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ISIT 105 Problem Solving for the IT Professional • 5 Cr.

This course presents a wide variety of strategies to build a person's problem solving skills towards situations in IT. Students practice creative/lateral thinking techniques and communication skills to approach technical and non-technical problems. Prerequisite: Admission into BAS Information Systems and Technology program, or permission of instructor.

ISIT 300 Problem Solving Strategies • 5 Cr.  New

Description starting Summer 2018

This course classifies and examines a variety of problem solving methodologies to improve a person's problem solving and decision making skills. Students engage in personal and group dynamics, vertical/convergent methods, creative/lateral thinking techniques and communication skills to apply and solve technical and non-technical problems. Prerequisites: Admission into BAS Information Systems and Technology program, or permission of instructor.

ISIT 305 Network Security and Firewalls • 5 Cr.

This course covers the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate those threats. Emphasizes core security technologies, installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Includes attack and defense case study. Either ISIT 305 or NSCOM 205 may be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: Admission into the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 320 Advanced Web Development • 5 Cr.

Students learn to develop efficient web applications across multiple browsers. Students will use applicable design principles and protocols, and best practices in creating extensible web applications. Students will use both open source and proprietary technologies to create web sites that incorporate code elements and services from across the Internet. Prerequisite: Admission to the Application Development concentration of the ISIT program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 322 Developing Mobile Applications • 5 Cr.

This course prepares students to do mobile application development. Students will learn to design, develop, test, and deploy mobile applications for multiple types of mobile devices in multiple software environments. Prerequisite: ISIT 320.

Description starting Summer 2018

This course prepares students to do mobile application development. Students will learn to design, develop, test, and deploy mobile applications for multiple types of mobile devices in multiple software environments. Prerequisite: ISIT 320 with a C or better.

ISIT 324 Software Testing • 5 Cr.

This class will present to students practical techniques and strategies to use in overall software testing and quality assurance methodologies. Students will be exposed to testing concepts and how to design, develop and document different kinds of tests. Prerequisite: Admission to the Application Development concentration of the ISIT program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 328 Information Security Essentials • 5 Cr.

Introduces concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include security vulnerabilities, threats and defense measures and legal and ethical issues associated with information security. Students will learn how to recognize and apply secure software development best practices. Prerequisite: Admission to the Application Development or Business Intelligence concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 330 Business Intelligence Applications • 5 Cr.

Students learn about Business Intelligence (BI) applications and appropriate application architectures for a variety of scenarios. The benefits of BI and the possibilities for organizational change are discussed. Students use current BI tools to develop realistic solutions. Current trends are discussed as is the growing role of "big data." Prerequisite: Admission to the BAS Data Analytics program and completion of BUSIT 103, or admission to the BAS Information Systems and Technology program and completion of ISIT 331. Students not admitted to either program should contact the program chair for more details.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students learn about Business Intelligence (BI) applications and appropriate application architectures for a variety of scenarios. The benefits of BI and the possibilities for organizational change are discussed. Students use current BI tools to develop realistic solutions. Current trends are discussed as is the growing role of "big data." Admission to the BAS Data Analytics program and completion of BUSIT 103 with a C or better, or admission to the BAS Information Systems and Technology program and completion of ISIT 331 with a C or better. Students not admitted to either program should contact the program chair for more details.

ISIT 331 Applied Database Concepts • 5 Cr.

This course provides an in-depth introduction to relational database concepts, the Structured Query Language (SQL), and relational database programming. Topics include generating the structure of a relational database and relational database design principles. This course provides extensive practical experience with creating, modifying, and querying relational databases. Prerequisite: Admission to the Business Intelligence concentration of the ISIT program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 332 Data Warehousing • 5 Cr.

Students learn concepts and techniques associated with development of a data warehouse. They learn how to prepare data for consolidation and exchange. Students learn to apply Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) principles and they use current ETL tools. Students practice coding techniques for extracting, cleaning and conforming data. Prerequisite: ISIT 330.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students learn concepts and techniques associated with development of a data warehouse. They learn how to prepare data for consolidation and exchange. Students learn to apply Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) principles and they use current ETL tools. Students practice coding techniques for extracting, cleaning and conforming data. Prerequisite: ISIT 330 with a C or better.

ISIT 333 Applied Programming Concepts • 5 Cr.

