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Information Technology Essentials

Introduction to Information Technology and Information Systems


  • This class is an entry level class and assumes no previous knowledge of Computer Science.

Description This course is a survey of the critical topics of Information Systems. The material covers essential areas that drive computing and information technology today. I describe these technologies in easy-to-understand terms and use practical examples to illustrate how these concepts are used in everyday IT operations. The course contains sections that cover a survey of topics of information systems and computer science. These topics include:

  • A basic introduction to computer hardware and how a computer functions

  • An introduction to foundations concepts such as binary numbers and why they are important in computing

  • How software is built by industry today and the software development life cycle (SDLC)

  • Basics of database management systems

  • Cloud computing and the services that are offered by the leading vendors on the market today, such as Amazon AWS

  • Computer security and

  • The future of computing

I have designed this course for anyone who wants to learn more about the Information Technology field and is ideal for someone just getting started. Also included is a section for those individuals who desire to start a career in Information Technology and the jobs that are available. The course will give you a solid understanding of many of the concepts that drive one of the most important industries in today's world. I have also included several downloadable materials that you can use to help you along your way with this course. Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in information technology.

  • This class is idea for an entry level Computer Science student.

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