IT 5433 Information Storage and Management

Previously IT 4433 Information Storage and Management

Course Description

This course covers modern storage infrastructure technology and management including: challenges and solutions for data storage and data management, intelligent storage systems, storage networking, backup recovery, and archive, business continuity and disaster recovery, security and virtualization, and managing and monitoring the storage infrastructure. Best practices for security policies of cloud resources including permissions, privileges and storage management are analyzed and performed. For graduate students a significant research project will be assigned as a culminating experience.


A ‘C’ or better in CISM 3134 – Data Communications.
A ‘C’ or better in IT 2333 – IT Infrastructure

Course Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and apply storage technologies
  • Identify leading storage technologies that provide cost-effective IT solutions for medium to large scale businesses and data centers
  • Describe important storage technologies’ features such as availability, replication, scalability and performance
  • Work in project teams to install, administer and upgrade popular storage solutions
  • Identify and install current storage virtualization technologies
  • Manage virtual servers and storage between remote locations
  • Design, analyze and manage clusters of resources
  • Analyze and differentiate between IT industry-specific certifications

Rationale for Inclusion

This course is intended for those specializing in Cloud Computing.  Network storage is an integral part of any computer network. Students will be able to crosslink their knowledge of traditional networks and understanding of server operating environments with storage operating systems and storage networks..  The course contributes to the following program outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate expertise in the core information technologies
  2. Identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address the problems or opportunities faced by an organization or individual
  3. Identify and analyze user needs to design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of best practices and standards and their application to the user environment
  5. Identify, evaluate and use current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address individual and organizational needs
  6. Create and implement effective project plans for IT-based systems
  7. Work effectively in project teams to develop and/or implement IT-based solutions
  8. Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, user and peers, both orally and in writing
  9. Demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal and policy issues
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for continued learning throughout their career
Department of Information Technology • P.O. Box 8150 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-4848