IST - Information Systems Technology

IST 110  Introduction to Cyberspace and Cybersecurity  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: CPT 257 and IST 220 or AOT 162 and AOT 251

This course studies the fundamentals of cyberspace and cybersecurity. Topics of study include roles and functions within cyberspace, data security, digital forensics, incident management, training and awareness and physical and environmental security.

IST 190  LINUX Essentials  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: CPT 257 and IST 220

This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and concepts of the LINUX operating system, including command-line functions, file systems, user and group administration, process management, text editors and network applications.

IST 191  LINUX Administration  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: IST 190

This course will provide students with the skills necessary to administer a LINUX system, including hardware/software configuration, user and group administration, LINUX network configuration and file system management.

IST 198  Cloud Essentials  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

This course is a study of cloud computing as a framework for providing network access to shared computing resources including storage, network, server and virtualization infrastructures.

IST 201  Cisco Internetworking Concepts  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: IST 220 and placement into MAT 105 or higher

This course is a study of current and emerging computer networking technology. Topics covered include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANS, WANS, OSI models, cabling, cabling tools, Cisco routers, router programming, star topology, IP addressing and network standards.

IST 202  Cisco Router Configuration  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: IST 201 and placement into MAT 105 or higher

This course is a study of LANS, WANS, OSI models, Ethernet, token ring, fiber distributed data interface TCP/IP addressing protocol, dynamic routing, routing and the network administrator’s role and function.

IST 203  Advanced Cisco Router Configuration  (3-0-3)  

Offered Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: IST 202

This course is a study of configuring Cisco routers.

IST 204  Cisco Troubleshooting  (3-0-3)  

Offered based on need

Co-requisite: IST 203 (required)

This course is a study of troubleshooting network problems.

IST 220  Data Communications  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 and placement into MAT 105 or higher

This course is a study of the fundamentals of data communications. Basic signaling, networking and various transmission media are covered.

IST 226  Internet Programming  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 and placement into MAT 105 or higher

This course covers designing internet pages and applications for personal/business use, writing the required program code in languages such as HTML, Java and VRML, testing and debugging programs, uploading and maintaining internet pages and applications.

IST 239  Datum and JavaScript  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: CPT 168 and IST 226

This course includes concepts and skills for developing dynamic functionality and interactivity for web sites using JavaScript. Variables, operators, conditionals, functions, objects (image and form), properties, methods, cookies, frames and arrays.

IST 257  LAN Network Server Technologies  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: CPT 257 and IST 220

This course is a study of networking system technologies including network operating system architecture, the installation, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of network resources and network administration functions such as user-group maintenance, network security print services, remote access, fault tolerance, backup and recovery.

IST 258  LAN Directory Services  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: IST 220, IST 257

This course is a study of LAN objects, object properties and the organization of network objects into a structure that is extensible and scalable. The course includes a hierarchical view of network resources and allows administrators, developers and end-users to gain access to those resources.

IST 266  Internet and Firewall Security  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Co-requisite: IST 110 (required)

This course is an introduction to firewalls and other network security components that can work together to create an in-depth defensive perimeter around a local area network (LAN).

IST 267  Network Vulnerability Assessment  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: IST 110, IST 266

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to test network security using network vulnerability assessment tools and methods. Students will also learn how to improve network security based on the assessment results.

IST 272  Relational Database  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: CPT 113 or CPT 170, Placement into MAT 109, MAT 110, MAT 120 or higher or college transferable math

This course provides a comprehensive foundation in both SQL and relational database design and implementation. Dynamic and embedded SQL programming techniques are emphasized. Note: SQL Server is used.

IST 278  Database Programming  (3-0-3)  

Offered based on need

Prerequisites: IST 272 and MAT 105 or higher math

This course is a study of advanced database techniques. Topics will cover procedures, triggers, query optimization and user security.

IST 291  Fundamentals of Network Security  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites: IST 110, IST 266

This course is the study of intro levels of security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, security connectivity, security management, identity services and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to manage network security.

IST 292  Fundamentals of Network Security II  (3-0-3)  

Offered Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: IST 110, IST 291

This course is the study of advanced security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, security connectivity, security management, identity services and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to install/configure secure firewalls.

IST 293  IT and Data Assurance I  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: IST 110

This course introduces the basics of network security. Topics covered will include network vulnerabilities and threats, security planning, security technology, network security organization, as well as legal and ethical issues related to network security.

IST 294  IT and Data Assurance II  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: IST 267

This course introduces methods for attacking a network. Concepts, principles, tools and techniques for attacking and disabling a network will be covered in the context of understanding how to properly secure a network as a network administrator.

IST 295  Fundamentals of Voice Over IP  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: IST 201

Co-requisite: IST 202 (required)

This course is an introduction to features of Voice Over IP protocols, including VoIP hardware selection and network design considerations. Concepts include analog and digital voice encoding signaling and Quality of Service (QOS) and troubleshooting and configuration of VOIP networks.