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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 can complete college-level courses when it’s convenient for you.

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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenges (formative assessments) and 5 Milestones (summative assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Define the basic functions and types of computers.</li><li>Identify major computer hardware and differentiate roles between hardware and software.</li><li>Apply numbering systems to data representation and compare different data representation models.</li><li>Describe the role and functions of operating systems including Microsoft Windows and demonstrate how to troubleshoot common problems in an operating system.</li><li>Recognize various types of productivity applications and their formats.</li><li>Determine characteristics of a database, and differentiate common database types, including flat file and relational databases.</li><li>Describe common network components, including hardware and software.</li><li>Identify functions and common concerns for internet usage and apply basic website development knowledge using HTML.</li><li>Recognize legal ownership rights regarding digital content and apply a professional code of ethics in the field of computing.</li><li>Identify activities and tools used by IT professionals to maintain and evolve secure information systems</li><li>Determine the main phases of a software. development cycle and various software development methodologies.</li><li>Describe current occupational roles and the future outlook for the field of computing including technologies and recent advancements.</li></ul>
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