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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

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  • 3 semester credits at University of Phoenix
  • University of Phoenix Equivalency: Physical/Biological Science General Education category

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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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263 Student Reviews
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by Morgan P. on September 15, 2019
I would have liked the course more if there would have been other instructors. The section that covers the workstation freezes.
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by Rebecca A. on September 13, 2019
this was a difficult class for me however it was very informational
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by Kathy H. on September 12, 2019
I really liked this class, taught me so much I did not know. It was informational and fun.
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by Moriah C. on September 10, 2019
This course was very confusing and frustrating for me. I believe it is just a lack of interest in the content but the longer I worked on it the more confused I became.
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by NAKISHA M. on September 9, 2019
I was very pleased with the support that was given within this course. The information was easy to understand and apply.
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by Latunia T. on September 8, 2019
Thank you now I know more about how technology works and something I can do to fix some minor issues on my own.
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by Amanda A. on September 8, 2019
Overall this was a pretty good course. My only complaint was on the final milestone, one of the questions did not give me the correct answer to choose from the list of available answers.
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by GUSTAVO M. on September 7, 2019
The audio freezes in the middle of a lecture. Thank you

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  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    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.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

  • 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.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    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 in the course tuition.

  • 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.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • 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.

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