Systems and Infrastructure

Systems and Infrastructure

This learning path is designed to give you an introduction to Systems and Infrastructure. In this learning path you will learn what a role in Systems and Infrastructure involves, some of the key concepts and where to look next.

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Systems and Infrastructure Roles

Systems and Infrastructure Roles

Tech systems and infrastructure are the backbone of all on-premise technology. Everything from server rooms to company wide initiatives, many businesses would fail over night if their systems completely failed. Whilst many companies are actually decreasing their on-premise infrastructure due to the rise of cloud, many businesses such as cloud providers and defence companies continue...

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Hardware Concepts

Hardware Concepts

Can you list the main physical components of your laptop? Or tell us what the difference between your computer and a server actually is? Most people can’t. But if you plan on working in tech, you should at least have the basics of computer hardware somewhat understood. For most tech roles, there’s no need to...

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Server Concepts

Server Concepts

You might hear a lot of people talking about servers and assuming that you understand what they mean. However, to someone new in technology, there’s no reason to know what a server is, what they’re used for, and why they’re necessary. Servers are, quite simply, just computers. More specifically though, they are computers that complete...

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Operating Systems Concepts

Operating Systems Concepts

Let’s talk about operating systems. Whichever side of the Windows vs Mac battle you sit on, your opinion is based on how you feel about these computer’s operating systems. An operating system, often just called an OS, can be thought of as an interface between your computer hardware and the applications that you use such...

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Computer Network Concepts

Computer Network Concepts

Networking can be one of the most difficult topics to understand but just knowing the basics can get you a long way. Networking allows for multiple computers or other devices to be connected to one another and communicate. This communication can happen wirelessly using technologies such as WiFi or Bluetooth or it can be wired...

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Database Concepts

Database Concepts

Databases are an important part of building applications and software. If you haven’t already, we recommend that you read our article on data before this article. Databases are very simply a way of storing data on a server or computer. Traditionally, they have been designed to store structured data however in recent times new database...

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Data Modelling Concepts

Data Modelling Concepts

Ever heard of data architecture? If not, it’s an important job in a large organisation so have a quick read-up here. With the rise of data in everything from banking to farming, data architects are becoming increasingly sought after. Overall, their job is to ensure that data systems (such as databases and applications) are designed...

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Configuration Management Concepts

Configuration Management Concepts

Configuration management is about ensuring all parts of a technical product are deployed and  managed effectively. Admittedly, this is already sounding like a pretty dry topic. But stick with us! It is the foundation of many modern software releases and is definitely more interesting that it may first appear. If you are interested in DevOps,...

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Cloud Concepts

Cloud Concepts

If you’ve spent much time looking at a new career in tech, it’s more than likely that you’ve heard the term “Cloud” or “Cloud Computing” being thrown around. Cloud computing is a newish phenomenon in technology which is revolutionising how many organisations carry out their day to day operations. Sometimes it is in your face...

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What Training Is Best?

What Training Is Best?

It might be hard to decide whether to commit time to doing a training course about a topic you know nothing about. You might ask yourself if the course is too difficult, worth the money or even worth the time. Many tech employers will even offer training when you begin your job, so why bother...

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Should I do a Certification?

Should I do a Certification?

Certifications are an odd one. Most of the time, people will insist that you don’t actually need them because experience and enthusiasm are far more important. But at the same time, almost everyone seems to do them. So below, we’ve briefly outlined the what, why, and cost of tech qualifications. However if you just want...

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