Computer Hardware and Software

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SKU
SC-35
Explore the fundamentals of computer networks

Analyse and critically evaluate the functionality of several computer hardware and software types and guide your next steps in IT.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 

$850.00

Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials, Networks and Technology
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Duration
2 weeks
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Prerequisite/s
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certification
Digital Credential

Why this course?

Aimed at people with no prior IT knowledge, this fully online microcredential course will give you the foundational skills and knowledge in computer hardware and software.

 

Together with its companion course, Computer Networks and Website Development, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity.

Why study a short course at La Trobe

Industry experience while you study

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Rising demand

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Powerful Collaborations

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Course content

Topics include:

  • Computer architecture - its functions and components
  • Data storage and logic gates, 
  • Computer file types, algorithms
  • Computer networks and layer 1-4 protocols.

On successful completion of this course, you wil be awarded a digital credential and earn 5 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Computer Networks and Website Development, to stack into 'Information Technology Fundamentals (CSE4IFU)', a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity.  

Credit for study in this course may be available. This recognises prior study or learning that can be credited towards a qualification, thereby reducing the number of subjects required to complete a course. For further information refer to the advanced standing requirements.

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will equip you with a sound knowledge of computer hardware and software and basic skills in:

  • Computer hardware management
  • Computer hardware configuration
  • Software application
  • Computer network troubleshooting
  • Computer network configuration
  • ISO network management.

Your study experience

This course is delivered online with live sessions, over a 2 week period.  The total time commitment for this course is 40 hours, which inlcudes the live sessions, extended reading and assessment.

 

The assessment for this course comprises an online quiz, with a pass rate of 80%.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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