This course will introduce the current network technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. The IT Infrastructure components, network technologies, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure in regulatory compliance. Studies will include an introduction IT Infrastructure component, Network Operating System, IN-DEPTH TCP/IP Networking, Cross Platform Sharing and Contemporary Hardware Platform Trends. The course uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on lab using MS Windows and PFSense. At the end of the semester student should be able to build multiple host and network architectures given business requirements and constraints; students will configure operating systems, network specific services, routing, switching, and remote access solutions and determine the hardware, software and services that comprise an enterprise network and be able to articulate how these components integrate to form a network solution.
This course provides
an overview of the Computing Industry and Profession, covering Research and
Applications in various fields, Appreciation of computing in a variety of
fields- Biology, Sociology, Environment, and Gaming, understanding of ACM
Requirements, appreciation of Computing History, and knowledge of key Computer
System Components (Organization and Architecture), Malware, Computer Security,
Internet, Internet Protocols, HTML5, and CSS. The students are expected to
apply and distinguish fundamental computer hardware and software concepts as
well as the legal and ethical standards on social and professional issues related
to computing profession. At the end of the course, a project proposal and a
webpage developed using HTML5 and CSS will be presented as an accumulated outcome.
This course is a discussion of the existing and emerging information technologies, and strategic decisions in acquiring IS resources. It also covers the introduction of IS strategy management acquisition, strategic plan, system management and strategy, and governance of the information system organization. At the end of the course, IT/IS status report and Information Systems Strategic Plan are required to accomplish as output of the course.
The course is the
continuation of Information Management (ISA 224). This will introduce
principles and foundations of distributed databases which focuses on
distributed database management system architecture, design, query processing
and optimization, concurrency control and reliability protocols. This course shall also cover new distribution
database architecture and other trends and issues in distributed databases. At
the end of the semester the students are expected to develop a software that
caters distributed database management.
The course discusses the concept of project management. The tools, techniques and methodologies used to address the issues in the context of Information Systems and Technologies. Using the framework of project life cycle, the course covers various aspects pertaining to key knowledge areas such as Project Cost, Scope, Time, Integration, Human Resource, Risk and Implementation Management.
The course provides students with an overview of the outsourcing
industry, including the rationale for outsourcing, critical factors which
affect different outsourcing industries, and the process involved in engaging
in, operating, and maintaining an outsourced service. The course also introduces different tools and
methodologies used in outsourcing operations and provide the students with
opportunities to apply these tools in simulations at a computer
laboratory. The course enables students
to recognize areas of opportunities in outsourcing as well as to analyze and
assess how change in technology, regulation and business environments may
affect current industries. It also
increases the students’ awareness of the different processes critical to
maintaining outsourcing engagements, such as maintaining client relationships
in the context of a service culture, the effective management of costs and
resources and professional communications in writing and oral.
This course is
designed to give an introductory knowledge to conduct a systematic
investigation of a problem, which focuses on organizational processes that can
be solved using Computing. The students
will gain an overview of research processes, design, ethics, methodologies,
theories, frameworks and techniques aligned with Information Systems (IS)
track. Further, the course will also
introduce procedures and techniques on evaluation and assessment of published
scholarly works in the field of computing as well as data management and
analysis informed by commonly used statistical tools that will develop
student’s ability to become more effective research and development computing
professionals. At the end of each
grading period, the students present a comprehensive literature review,
extracting insights along with the phases of research.
This course provides an introduction to IT infrastructure issues and basic concepts on computer networking for students majoring in Information Systems. It covers topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks, with an overall focus on the services and capabilities that IT infrastructure solutions enable in an organizational context. It gives the students the knowledge and skills that they need for communicating effectively with professionals whose special focus is on hardware and systems software technology and for designing organizational processes and software solutions that require in-depth understanding of the IT infrastructure capabilities and limitations. It also prepares the students for organizational roles that require interaction with external vendors of IT infrastructure components and solutions. The course focuses strongly on Internet-based solutions, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure in regulatory compliance.
This is an introductory course on the principles and concepts of multimedia systems and its applications.The course shall include discussion on core topics such as color theory, compression schemes, image design and processing, video production, interactive presentations. The current trends, tools, techniques and guidelines in the development of multimedia will also be covered.
This course introduces enterprise architecture, the combination of
existing business architectures and the IT infrastructures that supports it.
This course focuses on the foundations, principles, and processes that
comprises the fundamentals of enterprise architecture; understanding existing
methods, strategies, frameworks, and standards in designing enterprise architecture,
as well as its implementation; and the different tools that can be used to
construct and present enterprise architecture. At the end of this course, the
students will design and present an improved enterprise architecture from an
existing architecture, as well as demonstrate its improvements by creating a
The goal of the course is to provide students hands-on experience evaluating information systems and introduce them to the many techniques that may be used to do so. Business performance will be evaluated using different evaluation tools. Quality metrics for assessment of customer satisfaction will be developed and design a business performance management program.
This course aims to cover the skills in the fundamentals of hardware and software and how they integrate to form essential components of IT systems. In addition, it aims to develop skills and concepts that are essential to the administration of operating systems, networks, software, file systems, file servers, web systems, database systems, and system documentation, policies, and procedures. It also aims to develop the skills to gather requirements, source, evaluate and integrate components into a single system, and validate the system.
This course is a continuation of IS Project Management 1 which is an in-depth study of project
management and analysis / evaluation of projects using a framework. The core topics shall include project quality
management, project risk management, project procurement management and project
management standards. This also covers
the factors to consider to regard the success of a project such as time, cost,
quality and sustainability.
IT Audit and Controls
is a three-unit course that develops students' principles, knowledge, and
abilities on how to regulate and audit IT systems, preparing them for a
successful career in public practice, private sector, or government. This also gives
students a better grasp of the IT audit profession, stressing how IT audit
gives organizations and auditors the capacity to successfully assess the
validity, dependability, and security of financial information. It was
especially important to write about techniques, procedures, and controls that
could help organizations and auditors determine whether activities related to
gathering, processing, storing, and distributing financial information are
effective and consistent with the organization's goals and objectives.
This course the
second and final tranche of Systems Integration and Architecture, which focuses
on the integration of information systems in organizations, the process by
which different computing systems and software applications are linked together
physically or functionally. It examines the strategies and methods for blending
a set of interdependent systems into a functioning or unified whole, thereby
enabling two or more applications to interact and exchange data seamlessly. The
course will explore tools and techniques for systems integration as well as
proven management practices for integration projects.