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    IST 190  LINUX Essentials  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  CPT 257
    This course will provide students with the fundamental knowledge and concepts of the LINUX operating system, including command line functions, file systems, user and group administration, process management, text editors, and network applications.

    IST 191 LINUX Administration (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite: IST 190
    This course will provide students with the skills necessary to administer a LINUX system, including hardware/software configuration, user and group administration, LINUX network configuration, and file system management.

    IST 198 Cloud Essentials (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: CPT 257, IST 220, IST 190, IST 257
    This course is a study of cloud computing as a framework for providing network access to shared computing resources including storage, network, server and virtualization infrastructures. 

    IST 201  Cisco Internetworking Concepts (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisites:  IST 220 and placement into MAT 120 or higher
    This course is a study of current and emerging computer networking technology.  Topics covered include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANS, WANS, OSI models, cabling, cabling tools, Cisco routers, router programming, star topology, IP addressing, and network standards.

    IST 202  Cisco Router Configuration (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  IST 201
    This course is a study of LANS, WANS, OSI models, ethernet, token ring, fiber distributed data interface TCP/IP addressing protocol, dynamic routing, routing, and the network administrator's role and function.

    IST 203  Advanced Cisco Router Configuration (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  IST 202
    This course is a study of configuring Cisco routers.

    IST 204  Cisco Troubleshooting (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  IST 203
    This course is a study of troubleshooting network problems.

    IST 220 Data Communications (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:    Placement  into  MAT  101
    This course is a study of the fundamentals of data communications. Basic signaling, networking and various transmission media are covered.

    IST 226 Internet Programming (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into MAT 032 and RDG 100
    This course covers designing internet pages and applications for personal/business use, writing the required program code in languages such as HTML, Java, and VRML, testing and debugging programs, uploading and maintaining internet pages and applications.

    IST 235 Handheld Computer Programming  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites: CPT 236 and IST 226 or IST 237
    This course is a survey of the techniques of rapid application development for handheld devices. Topics include setup of development environment, creation and deployment of programs, and design strategies to overcome memory and interface limitations.

    IST 239  DHTML and JavaScript  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  CPT 186 or CPT 187 or CPT 230 and IST 226 or IST 237
    This course includes concepts and skills for developing dynamic functionality and interactivity for web sites using JavaScript.  Variables, operators, conditionals, functions, objects (image and form), properties, methods, cookies, frames, and arrays. NoteCourse taught via College Online only.

    IST 257  LAN Network Server Technologies  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  CPT 257
    This course is a study of networking system technologies including network operating system architecture, the installation, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of network resources, and network administration functions such as user-group maintenance, network security print services, remote access, fault tolerance, backup and recovery.  Correlates with Microsoft Windows 2003 Server.

    IST 258  LAN Directory Services  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  IST 257
    This course is a study of LAN objects, object properties, and the organization of network objects into a structure that is extensible and scalable. The course includes a hierarchical view of network resources and allows administrators, developers and end-users to gain access to those resources.

    IST 266  Internet and Firewall Security  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  IST 220 or IST 201
    This course is an introduction to firewalls and other network security components that can work together to create an in-depth defensive perimeter around a local area network (LAN).

    IST 272  Relational Database  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  CPT 170 or CPT 113, MAT 102 or higher
    This course provides a comprehensive foundation in both SQL and relational database design and implementation.  Dynamic and embedded SQL programming techniques are emphasized.  NoteSQL Server is used.

    IST 278  Database Programming  (3-0-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  IST 272 and MAT 102 or higher math
    This course is a study of advanced database techniques.  Topics will cover procedures, triggers, query optimization and user security.

    IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  IST 201
    Co-requisite: IST 202 (required)
    This course is an introduction to features of Voice Over IP protocols, including VOIP hardware selection and network design considerations. Concepts include analog and digital voice encoding signaling and Quality of Service (QOS) and troubleshooting and configuration of VOIP networks.