Information Technology Essentials

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 all of these technologies in easy to understand terms and use practical examples to illustrate how these concepts are used in every day IT operations.

The course contains sections that cover a survey of topics of information systems and computer science. These topic 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 lifecycle (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 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. I have also included several downloadable materials that you can use to help you along your way with this course.

Information Technology Essentials

    • 3.5 hours on-demand video
    • 19 downloadable resources
    • 3 articles