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Information Technology Infrastructure Minor

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 37
The information technology (IT) infrastructure minor equips students with the industry insight and business skills they need to succeed in the IT management field. Students can select from six different track options, including data science, data management, devops (development & operations), networking, security, and systems, or design their own curriculum with guidance and support from program staff. This minor is available to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Admission Requirements
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
CSCI 1103 - Introduction to Computer Programming in Java (4.0 cr)
or CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers (4.0 cr)
or CSCI 1133 - Introduction to Computing and Programming Concepts (4.0 cr)
CSCI 1913 - Introduction to Algorithms, Data Structures, and Program Development (4.0 cr)
or CSCI 1933 - Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures (4.0 cr)
CSCI 2021 - Machine Architecture and Organization (4.0 cr)
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks (3.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
MUST COME UP WITH A RAW NUMBER THAT IS CLOSE TO 60% OF TOTAL CREDITS, WHATEVER THAT ENDS UP BEING.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Data Management
This track features hands-on experience with data, starting in relational databases, migrating to NoSQL (big data) concepts, and culminating with building infrastructure to support data management for high availability and large distributed systems.
Required Courses
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems (4.0 cr)
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations (3.0 cr)
INET 4707 - Introduction to Databases (4.0 cr)
INET 4709 - Data Management I: Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
INET 4711 - Data Management II: Distributed Systems (4.0 cr)
Data Science
Data science explains how to use massive amounts of data to ask questions, find patterns and anomalies, and further the research and development of industries outside of IT, such as health care and biological sciences. The data science track begins with the same introductory course as the data management track to establish foundational knowledge of how data are stored and queried. The next two courses cover business intelligence, analytics, big data, and various algorithms, tools, and methodologies to engage students in very large conceptual areas.
Required Courses
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems (4.0 cr)
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations (3.0 cr)
INET 4061 - Data Science I: Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
INET 4707 - Introduction to Databases (4.0 cr)
INET 4710 - Data Science II: Big Data Analytics (4.0 cr)
DevOps (Development & Operations)
The development and operations subplan covers the development of applications, as well as the role of code in the building, managing, and monitoring of infrastructure and operating systems and the packages required to run those applications. Students will work to understand languages such as Java and Python, as well as how to use orchestration tools like Chef and Puppet to create an environment to build and deploy applications faster than traditional methods.
Required Courses
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems (4.0 cr)
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks (3.0 cr)
INET 4021 - Dev Ops I: Network Programming (4.0 cr)
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations (3.0 cr)
INET 4121 - DevOps II: Development Strategies (4.0 cr)
Networking
The networking track develops foundational knowledge of how networks work--everything from theory to physical devices. The introductory course ensures students understand layers 1 to 7 as they are used every day. The next course delves into network “sockets," the software mechanisms used to transfer data, and the final course in the track is an exploration of emerging technologies, providing a unique perspective on networking today.
Required Courses
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems (4.0 cr)
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks (3.0 cr)
INET 4011 - Networking I: Network Administration (4.0 cr)
INET 4041 - Networking II: Emerging Technologies (4.0 cr)
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations (3.0 cr)
Security
The security track provides foundational knowledge in not just "keeping people out," but also the how and why of security breaches. This specialty examines the tools and mechanisms to track who did what, and covers the exponentially growing challenges of cloud security. The introductory course attempts to unravel the the motives of information thieves, while subsequent courses cover how to be sure we are doing everything we can to keep our data secure in and out of the cloud.
Required Courses
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems (4.0 cr)
INET 4007 - Security II: Cyber Security (4.0 cr)
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations (3.0 cr)
INET 4153 - Introduction to Security: Policy and Regulation (4.0 cr)
INET 4165 - Security I: Principles (3.0 cr)
Systems
This specialty includes coursework in system administration, storage design, and system analysis and design. Stepping from the fundamentals of bare metal computing to cloud, virtualization, and software defined networking requires a unique focus within course work.
