CTS: Computer Technology And Skills Courses

Courses

CTS 1120   Introduction to Network Security

College of Sci and Engineering, Department of Computer Science

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CNT 1000

Introduction to concepts of computer and network security and currently available technologies, mitigating threats, asset protection techniques against threats.

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 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

This course focuses on the installation, configuration, and maintenance of modern, open-source operating systems in individual and corporate environments including computer networks that host a variety of servers and workstations. Through hands-on experience, students will learn how a Linux operating system works and how it can be put to use to serve computing needs. Students will also learn how to configure network environments to test the networking capabilities of the operating system.

CTS 4817   Web Server Administration

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 overview of essential skills in web server administration. Topics include installation and configuration of client web servers, user creation and login authentication, configuration of applications, security, management of user permissions.

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 5541   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.