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Successful IT systems

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 19 Apr 2016
Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly...

Protocols in multi-service networks

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Advanced level Duration 30 hours Updated 30 Mar 2016
The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

Systems modelling

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
Maps and plans, architects and engineers, drawings, graphs and tables: all are models we use in everyday life. This free course, Systems modelling,...

Systems engineering: Challenging complexity

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Advanced level Duration 25 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
This free course, Systems engineering: Challenging complexity, examines system engineering and why it is important. You will learn to identify and...

Systems thinking and practice

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you ...

Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision...

Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
Life is full of risk. In this free course, Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction, 'risk' describes the...

Network security

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Advanced level Duration 25 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can be used in security. This free course, Network security, which...

Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Mar 2016
Do you need to change the way you think when faced with a complex situation? Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach, is a free course that...