- Computer Software
- Computer Hardware
- Network Security
- digital literacy
- Building Computers
- Protecting Data
- Evaluating IT Security Risk
- Cyber Security Planning
- Software Development Process
- Microsoft Excel
- Agile Management
Introduction to Computer Information Systems Specialization
Launch Your Career in Computers. Learn basic computer skills and how to apply them in real world situations.
What you will learn
Identify the basic hardware components of a computer. Explain how software creates a functional and productive computer. Build a basic computer.
Students will learn digital literacy, how to use the internet as a productivity tool, and how to manage security threats and protect data.
Use productivity tools to create documents and presentations. Apply agile project management skills. Pursue a job in computer information systems.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Students will build a computer by applying lessons on computer hardware, software, and network security. Students will also create a presentation that explains why each computer part was chosen and how the computer's design aligns with the needs of a particular business or scenario.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
Computer Hardware and Software
Data, Security, and Privacy
Productivity and Systems Development
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