If you’re new to IT, you may be feeling confused or overwhelmed by all the technical jargon you’re running into. While our programs are designed to teach you everything you need, we want to kickstart your confidence and help you make a bit more sense of the IT basics.
Use this crash course to get a better understanding of the commonly used terms you’ll see in our certifications, programs, and career paths.
Hardware refers to the physical components of the computer and the accessories
Examples: monitor, mouse, keyboard, processor, printer, touchpad
Software is the general term for computer programs that tell the system what to do.
Examples: Operating system, games, applications, and installed security
A Network is a link between systems and computers that allows for sharing resources, data, and communication.
Computer and network security protects the information and connections stored on computers and mainframes from being stolen or destroyed by attackers.
Examples: Firewalls, antivirus software
Even if you don’t have the IT basics yet, don’t let that hold you back from taking your first step toward your new career! We’re here to provide you with the education and practical learning you need to get started at a new job!
We are happy to answer all of your questions and concerns. Reach out to our career success team and they will assist you with everything you need to start your new career.