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IT awareness


Not everybody is an IT professional.

But few in the modern business world can ignore IT technology and almost everyone should be able to discuss it.

This seminar is intended for those who would like to get a general overview of the IT world without needing a thorough technical background.

At the end of this seminar the participant will:

  • know the most important concepts of hard- and software, application development and data transmission;
  • be familiar with the most recent trends in the IT world;
  • be able to describe in general many technical terms and abbreviations;
  • be more confident in technical discussions with the 'experts';
  • be able to understand clients' questions and suppliers' offers;
  • be able to read popular technical magazines and web sites.

Main topics

  • Basic principles of the computer: processors • memories • disks • display • printer
  • Computer types: PC • mobile • midrange • mainframe • servers • etc...
  • The brands: IBM • Hewlett-Packard • Oracle • ....
  • Operating systems: DOS • Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 • UNIX • Linux • OS/400 - i5/OS • MVS - Z/OS • ...
  • Networks: LAN & WAN • Ethernet • WiFi • ADSL • TCP/IP • Router • ...
  • Internet and intranet
  • Databases (DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, ...) and Data Warehouses
  • Application development: client/server • OO • web applications • programming languages (Cobol, C++, Java, Visual Basic, C#)
  • Packages: ERP (SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle ...)
  • Management aspects: SLA • ITIL • PRINCE2...

Intended for

Non-technical people in the IT world: human resource managers, consultants, account managers, journalists,... You can test yourself to see if this course contains enough new information for you by printing and filling in the self-test (PDF file - 41 KB).


No specific background is required.

Course leader

Koen De Backer, Ludo Van den dries, Paul Veugelen.


1 day.


You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
23 Jun1FLeuven  (BE)500 EUR  (excl. VAT)  guaranteed
08 Sep1NLeuven  (BE)500 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
13 Nov1NWoerden  (NL)500 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
04 Dec1FLeuven  (BE)500 EUR  (excl. VAT) 

Global score

4.4/5 (based on 629 evaluations)


Goed gegeven, inhoud was vr 90% gekend. (, )
Zeer tevreden over manier van lesgeven (, )
good course, very enthousiastic trainer and alive presentation (, )
good course but given to persons who have a different background. (, )
veel geleerd - uitstekend. (, )
a good revision. (, )
It is a very usefull course for people who do not have a lot of IT experience. (, )
the teacher made the session very interesting (, )
Super aangename uitleg die ervoor zorgt dat er structuur komt in de temen die al eens gehoord zijn (, )
De cursus heeft me heel veel bijgebracht. Raakt veel topics aan i/d IT (zowel netwerk als development,) top! (, )

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