Required Courses
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems (4.0 cr)
INET 4031 - Introduction to Systems (4.0 cr)
INET 4032 - Systems I: Storage (4.0 cr)
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations (3.0 cr)
INET 4083 - Systems II: Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
Self-Designed
Students may design their own 18-credit area of emphasis. This area must include CSCI 4061 (4 cr) and CSCI 4211 (3 cr) plus 11 additional INET electives. The self-designed minor is based on individual academic background and professional goals. CCE department/advisor approval is required.
Required Courses
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems (4.0 cr)
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks (3.0 cr)
Electives for ITI Minor
With CCE department/advisor approval, take 11 credits from among the following INET courses.
INET 4007 - Security II: Cyber Security (4.0 cr)
or INET 4011 - Networking I: Network Administration (4.0 cr)
or INET 4021 - Dev Ops I: Network Programming (4.0 cr)
or INET 4031 - Introduction to Systems (4.0 cr)
or INET 4032 - Systems I: Storage (4.0 cr)
or INET 4041 - Networking II: Emerging Technologies (4.0 cr)
or INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations (3.0 cr)
or INET 4061 - Data Science I: Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or INET 4082W - IT Infrastructure Projects and Processes [WI] (3.0 cr)
or INET 4083 - Systems II: Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
or INET 4121 - DevOps II: Development Strategies (4.0 cr)
or INET 4153 - Introduction to Security: Policy and Regulation (4.0 cr)
or INET 4165 - Security I: Principles (3.0 cr)
or INET 4193 - Directed Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
or INET 4596 - Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
or INET 4707 - Introduction to Databases (4.0 cr)
or INET 4709 - Data Management I: Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or INET 4710 - Data Science II: Big Data Analytics (4.0 cr)
or INET 4711 - Data Management II: Distributed Systems (4.0 cr)
 
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MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
CSCI 1103 - Introduction to Computer Programming in Java
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental programming concepts/software development using Java language. Problem solving skills. Algorithm development techniques. Use of abstractions/modularity. Data structures/abstract data types. Substantial programming projects. Weekly lab.
CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Programming for scientists/engineers. C/C++ programming constructs, object-oriented programming, software development, fundamental numerical techniques. Exercises/examples from various scientific fields. prereq: Math 1271 or Math 1371 or Math 1571H or instr consent
CSCI 1133 - Introduction to Computing and Programming Concepts
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02133 - CSci 1133/CSci 1133H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental programming concepts using Python language. Problem solving skills, recursion, object-oriented programming. Algorithm development techniques. Use of abstractions/modularity. Data structures/abstract data types. Develop programs to solve real-world problems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in MATH 1571H or instr consent
CSCI 1913 - Introduction to Algorithms, Data Structures, and Program Development
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced object oriented programming to implement abstract data types(stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, binary trees) using Java language. Searching/sorting algorithms. Basic algorithmic analysis. Scripting languages using Python language. Substantial programming projects. Weekly lab. prereq: (EE major and EE 1301) or (CmpE major and EE 1301) or 1103 or 1113 or instr consent
CSCI 1933 - Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00008
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced object oriented programming to implement abstract data types (stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, binary trees) using Java language. Inheritance. Searching/sorting algorithms. Basic algorithmic analysis. Use of software development tools. Weekly lab. prereq: 1133 or instr consent
CSCI 2021 - Machine Architecture and Organization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to hardware/software components of computer system. Data representation, boolean algebra, machine-level programs, instruction set architecture, processor organization, memory hierarchy, virtual memory, compiling, linking. Programming in C. prereq: 1913 or 1933 or instr consent
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4211/5211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts, principles, protocols, and applications of computer networks. Layered network architectures, data link protocols, local area networks, routing, transport, network programming interfaces, networked applications. Examples from Ethernet, Token Ring, TCP/IP, HTTP, WWW. prereq: 4061 or instr consent; basic knowledge of [computer architecture, operating systems] recommended, cannot be taken for grad CSci cr
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes/threads, process coordination, interprocess communication, asynchronous events, memory management/file systems. Systems programming projects using operating system interfaces and program development tools. prereq: 2021 or EE 2361; CS upper div, CS minor, CompE upper div., EE upper div., EE grad, ITI upper div., Univ. honors student, or dept. permission; no cr for grads in CSci.
