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Information Technology Courses

IT 110 Introduction to Business Technology (3) 
Prerequisite: None
Description: Explores many of the more common technologies that business executives and technology professionals alike need to understand. Labs and team projects include CRM, SCM, HTML and building a simple website that can generate revenue and collect customer analytics to help you make better business decisions. This course will give students confidence in their abilities to use different technologies to help their businesses or job functions.

IT 125 Windows Client (3) 
Prerequisite: None
Description: Focuses on installing, configuring and administering Windows Desktop systems across peer-to-peer configurations as well as domain environments. Develops the skills required to be a consultant, full-time desktop support technician, or IT generalist who administers Windows-based computers and devices as a portion of their broader technical responsibilities.

IT 130 Introduction to Windows Server Administration (3) 
Prerequisite: None
Description: Introduces the student to the critical concepts of security, access control, correct addressing, and proper configuration of a Windows server. This course is the first of three courses that are required to become certified as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). After the completion of this course, a student should be prepared to sit for the MCSA Exam #70-410 which is the first of three certification exams that must be passed to qualify as an MCSA.

IT 143 Structured Query Language (SQL) (3) 
Prerequisite: BAP 201 with a C or higher or concurrent
Description: Introduces the Structured Query Language (SQL). This course is the first of three database courses which will lead to the Microsoft MCSA Database Professional certification and a career as a Database Administrator (DBA). Students will learn how to program Database Object Queries, create Database Objects and manage system efficiencies. After the completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for exam #70-461 which is the first of three MCSA DB Professional exams.

IT 145 Business Metrics and Analytics (3) 
Prerequisite: None
Description: Business executives understand that what you can measure, you can manage. If they cannot measure how effective different operational, financial, or other business activities are, they cannot possibly make informed decisions for their company. This course prepares students to be able to identify key business metrics and other analytics data and provide critical analysis to determine what the data is actually saying.

IT 150 Introduction to Networking (3)
Prerequisite: None
Description: Introduces the student to basic networking concepts including the ISO Model, TCP/IP, networking services and an exploration of Wide Area Networks. Explores network security concepts including authentication, authorization, and security layers.

IT 199 IT Internship (2)
Prerequisite: None
Description: This course requires the student to find an internship opportunity within a local company that will help to apply the skills learned in class. This internship will need to be approved by the Program Director and the daily tasks need to be in line with the particular degree emphasis chosen by the student.

IT 210 Linux Administration (3)
Prerequisite: IT 130 with a C or higher
Description: Introduces the student to the world of Linux. Explores how Linux servers are configured, including addressing, access control, and services. Shows both the command-line power of Linux as well as the way a graphical user interface has been incorporated into the environment. With Linux becoming a sizeable part of any IT environment, this class will complement the student’s understanding of IT environments and prepare the student for a career as a systems administrator.

IT 212 Information Security (3)
Prerequisite: IT 130 with a C or higher (may be taken concurrently)
Description: Explores how hackers are able to find their way into our networks. Reviews regulatory requirements, and laws that IT professionals need to be familiar with to secure corporate assets. Some of the lab and group projects will include scanning systems for vulnerabilities and attacking lab servers to attempt to compromise them. At the completion of this course, a student should be able to develop a strong security plan for any company network.

IT 214 Systems Analysis & Design (3)
Prerequisite: None
Description: Introduces various processes and methods of gathering system requirements and designing new technologies. Emphasizes effective communication skills in analyzing, designing, and documenting technical requirements and design specifications. Lab and projects for this course will provide opportunities to design and document system plans and specifications that could ultimately be used by software engineers to build end solutions.

IT 216 Information Storage & Management (3)
Prerequisite: IT 130 with a C or higher
Description: Introduces the concept of Cloud Computing using VMWare as an infrastructure platform. Explores RAID technologies, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and backup and restore designs and concepts. Labs include using VMWare Hypervisor and will provide opportunities to design and build a Cloud infrastructure that could be used within a company, or as a Data Center solution providing hosting services to remote customers.

IT 220 – Risk Analysis & Governance (3)
Prerequisite: IT 212
Description: This course explores the role that governmental regulations play within company IT departments. Security experts must understand what these many regulations require and then ensure that their company infrastructure is protected and secure. This class explores how to audit and document your IT infrastructure using different technologies and tools.

IT 222 – Penetration Tests & Ethical Hacking (3)
Prerequisite: IT 212
Description: Penetration testing is a common auditing tool used by IT organizations to verify how secure their corporate infrastructures are. “White Hat” hackers are hired by an organization to see if they can hack into a company’s network. This course focuses on the different methods and techniques that hackers may use to attempt to access confidential corporate/customer information.

IT 224 – Intrusion Detection & Hacker Techniques (3)
Prerequisite: IT 212
Description: Security professionals need to understand how “Black Hat” hackers think in order to identify and uncover breach attempts. This course takes a defensive look at how a security professional would protect against aggressive attacks. It looks at different types of technology and methods that can identify and stop suspicious behavior.

