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Computer Information Systems and Security

CISS 1310 - Current Concepts of Information and Computer Technology (3 credits)

Survey course in Information Technology for students who have basis computer skills. Topics include: theory and application of computer fundamentals, computer hardware, systems software, application software, networks and communications, information systems development, program development, multimedia, social issues and current software application skills. Fee $15.

CISS 1315 - Computer Programming Logic and Design (3 credits)

Introductory course in program design using structured programming techniques and pseudocode to develop solution algorithms. The student will learn how to define the problem, how to design a solution algorithm and how to prove the algorithm's correctness. Introduction to structured programming techniques, top-down development and modular design, basis control structures, desk checking techniques, hierarchy charts, and object-oriented design methodology. Prerequisite: CISS 1310.

CISS 1341 - Current Concepts of Computer Hardware (3 credits)

Introduction to the principles and applications of networking and computer systems hardware. Includes the functions and architecture of computer hardware technologies. Incorporates data and instruction representation, data communications, networks and operating system functions. Prerequisite: CISS 1310. Fee: $15.

CISS 1342 - Current Concepts of Operating Systems (3 credits)

Introduction to operating systems. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of understanding: installation, setup and management of an operating system. Topics include operating system structure, processes, threads, synchronizations, inter-process communications, virtual memory, I/O device management, and file systems. Prerequisite: CISS 1310. Fee: $15.

CISS 2193-2393 - Special Studies in Computer Information Systems and Security (1-3 credits)

Introduction to specialized topic(s) chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: As determined for specific content.

CISS 2310 - Computer Programming I (3 credits)

Introductory course in programming. Involves solving problems by designing, implementing, and testing algorithms to solve business and other problems. Implementation will be done in a high-level language such as Visual Basic. Emphasis throughout the course is on problem solving and learning to develop computer programs that are readable, well documented, efficient and correct. First course in a two-course sequence for students interested in computer programming. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315. Fee: $15.

CISS 2311 - Computer Programming II (3 credits)

Second course in a two-course sequence for students interested in computer programming. Course work involves solving business and other problems of a more complex nature by designing, implementing and testing algorithms. Implementation will be done using more advanced features of a high-level language. Emphasis is on problem solving and learning to develop computer programs that are readable, well-documented, efficient and correct. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 2310. Prior programming experience with the language used in this course. Fee: $15.

CISS 2315 - Digital Imaging I (3 credits)

Same as ARTS 2315.

CISS 2320 - Object Oriented Software Engineering For Business I (3 credits)

First course in a two course sequence designed to study conventional and object-oriented software engineering principles and methods. Topics include user requirements, formal specifications, design techniques, implementation, testing strategies, software metrics, maintenance, quality assurance issues and human factors. Implementation of programming assignments will be done in an Object-Oriented language. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 2310, and CISS 2311. Fee: $15.

CISS 2350 - Networking Technology (3 credits)

In-depth coverage of networking technologies. Architectures, topologies and protocols will be analyzed, along with communications standards. Includes hands-on lab components covering the installation, configurations and management of selected technologies. Prerequisites: CISS 1310 and CISS 1341. Fee: $15.

CISS 3309 - Intermediate Concepts of Information and Computer Technology (3 credits)

Continuation of CISS 1310. Students use a desktop computer with current popular end-user application software to extend the student's knowledge and capabilities of sophisticated applications techniques and uses within an organizational environment. Reinforces knowledge of hardware and software components, the use of multiple operating systems, information structures and formal problem solving techniques. Includes supervised, structured laboratory exercises and projects. Prerequisite: CISS 1310 or discipline approval. Fee: $15.

CISS 3311 - Advanced Spreadsheet and Model Development (3 credits)

Use a desktop computer with current spreadsheet software to solve individual and organization wide problems. Emphasis will be placed on using advanced spreadsheet capabilities such as accounting, financial and statistical functions. Students will be introduced to macro development for constructing models to be used for simulations and "what if" predictions. Includes supervised structured laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: CISS 1310 or discipline approval. Fee: $25.

