A technical and managerial perspective that considers the management of an Information Technology (IT) organization for students with little or no academic or professional IT experience. Topics include: hardware, software, data/information, networks, applications, organization considerations, and frameworks for managing. Students assess applications, analyze case studies, and explore an important aspect of their company's information technology environment. This non-credit, self-paced, web based course is in place to prepare MSIS students that do not have IT experience. It (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite for any MSIS course.