Integrative Programming and Technologies – CSIS 354

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

Course Description

Examines the integration of systems and applications across global businesses; explores programming interfaces, data mapping and exchange, scripting, and programming languages to support the configuration, maintenance, integration, and security of systems.


BMIS 320 or CSIS 320


The purpose of this course is to examine the integration of systems and applications across global businesses. Additionally, this course explores programming interfaces, remote procedure calls, web services, queues, scripting, design patterns, and integration. This course provides students with a foundation for integrating and analyzing the security of systems.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Integrate a biblical worldview within information technology.
  2. Examine IT services used to integrate incongruent applications.
  3. Distinguish the role of data exchange between dissimilar IT systems.
  4. Construct a software design pattern.
  5. Construct integrative programming solutions.
  6. Examine security considerations in system integrations.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided biblical prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and reference at least 1 source from the Bible. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

XML Parsing

Using the Python programming language’s ElementTree library, the student write software to parse an XML data file, modify its contents, and write the results to the file system.

Remote Procedure Call

Using the Python programming language’s XMLRPC library, the student will implement an RPC assignment.

Distributed Task Queue

Using RabbitMQ for Python, the student will implement a simple messaging queue between two server instances from which messages may be exchanged.

File Manipulation

Using the Python scripting language, the student will read a server configuration script, modify its contents per requirement, and write the result back to the file system.

Design Patterns

Using the Object Oriented features of the Python language, the student will implement a common design pattern in Python.

Web Services

Using a Python module of the student’s choosing, write a Python program to consume a REST web service. This is designed to reinforce the concept of web services in the text as well as introduce the student to Python’s diverse network communications capabilities.

MindTap Unit Exercises

Using CenGage’s MindTap environment, the student will complete programming exercises designed to reinforce the fundamentals of the Python programming language.

MindTap Unit Review Quizzes

Quizzes designed to evaluate the student’s level of comprehension of the Python programming language.