Introduction to Information Technology reviews
One of the best courses so far!
Well plotted course, easy to understand and grasp concepts included within it.
It was an easy course. You can bang this one out in a few days. Just use common sense.
This is a great course! Thank you Sophia!
Several typos in the questions but overall great
Easy, very easy, just read. Thank you again Sophia!
I appreciate the in-depth nature of each of the tutorials. However, some questions reference outdated applications which I think should be updated to their current models/versions.
Fairly easy if you have a general background of computers
Awesome Course! I learned a lot and it was amazing to go at self-pace!
Interesting information. Completed this course in one day, approximately 12 hours. Got to learn more on how our computers use network connect at home and work. Thank You!
Very fun and educational and easy if you pay attention and try.
Thankfully I already have experience in IT so this course was a breeze for me, completed in under 2 hours only glancing at the material a few times.
Provided substantive insight about how things work. Challenging but organized and easy to work through concepts.
Very relevant for me as I am on an ART currently at work!
That was fun!
It was a challenging course but interesting.
Easy and effective!
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Gain an understanding of the basics of IT systems with Sophia’s self-paced Introduction to Information Technology online course. With Sophia, you earn college-level credit when it’s convenient for you.
ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits
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Sophia's Introduction to Information Technology course provides you with an overview of information systems including hardware and software components, networking, database management, and issues related to privacy, security and ethics. You will learn how computers represent, store, and process information and how businesses and organizations use technology and information systems to make decisions.
Assessments and grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify major internal and external computer hardware
- Differentiate between type of software, including sub-classifications of application software
- Describe the purpose and function of operating systems, including commercial, open-source, and mobile operating systems
- Identify characteristics of a database, and differentiate common database types, including flat file and relational databases
- Compare and contrast various network types, including Internet, Intranet, WAN and LAN
- Apply appropriate HTML tags to represent data (text, hyperlink, image, etc.) in website development
- Identify activities and tools used by IT professionals to maintain and evolve secure information systems
- Identify the main phases of a software development cycle and various software development methodologies
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