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    Hello all, i'm starting my extended diploma in ICT in September , its level 3 so im doing the highest level available before i head to university and want to get a head start, what sort of topics should i study and does anybody know good websites for ICT/Mathematics learning? would be very much appreciated
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    (Original post by samuel303)
    Hello all, i'm starting my extended diploma in ICT in September , its level 3 so im doing the highest level available before i head to university and want to get a head start, what sort of topics should i study and does anybody know good websites for ICT/Mathematics learning? would be very much appreciated
    What kind of concepts will it be covering/do you want to learn?
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    Boolean Algebra
    Algorithms
    Number Theory
    Fibonacci numbers
    Cryptography - if you get Chinese Remainder Theorem used for complex password generation in internet security then you are doing extremely well
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    What kind of concepts will it be covering/do you want to learn?
    Thanks for the reply

    Not much to go on, the course kbterview wasnt very in depth but the course will be covering:-
    Hardware & Software
    Programming
    Web design and development
    Networking
    Data analysis
    Maths for IT.

    That is all that is covered in the course
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    Boolean Algebra
    Algorithms
    Number Theory
    Fibonacci numbers
    Cryptography - if you get Chinese Remainder Theorem used for complex password generation in internet security then you are doing extremely well
    Thanks for your reply i have replied in a post above about what i am doing on my course.


    Any websites you know of that can help me learn these please?
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    (Original post by samuel303)
    Thanks for the reply

    Not much to go on, the course kbterview wasnt very in depth but the course will be covering:-
    Hardware & Software
    Programming
    Web design and development
    Networking
    Data analysis
    Maths for IT.

    That is all that is covered in the course
    Codecademy is decent for Programming and Web Design!

    Take a look over at Coursera too, which might have some good stuff for some of the other areas
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    (Original post by samuel303)
    Hello all, i'm starting my extended diploma in ICT in September , its level 3 so im doing the highest level available before i head to university and want to get a head start, what sort of topics should i study and does anybody know good websites for ICT/Mathematics learning? would be very much appreciated
    CodeWars, edx, just search for a book on amazon and then type in the name of the book on googled followed by '.pdf' to search for a free electronic copy. Also MIT Opencourseware has good tutorials
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    Thanks for replies, ill take a look at these websites in the upcoming days and weeks and update
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    CS50 is good too but very introductory, though does cover some rather interesting points at the various points during the Introduction to Computer Science.

    http://cs50.tv/2015/fall/

    If you want to go more developer style you might want to check out TutsPlus, they do charge for their courses but at £15 a month it's not really too bad really, or free for 11 days I think it is

    https://tutsplus.com
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    Plus there are some free tutorials on TutsPlus as well, just have to look out for them.
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    Thanks for the replies all, think i have enough to go on for the it side, any areas of mathematics i should learn beforehand? Dont know much currently
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    Khan academy.
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    (Original post by samuel303)
    Thanks for the replies all, think i have enough to go on for the it side, any areas of mathematics i should learn beforehand? Dont know much currently
    if your looking to program discrete mathematics are what your after.
    Some pure maths calculus can help as well but generally having an understanding of linear algebra will help out in understanding algorithms
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    (Original post by samuel303)
    Hello all, i'm starting my extended diploma in ICT in September , its level 3 so im doing the highest level available before i head to university and want to get a head start, what sort of topics should i study and does anybody know good websites for ICT/Mathematics learning? would be very much appreciated
    Hi Sam,

    You should definitely have a look at the website for Project Euler (my namesake).

    It has hundreds of mathematics challenges that you are supposed to solve with a programming language of your choice, and an answer forum thread for every question, and it tracks your progress too.

    It's really quite good, you should have a look! I have found that by attempting to solve these problems I learn a lot more and have more fun while I do it.

    Best of luck

    Ps Euler was a famous Swiss mathematician, you can thank him for the e exponent (e^x).
 
 
 
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