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive review of major aspects of IT infrastructure and operations: networks, databases, servers, storage, project management, governance, compliance, monitoring, and more. Two research papers on current IT topics will be completed, along with weekly quizzes. prereq: senior; CSCI 42ll or instr consent
INET 4707 - Introduction to Databases
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4707/5707/INET 4707
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, data models. Case studies, data manipulation languages, logical data models, database design, facilities for database security/integrity, applications. Prereq: CSci 4061, at least 45 cr completed; CSci majors contact CSci Dept before registering.
INET 4709 - Data Management I: Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides insight into concepts and techniques for installing and managing highly scalable relational databases: storage, protection, structure, tuning, and access. Students will learn how to integrate business requirements into specific database policies and procedures. Topics include selection of hardware and software components, backup and disaster recovery, performance metrics, high availability, and monitoring techniques. Hands-on lab exercises will utilize core concepts covered in lecture: installation of MySQL, backup and recovery, import and export, security, transaction management, data partitioning, and database replication. prereq: INet/CSci 4707 and CSci 4061, or professional experience with SQL and basic operating systems.
INET 4711 - Data Management II: Distributed Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to distributed programming and systems concepts in high-scale environments with a focus on application to commercial systems in the data center. Discussion of key protocols and algorithms as well as best-practice implementations on platforms commonly associated with big data in the enterprise. Hands-on experience in the design and engineering of distributed systems on cloud-oriented technologies. prereq: INET 4031 and 4707 or consent of instructor.
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes/threads, process coordination, interprocess communication, asynchronous events, memory management/file systems. Systems programming projects using operating system interfaces and program development tools. prereq: 2021 or EE 2361; CS upper div, CS minor, CompE upper div., EE upper div., EE grad, ITI upper div., Univ. honors student, or dept. permission; no cr for grads in CSci.
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive review of major aspects of IT infrastructure and operations: networks, databases, servers, storage, project management, governance, compliance, monitoring, and more. Two research papers on current IT topics will be completed, along with weekly quizzes. prereq: senior; CSCI 42ll or instr consent
INET 4061 - Data Science I: Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to data science. Design strategies for business analytics: statistics basics, core data mining models, dimensional model, data pipeline, visualization. Hands-on labs with in-memory analytics, relational database, and statistics software. prereq: [4707 or CSCI 4707 or instr consent], laptop
INET 4707 - Introduction to Databases
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4707/5707/INET 4707
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, data models. Case studies, data manipulation languages, logical data models, database design, facilities for database security/integrity, applications. Prereq: CSci 4061, at least 45 cr completed; CSci majors contact CSci Dept before registering.
INET 4710 - Data Science II: Big Data Analytics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scales machine learning models and data analysis to a Big Data platform. Map Reduce and Spark frameworks are introduced as approaches to parallel algorithm development. Hands-on labs. Prerequisites: Basic programming knowledge (Java, Python, R). Linear algebra strongly recommended, especially matrix operations (e.g., MATH 2243, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations)
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes/threads, process coordination, interprocess communication, asynchronous events, memory management/file systems. Systems programming projects using operating system interfaces and program development tools. prereq: 2021 or EE 2361; CS upper div, CS minor, CompE upper div., EE upper div., EE grad, ITI upper div., Univ. honors student, or dept. permission; no cr for grads in CSci.
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4211/5211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts, principles, protocols, and applications of computer networks. Layered network architectures, data link protocols, local area networks, routing, transport, network programming interfaces, networked applications. Examples from Ethernet, Token Ring, TCP/IP, HTTP, WWW. prereq: 4061 or instr consent; basic knowledge of [computer architecture, operating systems] recommended, cannot be taken for grad CSci cr
INET 4021 - Dev Ops I: Network Programming
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Network and distributed programming concepts. Design using C, Java, and other higher-level programming languages. Sockets, TCP/IP, RPC, streaming, CORBA, .NET, and SOAP. Labs use UNIX/Linux and MS Windows operating systems. prereq: major admission requirements completed.
