IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
4 months
337 USD/full
337 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals Professional Certificate in collaboration with UPValenciaX. 

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The IT Fundamentals for Business Professionals Professional Certificate from EdX is offered in partnership with UPValenciaX.

This introductory program is designed to give business professionals the basic background on Information Technology (IT) to let them get the most in their interaction with IT professionals, either from their company or from external corporation, as they will have a deeper understanding when identifying requirements, evaluating workloads or supervising results in the IT field.

Through this program, you will learn the basic concepts of information systems and their application, and gain familiarity with the terminology used within the IT field.

This program covers the following topic areas:

  • Information Systems and Office Application Software in Organizations: Standard office suite tools, office systems (email, conferencing, etc...), basics of desktop operating systems. Internet, web browsers, Electronic Data Interchange and enterprise wide systems.
  • Hardware and Systems Technology: Computers and their components, data representation and processing. Computer networks, client/server architecture, operating systems architecture and wireless computing.
  • Information Systems Software Development: Software development, systems development, information processing, user interface design and standards, software project management.
  • Programming Concepts and Data Management: Programming languages and logic, object oriented methods, data types and structures, file types, databases, SQL. Web technologies and development, data warehousing and data mining.
  • Business, Social, and Ethical Implications and Issues: Economic effects, business strategies, privacy concerns, security threats and controls, intellectual property and careers in information technology.

Job Outlook

  • Project managers who work on projects related to Information Technology.
  • Middle manager in any department that interacts with IT.
  • Product manager for any product with an IT component.

Programme Structure

What you will learn

  • How Information Technology is used in organizations.
  • An overview of how computers and communications networks work.
  • Basic concepts of software development and project management.
  • Fundamental concepts of computer programming.
  • Computer threats, hackers, antivirus and information security.
  • Social and ethical implications of IT.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    337 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 337 USD for the full programme during 4 months.
  • National

    337 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 337 USD for the full programme during 4 months.


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