finish the course or to take the assessment. Therefore, I cannot really make a complete evaluation of the class.. What I was able to learn about I found somewhat interesting and useful. Please let me finish! 2016-04-13 02:04:42
  • Elliot Morse
    Elliot Morse [[]] Some of the material was difficult for me to absorb, and I am glad I tried to take took good notes. I had to review some of the material about computer architecture before It sunk in. This especially was true when it involved different types of memory such as primary, secondary, and cache memory. I also found myself going over my notes on storage, and types of operating systems. I know that if I decide to go on with learning about IT, the practice I received in this introductory course taking notes and learning how to learn will be helpful, both in studying the classes and in my life in general. 2016-04-13 02:04:44
  • Elliot Morse
    Elliot Morse [[]] The Introduction to Information Technology Course was well put together and explained the basic concepts involved in how information systems work, how computers are constructed, and the steps involved in problem solving. I liked the format, and the way the material was presented. The most interesting subject to me was learning about how data was stored, processed, and manipulated. Some of the material, I was somewhat familiar with, while other material was new to me. All in all it was an interesting and valuable learning experience and I would recommend it to others. 2016-04-13 02:04:50
  • Damion Deshield
    Damion Deshield United States of America Very informative course. 2016-04-04 00:04:07
  • Ageng Amukti
    Ageng Amukti United Kingdom Great course! All fundamental IT knowledge is discussed finely. 2016-03-10 12:03:46
  • Nabin Subedi
    Nabin Subedi United States of America Great platform to study much more about technologies. I have learned a lot from here. thank you. 2016-03-05 02:03:19
  • Derek Shaw
    Derek Shaw United Kingdom A challenging and will documented course enjoyed it 2016-02-21 16:02:45
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