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive review of major aspects of IT infrastructure and operations: networks, databases, servers, storage, project management, governance, compliance, monitoring, and more. Two research papers on current IT topics will be completed, along with weekly quizzes. prereq: senior; CSCI 42ll or instr consent
INET 4121 - DevOps II: Development Strategies
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
DevOps (Development and Operations) is the term used to describe the collaboration of software engineers with the quality assurance and operations teams who test, deploy, and operate new systems. Its goal is to generate better and more continuous feedback regarding what is being developed, consumed, and operated, in order to increase delivery and deployment speed while maintaining system stability. Topics include configuration management, application deployment, monitoring of application and infrastructure performance, version control, and testing and building systems. Professional software engineering tools for the continuous integration tool chain are surveyed, and the Python language, combined with operating system and web functions, is used to develop tools for automating DevOps practices. (Though assignments are in Python, students with only Java or C++ should be able to learn Python quickly.) prereqs: CSCI 4061 or operating system knowledge, basic knowledge of Python
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes/threads, process coordination, interprocess communication, asynchronous events, memory management/file systems. Systems programming projects using operating system interfaces and program development tools. prereq: 2021 or EE 2361; CS upper div, CS minor, CompE upper div., EE upper div., EE grad, ITI upper div., Univ. honors student, or dept. permission; no cr for grads in CSci.
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4211/5211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts, principles, protocols, and applications of computer networks. Layered network architectures, data link protocols, local area networks, routing, transport, network programming interfaces, networked applications. Examples from Ethernet, Token Ring, TCP/IP, HTTP, WWW. prereq: 4061 or instr consent; basic knowledge of [computer architecture, operating systems] recommended, cannot be taken for grad CSci cr
INET 4011 - Networking I: Network Administration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
A combination of networking theory (lecture and expert guest speakers) and application (lab work). Topics include network architecture, switching, routing, algorithms, protocols, infrastructure hardware, cable plant, security, and network management. prereq: CSCI 4211-Introduction to Computer Networks or equivalent networking knowledge and understanding.
INET 4041 - Networking II: Emerging Technologies
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emerging networking concepts, technologies, and applications. Topics will evolve to reflect current trends and expertise of the faculty, such as high speed networking, ATM, network security, wireless networks, multimedia, and electronic commerce. Each technology is considered for the underlying theory; the driving technological and business needs; the applications; the competing alternative technologies; and the design, implementation, and configuration of such systems. Case studies may be used to identify and analyze strategic issues and problems. Concepts and tools from this and previous ITI courses are applied to solve these problems and design realistic programs of action. Hands-on labs are included when possible. Industry speakers, tours, and demonstrations show practical applications. prereq: CSci 4211 or equivalent, or professional experience, to comprise a basic understanding and knowledge of operating systems, computer architecture, and probability theory. Senior status preferred.
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive review of major aspects of IT infrastructure and operations: networks, databases, servers, storage, project management, governance, compliance, monitoring, and more. Two research papers on current IT topics will be completed, along with weekly quizzes. prereq: senior; CSCI 42ll or instr consent
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes/threads, process coordination, interprocess communication, asynchronous events, memory management/file systems. Systems programming projects using operating system interfaces and program development tools. prereq: 2021 or EE 2361; CS upper div, CS minor, CompE upper div., EE upper div., EE grad, ITI upper div., Univ. honors student, or dept. permission; no cr for grads in CSci.
INET 4007 - Security II: Cyber Security
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
An exploration of information security, how it applies to current networking technologies, and ways these technologies are used and consumed. New authentication methods for securing user data, such as telemetry, biometrics, and N factor authentication, will be surveyed. The course will also look at recent instances of information breaches that have put a spotlight on security, especially as they relate to cloud services, virtual environments, and Internet standards. No prerequisites. Basic knowledge of security issues and processes (detection, risk assessment, technology, secure design, business continuity, forensics, and legal aspects) is recommended. If you have taken INet 4165, you will be well prepared. If you are unsure about whether your knowledge is sufficient for success in this class, contact the instructor.
