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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 639 evaluations)


très bon cours qui a vraiment collé à mes attentes en termes de contenu. Le professeur a également très bien sû presenter de manière claire des informations. (, )
Goed gegeven, inhoud was vr 90% gekend. (, )
very good - i didn't know anything about it - it gave me a good overview. (, )
it is a good course but the content could be more upto date (, )
Goede introductie omtrent IT. Fijne verduidelijking (, )
Als leek in IT heb ik toch wat meer begrip van alles gekregen - had ik niet verwacht (dacht dat het minder verstaanbaar zou zijn) (, )
Misschien wat teveel in detail soms, af en toe chaotisch (, )
Duidelijk, ook voor beginners. Goede basis. (, )
veel bijgeleerd, goede documentatie, presentatie (, )
goede cursus, duidelijk gepresenteerd. Best op 2 dagen, veel info voor 1 dag (, )

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