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Information Technology (IT) and Cloud Fundamentals Specialization
IBM

Information Technology (IT) and Cloud Fundamentals Specialization

Kickstart a new IT and Cloud Career . Master hardware, operating systems, programming, database, networking, storage, cybersecurity, and Cloud computing essentials.

IBM Skills Network Team
Rav Ahuja
Roopa Raghavan

Instructors: IBM Skills Network Team

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Specialization - 6 course series

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4.8

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2 months at 10 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Operating systems history, installation, configuration, and hardware connectors and peripheral identification and troubleshooting techniques.

  • Software management, cloud computing characteristics, benefits and trends, web browser essentials, software development basics, and database basics.

  • Commonly used storage and network types, common security risks, and secure browsing practices.

  • Application of technical and troubleshooting skills for an IT customer support role.

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Specialization - 6 course series

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4.8

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Beginner level

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2 months at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 6 course series

Introduction to Hardware and Operating Systems

Course 117 hours4.8 (1,103 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of operating system fundamentals.

  • Recognize desktop and laptop hardware components and devices.

  • Identify and describe internal desktop and laptop computer components, interfaces, and peripherals.

  • Explain basic workstation setup, locate operating system settings, and identify good troubleshooting practices.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Technical Support
Category: Operating Systems
Category: Troubleshooting
Category: hardware
Category: IT Fundamentals

Introduction to Software, Programming, and Databases

Course 218 hours4.8 (280 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Classify, install, configure, and manage software including mobile platforms.

  • Discuss cloud computing and web browser concepts.

  • Explain software development models, techniques, and concepts.

  • Describe fundamental database management concepts.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Wireless Networks
Category: Network Troubleshooting
Category: Network Architecture
Category: Cloud Storage
Category: Networking Hardware

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Course 312 hours4.6 (5,980 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Define cloud computing and explain essential characteristics, history, the business case for cloud, and the emerging technologies enabled by cloud

  • Describe the cloud service models- IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and cloud deployment models- Public, Private, Hybrid; explain cloud infrastructure components

  • Explain emerging Cloud related trends including HybridMulticloud, Microservices, Serverless, Cloud Native, DevOps, and Application Modernization

  • List and describe services of popular cloud platforms including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and others

Skills you'll gain

Category: Certification Test
Category: CompTIA ITF+
Category: Cloud
Category: Exam Practice
Category: IT Fundamentals

Introduction to Networking and Storage

Course 412 hours4.7 (379 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify wired and wireless network types, explain physical and logical topology, differentiate network cable types and what each is used for.

  • List common network devices. Discover what packets are and how IP addresses work, and explain what protocols are and why models are necessary.

  • Determine how to set up and encrypt networks and mobile devices. Diagnose connectivity issues and utilize the command prompt and Windows Settings.

  • List network drive types, explain RAM, ROM, and RAID, and troubleshoot storage issues. Explain STaaS, and define file, block, and object storage.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cybersecurity
Category: Cryptography
Category: Cyberattacks
Category: Information Security (INFOSEC)
Category: Application Security

Introduction to Cybersecurity Essentials

Course 512 hours4.8 (508 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the importance of data security, maintaining data integrity, and confidentiality

  • Demonstrate the installation of software updates and patches

  • Identify preferred practices for authentication, encryption, and device security

  • Discuss types of security threats, breaches, malware, social engineering, and other attack vectors

Skills you'll gain

Category: Software Application Development
Category: Computer Programming
Category: Software Development Process
Category: Database basics
Category: IT Fundamentals

Practice Exam for CompTIA ITF+ Certification

Course 62 hours4.8 (58 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Practice and check your readiness for the CompTIA ITF+ Certification exam that tests your proficiency in IT Fundamentals.

  • Summarize how to set up and install common peripheral devices, secure a basic wireless network, and the importance of Cloud+ Certification exam.

  • Describe the components of an OS, identify programming language categories, define programming & database concepts, and methods used to interface.

  • Identify best security practices, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability concerns of secure devices, and describe IT concepts.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cloud Computing
Category: Hybrid Multicloud
Category: Devops
Category: Iaas PaaS Saas
Category: Cloud Native

Instructors

IBM Skills Network Team
IBM
58 Courses818,593 learners
Rav Ahuja
IBM
52 Courses2,610,619 learners
Roopa Raghavan
IBM
1 Course4,152 learners

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