Information Technology Systems Courses
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: CAPP 120. (F)
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to set up and administer a computer running Microsoft Windows 10 operating system as a single workstation and a member of a domain. The course provides the skills required to perform basic installation, configuration tasks, and day-to-day administration tasks in a Windows-based network. The course also teaches students how to troubleshoot basic installation, configuration, and administration problems.
ITS 171 Configuring MS Server 2016
3 cr. (2 led/2lab/wk.) Prerequisite: ITS 166. (F)
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to set up and administer a computer running Microsoft Server 2016 operating system in a single domain environment. The course provides the skills required to perform basic installation, configuration tasks, and day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft-based network. The course also teaches students how to troubleshoot basic installation, configuration, and administration problems. The course content applies to the Windows 2016 Server network operating system and the Windows client operating system.
ITS 182 Help Desk Support
[formerly CST 182 Help Desk Support]
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk)
Provides an overview of topics relevant to working a help desk. Included are sections on people, processes, technology, and information, and how these components come together to instruct the student on how the Help Desk functions to support business operations.
ITS 200 CCNA Exam Preparation
1 cr. (1 lec/wk) (P/NP) Prerequisite: NTS 205. (Sp)
Prepares students to successfully pass the Cisco CCNA exam by reviewing current exam requirements and topics and building students’ self-confidence as they prepare for the exam.
ITS 217 Network Operating System – Server Admin/Apps
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisites: ITS 161 & ITS 162. (F)
Provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure and troubleshoot a Windows Server 2008 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement and configure secure network access and implement fault tolerant storage technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the networking technologies most commonly used with Windows Server 2008 and IP-enabled networks. Students will also learn how to secure servers and maintain update compliance.
ITS 224 Introduction to Linux
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) (F, Sp)
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to set up and administer a computer running a Linux operating system. The course provides the skills required to perform basic installation, configuration tasks, and day-to-day administration tasks in a Linux network. The course also teaches students how to troubleshoot basic installation problems and perform system maintenance.
ITS 256 CCNA Security
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: NTS 105. (F)
Provides students with the technical knowledge required of foundation-level security practitioners. Provides a foundation level of skill and knowledge in general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, basics of cryptography, and operational/organizational security.
ITS 257 Introduction to Computer Virtualization
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisites: ITS 171, ITS 224. (Sp)
Introduces operating system virtualization and shared storage. Emphasis is placed on virtualization terminology, virtual machine storage, virtual networking, and access control. Students will install, configure, and troubleshoot a computing environment that includes virtualization software from multiple software vendors. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to installation, configuration, and management of virtual machines. Students should explain the role of shared storage in OS virtualization.
ITS 260 CCNP: Routing
[formerly CST 270 Advanced Routing Configuration]
4 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: NTS 205.
Addresses those tasks that network managers and administrators need to perform when managing access and controlling overhead traffic in growing, routed networks once basic connectivity has been established. This course also discusses router capabilities used to control traffic over LANs (local area network) and WANs (wide area network), as well as connecting corporate networks to an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ITS 262 CCNP 2: Implementing Secure Converged WAN
[formerly CST 272 Remote Access Networks]
4 cr. (2 lec/4 lab/wk) Prerequisite: NTS 205.
Teaches students how to build a remote access network to interconnect central sites to branch offices and home office/telecommuters. Once the network is built, the course further teaches students how to control access to the central site, as well as maximize bandwidth utilization over the remote links.
ITS 264 CCNP 3: Switching
[formerly CST 274 Multi-Layer Switching]
4 cr. (2 lec/4 lab/wk) Prerequisite: NTS 205.
Teaches network administrators how to build campus networks using multi-layer switching technologies over high speed Ethernet. This course addresses how routing and switching concepts and implementations along with various technologies work together.
ITS 274 Advanced Hardware/Software Troubleshooting and Support
3 cr. (1 lec/4 lab/wk) Prerequisites: ITS 162 & ITS 280. (Sp)
Studies advanced software applications in order to solve in-depth business cases. Provides students with the skills necessary to troubleshoot computers, networks, and peripheral devices. Students complete software and hardware installation projects to increase competency and hands-on skills and then learn how to troubleshoot common problems associated with each stage of the project.
ITS 280 Computer Repair and Maintenance
[formerly CST 250 Microcomputer Hardware Maintenance]
3 cr. Prerequisite: CAPP 120 or Instructor Approval.
Provides 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.
ITS 283 Health Information Networking
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisites: CAPP 120, NTS 104, and NTS 105. (Sp)
Equips students with the knowledge and skills that can be applied toward entry-level specialist careers in healthcare networking. Health Information Networking is a blended curriculum with both online and classroom learning. Health Information Networking aims to develop an in-depth understanding of principles and practicalities needed for information technology professionals wishing to specialize in healthcare network implementations.
ITS 284 Network Storage
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: ITS 217 or consent of instructor. (Sp)
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required to set up and administer digital information in traditional media, network media storage devices, and virtual media storage devices.
ITS 291 Special Topics
[formerly CST 200 Cisco CCNA Exam Prep]
Prepares students in computer special topics of variable length.
ITS 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly CMP 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: CAPP 120.
Investigates intensively topics pertaining to an area of data processing.
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* These courses may only be available on the MSU Billings University Campus.