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    4 Weeks
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    3–6 hours per week
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    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Internet and computers.
Knowledge of mathematics at High School level is assumed.

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 course you will learn the basics of software programming. We will address the basic logic behind any computer program, what types and structures of data and files are used, how object-oriented programming works, database management and SQL language and various concepts and guidelines in web development such as HTML, XML, CSS or javascript, among others.

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

You will learn about:

  • The syntax and programming structures (pseudo code)
  • The logic behind the creation of computer programs
  • How Object-Oriented Programming works
  • The most important types and data structures
  • What are the most common file types
  • How databases are managed
  • The bases of the SQL language
  • What are data warehousing and data mining
  • Basics of web technologies (HTML, XML, CSS, javascript)
  • Basic design and analysis guidelines in web pages development

Meet your instructors

Ignacio Despujol
Senior IT Analyst
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Vicent Botti Navarro
Full Professor of Computer Sciences
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Carlos Turró
Head of Media Services
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Tanja Vos
Associate Professor
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia

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AWS Educate

$25 AWS promotional credit for all students; additional $100 AWS promotional credit for students who purchase a Verified Certificate and pass the course IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Programming.

Is this offer just for students who purchase a Verified Certificate? 

No, all students are eligible for the $25 promotional AWS credit in IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals: Programming. If you purchase a Verified Certificate you will receive an additional $100 promotional AWS credit upon successfully passing the course. 

How do I receive my AWS promotional credit? 

To take advantage of this benefit, you must first create an AWS Educate account by clicking on the link located in lesson 3 before the exams. Once registered, you will be provided with a $25 promotional credit code. 

What is the AWS exercise? 

This optional activity, which does not count towards the course’s final grade, will introduce you to the world of cloud computing through the creation of a LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP) cloud-based web server.  

If I don’t finish the course do I get to keep the AWS promotional credit? 

Yes. 

How do I receive my $200 AWS promotional credit? 

Learners in the verified track who pass the course will receive an additional $100 in AWS Promotional Credit. This extra credit can be accessed through a link that will appear in the course after the subsection of the final exam. 

If I am having issues accessing the AWS promotional credits, whom do I contact? 

Please contact AWS Educate at the following link: https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/contact-us/. Should there be any issues with the course itself or with the AWS exercise, contact the course team via the course discussion forum.  

Are there any geography restrictions for this offer? 

No.

Can I use the credits on anything? 

The credits can be used for most AWS services, but there are some exclusions. See https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/ for restrictions and limitations.