- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 100
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryComputer Science 102 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging computer science topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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12 chapters in Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology
Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
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The course objective is for you to understand basic IT topics that are essential to computer science such as database systems, the Internet, e-commerce, software development and computer security.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify the different elements of an information system, including input, output and processing elements.
- Identify the components of a computer system, including hardware components and software applications.
- Explain the differences between operating system software and application software.
- Describe the purpose and components of database management, knowledge management systems and specialized information systems.
- Analyze potential security risks when using an information system, including personal and professional computer systems and networks, and describe forms of computer network and internet security.
- Identify jobs related to information systems careers and describe the impact of technology on careers.
- Describe the system development life cycle (SDLC), define object-oriented programming, and describe alternate methods of development (e.g., Agile programming).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Computer Science 102 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category and by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Computer Science 102 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Computer Science 102 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Information Systems Overview||Define basic information system terms; identify types of information systems; describe the uses of IT and binary coding systems.|
|Computer Hardware & Software||Identify the different hardware components of a computer system, including CPU, RAM, input/output devices and storage devices; evaluate examples of software applications.|
|Database Systems Overview||Identify different database management systems; describe models of database systems; assess business intelligence concepts; explain the use of structured query language within a database system.|
|Networks & the Internet||Identify different types of computer networks; describe methods of securing networks; evaluate the uses of the World Wide Web and related social media tools.|
|Mobile & Electronic Commerce||Differentiate between different types of e-commerce, including business-to-business and business-to-consumer models; explain how the Internet is helping e-commerce reach global markets.|
|Information Support Systems||Identify specialized support systems that are available to computer users; describe the benefits of decision support systems in business environments; explain how enterprise resource planning helps integrate business processes.|
|Knowledge Management & Artificial Intelligence||Identify strategies that are associated with knowledge management systems; explain the effects of artificial intelligence on business environments.|
|Software Development & Project Management||Identify stages of the software development life cycle; assess the benefits of project management; differentiate between types of software development methods, including software prototyping and Agile development methods.|
|Impact of Information Technology||Assess the impact of technology, such as e-commerce and m-commerce, on consumers, businesses and the economy.|
|Computer & Internet Security||Identify different types of spyware, malware and adware; Evaluate computer/Internet security processes and threat prevention methods; ensure that privacy is safe when using computer systems or navigating the Internet.|
|Information Systems & Technology Careers||Identify career options and explain the effects of technology on careers.|
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