This course provides an in-depth introduction to core programming concepts and the software development process. This course will cover object-oriented programming concepts through extensive "hands-on" practice with an integrated software development tool and a modern object oriented programming language. Prerequisite: Admission to the Business Intelligence concentration of the ISIT program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 334 Data Visualization Tools & Techniques • 5 Cr.

This course introduces the theory and concepts related to effective display of data with a focus on quantitative data. Students learn the principles of preparing effective visualizations and the tools to create such visualizations. Students use analytic tools to create visualizations. Prerequisite: ISIT 330.

Description starting Summer 2018

This course introduces the theory and concepts related to effective display of data with a focus on quantitative data. Students learn the principles of preparing effective visualizations and the tools to create such visualizations. Students use analytic tools to create visualizations. Prerequisite: ISIT 330 with a C or better.

ISIT 336 Dimensional Modeling • 5 Cr.

Dimensional modeling has been broadly accepted as one of the principle techniques for data warehouse design. Students use a sequenced series of case studies and hands-on exercises to learn effective design principles for data warehouse development. Prerequisite: ISIT 330.

Description starting Summer 2018

Dimensional modeling has been broadly accepted as one of the principle techniques for data warehouse design. Students use a sequenced series of case studies and hands-on exercises to learn effective design principles for data warehouse development. Prerequisite: ISIT 330 with a C or better.

ISIT 337 Predictive Analytics • 5 Cr.

In this course students learn to go beyond simply querying data to do predictive data mining analysis. Students learn to apply data mining algorithms to realistic organizational data to find previously undiscovered patterns and draw conclusions. Students use current software tools and hands-on exercises to learn theoretical concepts. Prerequisite: ISIT 330.

Description starting Summer 2018

In this course students learn to go beyond simply querying data to do predictive data mining analysis. Students learn to apply data mining algorithms to realistic organizational data to find previously undiscovered patterns and draw conclusions. Students use current software tools and hands-on exercises to learn theoretical concepts. Prerequisite: ISIT 330 with a C or better.

ISIT 338 Data Analysis Techniques • 5 Cr.

Students learn a variety strategies and techniques for analyzing data and making decisions based upon that data. Students use case studies to integrate their analysis and problem solving skills. Students use current software systems to do analysis and they are required to present the results of their analyses. Prerequisite: ISIT 330, and either MATH 130 or BA 240.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students learn a variety strategies and techniques for analyzing data and making decisions based upon that data. Students use case studies to integrate their analysis and problem solving skills. Students use current software systems to do analysis and they are required to present the results of their analyses. Prerequisite: ISIT 330 with a C or better, and MATH 130.

ISIT 342 VoIP and Wireless • 5 Cr.

This course introduces and applies the concepts of design, implementation and troubleshooting of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and wireless systems. Technologies include VoIP Managers, Voicemail, System Reporting, Wireless Controllers, Access Points, Relay Systems, Wireless Topologies, Wireless Security and the associated protocols for both VoIP and wireless technologies. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 344 Virtualization & Storage • 5 Cr.

This course introduces and applies the concepts of design, implementation, management and troubleshooting of server virtualization, network virtualization and large storage systems. Technologies include VMware and Storage Area Networks (SAN) solutions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 350 Digital Information Analysis and Recovery • 5 Cr.

Introduces students to computer forensics, both its fundamentals and best practices for incident response. Includes the legal aspects of computer forensics, as well as its relationship to the Information Technology field. Hands-on projects will give students the tools and techniques to perform a full computer forensic investigation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 399 Independent Study • V1-5 Cr.

Covers directed advanced special projects, student research, and independent study in Information Systems & Technology by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ISIT 420 Advanced Data Access Techniques • 5 Cr.

Students learn to develop data driven applications using both proprietary and open source environments. Students will develop applications using data from a variety of data repositories including relational databases, multi-dimensional databases and "big data" repositories. Students also learn to work with data in a variety of formats. Prerequisite: Admission to the Application Development concentration of BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 422 Application Architecture • 5 Cr.

Students learn best practices for developing enterprise software solutions with appropriate structure for maintainability and efficiency. This course expands student knowledge of software application structure and design principles focusing on advanced object oriented techniques, service oriented architectures and cloud services. Prerequisite: ISIT 420 Advanced Data Access with a C+ or better.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students learn best practices for developing enterprise software solutions with appropriate structure for maintainability and efficiency. This course expands student knowledge of software application structure and design principles focusing on advanced object oriented techniques, service oriented architectures and cloud services. Prerequisite: ISIT 420 with a C or better.

