IST113W IT Essentials
Based on a curriculum sponsored by Cisco Systems, this course presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components, as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Through hands-on activities and labs, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. In addition, an introduction to networking is included. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification. Uses Cisco IT Essentials I.
IST114W Fundamentals of Unix
Fundamentals of UNIX provides instruction on how to use the UNIX operating system. An overview of Linux operating systems is provided. This class is for new users of the UNIX environment. Students will learn fundamental command-line features of UNIX, including file system navigation, file permissions, the vi text editor, command shells, shell scripts, and basic network use.
IST115W Object Oriented Programming with Java
This course is an introduction to programming using Java. This course is designed to introduce you to theories and concepts of computer programming, including the use of variables, data structures, input and output, loops, arrays, strings, structured programming, object-oriented programming, graphical user interfaces, and event-driven programming.(Prerequisite: IST125W strongly recommended)
IST125W Introduction to Programming
An introduction to programming using Visual Basic. Designed to introduce you to the theories and concepts of computer programming including the use of variables, data structures, input and output, loops, arrays, strings, structured programming, object-oriented programming, and event-driven programming.
IST140W Principles of Information Assurance
Students will be introduced to basic security principles, giving the student an understanding of the current threats and vulnerabilities of the cyber landscape, plus other topics relating to the information assurance field.(Prerequisite: POI)
IST141W Network Security
Students will learn about network communications from a security standpoint and perform laboratory assignments in securing networks and Operating Systems. (Prerequisite/Co-requisite: IST140W)
IST142W Enterprise Security Management
Students will understand the principles of risk management, security architectures, incident handling, disaster recovery, and secure systems administration. (Prerequisite/Co-requisite: IST141)
IST143W Secure Electronic Commerce
Students will learn about the history, present, and future of electronic commerce in the world. The student will also learn about the threats, vulnerabilities, and policies when dealing with commerce in the electronic age. (Prerequisite/Co-requisite: IST142W)
IST213W Computer Networking I
This course will provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technologies. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, safety, networking, networking terminology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSI Models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, star topologies, IP addressing and the network administrator's role and function. The course is taught using the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Curriculum: Cisco Exploration Network Fundamentals.
IST219W Computer Networking II
This course is a continuation of Computer Networking I, covering routers and routing and focusing on initial router configuration, including Cisco IOS Software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and access control lists (ACLs). Students will learn how to configure a router, manage Cisco IOS software, configure routing protocols on routers and set access lists to control access to routers. The course is taught using the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Curriculum: Exploration Routing Protocols and Concepts. (Prerequisite: IST213W)
IST230W Network Servers and Security
Network Servers is a basic introduction to Network Operating Systems, an intensive introduction to multi-user, multi-tasking network operating systems. Characteristics of the Linux and Windows 200X network operating systems will be discussed. Students will explore a variety of topics including installation procedures, security issues, back-up procedures and remote access. (Prerequisites: IST113W, 114W)
IST232W Computer Security
Building safer networks. Identifying vulnerabilities. Types of attacks and defenses. Wireless problems. Technological and personnel solutions to security problems. Encryption techniques, including public-key algorithms. Prepares students for CompTIA's Security+ certification. (Prerequisite: IST 113W, 114W)
IST233W Wireless Networking and Security
This introductory course focuses on the design, installation, configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g wireless LANs. A comprehensive overview of wireless technologies, devices, security, design, and best practices with a particular emphasis on real world applications and skill is covered. (Prerequisite: IST213W)
IST234W Computer Networking III
This course is a continuation of Computer Networking II, covering IPX protocol routing for Novell, LAN design implementing bridges, routers and switches, Fast Ethernet, Spanning Tree Protocol, Virtual LANs and LAN Trunking. Topic of wireless broadband is also covered. WAN services of LAPB, Frame Relay, ISDN, PPP, HDLC and DDR will also be covered. The course is taught using the Cisco Systems Networking Academy Curriculum: Cisco Exploration LAN Switching and Wireless and Accessing the WAN. (Prerequisite: IST219W)
IST235W SQL Databases
Using database tools as subsystems in more complete applications. Three-tier systems. Creating databases for remote use with ODBC and SQL. Uses Microsoft Access and MySQL. (Prerequisites:IST114W, 120W, COMP105W)
IST240W Digital Forensics
Students will learn procedures on tracking, analyzing, and patching security holes after an incident has occurred. This will include seizure of equipment, analysis of confiscated materials, and follow up procedures relating to the incident. (Prerequisite/Co-requisite: IST143W)
IST241W IT Ethics
The concept of ethics is a very diverse and complicated subject area. Individuals in the IT field are faced with a plethora of ethical dilemmas and without a solid foundation, handling these dilemmas could become overwhelming. This course provides students with the fundamentals skills needed to operate in the IT field in an ethical manner. Students will learn their legal responsibilities as IT professionals, as well as, the ramifications associated with failing to follow the guidelines of industry accepted ethical behavior. Students will learn how IT Ethics are integrated throughout the Global E-World. Students will gain an understanding of how and why ethics are important, especially in the field of Information Technology. This course examines a variety of topics ranging from Intellectual property and privacy rights through censorship and pornography.
IST242W Topics in Healthcare Information Technology
Healthcare organizations have unique Information Technology requirements that require uniquely qualified IT professional to ensure the security of the Healthcare IT systems. This course provides the IT professional with the required knowledge to adequately traverse the vastness of the Healthcare IT environment.