CISS 3312 - Development of Multimedia Applications ( 3 credits)

Use of a desktop computer with current multimedia software and hardware to create interactive applications involving text, sound, animation, and video. Includes supervised structured laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: CISS 1310 or discipline approval. Fee: $15.

CISS 3315 - Digital Imaging II (3 credits)

Same as ARTS 3315.

CISS 3320 - Object Oriented Software Engineering For Business II (3 credits)

The second course in a two-course sequence designed to study conventional and object-oriented software engineering principles and methods. Topics include user requirements, formal specifications, design techniques. Implementation, testing strategies, software metrics, maintenance, quality assurance issues, and human factors. Implementation of programming assignments will be done in an Object-Oriented language. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 2310, CISS 2311, CISS 2320. Fee: $15.

CISS 3330 - Database Analysis and Design (3 credits)

First in a two-course sequence with CISS 3331. Analysis, design and management of databases to meet organizational information needs. Uses current information systems development methodologies such as Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA&D) and tools such as Computer-Assisted Systems Engineering (CASE) software and current database/object management systems to analyze and design database systems. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 1342, CISS 2310. Fee: $15.

CISS 3331 - Information Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)

Second in a two-course sequence with CISS 3330. Includes methods and tools for analysis, design, and implementation of organizational information systems. Employs current methodologies such as Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, and tools such as CASE software, database/object management systems, and event driven programming languages. Emphasizes overall analysis and design of technology solutions, including software applications, database integration, system integrity and security, and the operational management and maintenance of information systems. Includes a case study in a group project environment. Prerequisite: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2310, CISS 3330. Fee: $15.

CISS 3335 - Information Systems Auditing (3 credits)

Overview of methods and tools for auditing information systems. Topics include the IS audit Process, IT Governance, Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle, IT Service and Delivery Support, Protection of Information Assets, and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Course is designed to prepare students for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISS) examination. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2310, CISS 2350, CISS 3360 and

CISS 3361.

CISS 3340 - Programming for the Internet and Intranets (3 credits)

Introduction to the process of analysis, design and implementation of business applications for the Internet/Intranets. Coverage will emphasize the creation and management of interactive web pages in business environment using n-tier client-server architecture with client-and server-side scripting. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 2310. Fee: $15.

CISS 3341 - Applied Cryptography (3 credits)

Overview of methods and tools for securing digital information. Topics include cryptographic protocols, cryptographic techniques, and cryptographic algorithms. Course includes hand-on-exercises requiring a significant amount of programming. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2310, CISS 2350, CISS 3361, CISS 4335. Fee: $15.

CISS 3342 - Computer Forensics and Investigations (3 credits)

Overview of methods and tools utilized for collecting and preserving electronic digital evidence for the computer forensic process. Topics include the forensic examination, analysis, and report writing; and preparing for courtroom testimony about the forensic results. Course includes significant hands-on-exercises, case studies, and culminates with a mock trial exercise in which each student will present testimony as an expert witness. Same as FORS 3342. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2350, CISS 3360 or permission of instructor. Fee: $15.

CISS 3350 - Information Systems and Information Technology (3 credits)

Identifies and applies principles for analyzing managerial and organizational information needs. Introduces systems theory, quality decision-making and the organizational role of information. Stresses information technology, including computing, telecommunications and electronic commerce systems. Concepts of information system life cycles and re-engineering are introduced. Prerequisite: CISS 1310.

CISS 3355 - Network Design and Implementation (3 credits)

Advanced course in server-side administration and management. Includes the installation of current network operating systems such as Windows and Linux servers. Includes significant hands-on labs allowing students to develop proficiency in network system administration. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1342, CISS 2350.

CISS 3360 - Computer and Network Security (3 credits)

Survey of security problems in computing, basic encryption and decryption techniques, secure encryption systems, cryptographic protocols and practices, security in networks and distributed systems, and legal and ethical issues in computer security. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2350. Fee: $15.

CISS 3361 - Information Assurance and Security (3 credits)

Survey of information assurance and security. Goals of confidentiality, integrity and availability. Comprehensive coverage of terminology specific to the study of information assurance. Identification of vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasure. Legal and ethical issues in information security. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2350, CISS 3342.

