Information Technology Essentials
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Information Technology Essentials

A Complete Overview of Information Systems
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Last updated 3/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
You will also learn some of the history of computing and some of the emerging technologies.
By the end of the course you will have a solid understanding major information systems concepts.
In this course you will learn how software is developed, the basic operation of a computer and how networks function.
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Requirements
  • This class is an entry level class and assumes no previous knowledge of Computer Science.
Description

This course is designed to be a survey of the major topics of Information Systems. The material covers major topics that drive computing and information technology today. The course is broken down into sections that cover a survey of topics of information systems. These topic include:

  • A basic introduction to computer hardware
  • How computer networks function including the Internet
  • How software is built in industry today
  • An overview of mobile computing
  • Cloud computing and the service that are offered by the leading vendors on the market today
  • Computer security and
  • The future of computing

This course is designed for anyone who wants to have more information 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 types of 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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in information technology.
  • This class is idea for an entry level Computer Science student.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:38

In this lecture I will give you a brief overview of the material we will cover in this class.

Preview 02:38
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Background
1 Lecture 06:29

In this lesson I will talk about the importance of Information Technology in today's world.

Preview 06:29
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Computer Hardware
3 Lectures 09:44

In this lesson I will describe to you the basic components of a computer and how they function.

Preview 03:44

Lab Computer Hardware Exercise
00:05

In this lesson I will describe the major types of computers that are in use today.

What are the Different Types of Computers?
05:55
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Software
3 Lectures 23:27

In this lesson I will describe the software development lifecycle and the activities that take place in each phase.

Preview 09:30

SDLC Quiz
6 questions

In this lesson I will describe the major types of eCommerce systems.

eCommerce Systems
07:00

eCommerce Quiz
5 questions

In this lesson I will describe what an enterprise application is.  I will also define the major different types of enterprise applications.

Enterprise Applications
06:57
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Database Management Systems
2 Lectures 10:00
Overview of Microsoft SQL Server
03:42

How to Install Microsoft SQL Server Express
06:18
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Cloud Computing
6 Lectures 25:05

In this lesson I will describe the major aspects of Cloud Computing systems.

Preview 08:31

In this lesson I will describe the top 10 vendors in the Cloud Computing market today,

Preview 02:47

this quiz will summarize the main points of this section on Cloud Computing.

Cloud Computing Quiz
5 questions

Amazon AWS Overview
04:31

I will show you how to sign up for a free account with Amazon AWS.

How to Sign Up for a Free Account With Amazon AWS
04:05

In this lab you will sign up for your own account with Amazon AWS.

Lab Sign Up For Your Free Amazon AWS Account
00:05

In this lesson I will show you how you can easily build a web site with Amazon's S3 storage service.

How to Build a Simple Website with Amazon S3
05:06
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The Future of Computing
1 Lecture 05:42
The Future of Computing
05:42
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Class Summary
1 Lecture 00:39

In this lesson I will wrap up this class.  Thank you for your interest in this class!

Class Summary
00:39
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