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Introduction to Information Technology

Introduction to Information Technology

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

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Morris Brown College
  • 3 semester credits at Morris Brown College
  • Morris Brown College Equivalency: BCIS 100A – Introduction to Computers

Category: Technology

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Accepted for transfer by Morris Brown College.

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Description

Introduction to Information Technology

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

Assessments & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must 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

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify major internal and external computer hardware
  • Differentiate between type of software, including sub-classifications of application software
  • Describe the purpose and function of operating systems, including commercial, open-source,
    and mobile operating systems
  • Identify characteristics of a database, and differentiate common database types, including flat
    file and relational databases
  • Compare and contrast various network types, including Internet, Intranet, WAN and LAN
  • Apply appropriate HTML tags to represent data (text, hyperlink, image, etc.) in website
    development
  • Identify activities and tools used by IT professionals to maintain and evolve secure
    information systems
  • Identify the main phases of a software development cycle and various software development
    methodologies

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

by Jerrimie A. on April 11, 2021
Very interesting class. Some very basic information and some more complex. I did enjoy the class though learning about the direction our technology is going and what is required to keep it secure. I recommend this class!
by Jahmar R. on April 10, 2021
The best decision I've ever made was to come here to Sophia and complete these courses. I literally saved thousands of dollars, learned more than I thought I would, and saved a lot of time. I seriously recommend Sophia to students that take their time, money, and education seriously. Sophia is the absolute best.
by Logan H. on April 10, 2021
The development methodology questions felt like multiple answers were applicable
by Brandon T. on April 10, 2021
Very informative course. Covered broad spectrum of technology. Too many questions about tech jobs though.
by Cody L. on April 10, 2021
Fun class I learned a lot of computer software and jobs. Ez Pz !
by Mary D. on April 10, 2021
The course was very informative. Thanks for the course.
by Michael Y. on April 10, 2021
Nicely put together and easy to understand course!
by Soukheuavanh B. on April 10, 2021
course was easy to follow and complete pods to next milestone and not as stressful.

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.