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Information Technology (IT) and Cloud Fundamentals

IBM via Coursera Specialization


In today’s connected world, core knowledge of IT hardware, software, networking, cybersecurity, and cloud technologies is vital for almost every function, or role within an organization. Adding storage, updating an operating system, connecting to a network, recognizing phishing, and setting up Cloud instances are some of the skills employees need or need help with. This five-course specialization provides prerequisite skills for almost all IT careers, including technical support specialist, data analyst, data scientist, AI specialist, web developer, software engineer, systems administrator, DevOps and site reliability engineer, data center technician, networking specialist, IT Manager, and cyber-security analyst. You’ll acquire hardware, operating systems, programming, database, networking, storage, cybersecurity, and cloud computing knowledge and skills that can prepare you for an entry-level IT role or better help you understand and manage IT responsibilities within your organization. In addition to receiving an IBM credential upon successful completion of this specialization, it provides a dual benefit of preparing you for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals (IFT+) Certification Exam, which can attest to your skills, helping you gain a competitive advantage. This program is for beginners. To start this program, no prior IT background, programming experience, or cloud skills are required. All that's necessary is basic computer literacy.


Course 1: Introduction to Hardware and Operating Systems
- Offered by IBM. Get ready to enter the thriving field of Information Technology (IT), with job ready skills! This beginner friendly course ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Introduction to Software, Programming, and Databases
- Offered by IBM. Take the next step in your IT professional journey with this self-paced, beginner friendly course! This course covers the ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Introduction to Cloud Computing
- Offered by IBM. Start your cloud computing journey with this self-paced introductory course! Whether you need general cloud computing ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Introduction to Networking and Storage
- Offered by IBM. Jumpstart your career in Information Technology (IT) with this beginner friendly, self-paced course! By taking this course ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Introduction to Cybersecurity Essentials
- Offered by IBM. With this beginner friendly course, learn fundamental Cybersecurity skills that are crucial for anyone using computing ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Rav Ahuja and Skills Network


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