Computer Systems Technology Courses
CST 111 Applied Intermediate Programming Concepts Using Visual Basic .NET
5 cr. (2 lec/6 lab/wk) Prerequisite: CSCI 110.
Instructs students in more advanced programming techniques using the Visual Basic .NET programming language. This course will strengthen the students’ skill in Visual Basic .NET programming and will further enhance that skill through the creation of web-based applications.
CST 169 Administering Web Servers
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk)
Examines and instructs students in the tasks and concerns for deploying, administering, and maintaining web servers. Students will work with Apache and Internet Information Server web servers applying techniques learned in class and gaining familiarity with both. Topics will include setting up servers, securing servers, optimizing services, and managing access and logs.
CST 217 Microsoft Certified Applications Developer Exam Preparation
2 cr. (2 lec/wk) Prerequisite: CSCI 120.
Prepares the student to take the three exams required to gain Microsoft’s Certified Applications Developer certification. The class will review the topics for the test and take many practice tests.
CST 227 Sun Certified Java Programmer Exam Preparation
1 cr. (1 lec/wk) Prerequisite: CSCI 121.
Prepares the student to take Sun’s Java Programmer examination. The class will review the topics for the test and take many practice tests.
CST 230 Systems Analysis and Design
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: ITS 160.
Provides a thorough introduction to the features and methodologies of structures systems analysis and design. A variety of techniques and disciplines are explored in the course.
CST 252 Microcomputer Hardware Maintenance – Lab
3 cr. (6 lab/wk) Prerequisite: CAPP 120 or Instructor Approval. Corequisite: ITS 280.
Provides students with a supporting lab course designed to provide students with the skills necessary to install and troubleshoot hardware devices. Topics include system setup, RAM, hard and floppy drives, data buses, power supplies, IO cards, and diagnostic tools.
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CST 263 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: ITS 162.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory directory services. The course also focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers.
CST 268 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: ITS 210.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design a Microsoft Windows networking services solution for enterprise networks.
CST 280 Integration of Microsoft Windows 2000, Novell NetWare and Unix
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk)
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to integrate the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server network operating system with a Novell NetWare network; migrate users, files, directories, and permissions from a NetWare environment to a Windows NT Server-based domain, and implement a single network login for NetWare users in a multiple-server network. This course also provides students with the knowledge and skills required to integrate the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server network operating system with a UNIX network, as it applies to working in mixed (UNIX and Windows 2000) environment. This will be accomplished by comparing the two operating systems, services, tasks, and concepts.
CST 281 Computerized Inventory and Asset Tracking
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisites: CAPP 158.
Introduces the student to applications in Auto ID technology, including bar coding and magnetic striping, for use in inventory control and asset tracking in all organizations.
CST 296 Cooperative Education/Internship
V1-9 cr. (45 hours/credit)
Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Computer Systems Technology, supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).