ISIT 432 Data Repositories for Analytics • 5 Cr.

Students learn to create and query analytic databases including multi-dimensional databases (cubes) and ?big data? repositories. Students create business-oriented solutions for analytics. Prerequisite: ISIT 330.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students learn to create and query analytic databases including multi-dimensional databases (cubes) and ?big data? repositories. Students create business-oriented solutions for analytics. Prerequisite: ISIT 330 with a C or better.

ISIT 434 Web Analytics • 5 Cr.

Students learn techniques for analyzing data generated by web traffic and social media sites. Students learn the importance of such data to an organization and they learn what analytic measures are available and applicable. Students also learn how to implement web data collection and analytic tools for web-sites. Prerequisite: ISIT 330.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students learn techniques for analyzing data generated by web traffic and social media sites. Students learn the importance of such data to an organization and they learn what analytic measures are available and applicable. Students also learn how to implement web data collection and analytic tools for web-sites. Prerequisite: Admission to the Business Intelligence concentration of the BAS ISIT program, or BAS Data Analytics, or permission of instructor.

ISIT 436 Performance Management • 5 Cr.

Students learn how to implement performance management in support of organizational change. Students learn how organizations define objectives, establish goals and measure progress using metrics and key performance indicators. Students learn how to implement software systems to provide appropriate information to users at all levels within an organization. Prerequisite: ISIT 330.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students learn how to implement performance management in support of organizational change. Students learn how organizations define objectives, establish goals and measure progress using metrics and key performance indicators. Students learn how to implement software systems to provide appropriate information to users at all levels within an organization. Prerequisite: ISIT 330 with a C or better.

ISIT 440 Administering a Linux Server • 5 Cr.

This course covers the essentials of Linux server administration. Students install, configure, use, secure and administer a Linux enterprise server. Topics include user access and security, process and service control, server monitoring, networks and networking services, interoperability, package management, backup and recovery and essential BASH commands. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 442 Managing Messaging Services • 5 Cr.

This course is an introduction to messaging and collaboration services for system administrators. Students will become familiar with popular messaging platforms and protocols such as POP3, IMAP, SMTP, and web services. Additional topics will include server virtualization, cloud services, system configuration, directory service configuration and deploying email clients. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 444 Automation/Configuration & Management • 5 Cr.

Introduces the concepts and application of basic scripting to monitor and collect logs in relation to servers and the associated services. Topics include scripting, logging, automation and system management. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 450 Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures • 5 Cr.

This course covers the concepts of network vulnerabilities from a hacker's perspective. Its focus is professional penetration testing and the securing of information assets. The course provides students with the knowledge to prevent, detect, and respond to network security incidents. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 452 Network Security Monitoring • 5 Cr.

This course focuses on the qualities that go into a sound Network Security Monitoring (NSM) system. Hands-on exercises use various network protocol analyzers and other tools to detect, investigate, and respond to network and system attacks. Students will learn how identify authorized and unauthorized malicious activity on an information systems network. Prerequisite: Admission to either the Systems Administration or Information Security concentration of the ISIT program, or permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 454 System Hardening • 5 Cr.

Hardening a computer reduces the attack surface by disabling functionality that is not required while maintaining the minimum functionality that is required. Students will learn to apply the key system hardening principles of segregation of duties, dual control, principle of least privilege, and economy of mechanism. This course covers system hardening techniques for physical devices & connections, network devices, Windows and Unix/Linux server operating systems, and cross-platform applications. Prerequisite: Admission to the Cyber Security and Systems Administration concentration of the BAS IST program, or permission of the instructor.

ISIT 490 ISIT Capstone I • 5 Cr.

This course provides practical experience in information systems and technology. Students apply knowledge and skills learned in classes as they work in settings relevant to their future employment plans. This is part 1 of a 2 quarter series. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

ISIT 491 ISIT Capstone II • 5 Cr.

Students continue their work from ISIT 490 to further develop their project work. Prerequisite: ISIT 490.

Description starting Summer 2018

Students continue their work from ISIT 490 to further develop their project work. Prerequisite: ISIT 490 with a C or better.