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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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32 Student Reviews
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by Brandi F. on June 6, 2018
Excellent class - especially for beginners!
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by Meher A. on June 3, 2018
Great class, this class was great!!!! milestones were tricky but just a little. Proctors is a bit of a headache.
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by Andrea S. on May 29, 2018
This was the best course I have ever taken! I wish I had done all my courses this way!! It is perfect for working busy people that need the info and to get done!
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by Casey C. on May 20, 2018
Really enjoyed this course. Looking forward to the next one!
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by MARIET D. on April 30, 2018
Well, this course allowed me to finish my degree on the time I wanted, BUT if I had to do it over again I wouldn't. It's didn't learn much. I will not recommend this level of learning.
Sophia replied on April 30, 2018

Hi Mariet - Congratulations on your successful course completion. We understand you may feel like did not learn much. This is an introductory course, as the title indicates. We are glad to know that the course, and the credits you earned from it, are contributing to your successful degree completion. Keep up the good work!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Isabella A. on April 30, 2018
I didn't gain much new information, but I was able to complete the course in under a week!
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by Cassandra J. on April 23, 2018
Another Great and Easy course from Sophia. I finished in under two weeks. All while working fulltime and attending college fulltime. Thanks, Sophia.
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by Ada D. on April 21, 2018
Great class, loved the format for learning!

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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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