IT-2333 IT Infrastructure
The course aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the concept of an IT infrastructure, the components in an IT infrastructure, and the importance of
information assurance and security in the selection, creation, integration and administration of an IT infrastructure.
Minimum grade of “C” in IT 1130 or CISM 2530 .
On completion of the course, students will be able to
- 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;
- Describe the major functions of an operating system;
- Describe the major components of an operating system;
- Describe the different types of operating systems;
- Install at least one modern operating system;
- Explain the responsibilities associated with system, server and network administration and management;
- Install network devices;
- Describe the security services that a well-designed IT infrastructure must provide;
- Describe the main sources of security threats and possible countermeasures;
- Explain why security has to be built into the design of an IT Infrastructure from the beginning to be most effective.
Rationale for Inclusion
The course contributes to the following student outcomes and attributes:
1. Identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address user needs.
2. Analyze user needs to design IT-based solutions.
3. Identify and evaluate current technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs.
4. Work in project teams to develop and/or implement IT-based solutions.
5. Use current computing techniques, skills, and/or technologies.
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
(h) Recognition of the need for an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies. [IT]
(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. [IT]
(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment. [IT]
(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. [IT]
(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan. [IT]