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Some IT work and experience.

Approx. 9 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English, Korean

What you will learn

  • Learn about issues in cloud computing and various realizations of service-oriented computing.

  • Discover the range of mobile technologies available to modern enterprises and how these can be used to create innovative business models.

  • Become aware of cyber security threats that organizations need to be aware of and learn about various defense mechanisms.

  • Explore the innovation that emerging technologies like Blockchains can bring about.

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Some IT work and experience.

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Cloud Computing

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 94 min)
14 videos
Course Overview2m
1.1-1a Features of the Cloud Part 110m
1.1-1b Features of the Cloud Part 27m
1.1-2 Considerations in Cloud Adoption6m
1.1-3 Cloud Computing Realizations5m
1.1-4 Terminal Services9m
1.1-5 Virtualization5m
1.2-1 SaaS PaaS IaaS3m
1.2-2 SaaS11m
1.2-3 IaaS PaaS8m
1.3-1 Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds6m
1.3-2 Data Center7m
1.3-3 Fog Computing7m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: Cloud Computing Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Mobile Communications

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 122 min)
14 videos
2.1-2 How Wireless Systems Work12m
2.1-3 How Cellular Networks Work10m
2.2-1 Applications of Mobile Technologies9m
2.2-2 Short Range Communications: Barcodes & QR Codes3m
2.2-3 Short Range Communications: RFID, NFC, & Bluetooth6m
2.2-4 Local Area Networks4m
2.2-5 Long Range Communications13m
2.2-6 Summary of Mobile Technologies10m
2.3-1 What's Special about Mobile?8m
2.3-2 Mobile Marketing: Data Insights8m
2.3-3 Mobile Marketing: Mobile Experiments6m
2.3-4 Pricing Issues11m
2.3-5 Pricing Experiments10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Mobile Communications Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Information Security

1 hour to complete
11 videos (Total 75 min)
11 videos
3.1-2 Software Attacks Part 17m
3.1-3 Software Attacks Part 25m
3.2-1 Cyber Defense5m
3.2-2 Shared Private Key Encryption7m
3.2-3 Public Key Encryption10m
3.2-4 Cyber Defense Systems4m
3.2-5 Encryption Benefits5m
3.3-1 Cyber Security Best Practices10m
3.3-2 Vulnerability Disclosure Process4m
3.3-3 Future of Data Security6m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Information Security Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Emerging Trends

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min)
7 videos
4.1-2 Blockchain and Bitcoin3m
4.1-3 The Cryptography Behind Bitcoin3m
4.1-4 Bitcoin Mining3m
4.2-1 Creating Smart Contracts with Blockchain2m
4.2-2 Do You Need a Blockchain?3m
4.2-3 Blockchain Mining Rigs2m
1 practice exercise
Module 4: Emerging Trends Quiz15m

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About the Information​ ​Systems Specialization

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles and practices of Information Systems Management. The first course describes how Information Systems address business problems. This takes the form of an IT alignment model that describes how Information Systems provide capabilities that enable or support organizational strategy. This component also includes an economic analysis of the Information System. The second course in the specialization entails the practice of modeling information systems. The goal of this course is to describe the Information System defined in the first course, so that the Information System can be developed. The third course provides an overview of the capabilities of modern enterprise systems. The goal of this course is to understand the capabilities of enterprise systems, so that the firm can decide if the requirement identified in the second course can be met by an enterprise system. Managerial aspects related to the selection and implementation of enterprise systems will also be discussed. The fourth course in the specialization describes the IT infrastructure choices available to a modern enterprise and the tradeoffs associated with each alternative. Any large Information System implementation is a significant organizational change initiative that requires careful stewardship. All the courses will deal with the issue of change management and discuss strategies and approaches for achieving a successful implementation....
Information​ ​Systems

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