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999 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Introduction to Information Technology MicroBachelor Program in collaboration with WGUx. It is forecasted that the need for IT professionals will continue to rapidly grow as technology continues to evolve at such incredible rates.

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IT jobs are in high demand particularly within non-tech sectors such as professional services, manufacturing, and financial services industries among others, and IT roles in these sectors are more accessible making them high potential career path entry-points.

Advance your information technology (IT) skill set by completing Western Governors University’s (WGU) MicroBachelors IT Career Framework program certificate. 

Designed for IT practitioners, educators, and business professionals, this Introduction to Information Technology MicroBachelor Program offered bu EdX in collaboration with WGUx introduces IT infrastructure concepts and services to support the operation and management of an enterprise environment.

Throughout the MicroBachelors program certificate, you will engage in real-world career development opportunities to enhance your understanding of IT as a discipline. You will learn about the many roles and functions of the IT department, fundamentals of networking and security concepts, and programming elements such as variables, data types, flow control, and design concepts.

Earning this MicroBachelors program certificate will equip you with knowledge of highly relevant tools and techniques to prepare you for a variety of career options and opportunities in the field of IT. Then, build on this program certificate and continue your professional development by applying to one of many undergraduate degree programs in IT from Western Governor's University.

What you will learn

  • Learn to identify the basic concepts essential to network security
  • Learn to examine basic computer programming elements such as describing steps of the software design process
  • Learn to identify how technology contributes to the success of today’s businesses
  • Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how information technology systems convert data into organizational knowledge to aid in decision-making


  • The program will help you build a stronger understanding of the core IT disciplines of technology hardware and software, networking, and programming.
  • This knowledge will provide a foundation for launching your IT career or if you are already working in the field of IT the courses will strengthen your foundation and provide a broad understanding of core IT disciplines.
  • To further strengthen you career prospects consider utilizing this program as a launching pad to pursue a degree at WGU.
  • This program will strengthen your application for IT Support/Helpdesk roles, as well as front-line network support, web scripting and business analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Technology Foundations
  • Network and Security Foundations
  • Scripting and Programming Foundations

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months
    • 9 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




10 alternative credits


  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    999 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 999 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    999 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 999 USD for the full programme during 6 months.


Because MicroBachelors programs are credit-bearing, they are eligible for many employer educational benefit programs; ask your manager if your company offers or matches an investment in education. edX also offers financial assistance to learners who demonstrate that paying the verified certificate fee would cause economic hardship. You can also try a course before buying a MicroBachelors program through the Audit Track.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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