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<h3>IT Courses in London</h3>
<p>Do you want to become a computer developer in London, learn every programming language out there or find a job at the best communication firms in the capital city?</p>
<p>Thinking of taking IT classes to be able to work in network analysis, become an IT technician, do systems maintenance, or even go into games programming?</p>
<p>To become a computer technician, programmer, a computer scientist or simply learn to use the office tools you need most effectively, you will need to find IT lessons that suit your goals.</p>
<p>Whether you are a full-blown geek or just want to keep up with your grandchildren on Instagram, here’s a little overview of computer courses on Superprof in the greater London area.</p>
<h3>Computer Science: History and Definition</h3>
<p>The word “computer” comes from the Latin “computare”, “to settle accounts”, which gave the English verb “to compute”, or calculate. It is now used for automatic data processing through programmes based on algorithms and has permeated an increasing number of fields, including information and communications technologies.</p>
<p>Computer science - focusing more on the mathematical aspect of computing - is generally considered different from IT where the focus is more on the user side of things.</p>
<p>Learning to format pictures in Powerpoint, creating a Word document, working with a graphic template in Indesign for jazz concert flyers, learning to navigate the Internet, or even studying computer-based professions - computer programming, software developer or even graphic artist - are all vastly different skills with one common denominator: all are based on computer calculations.</p>
<p>Computer, information and communication technologies are defined as the area charged with the practical application of computer science: computer hardware - the machines, robots and computers - and software programmes, now precious tools for recording, saving, processing, hierarchising, organising, transferring and presenting data produced by and for human beings.</p>
<p>The first computer machine was created in 1955 by IBM (the IBM 704) by Gene Amdahl (1922-2015). It was the first commercial machine to have a co-processor, an invention widely considered to herald the birth of computers dedicated to scientific calculations.</p>
<p>Computers also became an instrument in service of the world powers of the Cold War: the Soviet Union soon created its own super-computer, the BESM-6 under the aegis of Sergei Alexeevitch Lebedev.</p>
<p>Personal computers for use at home did not appear on the world market in 1971 when Intel commercialised its first micro-computer based on a new generation of microprocessor.</p>
<p>What was once basically only a calculator became a computer; first designed to helped humans in calculations too long and complex to be done reliably by hand, they soon became capable of processing unimaginable quantities of data.</p>
<p>In order to process the data contained in computers, it became necessary to find ways to translate the numerical code they use into a legible and understandable language. And so programming was born, from operating systems to software to apps.</p>
<p>Though the personal computer (PC) was developed at the start of the 1980s, it was the 1990s that saw an explosion in global demand for computer networks, and the computer made its way into companies and homes throughout the world.</p>
<p>Only to be taken by storm by yet another phenomenon: the Internet.</p>
<p>Today, computer-based professions are a true well of opportunity in terms of employment. It is the fastest-growing field today and is one of the few areas where demand often exceeds supply.</p>
<h3>What Can You Do With IT Courses London?</h3>
<p>What would the world be today without computers? Learning to use them has become primordial in order to remain competitive on the job market.</p>
<p>Our basic computer courses and IT lessons offer students numerous opportunities:</p>
<p>Use the Microsoft Office package for word processing and spreadsheets</p>
<p>Learn to cut and paste to transfer pictures and texts from one document to another</p>
<p>Assemble a computer from its individual components - motherboard, processor, graphic card, RAM, power source, hard drive…</p>
<p>Learn to code in a programming language such as Ada, Unix Shell, HTML 5, CSS etc…</p>
<p>Learn to programme websites as a webdesigner, web developer or systems integrator</p>
<p>Learn to use specialised software for your field - as many professions now require you to know how to use specific software or databases that are not always a part of your training or studies.</p>
<p>Taking IT lessons London can be incredibly helpful in acquiring skills to give you an edge on the job market.</p>
<p>In fact, even if your job does not require the use of specialised software, you will still be expected to master certain basic computer skills: use Google to find information - and sort out the pertinent and factual information from “fake news” - write emails, fill out online forms, update files to a company Cloud or server, or use the Office calender to manage appointments.</p>
<p>Computer lessons are one of the few areas where the learning curve can be very steep and you can quickly go from an absolute beginner to a level of competence sufficient to get by on, thus boosting your career and helping you understand and use state-of-the-art technology.</p>
<p>In fact, the most important thing to understand about how the human-machine interaction works is this: humans command, the machine executes.</p>
<p>“You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics,” quipped Neoclassic American economist R. Solow (born 1924) in 1987. This “productivity paradox” supposedly showed that, while computers were omnipresent in economic circles, the impact of information and communication technologies on technological progress and innovation would remain limited compared to previous industrial/technological revolutions.</p>
<p>Boy was he wrong. Twenty years later, the impact of information technology on our economies in undeniable.</p>
<p>Almost all human activities (yes, we’re sure there’s an app for that, too - we know what you are thinking!) now uses IT services to some extent or another. They increase efficiency and thus productivity, allowing the economy to grow faster. Whether you are learning a new language, studying or practising medicine or even engaged in a profession traditionally considered to be purely manual labour, computers are there to assist you.</p>
<p>So if you live in London and want to improve your knowledge of computers and various digital tools, be assured there is no better place to learn. But what do IT courses with our computer science tutors here on Superprof entail?</p>
<h3>Taking IT Lessons on Superprof</h3>
<p>From the Shard to Picadilly Circus, from Hyde Park to Portobello Road, you will find dozens of private tutors offering IT classes at many different levels and on many different subjects. They average at about £26 per hour, offering one to one tuition on many aspects of IT and computer science, such as:</p>
<p>Basic computer skills</p>
<p>Computer programming in various codes and languages</p>
<p>Excel courses for your bookkeeping and database needs</p>
<p>Web programming in XHTLM and CSS</p>
<p>Web marketing to learn to use social media, blogs, websites and Internet shops to boost your sales</p>
<p>IT security, whether Internet safety or system administration</p>
<p>Possibly the most challenging aspect will be not what you learn but who you want to learn it with. Every tutor has a unique profile, and you will want to choose the one most adapted to what, and also how much, you want to learn.</p>
<p>Whether they are university professors, students of Computer Science, IT industry professionals or sysadmins, they are there to help you learn how to use and programme computers.</p>
<p>Their experience allows our tutors to share all the little tricks and shortcuts that will help you better understand your computers and use your programmes more efficiently, allowing you to be more productive. They will be there to guide your path until you no longer need them.</p>
<p>So what do you need to keep in mind when choosing your private IT tutor? Apart from their hourly rates, there are several aspects you need to consider:</p>
<p>Your tutor’s experience and qualifications: what school they went to, whether they studied Computer Sciences or software engineering etc.</p>
<p>Their location: if you live in Soho you might not want to travel all the way to the City to learn a programme you aren’t sure you want to buy yet</p>
<p>What services they offer, and at what level: a sysadmin might know nothing about webdesign, and a software programmer won’t be able to tutor you in graphic design or game design.</p>
<p>What sort of person your tutor is: you need to be on the same page, and their teaching methods have to sync with your learning methods. Fortunately, many Superprof tutors offer the first lesson for free so you can see if you are suited to each other before committing.</p>
<p>A tutor will be there to encourage you, rectify your mistakes and bad habits before they become too ingrained and answer any questions you might have - all of them things an online tutorial can’t do!</p>
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