UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
IT Management online short course
Why this course?
Up until recently, the IT function of a business has largely been viewed as an “add-on”, reserved exclusively for implementation purposes. However, with the growing reliance on technology for overall business performance, it has become evident that the way a business manages its IT function will have a direct effect on its growth. This new focus has created a demand for professionals with both the technical know-how and managerial skills, to effectively align technology and business needs to create an effective and value-enhancing IT strategy.
This practical 10-week short course will teach you how to run the IT function of any business strategically by combining your technical know-how with the management skills needed to successfully align the IT function with an organisation’s strategic goals. Be brought up to speed on the latest technologies and understand how to create business value with IT systems and processes in any industry.
Is this course for you?
Whether you’re already an IT manager within the industry, or are hoping to become one in the future, this course will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills to help formalise your skill set, further your career, and increase your earning potential. For those in a number of related professions who want to expand their skill set, this course will assist you in bridging that gap between your technical expertise, and driving the IT strategies that add value to any business.
What you will learn
- Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 Introduction and foundation concepts
- Module 2 Information technologies
- Module 3 Business systems and data
- Module 4 Mobile and cloud computing
- Module 5 Security
- Module 6 IT management methods, tools and challenges
- Module 7 IT change management
- Module 8 IT project management
- Module 9 Customer and supplier management
- Module 10 Ethics
Your success team
Co-owner of IT Service Consultancy, Gravit8
Jorn Das holds a B.Com in Information Systems from UCT, and is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has 16 years’ experience in IT, nine of which he’s spent managing his own company, Gravit8.
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“My general 'IT knowledge-base' has been refreshed to include the latest technologies such as Cloud Computing. I’ve also had the opportunity to interact and network with other IT professionals via the GetSmarter forums."
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This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.Take the test