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Unformatted text preview: Course Syllabus IDS 520: Enterprise Information Infrastructure Planning & Security Course Overview Enterprises rely on a complex infrastructure of applications, systems, software, database and networking technologies to provide the services and information required to achieve business objectives. While this infrastructure is a means to an end, most businesses recognize that competitiveness is manifested in how a firm integrates and delivers commercially available information technology (IT) into an infrastructure that successfully achieves business application requirements. This is evidenced by many firms seeking IT individuals not only with pure technical skills, but with more rounded planning and management skills so that IT planning can add true business value. To this end, this course introduces students with methods and practices involved in the planning, design and security of information infrastructure commonly found in large and medium enterprises. The course blends concepts and techniques found in project planning, system design and development, technology planning, and security technology with those found in enterprise architecture planning, with the goal of providing students with the ability and understanding of how to plan and design a secure information infrastructure for a firm. The course will be divided into two modules. The first module will focus on enterprise information infrastructure planning techniques and processes. The second module will focus on information infrastructure security, protection and management. Students will be organized into work teams that will work on both assignments and a term project. For assignments, students are encouraged to work with their team to review and discuss solutions and help each other learn. Each team will also be required to produce a term project on a case study that will reflect application of the techniques learned in class, to be turned in and presented in two parts: mid-term and at the conclusion of class. To master the material in this course, students are advised to utilize the text books that are assigned to complete assignments and quizzes on time. Students will be required to read the assigned sections in the textbooks prior to class each week. Students will be required to take the on-line quiz based on the reading assignment to certify that they have read and understood the material. The grade in the course will be determined on the basis of class participation, team project, assignments and quizzes. Learning Outcomes The course is an introduction to current practices and decision-making relative to information systems infrastructure, recognized by todays business enterprises for competing in todays global economy driven by electronic commerce and online business. It is intended to provide students an introduction to key functional areas, provide them with sufficient knowledge to make decisions and introduce terminology and concepts useful for communicating with operating personnel....
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course IDS 520 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Ill. Chicago.
- Fall '08