Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to: install and configure operating systems; configure an IT infrastructure solution for a small organization; choose the appropriate network infrastructure for an organization; explain and assess the role of IT control and service management frameworks in managing a large-scale organizational IT infrastructure solution; explain networking fundamentals (networking protocol concepts, TCP/IP, domain, addressing); and apply appropriate cloud storage infrastructures at an enterprise level.
This course provides an introduction to IT infrastructure issues for students majoring in Information Systems. It covers topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks, with an overall focus on the services and capabilities that IT infrastructure solutions enable in an organizational context. It gives the students the knowledge and skills that they need for communicating effectively with professionals whose special focus is on hardware and systems software technology and for designing organizational processes and software solutions that require an in-depth understanding of the IT infrastructure capabilities and limitations. It also prepares the students for organizational roles that require interactions with external vendors of IT infrastructure components and solutions. The course focuses strongly on Internet-based solutions, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of Cloud storage infrastructure.
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