IS 140 Information Systems Architecture and Design

3 credits

Examines the component technologies of information system architectures. The course will cover the design principles behind computer hardware and peripheral devices, network components, and network operating systems. Students will explore topics in computer hardware design from handheld devices to large scale super computers; storage media and devices such as DVD flash drives and network storage systems; file formats, file management, file encryption and file compression techniques; data storage and database systems to include ORACLE, SYBASE, MS SQL Server and DB2; network components including routers, firewalls and intrusion detection systems; network technologies including Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless local area networks; application software development with modern programming languages such as C#, ASP.NET, & JAVA; LINUX, UNIX and Windows operating systems; network analysis and systems security tools and techniques. Students will design a model information system using the Microsoft VISIO modeling tool.

Prerequisite(s): None