|Instructor(s):||Prof. C. Tjortjis|
|Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation:||30 Hours, 6 Credits|
|Course Assessment:||Exam & Coursework|
This course is intended for students with little or no background in computer technology. It offers a broad coverage of modern technology concepts, outlining the basic principles of computing. ICT Essentials is an introduction to a variety of technologies and their applications, such as:
- Computer Systems Architecture
- Operating Systems
- Software Architecture and Information Systems
- Databases and Storage Systems
- Computer Networks, the Internet & the World Wide Web
- Mobile Computing
- Data Science and Business Analytics
- Big Data and Cloud Computing
- Information and Network Security
The overall goal is not to turn managers into computer specialists but to provide them with the technological background that will allow them to
- make informed business decisions based on the utilization of technology
- effectively interact with the technical staff
- Brian Williams and Stacey Sawyer, Using Information Technology, 11th Ed., 2015, McGraw Hill
- R. Kelly Rainer, Brad Prince, Casey G. Cegielski, Introduction to Information Systems, 5th Ed. Int’l Student Version, 2014, Wiley.
- Carol V. Brown, Daniel W. DeHayes, Jeffrey A. Hoffer, Wainright E. Martin, William C. Perkins, Managing Information Technology, 7/E, 2012, Pearson.
- Preston Gralla, “How the Internet works”, 8th edition, Que Publishing.
- John Petersen, “Absolute beginner’s guide to databases”, Que Publishing.
- V. Anton Spraul, “How software works: the magic behind encryption, CGI, search engines and other everyday technologies”, No Starch Press.