Information Technology Fundamentals

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Course Number: IT101
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The IT Fundamentals course offers an overview of IT concepts including: hardware, software, networks, IT careers and skills, databases and ethics with an emphasis on applications of IT in business. The course incorporates multiple current scenarios to help students more clearly recognize the importance of the information and apply their knowledge. Multiple “Professional Perspectives” videos are included to provide insight to students from current IT professionals working in the field.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • describe IT as a discipline and discusses the history and future of computing as well as the currently used infrastructure.
  • describe information technology systems and their role in converting data to organizational knowledge.
  • identify the role of different types of software in a computing environment, and explains the fundamentals of software development.
  • recognize and describes functions of basic computer hardware components.
  • describe the structure, function, and security associated with networks.
  • identify common software architectures, development techniques, and the relationship between software and its environment.
  • explain the structure and function of databases
  • explain the role of technology in today’s business environment and describes basic concepts of project management.
  • evaluate ethical concerns involved in the use of technology.
Topic Topic Title Module
1
Learning Strategies
  • Learn best practices to complete the course
2 Introduction to Information Technology
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • IT as a Discipline
  • Data and Information
  • Computer Systems
3 Computer Hardware and History
  • Introduction to Computer Hardware
  • Components of Computer Hardware
  • The History of the Computer
4 Computer Networks
  • Introduction to Computer Networks
  • Network Hardware
  • World Wide Web
  • Network Security and Business Implications
5 Computer Software
  • Introduction to Computer Software
  • Types of Software
  • Software Licensing
  • Programming and Scripting
6 Management of Data
  • Introduction to the Management of Data
  • Data Types and the Power of Databases
  • Data Management Tools
7 The Business of IT
  • Introduction to the Business of IT
  • The IT Department
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • System Development Life Cycle
  • Business Continuity
  • Current and Emerging Technologies
8 Ethics
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Ethics
Final Exam

There are no prerequisites to take IT Fundamentals.

This course does not require a textbook

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.

If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

This course is graded out of 100%.

Topic Assessment % of Total
2
Topic Test: Introduction to Information Technology 10%
3 Topic Test: Computer Hardware and History 10%
4 Topic Test: Computer Networks 10%
5 Topic Test: Computer Software 10%
6 Topic Test: Management of Data 10%
7 Topic Test: The Business of IT 10%
8 Topic Test: Ethics 10%
Final Exam
30%
Total
100%

Final Proctored Exam

The final exam is developed to assess the knowledge you learned taking this course. All students are required to take an online proctored final exam in order complete the course and be eligible for transfer credit.

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The IT Fundamentals course offers an overview of IT concepts including: hardware, software, networks, IT careers and skills, databases and ethics with an emphasis on applications of IT in business. The course incorporates multiple current scenarios to help students more clearly recognize the importance of the information and apply their knowledge. Multiple “Professional Perspectives” videos are included to provide insight to students from current IT professionals working in the field.

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