IT 230 Intermediate Windows Server Administration (3)
Prerequisite: IT 130 with a C or higher
Description: Prepares the student to prove mastery of core services such as user and group management, network access, and data security. This course is the second of three which are required to receive the Microsoft MCSA certification and work as a Windows Systems Administrator. By the completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for the second of three MCSA certification exams (Exam #70-411).

IT 232 Advanced Windows Server Administration (3)
Prerequisite: IT 230 with a C or higher
Description: Validates the knowledge and skills developed from prior courses that are necessary to administer a Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an enterprise environment. These skills include for example fault tolerance, Dynamic Access control, failover clustering and Disaster Recovery. This course is the third and final course necessary to earn the Microsoft MCSA Server Administrator certification exam. At the completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for exam #70-412. If the student has already passed exams #70-410, and #70-411, when they sit and pass this final exam they will have earned the Microsoft MCSA Server Administrator certification.

IT 240 Administering Microsoft SQL Server (3)
Prerequisite: IT 143 with a C or higher
Description: Prepares the student to install, configure and maintain a Microsoft SQL 2012 Server. This course is the second of three database classes required to earn the MCSA Database Professional certification. By the completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for exam #70-462 which is the second of three MCSA Database Professional exams.

IT 243 Data Warehousing (3)
Prerequisite: IT 143 with a C or higher
Description: Focuses on data management and storage strategies for companies with large amounts of data. This course is the third of three courses necessary to be prepared to earn the Database Professional MCSA certification. At the completion of this course the student should be prepared to sit for the third of three exams: Exam #70-463. If the previous two exams have been passed, then the completion of this final exam will qualify the student to officially be a Microsoft Certified Database Professional.

IT 245 Data Integration and Management (3)
Prerequisite: IT 145 with a C or higher; IT 243 with a C or higher
Description: This course digs even deeper into understanding how to access and manage data across multiple systems. Data integration appears with increasing frequency as the volume and the need to share existing data explodes. Students in this class will learn what it takes to run a large data hosting and cloud infrastructure organization. They could work for data integrators, data hosting and cloud service provider organizations.

IT 250 Intermediate Networking (ICND 1) (3)
Prerequisite: IT 150 with a C or higher
Description: Introduces the student to Cisco Networks networking solutions. About 30 percent of the world’s businesses use Cisco which is almost twice as much as any other vendor. This course is the first of two courses required for a student to earn the Cisco CCNA certification. Topics in this course include building a simple network, designing Ethernet LANs and wireless LANs (WLANs), and managing network infrastructures. Upon completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for the ICND1 exam (#640-822).

IT 252 Advanced Networking (ICND 2) (3)
Prerequisite: IT 250 with a C or higher
Description: Explores topics including VLANs, OSPF & EIGRP, Routing protocol theory, IP Access Control Lists (ACLs), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as well as many other advanced networking concepts. This is the second of two courses needed for the Cisco CCNA certification. Upon completion of this course, the student should be prepared to sit for the ICND2 exam (#640-816). If the student has already passed the ICND1 exam, the completion of this exam will qualify the student to officially be a Cisco Certified Networking Associate.

IT 270 Linux LAMP Server (3)
Prerequisite: IT 210 and CS 112 with a C or higher
Description: The LAMP software bundle refers to a popular software bundle of free and open-source software solutions that are commonly used for high-availability heavy-duty dynamic websites and capable of serving tens of thousands of requests simultaneously. The actual software of this bundle may be substituted for different reasons, but the most common components are:
• Linux
• Apache web server
• MySQL
• PHP or Perl or Python or (P)Ruby
After taking this course, the student should be equipped to build web-hosting services for any company.

IT 290 – Red / Blue Team Methods & Techniques (2)
Prerequisite: IT 222, IT 224, Concurrent enrollment with IT 292
Description: This course provides the lab experience and instruction to teach students how to compete in the Intercollegiate Cyber-security competitions. Red teams represent “black-hat” hackers, or other cyber-security threats, and take an aggressive posture. Blue teams represent corporate security professionals who are defending against threats. These two groups go head-to-head trying to out-wit and out-maneuver each other. This two-hour course is taught in conjunction with the lab. They will spend some time discussing and learning new methods and techniques that will then be used during their lab.
IT 292 – Red / Blue Team Methods & Techniques Lab (4)
Prerequisite: IT 220, IT 222, Concurrent enrollment with IT 290
Description: This lab is taught in conjunction with the IT 290 course. Students will have this time to practice their skills in all aspects of Cyber-security including how to break into systems, and how to prevent others from breaking into systems.

IT 295 Information Technology Capstone Project (4)
Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
Description: Validates the knowledge and skills developed from previous Information Technology courses. This project class is mostly student-driven and provides the student with the opportunity to identify, plan, document, implement, and present a final report on the project selected. During this course, the student will document a complete set of system requirements as well as a complete project management plan and proposed system design. The student will be expected to present the plan to an Executive Committee who will determine whether the plan is sufficient. Once the plan has been approved, the student will be expected to implement the plan to completion and document the results. A final report will be given to the Executive Committee for final signoff.
  

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