INL 631: TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE
This course examines the relationships among business models and processes, communications architectures and infrastructures, applications architectures, security architectures, and the data/information/knowledge/content that supports all aspects of transaction processing. It examines alternative computing and communications platforms, major support technologies, and the issues connected with aligning technology with business goals, as well as issues associated with legacy systems, migration, and integration. Student work includes class presentations and plans to implement, modify, or supplement technology infrastructures.
INL 632: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
This course examines technology development and maintenance methodologies, including testing, configuration management, and quality assurance strategies used to manage IT projects. Discussion topics include the business value of the project, as well as the development, collection, and analysis of metrics for technology management. Students investigate development methodologies, such as Waterfall and Rapid Application Development (RAD), technology maintenance, and evolution planning. Case studies are used to evaluate technology management strategy in specific business areas.
INL 635: Digital Media Content Development
INL 644: INFORMATION SECURITY
This course explores all aspects of computing and communications security, including policy, authentication, authorization, administration, and business resumption planning. It examines key security technologies, such as encryption, firewalls, public-key infrastructures, smart cards, and related technologies that support the development of an overall security architecture. Coursework includes plans for developing and implementing a technology security strategy focused on business needs.
Prerequisite: CIS 540
INL 650: USER-INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES
This course will examine the issues associated with human-computer interaction, including interface-design principles, human-computer task allocation, and interface technologies, such as GUIs, speech, virtual reality, body interfaces, and mimetics. It will also address how to design interfaces likely to enhance performance. Discussion of interface technologies support for good interface design, so technology managers can understand interface issues in technology choice. Evaluation methods will also be examined, so UI designers can determine if their interfaces are enhancing or degrading human performance. Course work will include a significant team project in which end-user needs are understood, a prototype is developed using a chosen user-interface technology, and persuasive presentation is delivered.
INL 653: Web Services and Solutions
This course explores current Web services and solutions used in technology projects. Case studies are used to identify technology options and explore solution alternatives, including the use of open source technologies, and packages. Students investigate case studies to propose interface solutions and alternatives with standard frameworks (i.e., Windows and Linux). Students work in groups to analyze case solutions for controlling the application development, deployment, and maintenance for a real-world problem.
INL 660: Effective Strategic IS/IT Planning
This course discusses the management of the development, planning, and utilization of IT business systems within an organization. This course addresses business models, organizational impact, IT infrastructure, secure IT services, and delivery. Students complete online reading, discussions and participation, and assignments, as well as written and oral presentations.
INL 665: COMPUTER DIGITIAL FORENSICS
This course is cross-listed with ECF 665.
INL 668: COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY
Students will study and implement basic comuter and network security strategies on Window and Linux networks. Students examine and analyze network traffic, including investigating wireless transmission, install firewalls and define Internet Protocol Security Controls (IPSEC). Labs include system hardening, dissecting network packet structure and creating encryption formats; managing authentication and access controls. Students study implementing a public key infrastructure and best strategies for using intrusion detection systems.
INL 736: ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN: BEYOND THE FADS
This course is cross-listed with MGT 736.
INL 743: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This course is cross-listed with MGT 743.
INL 760: IS/IT HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATION
This course is cross-listed with MGT 760
INL 880: INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE
The capstone experience provides an opportunity for students to work in a team to apply the leadership skills and tools learned in other required courses to analyze, design, and evaluate a solution for an information technology management environment. Students work in a team, in partnership with an external company. This course requires a paper or report and a presentation. Further guidelines can be found on the program Web page.