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Introduction to Information Technology

Introduction to Information Technology

Sophia's Introduction to Information Technology course provides students with an overview of information systems including hardware and software components, networking, database management, and issues related to privacy, security and ethics. Students will learn how computers represent, store, and process information and how businesses and organizations use technology and information systems to make decisions. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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This course uses problem-based learning to help you apply knowledge to real-life situations, giving you a deeper understanding of the material as it relates to the world around you.

Overview
Introduction to Information Technology gives you a general overview of information systems, security issues, and how businesses use technology and information systems. Topics include:

  • Computer Basics
  • Application Software
  • Understanding Networks and the Internet
  • Software Development and IT Careers

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this class, you'll be able to define different types of hardware, software, operating systems and networks, apply HTML tags, and learn about IT tools used to maintain and evolve information systems.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

Reviews

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87 Student Reviews
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by charles b. on January 14, 2019
Explanation of databases needs to go further in depth especially when it comes to primary keys and foreign keys and the relationships they form.
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by Barbara B. on January 14, 2019
I really enjoyed the IT Course, the only issue I had, was that I second guessed myself on some of my answers. Other than that, a great course.
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by Warren M. on January 12, 2019
This was a great intro to IT. I enjoyed it and it was fast!
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by Odessa C. on January 10, 2019
I loved this class, lots of materials and resources were available to ensure that you understand the concepts in preparation for the exams.
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by Joy M. on January 9, 2019
This course is interesting. Learned a lot on this course. If you love to use a computer or the internet there is a lot that you will find out from this course.
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by Nathan W. on December 28, 2018
it was good.
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by Crystal F. on December 28, 2018
I learned a lot of information I didn't know and found all of it very interesting
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by Kristin P. on December 14, 2018
loved the course so much

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
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