Diploma in Information Technology

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Guglielmo Marconi University

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    About the Course

    The diploma serves as an introductory course that covers contemporary topics and ensures a strong foundation in the field of Information Technology. It allows students to acquire sound practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge that enables student to pursue a career in IT or further education in the said field. The program’s study material is incorporated with information about new and upgraded technological advancements, that help equip students with the knowledge they need to attain a competitive advantage.

    Aim of the Program

    The fact that information technology is one of the most dominating industries around the globe indicates that it needs specialised and knowledgeable professionals who can delivery as per company requirements. The diploma serves as a pathway that aims to assure employability and/or further learning within the IT industry.

    Modules

    The program consists of 3 Modules and will be delivered onsite.
    The module focuses on the fundamentals of Networking. Students will be taught the core functionality of Networking, its protocols, security procedures and standards. Students will be exposed to various technological advancements linked to the field of Networking. Students will be encouraged to have hand on experience with both, hardware as well as software used in the field. The course will cover the study and application of Local Area Networking (LAN), Wide Area Networking (WAN) and other such technologies applied to IP data networks.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Examine networking principles and their protocols.
    • Explain networking devices and their operations.
    • Design efficient networked systems independently.
    • Implement and diagnose networked systems.
    With digitalisation of confidential information businesses and individuals, alike, are keen upon employing devices that assure data security. This is where Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) play a significant role – data protection. The course explores this subject area with the aim of introducing key theories of ISMS, their application, maintenance, and improvement. Students will also assess the role of international standards in ISMS.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the basic principles of ISMS.
    • Critically analyse implementation and maintenance ISMS.
    • Appraise an ISMS and observe any weaknesses it may signify.
    • Examine the benefits and disadvantages of implementing ISMS standards.
    The module focuses on imparting information about terminologies of data analytics, address the different types of data analytics. It will focus on developing an understanding of data with predictive, perspective, and descriptive analytics. It also explores the topic of data exploration and visualisation n. Students will be encouraged to implement process of data analytics to programming languages such as Python and R, as well as on tools like Excel, KNIME, Weka and PowerBI.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the theoretical foundation of data analytics that determine decision making processes in management or business environments.
    • Apply a range of descriptive analytic techniques to convert data into action able insight using a range of statistical techniques.
    • Investigate a range of predictive analytic techniques to discover new knowledge for forecasting future events.
    • Demonstrate prescriptive analytic methods for finding the best course of action for a situation.

    Who is this program for?

    This course is aimed at first-year college students, high school students, and professionals in all fields who are interested in acquiring IT skills. It is a self-contained treatment intended for people with little or no previous experience in IT. It is also appropriate for people who know other IT subjects but are mainly interested in Networking, Information systems and data analytics.

    Including students majoring in engineering, biology, physics, chemistry, economics, and many other fields, not just computer science.

    Graduates will be uniquely positioned to fill computer science jobs in industries such as finance, healthcare, education, and government, as well as in the core software development industry. A student completing this course may progress further by:

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    About Guglielmo Marconi University

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    Guglielmo Marconi University is a modern higher education institution, which aims to pursue the latest innovative training models, as well as building strong connections with the organizations at the forefront of advanced technologies. Being fully accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, it offers programs recognized at the European and extra-European level giving students the possibility to develop their international careers and succeed in a globalized job market.

    Marconi University Schools maintain the highest standard of program quality and innovation. Six separate schools provide a variety of graduate, doctoral and certificate programs, as well as multidisciplinary learning opportunities. The school aims to engage students in their educational journey, leveraging faculty expertise, and a collaborative learning environment that spurs critical thinking and creative skills. Marconi schools focus on research and innovation, creating interdisciplinary programs that respond to real-world issues and job demands. Their diverse academic community now boasts over 14000 students enrolled in graduate and postgraduate programs, over 300 faculty members, and an academic advising staff comprising of over 200 professionals.

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      Westford Mentorship Program

      Westford Mentorship Programme is a reciprocal learning opportunity between our MBA alumni currently in leadership roles in the industry and our day scholars who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree. This programme will allow the mentees to be coached by the mentors, who will share their professional experience, knowledge, and skills with the mentees to help them to achieve their career ambition. It all equates in giving back to the society by having a positive influence in the lives of young people, especially those who are looking for meaningful professions. The Program bridges the gap between academia and the workforce by providing students with an opportunity to engage with experts in their field of interest, ask insightful questions, and enhance their career exploration. Alumni mentoring programs have proven incredibly successful across the globe, however, it will be the first of its kind in the UAE.

      For Mentors

      Mentoring is a learning relationship between individuals focused on the mentee’s development and goals. As someone who has “been there before”, you will be able to assist current students in developing the confidence, knowledge and skills required to make a successful transition into industry. Mentoring is a great way to expand your professional network.

      For Mentees

      Students are encouraged to seek information and guidance from their mentor, and utilize the insight gained from learning about their mentor’s skills, experience, and knowledge to inform decisions about their future. They will also receive career guidance, networking opportunities, potential professional opportunities, and a chance to enhance their communication and career development skills.