MANAGE CRITICAL DATABASES

It’s not enough for data to be collected—it has to be managed well. Getting a data management online degree gives you the skills and direction you need to administer database systems to meet critical business operational needs—whether it’s a nonprofit or government organization, or a private business. You’ll learn skills and insights on how to operate within cloud-based systems; how to configure and optimize database servers; how to manage multidimensional databases; and how to operate efficiently within the Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) database environment. Plus, you’ll also get the knowledge that can prepare you for your CompTIA (A+, Network+, and Security+), Microsoft MCSA SQL Database Administration and AWS SysOps Administrator Certification exams.

AT-A-GLANCE

Fall Classes Start:

October 1

Courses to Complete:

40

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

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COURSES IN CONCENTRATION

  • CIS 424 - Database Administration I

    This is a lab-based course that prepares students with the skills to plan, install, develop and administer databases in the Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) database environment. Topics also include procedures that enable installing and configuring a database server, security, optimizing database performance and troubleshooting techniques.

  • CIS 428 - Database Administration II

    This is a lab-based course that prepares students with the skills to design, plan and optimize the Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) database infrastructure. Topics include managing and maintaining databases or multidimensional databases, user accounts, database availability, recovery, and reporting as well as the design and implementation of security and server automation.

  • CIS 429 - Data Warehouse Planning

    This course covers the principles, approaches and critical issues in planning, designing and deploying data warehouses. Topics include data extraction, data cleansing, data transformation, architecture and infrastructure. Students will examine recent trends in data warehousing, metadata and architectural components.

  • CIS 437 - Cloud Architecture and Design

    Maintaining a cloud-based system is a high-demand skill in business today. This course prepares students to design, develop and administer a secure and efficient cloud-based system to support organizational data needs. It introduces students to fundamental cloud computing security concepts, including access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods. It also covers security-related compliance protocols and risk management strategies, and security features of cloud- based services.

COURSES IN MAJOR

  • BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

  • BUS 375 - Project Management

    Presents the fundamentals of the project management process and examines application of the process. Reviews the stages and activities in the project life cycle, the organization for project management, and various project control and evaluations processes. Introduces considerations for negotiation and human resource management concerns in project management.

  • CIS 106 - Introduction to Information Technology

    This course provides a foundational overview to the discipline of Information Technology that illuminates key computing concepts and describes how those concepts relate to other computing disciplines. Students are presented the diverse context in which information technology is used and the challenges inherent in the diffusion of innovative technologies.

  • CIS 109 - Introduction to Information Systems

    This course provides an introduction to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout the organization. The focus of this course will be on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components are developed, acquired and integrated to create a competitive advantage.

  • CIS 110 - Computer Programming Design

    The course introduces students to fundamental programming concepts to include event-driven programming, object-oriented programming, basic data structures, and algorithmic processes. Emphasis is placed on structure, decision-making, looping, arrays, methods, objects, events, databases, pseudo coding and visual flowcharting to construct workable programs.

  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database

    This course provides the students with an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Students will focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verifying the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of networking technology. The focus of the course will include 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 261 - Object Oriented Computer Programming I

    This course explores the fundamentals of object-oriented programming. Students will apply basic programming concepts as they design, develop, and test their own applications. Topics include variables, expressions, types, branching, loops, functions, string, list, and dictionaries.

  • 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 276 - SQL Programming

    This course covers the concepts, and components for designing, building and querying databases using the Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will use tools to create tables, apply database and table constraints through the use of the Data Manipulation Language (DML) and Data Definition Language (DDL).

  • CIS 312 - Computer Architecture

    This course presents students with concepts and essential skills required 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 organization's information technology infrastructure. The fundamentals of hardware, software and how they integrate to form essential components of systems also explored.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    This is a lab-based course that provides an overview of information technology security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Students will explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity, and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 498 - Information Technology Capstone

    This course is an integrative capstone course for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. The course takes a senior management approach to examine and solve real world problems and projects. Students will 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.

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