IT Industry Primer

IT Fundamentals : accelerate your career in IT.

4.15 (10 reviews)


1 hour


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

Discover how the IT industry still has a buzz, is dynamic and fast changing, and is relevant to many aspects of business, our personal lives and job opportunities.

Gain perspectives to inform your career planning, whether you are interested in working within IT, or marketing and selling it.

Understand the "why" of IT, rather than just "what" it is. Learn how it's a valuable enabler for business operations as well as for business transformation.

Coming soon: Build your knowledge foundations for further learning with introductions to hot new areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, Internet of Things and Edge Computing.


This course is a FREE primer overview of the IT Industry. It is a great stepping stone to the course "IT Fundamentals: All About Data".

Interested in working in the IT Industry and want to understand the IT fundamentals first - then this course is for you. Presented by Simon Fowler, creator of the 2DeCipher YouTube channel and with 25 years working in the IT Industry in a variety of roles from technical through to sales and marketing. The IT Industry is probably broader than you think and a great place to work.

The 2DeCipher tag-line is "technology made simple". Here are some comments from viewers of my content.

  • "This is by far the most clear explanation I have been provided with ever. Thank you!"

  • "This is one of the best videos explaining hyperconvergence!"

  • "Wow, so clarifying. Thanks a lot."

  • "Damn well explained! Awesome!"

In this course, my aim is to demystify an industry which is full of jargon and which can be hard to make sense of. The content will suit technical and non-technical learners with concepts explained in straightforward language.

Once you have the fundamentals of IT understood, this is an industry which can support your most ambitious aspirations. Potential roles include: IT Support, Software Development, Solution Architect, IT Manager, Project Manager, Product Manager and many more. As you will discover, the industry encompasses the whole value chain from designers and sellers of IT solutions (software and hardware), through resellers and distributors, and of course the IT organisations which manage IT on behalf of all the businesses around the world.


IT Industry Primer
IT Industry Primer
IT Industry Primer
IT Industry Primer


IT Industry Overview


Information Technology - the "why"

IT - The Why

Meet Dave the IT Guy

Dave the IT Guy

IT - a game with many pieces

A game with many pieces

A brief history of IT

Brief history of IT

IT Vendors Part 1 - Desktops to Servers

IT Vendors Part 1

IT Vendors Part 2 - Storage, Networking and Software

Storage, Networking and Software

Server market share

Server market share

IT Consumers - Overview of an IT organisation

IT Organisation


John17 November 2020

This course provides an interesting and accurate overview of the IT Industry and serves as a good introduction for people that are new to IT, or want a refresher on the basics.


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