CTS: Computer Technology And Skills Courses

Courses

CTS 3159   End User Support

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: COP 2334 OR COP 2253 OR COP 2830

An applied course pertaining to the usual activities that are involved in supporting end users of computers. Addresses the technical capabilities a support specialist needs and the "soft skills" necessary when dealing with clients. Topics include computer facility management, customer service skills, user needs analysis, installing and troubleshooting computer systems, help desk organization, product evaluation, and user training.

CTS 4121   Information Technology Applications in CompTIA Security+

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CGS 3763

Security+ includes important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important components of the course. Mitigation and deterrent techniques are provided to prevent network attacks and expose potential vulnerabilities. Successful completion of the CompTIA Security+ exam meets the "Information Assurance (I.A.) technical and management certification requirement" outlined by the U.S. Department of Defense. Non-degree seeking students will be required to pass an online pre-test with a minimum score of 80% prior to enrollment.

CTS 4139   Information Technology Applications in CompTIA Network+

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CGS 3763

Network+ includes topics in network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Certification in Network+ enhances several occupations including: network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer. Network+ is the "technical prerequisite option" for IT technicians requesting to join the Apple Consultants Network. Successful completion of the certification exam is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Non-degree seeking students will be required to pass an online pre-test with a score of 80% or better prior to enrollment.

CTS 4323   Server Administration

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CGS 3763

This course provides students with skills and knowledge necessary to plan, install, configure, and manage server technologies. Specifically, students will be able to implement and manage server storage, file systems, server clusters, Hyper-V, web server technologies, and apply various security controls. This course should prepare students for a Microsoft administration certification exam.

CTS 4348   Linux System Administration

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: COP 4634 OR COP 4610 OR CGS 3763

This course focuses on essential Linux administration tasks, including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage and basic security administration.

CTS 4360   Advanced Server Administration

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CTS 4323

This course is the second in a series of courses that provides the skills necessary to implement a core server infrastructure at the enterprise level. The course focuses on the networking skills required to deploy and support server technologies in an enterprise environment. This course includes topics related to IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, DirectAccess, domain name system (DNS), virtual private networks (VPNs), and more advanced content including software-defined networking (SDN), and distributed files system (DFS).

CTS 4362   Active Directory

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CTS 4360

This course covers part three in a series of server administration courses that provides the skills necessary to implement a core server infrastructure at the enterprise level. This course focuses on how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment. Other areas covered in this course include Group Policy, User and Service Account Configuration, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

CTS 4910   Social Media Data Analytics

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: COP 2253 OR COP 2334 OR COP 2830 OR COP 3464

This is a new course for anyone interested in social media analytics. Students enrolled in this course will use the vast amounts of data generated by social media and analyze the data to make informed decisions applicable to interdisciplinary projects and products.

CTS 4911   Information Technology Capstone

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CET 4743 AND CGS 3763

Applying and integrating the knowledge of the development life cycle, project management, development tools, and skills gained throughout the major to plan, analyze, design, and build a fully functional information system/component(s) to solve a business problem for organizations. Demonstrating an understanding of the skills in documenting and presenting the project to company representatives.

CTS 4950   Innovative Solutions for Industry

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Innovative Solutions for Industry is a teams-based problem-solving course that allows students to develop a deep understanding of the requirements of a specific industry. Over the academic term, students will work intimately together on teams to rapidly iterate prototypes and produce solutions to problem sponsors' needs. Student teams will utilize the lean methodology, which emphasizes customer discovery, and will experience the intensities and challenges of a startup company. Government and/or business sponsors shall support and mentor teams during the term.

CTS 5458   Data Visualization

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Department of Information Tech

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

This course provides students with skills to describe theory and concepts related to efficient and effective display of data. Students will use a variety of tools necessary to prepare and present the factual data in a visually compelling manner. Data Visualization tools have a wide applicability and tools and technologies available today allow students, researchers and other users of data leverage on these tools to empower their presentations. Offered concurrently with CTS 4540; graduate students will be assigned additional work.