Welcome - Overview
You will be learning the course content by solving several "real-life" scenarios. Each scenario is related to a specific area in information technology (e.g., hardware, software, etc.)
You will notice the five process steps that guide you through each scenario. These process steps are similar to the formalized process professionals use to implement IT projects. This formalized process is known as the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
We have modified some of the terminology of a formal SDLC process to best fit all scenarios, but take a few minutes to review each one in this overview. This will help you understand the purpose of each step in the process.
You will also note the Deliverables and Resources listed for each scenario. Deliverables are specific, tangible work product that you will be expected to create. For the purposes of this class, the deliverables will be submitted as your assignment.
Resources are very important. You don't have a textbook to guide you, so your resources are the items you will use to better understand the content area. Some resources will be reference files to download and read. Others will be detailed online sites that should be fully explored and read. You will also be guided to conduct effective online research to gather the information needed for each scenario.
There is also a career spotlight and related video for each topic. Be sure to read and watch these as they better explain how this information technology relates to a future career or future job assignment.
Now, check out our definitions of the 5 SDLC processes. Then you will be ready to begin your first scenario.