National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The principles of computer hardware, software, and networks underlie the techniques and practices of information systems professionals. Students in this course survey the fundamental aspects of computing and prepare to use computers effectively for problem solving. Through a variety of application assignments, students delve into the types and construction of hardware, software, networks, and tools for data management. They learn ways to create an algorithm, represent data, and express their designs in a programming language. Through this course students are encouraged to become active and influential professionals by applying concepts and principles to real-world practice.

Learning Objectives

The principles of computer hardware, software, and networks underlie the techniques and practices of information systems professionals. Students in this course survey the fundamental aspects of computing and prepare to use computers effectively for problem solving. Through a variety of application assignments, students delve into the types and construction of hardware, software, networks, and tools for data management. They learn ways to create an algorithm, represent data, and express their designs in a programming language. Through this course students are encouraged to become active and influential professionals by applying concepts and principles to real-world practice.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

Feedback

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