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive review of major aspects of IT infrastructure and operations: networks, databases, servers, storage, project management, governance, compliance, monitoring, and more. Two research papers on current IT topics will be completed, along with weekly quizzes. prereq: senior; CSCI 42ll or instr consent
INET 4153 - Introduction to Security: Policy and Regulation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Explores the significant domestic and international regulatory demands faced by information technology management (IT) in business and industry, with attention to the effects of those regulations on IT Infrastructure policy, technology management, and decision making. Several major U.S. and international regulatory documents will be studied. IT governance, risk and compliance management frameworks, best practices, and common approaches used to meet today’s regulatory challenges and support common business functions will be examined, as well as IT policies, procedures, and processes in highly regulated business sectors. prereq: experience with Windows/Internet; 45 semester credits
INET 4165 - Security I: Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
An in-depth look at the information security profession. Focuses on real-world IT security issues and processes rather than any particular technology or product solution. Topics include risk assessments/pen testing, ethics, malicious code, preservation of business continuity/disaster recovery, security policies and procedures, security awareness, encryption, privacy and legal issues, intruder detection, forensics, secure web design, incident response, vulnerability assessment, and security audits. prereq: CSCI 4061 or equiv experience with operating systems
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes/threads, process coordination, interprocess communication, asynchronous events, memory management/file systems. Systems programming projects using operating system interfaces and program development tools. prereq: 2021 or EE 2361; CS upper div, CS minor, CompE upper div., EE upper div., EE grad, ITI upper div., Univ. honors student, or dept. permission; no cr for grads in CSci.
INET 4031 - Introduction to Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Overview of systems administration. Integration of hardware, software, and operational practice. Role of a systems administrator in today?s infrastructure world, the environment within which the administrator operates, and various components that influence decision-making criteria. Ways these technologies are implemented in practice are conveyed through industry speakers, tours, and demonstrations. Hands-on labs when possible. prereq: CSCI 4061 or consent of instructor.
INET 4032 - Systems I: Storage
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Information is one of the most valuable commodities of the 21st century. This course deals with the proper care and handling of enterprise data, whether the “enterprise” is a large multinational corporation, a family home, or something in between. Topics include storage network architecture and storage system design. We will examine data storage technology; local, network, and distributed storage; storage history; data protection policy and implementation (including redundancy, replication, backup, and archive storage); security; compression and encryption; and emerging technologies like Big Data, Cloud storage, AWS, Google, and vCloud Air. prereq: Fundamental understanding of an operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Apple OSX, in the areas of file systems, I/O, computer architecture, and basic administration.
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive review of major aspects of IT infrastructure and operations: networks, databases, servers, storage, project management, governance, compliance, monitoring, and more. Two research papers on current IT topics will be completed, along with weekly quizzes. prereq: senior; CSCI 42ll or instr consent
INET 4083 - Systems II: Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Requirements management, analysis, and design of computer system solutions targeting business objectives. System development life cycle. Development methodologies. Analysis/design tools/techniques; communication strategies. System architecture as business strategy. Prereq: INet 4082 or equivalent project management experience
CSCI 4061 - Introduction to Operating Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Processes/threads, process coordination, interprocess communication, asynchronous events, memory management/file systems. Systems programming projects using operating system interfaces and program development tools. prereq: 2021 or EE 2361; CS upper div, CS minor, CompE upper div., EE upper div., EE grad, ITI upper div., Univ. honors student, or dept. permission; no cr for grads in CSci.
