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Information Technology Essentials

——   Created by Eric Frick

Introduction to Information Technology and Information Systems

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  • This class is an entry level class and assumes no previous knowledge of Computer Science.


  • This course is a survey of the critical topics of Information Systems. The material covers essential areas that drive computing and information technology today. I describe these technologies in easy-to-understand terms and use practical examples to illustrate how these concepts are used in everyday IT operations.

The course contains sections that cover a survey of topics of information systems and computer science. These topics include:

  • A basic introduction to computer hardware and how a computer functions
  • An introduction to foundations concepts such as binary numbers and why they are important in computing
  • How software is built by industry today and the software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Basics of database management systems
  • Cloud computing and the services that are offered by the leading vendors on the market today, such as Amazon AWS
  • Computer security and
  • The future of computing

I have designed this course for anyone who wants to learn more about the Information Technology field and is ideal for someone just getting started. Also included is a section for those individuals who desire to start a career in Information Technology and the jobs that are available. The course will give you a solid understanding of many of the concepts that drive one of the most important industries in today's world.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career in information technology.
  • This class is idea for an entry level Computer Science student.

30 Lessons

5 mins
Class introduction
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8 mins
Why study information technology?
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Computer Hardware
13 mins
How does a computer work?
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10 mins
What are the different types of computers?
4 mins
Moore's law
9 mins
Binary numbers
2 mins
Binary numbers: assignment
Computer Networking
5 mins
The history of computer networking
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5 mins
How does a local area network function?
8 mins
How does the internet work?
Introduction to HTML
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About the instructor

Eric Frick
Eric Frick
  • 1 student
  • 3 courses

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