IT-2333 IT Infrastructure

Course Description

This course allows students to develop a thorough understanding of the IT infrastructure which includes computer hardware and networks that supports various IT applications, and network security.  This course allows students to develop this knowledge as well as some fundamental skills in server, network system administration and management, and to become aware of the importance of information assurance and security in the design, implementation and administration of an IT Infrastructure. This course is part of the IT core  required for all IT majors.


Minimum grade of “C” in IT 1130 or CISM 2530 .

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to

  1. Describe the components of an IT infrastructure, i.e., hardware including networking, software (systems software and application software), people, and processes, and the way in which they interacts;
  2. Describe the major functions of an operating system;
  3. Describe the major components of an operating system;
  4. Describe the different types of operating systems;
  5. Install at least one modern operating system;
  6. Explain the responsibilities associated with system, server and network administration and management;
  7. Install network devices;
  8. Describe the security services that a well-designed IT infrastructure must provide;
  9. Describe the main sources of security threats and possible countermeasures;
  10. Explain why security has to be built into the design of an IT Infrastructure from the beginning to be most effective.

Rationale for Inclusion

This course is required for IT majors.  No matter what their job title, and no matter what their specialization, IT Professionals must develop a thorough understanding of the infrastructure, including computer hardware and networking, that supports various IT applications, and the importance of security.  The course contributes to the following program outcomes:


  1. Demonstrate expertise in the core information technologies;
  2. Demonstrate sufficient understanding of an application domain to be able to develop IT applications suitable for that application domain;
  3. Identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address the problems or opportunities faced by an organization;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of best practices and standards and their application to the user environment;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal and policy issues;
Department of Information Technology • P.O. Box 8150 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-4848