CSCI 4211 - Introduction to Computer Networks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4211/5211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts, principles, protocols, and applications of computer networks. Layered network architectures, data link protocols, local area networks, routing, transport, network programming interfaces, networked applications. Examples from Ethernet, Token Ring, TCP/IP, HTTP, WWW. prereq: 4061 or instr consent; basic knowledge of [computer architecture, operating systems] recommended, cannot be taken for grad CSci cr
INET 4007 - Security II: Cyber Security
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
An exploration of information security, how it applies to current networking technologies, and ways these technologies are used and consumed. New authentication methods for securing user data, such as telemetry, biometrics, and N factor authentication, will be surveyed. The course will also look at recent instances of information breaches that have put a spotlight on security, especially as they relate to cloud services, virtual environments, and Internet standards. No prerequisites. Basic knowledge of security issues and processes (detection, risk assessment, technology, secure design, business continuity, forensics, and legal aspects) is recommended. If you have taken INet 4165, you will be well prepared. If you are unsure about whether your knowledge is sufficient for success in this class, contact the instructor.
INET 4011 - Networking I: Network Administration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
A combination of networking theory (lecture and expert guest speakers) and application (lab work). Topics include network architecture, switching, routing, algorithms, protocols, infrastructure hardware, cable plant, security, and network management. prereq: CSCI 4211-Introduction to Computer Networks or equivalent networking knowledge and understanding.
INET 4021 - Dev Ops I: Network Programming
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Network and distributed programming concepts. Design using C, Java, and other higher-level programming languages. Sockets, TCP/IP, RPC, streaming, CORBA, .NET, and SOAP. Labs use UNIX/Linux and MS Windows operating systems. prereq: major admission requirements completed.
INET 4031 - Introduction to Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Overview of systems administration. Integration of hardware, software, and operational practice. Role of a systems administrator in today?s infrastructure world, the environment within which the administrator operates, and various components that influence decision-making criteria. Ways these technologies are implemented in practice are conveyed through industry speakers, tours, and demonstrations. Hands-on labs when possible. prereq: CSCI 4061 or consent of instructor.
INET 4032 - Systems I: Storage
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Information is one of the most valuable commodities of the 21st century. This course deals with the proper care and handling of enterprise data, whether the “enterprise” is a large multinational corporation, a family home, or something in between. Topics include storage network architecture and storage system design. We will examine data storage technology; local, network, and distributed storage; storage history; data protection policy and implementation (including redundancy, replication, backup, and archive storage); security; compression and encryption; and emerging technologies like Big Data, Cloud storage, AWS, Google, and vCloud Air. prereq: Fundamental understanding of an operating system such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Apple OSX, in the areas of file systems, I/O, computer architecture, and basic administration.
INET 4041 - Networking II: Emerging Technologies
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emerging networking concepts, technologies, and applications. Topics will evolve to reflect current trends and expertise of the faculty, such as high speed networking, ATM, network security, wireless networks, multimedia, and electronic commerce. Each technology is considered for the underlying theory; the driving technological and business needs; the applications; the competing alternative technologies; and the design, implementation, and configuration of such systems. Case studies may be used to identify and analyze strategic issues and problems. Concepts and tools from this and previous ITI courses are applied to solve these problems and design realistic programs of action. Hands-on labs are included when possible. Industry speakers, tours, and demonstrations show practical applications. prereq: CSci 4211 or equivalent, or professional experience, to comprise a basic understanding and knowledge of operating systems, computer architecture, and probability theory. Senior status preferred.
