IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Cybersecurity and Social Implications
Working with Information Technology (IT) without the necessary background? Learn about cybersecurity, careers, and social implications of IT
About this course
This course is one of the 5 courses of an introductory business information systems series, designed to introduce you to the amazing world of Information Technology.
The series of courses is designed so that a professional in a field outside the information technologies (financial, administrative or managerial) acquires the basic knowledge in Information Technology to be able to interact more profitably with the computer and telecommunications specialists of your company or other corporations with which you are related, being able to specify requirements, evaluate workloads and monitor results in a much more effective way.
The syllabus of the series is based on the CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications exam.
In this Computer Science course, we will deal with cybersecurity and various other social aspects of ICT, such as its effect on globalization, business strategy and other economic processes, ergonomics, cloud computing, and professional careers in the field of ICT.
By completing the series of 5 courses, you will be prepared to interact effectively with specialists in the Information Technology sector (and pass the CLEP ISCA exam if you wish).
What you’ll learn
In this course you will learn about:
- The effects of ICT in processes such as globalization, e-commerce, business strategy, competition and outsourcing, among others
- Cybersecurity concepts related to intellectual property, privacy, hackers; threats and how to defend us against them.
- The phenomenon of Web 2.0 and social networks
- The different professional careers that can be chosen in the world of IT
Basic knowledge of the Internet and computers. Knowledge of mathematics at High School level is assumed.
Sponsored by: UPValenciaX
Free online courses from Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
The Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV) is a public educational institution that offers modern, flexible degrees designed to meet the demands of society, as well as official postgraduate programs that are subject to demanding educational quality control systems.
It is the only Spanish technological University ranked among the best in the world, according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is also ranked among the 150 best universities in the world that are less than 50 years old (Times Higher Education Index).
Currently, its academic community comprises more than 36,000 students, almost 2,500 teachers and researchers, and 1,500 administration and services, professionals. It is composed of three campuses, located in València, Alcoi, and Gandia.
The UPV has emerged as a key player in the Spanish learning community. In this area, the UPV ranks #1 as regards the offer of life-long education, with more than 1,400 courses a year in all specialties, so that each student is able to shape their curriculum to meet their interests. The UPV also among the first European Universities regarding the number of MOOCs produced and has developed several well-known e-learning products. The UPV’s video education channel gets more than 6.5M views a year.
The UPV is an innovative university that aims at developing creative and relevant ideas with an impact on society. That’s why the UPV includes the Ideas Institute, the first support program for university entrepreneurship in Spain, which has backed the creation of more than 400 companies since 1992.
Meet your instructors
Nacho Despujol holds a telecommunications engineering MEng, an Aeronautical engineering MEng, an MBA and is a certified commercial pilot. He is the UPV MOOC initiative coordinator, teaches Airport engineering in the Aerospatial BS degree and Information technology courses for teachers and administrative staff of the University.
Vicent Botti Navarro
Dr. Vicent Botti Navarro holds the position of Full Professor of Computer Sciences at the Universitat Politècnica de València where he has been teaching since 1984. Professor Botti is Head of Grupo de Tecnología Informática-Inteligencia Artificial and Vice-Rector for the Development of ITC Technologies, leading UPValenciaX and UPV[X] MOOC initiatives. He was a member of the Board of the Spanish Association on Artificial Intelligence and he was awarded the 2005 Prize of Research of the Spanish Association on Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA).
Dr. Miguel Rebollo received his PhD from Universitat Poltècnica de València, where he teaches Introduction to Information Technology and Information agents for the semantic web. His main research interest is service-oriented multiagent systems and he is also actively involved in using social networks and electronic portfolios in engineering education.
Dr. Carlos Turró is Head of Media Services at the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia. He has published more than 50 articles about information systems and educational technologies in international conferences and journals. His recent work on the design and development of Polimedia for Video e-Learning has received the Spanish FICOD award and several other international awards, including being a finalist for the EUNIS ETLF award. He is also working on the transLectures project for transcription and translation of video lectures.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 18 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 9773
- Assessments Yes