IT for Non-IT Professionals

  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 3.5 hours  
  • Access: 1 Year
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This course will teach you how to recognize the use of technology in business contexts and why it plays an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of financial firms.

  • This course is suitable for desktop and mobile use.

Course Outline

Technology plays an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of financial companies. While not all financial professionals need to develop coding and programming skills, all can benefit from a deeper understanding of technology and the role it plays in their companies’ operations.

This course explores the use of technology in business contexts. It outlines the history of business computing and looks at the different ways in which technology can help make operations more efficient and effective. It examines how systems are designed, covering the core decisions that must be made and their implications, and looks at how modern technology stacks are built. The course also considers key data security issues and the tools and techniques used to ensure that systems remain secure. In addition, the course provides an overview of the key new financial technologies and businesses that are transforming the financial industry.

What You Will Learn

Topic 1: Information Technology (IT) for Business

  • IT & Business Overview
  • Early IT in Business
  • IT in Business Today 

Topic 2: System Design - Build & Architecture

  • Technology Solution Purpose
  • Project Management Style
  • Software & System Architecture

Topic 3: Technology Stack 

  • Technology Stack Overview
  • Building the Technology Stack 

Topic 4: Data Security

  • Building Secure Systems
  • System Maintenance
  • Managing Data Security

Topic 5: FinTech - An Introduction

  • FinTech Overview
  • Key Technologies
  • Impact & Outlook

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