Introduction to Information Technology (IT) Course

Learn the Fundamentals of IT and Take a Step Into Tech

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*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

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Overview of Course

Information Technology, often known as IT, is the use of technology to manage, process, store, and transmit information, often involving computers and digital systems. As companies worldwide continue to shift towards a technology-centric approach and information management becomes increasingly critical, the IT industry is experiencing unprecedented growth.

This 1-Day Introduction to Information Technology course will equip you with a fundamental understanding of Singapore’s Information Technology (IT) landscape. It is a comprehensive introduction, delving into the heart of IT, focusing on current trends in the industry, key job roles in Singapore’s IT sector, foundational hardware and software concepts, and the essential terminologies that are pivotal to success in the field.

With a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, the course will prepare you for a potential career in IT, offering the perfect starting point for anyone taking their first steps into the Information Technology industry.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, trainees should be able to:

  • Interpret the importance and impact of Singapore’s IT industry across various sectors, including the current trends and dynamics shaping the IT industry.
  • Explore diverse roles like software development, cybersecurity, and IT project management and the required skills and qualifications.
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of computer hardware components and their functions, encompassing CPU operations, memory distinctions, storage comparisons, the dynamics of peripheral devices, differences between desktops and laptops, server roles, and the functionalities of input and output devices.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of software systems, encompassing the differentiation of software types, the functionalities of operating systems and device drivers, proficiency in software installation and file management, and a keen appreciation of software licensing nuances and variations.
  • Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of IT terminology and networking principles, emphasising clear articulation of key terms and understanding of prominent acronyms, including essential network terminologies.
Who Should Attend
This Introduction to Information Technology (IT) course is suitable for complete beginners seeking to grasp the basics of IT, career changers aiming to transition into the IT sector, students exploring career options, professionals in non-IT fields looking to enhance their tech knowledge, entrepreneurs and small business owners wanting to make informed tech decisions, tech enthusiasts with a thirst for knowledge, and junior IT professionals seeking to advance their careers.
Prerequisites
To enroll in this Introduction to IT course, you should possess the following:

  • 1 GCE ‘O’ level or equivalent; OR
  • NITEC/Higher NITEC; OR
  • Mature candidates (≥ 30 years old with 8 years’ work experience in an ICT-related field); OR
  • Candidates with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Instructional Methods
  • Lectures
  • Interactive Class Discussions
  • Hands-on Labs
Certification

Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Information Technology (IT) course assessment, participants who have attended at least 75% of the course will receive a Certificate of Achievement by @ASK Training.

Course Curriculum

Overview of the IT Industry in Singapore and Job Roles
  • Introduction to the IT industry in Singapore
  • Current Trends and Developments in the IT industry
  • Job Roles in the IT industry
  • Skills and Qualification for IT job roles
  • Professional Development in the IT industry
Basic Hardware Concepts
  • Understanding Computer Hardware Components
  • Differentiating Computer Systems
  • Introduction to Input and Output Devices
Basic Software Concepts
  • Introduction to Software Types
  • Overview of Operating Systems
  • Software Installation, Configuration, and File Management
  • Understanding Software Licensing and Copyright Laws
IT Overview/Glossary
  • Introduction to Essential IT Terminologies and Acronyms
  • Familiarizaion with Common Terms Used in the IT industry

This course is part of the Certificate in Infocomm Technology - Infrastructure and Operations and SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP).

Fees and Subsidies

Introduction to Information Technology (IT) Course - Up to 90% SkillsFuture Singapore Funding Diagram

*Eligible for Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

Course Fee:
S$300 (exclusive of 9% GST)

Course Fee After Eligible SSG Subsidies:
From S$38.10 (inclusive of 9% GST) after 90% SSG Subsidies

Learners  
Singaporean Citizens ≥ 40 years old S$38.10 (after SSG 90% Funding)

SkillsFuture Credits can be used on top of existing subsidies
Singaporean Citizens, PRs or LTVP+ Holders ≥ 21 years old

S$98.10 (after SSG 70% Funding)

For Singapore Citizens learners aged ≥ 25 years old SkillsFuture Credits can be used on top of existing subsidies.

For Singapore Citizens aged 21-31 Post Secondary Education Account Funds can be used.

Learners SMEs Non-SMEs
Singaporean Citizens ≥ 40 years old S$38.10 (after SSG 90% Funding)
Singaporean Citizens, PRs or LTVP+ Holders ≥ 21 years old S$38.10 (after SSG 90% Funding) S$98.10 (after SSG 70% Funding)

All prices are inclusive of 9% GST.

Course Schedule

8 Jurong Town Hall Road #27-01 S(609434)
Course Duration:
2 Days (9am - 6pm)

Course Schedule:

20 May 2024 (Wed)
03 Jun 2024 (Mon)
10 Jun 2024 (Mon)
01 Jul 2024 (Mon)
31 Jul 2024 (Wed)
02 Sep 2024 (Mon)

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Introduction to Information Technology (IT)

Learn the Fundamentals of IT and Take a Step Into Tech

Course Duration:
1 Day (9.00am – 6.00pm)
Course Fee Details:

S$300 (excluding 9% GST)

SkillsFuture Credits & PSEA Claimable

From $$38.10 (inclusive of 9% GST) after 90% SSG Subsidies

Course Code: TGS-2023038880
Up to 90%
SkillsFuture Subsidy

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