INET 4051 - IT Infrastructure Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive review of major aspects of IT infrastructure and operations: networks, databases, servers, storage, project management, governance, compliance, monitoring, and more. Two research papers on current IT topics will be completed, along with weekly quizzes. prereq: senior; CSCI 42ll or instr consent
INET 4061 - Data Science I: Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to data science. Design strategies for business analytics: statistics basics, core data mining models, dimensional model, data pipeline, visualization. Hands-on labs with in-memory analytics, relational database, and statistics software. prereq: [4707 or CSCI 4707 or instr consent], laptop
INET 4082W - IT Infrastructure Projects and Processes (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course presents an IT management perspective on business partnerships, project management and lifecycles, methodologies, processes, and organizational structures. It covers scope definition, resource estimating of time and cost, quality considerations, and metrics and risk analysis. Project management best practices are emphasized. All the concepts will be tied together with project simulation assignments. As a writing intensive designated course, it will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to each element in the process of project management. The inability to write well, clearly, and in terms of specified audiences can, in the professional world, lead to not only miscommunication between team members but also, and more largely, to a failure of projects and the companies and employees they represent. prereq: 45 cr recommended
INET 4083 - Systems II: Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Requirements management, analysis, and design of computer system solutions targeting business objectives. System development life cycle. Development methodologies. Analysis/design tools/techniques; communication strategies. System architecture as business strategy. Prereq: INet 4082 or equivalent project management experience
INET 4121 - DevOps II: Development Strategies
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
DevOps (Development and Operations) is the term used to describe the collaboration of software engineers with the quality assurance and operations teams who test, deploy, and operate new systems. Its goal is to generate better and more continuous feedback regarding what is being developed, consumed, and operated, in order to increase delivery and deployment speed while maintaining system stability. Topics include configuration management, application deployment, monitoring of application and infrastructure performance, version control, and testing and building systems. Professional software engineering tools for the continuous integration tool chain are surveyed, and the Python language, combined with operating system and web functions, is used to develop tools for automating DevOps practices. (Though assignments are in Python, students with only Java or C++ should be able to learn Python quickly.) prereqs: CSCI 4061 or operating system knowledge, basic knowledge of Python
INET 4153 - Introduction to Security: Policy and Regulation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Explores the significant domestic and international regulatory demands faced by information technology management (IT) in business and industry, with attention to the effects of those regulations on IT Infrastructure policy, technology management, and decision making. Several major U.S. and international regulatory documents will be studied. IT governance, risk and compliance management frameworks, best practices, and common approaches used to meet today’s regulatory challenges and support common business functions will be examined, as well as IT policies, procedures, and processes in highly regulated business sectors. prereq: experience with Windows/Internet; 45 semester credits
INET 4165 - Security I: Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
An in-depth look at the information security profession. Focuses on real-world IT security issues and processes rather than any particular technology or product solution. Topics include risk assessments/pen testing, ethics, malicious code, preservation of business continuity/disaster recovery, security policies and procedures, security awareness, encryption, privacy and legal issues, intruder detection, forensics, secure web design, incident response, vulnerability assessment, and security audits. prereq: CSCI 4061 or equiv experience with operating systems
INET 4193 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent project. Topic arranged with and supervised by ITI faculty. prereq: ITI student, dept consent
INET 4596 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Hands-on work experiences in a professional IT setting. Students apply coursework, contribute to knowledge of best practices, and participate in career development. prereq: [ITI major or certificate student], [jr or sr], dept consent
INET 4707 - Introduction to Databases
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CSci 4707/5707/INET 4707
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, data models. Case studies, data manipulation languages, logical data models, database design, facilities for database security/integrity, applications. Prereq: CSci 4061, at least 45 cr completed; CSci majors contact CSci Dept before registering.
INET 4709 - Data Management I: Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides insight into concepts and techniques for installing and managing highly scalable relational databases: storage, protection, structure, tuning, and access. Students will learn how to integrate business requirements into specific database policies and procedures. Topics include selection of hardware and software components, backup and disaster recovery, performance metrics, high availability, and monitoring techniques. Hands-on lab exercises will utilize core concepts covered in lecture: installation of MySQL, backup and recovery, import and export, security, transaction management, data partitioning, and database replication. prereq: INet/CSci 4707 and CSci 4061, or professional experience with SQL and basic operating systems.
INET 4710 - Data Science II: Big Data Analytics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scales machine learning models and data analysis to a Big Data platform. Map Reduce and Spark frameworks are introduced as approaches to parallel algorithm development. Hands-on labs. Prerequisites: Basic programming knowledge (Java, Python, R). Linear algebra strongly recommended, especially matrix operations (e.g., MATH 2243, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations)
INET 4711 - Data Management II: Distributed Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to distributed programming and systems concepts in high-scale environments with a focus on application to commercial systems in the data center. Discussion of key protocols and algorithms as well as best-practice implementations on platforms commonly associated with big data in the enterprise. Hands-on experience in the design and engineering of distributed systems on cloud-oriented technologies. prereq: INET 4031 and 4707 or consent of instructor.