CISS 3362 - Information Assurance Policies and Procedures (3 credits)

In-depth study of information assurance policy and procedure development, including writing mechanics and the message, policy development, standards, writing procedures, security awareness program, managing the process or a project, and information technology code of practice for information security management. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2350, CISS 3361, CISS 3342.

CISS 3363 - Intrusion Detection and Response (3 credits)

In-depth study of incident response and incident handling, including identifying sources of attacks and security breaches; analyzing security logs; recovering the system; performing postmortem analysis; and implementing and modeling security measures. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2350, CISS 3361.

CISS 3365 - Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (3 credits)

Overview of methods and tools utilized for planning for, responding to, and recovering from security attacks. Topics include contingency planning, incident response, disaster recovery, business continuity, and crisis management. Course includes significant hands-on-exercises, case studies, and culminates with students developing and presenting a business continuity plan which includes impact analysis recovery strategies, and recovery plan implementation. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2350, CISS 3361.

CISS 3371 - Introduction to Hosting (3 credits)

Focuses on the history of hosting services, basic technology use in hosting, characteristics of hosting companies, and how hosting services are tied to the applicable hosting technologies. Prerequisites: Advanced standing or permission of instructor. Offered: Fall.

CISS 3372 - Http Technologies (3 credits)

Provides an in-depth coverage of all hypertezxt transfer protocol technologies across all platform (Microsoft, UNIX, and Linux). Coverage will include but not be limited to IIS and Apache web hosting services. Prerequisite: CISS 3371. Offered: Spring.

CISS 4193-4393 - Special Studies in Computer Information Systems and Security (1-3 credits)

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: As determined for specific content.

CISS 4321 - Advanced Programming Techniques (3 credits)

Covers advanced programming techniques. Students design and develop complex problems using either a procedural or object-oriented language. Includes sophisticated lab assignments and exercises. Prepares students for industry programming certification exams. Course may be repeated for credit when programming language varies. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315 and either CISS 2310 and CISS 2311 or CISS 2320 and CISS 3320. Fee: $15.

CISS 4330 - Distributed Databases and Processing Systems (3 credits)

Study of analysis, design and management of distributed processing systems. Topics include distribution of data, hardware, software, and control. Special emphasis placed on n-tier client-server technologies. Students develop a comprehensive client-server project. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2310, CISS 3330, CISS 3331, CISS 3331 may be taken concurrently.

CISS 4331 - Enterprise Security Management (3 credits)

Includes comprehensive discussion of specific technological, policy, and educational solutions for NSTISS. Understand the roles of the Information System Security Officer (ISSO). Analyze and evaluate system security policies, standards, guidelines, procedures, and training in support of the Chief Information Officer. The analysis will require a comprehensive description of the management/technology resources required to successfully complete an accreditation process. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 2350, CISS 3360, CISS 3361, CISS 3362, CISS 4335. Fee: $15.

CISS 4335 - Computer and Network Security Management (3 credits)

Introduction to computer and network security management. Covers the impact of audit and security requirements on the design and implementation of information systems and networks. Topics include audit, legal and ethical requirements, security issues, systems recovery and disaster planning. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2350, CISS 3361, CISS 3362. Fee: $15.

CISS 4341 - Desktop Publishing (3 credits)

Same as ARTS 4341 and COMM 4341.

CISS 4360 - Systems Project (3 credits)

Senior capstone course for CISS majors. Solve a client's information systems problem using current information systems development methodologies and tools. Apply project management techniques in a group project environment. Develop systems documentation; implement the system and present completed project report. May not be taken pass-fail. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2310, CISS 3330 and CISS 3331.

CISS 4391 - Computer Information Systems and Security Internship (3 credits)

Faculty-supervised off-campus training of qualified students in cooperating firms and governmental units; research and written reports required. Prerequisites: CISS 1310, CISS 1315, CISS 1341, CISS 1342, CISS 2320, CISS 3330, CISS 3331, and a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all computer information systems courses and completion of application for internship at least two months prior to registration.