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Can’t wait to keep learning more about IT/IS
When I started this course, I truly did not know what to expect. I had ideas and knew what I wanted to obtain from this class, but overall, I was impressed and left dumbfounded at all the material and topics that were discussed in this course. The first thing that I realized is that when it comes to programming there are many ways to do it and reasons to program. I learned that there are many opportunities to grow with the IT network and that I would like to apply myself to the many different fields of IT.
The best portions of this course were the labs. Getting to use Wireshark, excel, adobe muse, and UML modeling were great tools to enhance my skills. My favorite one was Wireshark; I am constantly using it to become more familiar with it. I also enjoyed the UML modeling, as it gave me a better perspective on how a business operates and how a plan can be generated to view all the possible outcomes, good, bad, and unexpected. It was fun trying to put the actor with the product and understanding how to who to where and why. There were moments that I felt I was not going to be able to comprehend the material or accomplish the labs but persevering through each one allowed me to further appreciate the effort and knowledge I obtained. This course makes me feel better prepared for future classes regarding IT.
My initial goal for this course was to get my certifications and get a position with NSA as a network manager, this is still a goal of mine. I currently enrolled myself in taking a course to receive my CompTIA A+ and having been engaging myself more in how to videos, viewing and reading materials that can further enhance my skills. This class has been such a blessing to me; I found the material easy to comprehend and apply to my daily life, even my wife has noticed a difference and is amazed at how much I learned within a short period of time.
My original idea of information systems and information technology coming into this class was limited to say the least. Never before had I ever needed to do or explore any kind of web and design features and activities like the things we have learned over the past eight weeks, but the skills that I have come to develop in this time has opened a wide variety of systems that I know I will be able to use to my advantage in the future. There is a much broader spectrum of things at my disposal than I realized and being shown how to go about working even just a few of them through the detail in these lessons has proven to teach me more useful things than I would have ever been able to learn by just trying to figure out similar functions and online opportunities by myself. The website design portion in week five “The Web, E-Commerce, and Enterprise Systems” ended up being one of my favorite assignments as it was very educational and that I had already been looking into the information presented there before the class began. It was the exact topic of what I was hoping to receive information and clarification on when coming into the course. The exposure to all of these concepts has helped my original idea of these information systems expand towards new goals and circumstances. Now knowing that there is so much we can do with the technology available to us, I have become much more interested in taking part in something where I can utilize these skills in the long term scenario and vitalize all of the presented instances in order to come up with a solution to the problems we face as of now in our social situations. I think if everyone was aware of what these systems are and just how readily available they can be, how to make it in the world with what has been provided to us would be much easier for everyone to navigate.