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A Strayer bachelor’s degree in information technology delves deeply into programming languages and database development, but it also provides crucial communication skills. Many of our courses are lab-based, allowing you hands-on access to the very tools you’ll be using on the job. You’ll work with a complete range of platforms, devices and deployment environments. And you’ll have many opportunities to apply technology to solve real business challenges.
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CIS 111-Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems
Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.
CIS 175-Introduction to Networking
Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/intranetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.
CIS 210-Systems Analysis and Development
Explore the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to effectively architect computer-based technologies. Topics include a fundamental review of project management and data design followed by the processes required to gather and articulate business requirements. Acquire skills to procure, evaluate, test and systematically build systems for integration into an organization.
CIS 273-Web Design and Development
This course presents students the design, implementation and testing of web-based applications including related software, databases, scripting techniques, interfaces and digital media. It also covers social, ethical and security issues arising from the web, e-commerce and social networking software applications.
CIS 312-Computer Architecture
Discover the concepts and essential skills necessary to administer operating systems, networks, software, file systems, file servers, web systems, database systems, system documentation, policies and procedures. Topics include the methods required to select, deploy, integrate and administer computing platforms or components that support an organizations information technology infrastructure. Explore the fundamentals of hardware and software, as well as how they integrate to form essential components of systems.
CIS 255-Operating Systems
Covers the development and execution of structured shell programs including scripts, menus, I/O redirection, pipes, variables, and other UNIX and Windows commands. Operating systems administration techniques also are covered including electronic mail, editors, online help, and file and directory techniques.
CIS 329-Administering Desktop Clients
Prepare to install, deploy and upgrade an operating system in a lab-based setting. Examine networking and architecture techniques along with pre-installation and post-installation system configuration settings. Topics also include security features, network connectivity and mobile computing.
CIS 333-Networking Security Fundamentals
Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.
CIS 337-Internetworking Basics
Get an introduction to LAN, WAN and WLAN concepts and connectivity in an internetworking environment. Use command-line interface commands to secure, configure and troubleshoot router and switch operating systems. Topics include an overview of networking devices that operate at the OSI or TCP/IP stack, IP addressing and subnetting, collision and broadcast domains.
CIS 348-Information Technology Project Management
Prerequisites: CIS 106 or CIS 109
Examine the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information technology projects in accordance with the Project Management Institutes Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Focus on the methodology and project management software for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing technology projects. Topics include various types of technologies to support group collaboration and the use of resources from within the firm as well as contracted from outside the organization.
CIS 349-Information Technology Audit and Control
Prerequisite: CIS 333
Cover the principles, approaches and methodologies in auditing information systems to ensure the processes and procedures are in compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions especially in the context of information systems security (ISS). Topics include the processes used to protect and secure business and consumer privacy data, an explanation of compliancy laws, and the process and legal requirements for conducting IT infrastructure compliance audits.
CIS 375-Human Computer Interaction
Explore user-centered methodologies in the development, evaluation and deployment of information technology applications and systems. Study evolving technologies and devices and learn to design interactive products that enhance the way people communicate, interact and work with computers. Topics include user and task analysis, human factors, ergonomics, accessibility standards and cognitive psychology.
Review algebraic techniques. Selected advanced topics include matrices and determinants as techniques for solving linear systems in three or more variables, elementary concepts of analytic geometry, and logarithms. Focus on business-related word problems.
CIS 498-Information Technology Capstone
Take a senior management approach to examine and solve real-world problems and projects. Apply project management techniques to create integrative information technology solutions that include databases, systems analysis, security, networking, computer infrastructure, human/computer interaction and web design.