Dec 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 3715 - Infrastructure Architecture

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
In this course, students will learn key concepts within organizational information technology infrastructure such as processors, interfaces, disks, controllers, and network components. They will be introduced to infrastructure configuration, administration, and management principles.  Course topics include server architecture models, virtualization, storage networks, network configuration and management, backup and recovery, and security. Measures of availability, reliability, and performance will be discussed.  (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Summarize typical server architecture models and their application within a business environment
  • Compare and contrast architecture management techniques and their application within a business environment
  • Compare and contrast storage network architectures for a given business need
  • Describe the building blocks of networks and various configurations of these components to meet business needs
  • Calculate metrics related to availability, reliability, and performance of server and storage systems and identify their importance within an organization

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Beth Slayman

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