IT Infrastructure – BMIS 520

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course explores the design, implementation, and management of digital networks. Topics will include telecommunications fundamentals, server architecture, as well as cluster and grid computing. The course will explore the development of an integrated technical architecture (hardware, software, networks, and data) to serve organizational needs in a rapidly changing and competitive technological environment.

Prerequisites 

(Meets BMAL590 / 27 hrs in BUSI with a score of 3 and Meets MATH121 or higher with a score of 3 and Meets MATH201/BUSI230/hi/equiv with a score of 3 and Meets CSIS 212 or equivalent with a score of 3) or (CSIS 505 and Meets BMAL590 / 27 hrs in BUSI with a score of 3 and Meets MATH121 or higher with a score of 3 and Meets MATH201/BUSI230/hi/equiv with a score of 3 and Meets CSIS 212 or equivalent with a score of 3 and Meets CSIS 312 or equivalent with a score of 3 and Meets CSIS330 /CSIS331 / equiv with a score of 3)

Rationale

The course will explore the development of an integrated technical architecture (hardware, software, networks, and data) in order to serve organizational needs in a rapidly changing and competitive technological environment. This course explores the design, implementation, and management of digital networks.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate biblical principles within the field of information technology and infrastructure.
  2. Distinguish parallel and distributed computing systems.
  3. Contrast computing infrastructure used by competing organizations.
  4. Appraise advanced business technologies for scalable infrastructure.
  5. Create an infrastructure plan that will support the business objectives of an organization.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum.

IT Infrastructure Practical Assignments

The student will complete practical assignments that involve how different network configurations affect network performance. This will enable the student to see optimal real-life network designs and will allow him/her to experience how changing components in a network can improve performance.

IT Infrastructure Projects

IT infrastructure projects will focus on comprehensive re-design and new design of a hypothetical organization that is expanding its products and services to a cloud-based environment.

Exams

The Midterm and Final Exams will cover the Reading & Study materials for the modules/weeks in which they are assigned.