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Introduction to IT

Take your first steps into the world of IT, or Information Technology! Introduction to IT will teach you about core IT subjects.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    3 hours
  • Projects

    1
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Information Technology, commonly referred to as IT, refers to the use of technology to organize, store, share, and process information. The IT industry is growing quickly as companies become more technology-based and the need to manage information becomes increasingly vital. Introduction to IT is geared towards complete beginners looking to take their first steps into the world of Information Technology.

Syllabus

6 lessons • 1 projects • 7 quizzes
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Meet the creator of the course
Alex DiStasi
Curriculum Developer
Alex is a curriculum developer within the computer science domain, helping create courses like Introduction to IT, Introduction to Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Java for Programmers, Learn Swift, and more.

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Frequently asked questions about IT

  • Information technology (IT) is a broad field that encompasses all of the technologies used to communicate and store and process information. It’s all around us — from laptops and smartphones to servers and self-driving cars.

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