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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Some IT work and experience.

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Learn about issues in cloud computing and various realizations of service-oriented computing.

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    Discover the range of mobile technologies available to modern enterprises and how these can be used to create innovative business models.

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    Become aware of cyber security threats that organizations need to be aware of and learn about various defense mechanisms.

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    Explore the innovation that emerging technologies like Blockchains can bring about.

Skills you will gain

ManagementIT Skills and Knowledge
Specialization
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Some IT work and experience.

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Cloud Computing

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Reading
14 videos (Total 94 min), 1 quiz
Video14 videos
Course Overview2m
1.1-1a Features of the Cloud Part 110m
1.1-1b Features of the Cloud Part 27m
1.1-2 Considerations in Cloud Adoption6m
1.1-3 Cloud Computing Realizations5m
1.1-4 Terminal Services9m
1.1-5 Virtualization5m
1.2-1 SaaS PaaS IaaS3m
1.2-2 SaaS11m
1.2-3 IaaS PaaS8m
1.3-1 Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds6m
1.3-2 Data Center7m
1.3-3 Fog Computing7m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1: Cloud Computing Quiz15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Mobile Communications

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Reading
14 videos (Total 122 min), 1 quiz
Video14 videos
2.1-2 How Wireless Systems Work12m
2.1-3 How Cellular Networks Work10m
2.2-1 Applications of Mobile Technologies9m
2.2-2 Short Range Communications: Barcodes & QR Codes3m
2.2-3 Short Range Communications: RFID, NFC, & Bluetooth6m
2.2-4 Local Area Networks4m
2.2-5 Long Range Communications13m
2.2-6 Summary of Mobile Technologies10m
2.3-1 What's Special about Mobile?8m
2.3-2 Mobile Marketing: Data Insights8m
2.3-3 Mobile Marketing: Mobile Experiments6m
2.3-4 Pricing Issues11m
2.3-5 Pricing Experiments10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2: Mobile Communications Quiz15m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Information Security

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Reading
11 videos (Total 75 min), 1 quiz
Video11 videos
3.1-2 Software Attacks Part 17m
3.1-3 Software Attacks Part 25m
3.2-1 Cyber Defense5m
3.2-2 Shared Private Key Encryption7m
3.2-3 Public Key Encryption10m
3.2-4 Cyber Defense Systems4m
3.2-5 Encryption Benefits5m
3.3-1 Cyber Security Best Practices10m
3.3-2 Vulnerability Disclosure Process4m
3.3-3 Future of Data Security6m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3: Information Security Quiz15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Emerging Trends

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Reading
7 videos (Total 25 min), 1 quiz
Video7 videos
4.1-2 Blockchain and Bitcoin3m
4.1-3 The Cryptography Behind Bitcoin3m
4.1-4 Bitcoin Mining3m
4.2-1 Creating Smart Contracts with Blockchain2m
4.2-2 Do You Need a Blockchain?3m
4.2-3 Blockchain Mining Rigs2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4: Emerging Trends Quiz15m

Instructor

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Soumya Sen

Assistant Professor
Carlson School of Management, Information and Decision Sciences

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the Information​ ​Systems Specialization

This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles and practices of Information Systems Management. The first course describes how Information Systems address business problems. This takes the form of an IT alignment model that describes how Information Systems provide capabilities that enable or support organizational strategy. This component also includes an economic analysis of the Information System. The second course in the specialization entails the practice of modeling information systems. The goal of this course is to describe the Information System defined in the first course, so that the Information System can be developed. The third course provides an overview of the capabilities of modern enterprise systems. The goal of this course is to understand the capabilities of enterprise systems, so that the firm can decide if the requirement identified in the second course can be met by an enterprise system. Managerial aspects related to the selection and implementation of enterprise systems will also be discussed. The fourth course in the specialization describes the IT infrastructure choices available to a modern enterprise and the tradeoffs associated with each alternative. Any large Information System implementation is a significant organizational change initiative that requires careful stewardship. All the courses will deal with the issue of change management and discuss strategies and approaches for achieving a successful implementation....
Information​ ​Systems

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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