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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 427 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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  • Jemimah Kumwala
    Jemimah Kumwala Ireland It has been a good revision for me! 2016-01-20 12:01:37
  • Esau Absolon
    Esau Absolon Namibia It is very useful and the questions demand actual studying of the course content. 2016-01-18 07:01:45
  • Gill Zaturowski
    Gill Zaturowski United Kingdom Doing this course has been incredibly helpful, it's well detailed and very user friendly and comprehensive. 2016-01-11 13:01:38
  • MICHAEL NOBLE
    MICHAEL NOBLE United States of America Alison is a great way to learn new things, to add to your career. Go, Alison.... Awesome. 2015-12-10 18:12:24
  • Stephen Ijoko
    Stephen Ijoko Nigeria The course was awesome 2015-11-23 15:11:10
  • Rohan Henry
    Rohan Henry Jamaica This was a great course to refresh my memory and update my knowledge on basic IT concepts. Thanks much. 2015-10-23 23:10:08
  • JULIE NARINE-DE SILVA
    JULIE NARINE-DE SILVA Trinidad and Tobago This course was very simple but interesting. 2015-10-20 01:10:35
  • Doris Hill
    Doris Hill [[ZZ]] The information are very important about Data and the resources are very good it gives me an idea that data are valves of quantitative belonging to a set of items represented in structures 2015-10-15 19:10:28
  • shreeji chouhan
    shreeji chouhan India It was educational. 2015-10-11 13:10:05
  • Thanusha Krishnapillai
    Thanusha Krishnapillai Sri Lanka Formates module never changing the color red to green i was complete the module also 2015-10-05 10:10:44
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