Information Technology (ITEC) Courses

ITEC1020 Introduction to Data Communications

This is an introductory course to the concepts and components of a data communications system. Hardware and software features are reviewed to present the elements of and interactions in a data communications network. Communications interfaces, industry standards and communications protocols are presented in reference to understanding the actual throughput of data in a communications environment. Students are introduced to network topologies and their various application areas. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC2081 Network Protocols I

This course develops students' knowledge of computer networks, network appliances and network protocols. They are introduced to methods of developing protocols, including interpretation of standards, finite state machines and state-full transition. Students gain a conceptual framework useful in the adaptation of network protocols to network appliances and internetworking design. Through the use of network protocol analyzers students conduct in-depth examinations of the 802.3, ARP, IP (versions 4 and 6), ICMP and RIP protocols. Comparison of protocols is made by type. Students develop a basic understanding of the software paradigms used to construct protocols. In homework and lab assignments, students develop skill competencies needed to troubleshoot protocol issues. Students connect, configure and program a range of network devices; work with network protocol analyzers; examine the software internals of protocol implementations; and map the path of a data packet on a network.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101 or CSIS1020. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3050 Information Security

This course presents all aspects of computer and information security including data encryption, zero-knowledge based proofs, public key coding and security procedures. This course makes students aware of the various threats to computers and data and identifies methods and techniques for providing counter-measures to those threats. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3070 Systems Modeling and Simulation

This course addresses the process of modeling systems, including business systems, network systems, dynamic vehicle systems and client-server systems, to name a few. The modeling process is the prerequisite for the simulation and subsequent analysis, design and assessment of a system with respect to specific performance criteria. The roles of modeling in simulation are presented within the context of the systems engineering process. Modeling encompasses everything from functional through mathematical modeling; simulation includes the development and use of software for systems analysis and design. Team projects from students' areas of interest are an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2001. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC6524 Enterprise Data Management

This course focuses on the problems and issues surrounding distributed data management integration and the concepts of grid computing. Also examined are management and administration of very large and /or distributed database architectures within national or international companies or organizations. Topics also include the fundamentals of business functions as they relate to enterprise data management. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits