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ITM 408 Data and Information Management

Studies fundamental concepts of data and information management with primary focus on database systems, including identifying organizational requirements, conceptual data modeling, logical and physical database design, SQL and database administration tasks. Other topics include business intelligence technologies, data quality management and emerging trends. This course requires completion of an application prototype on a currently popular DBMS.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 220.

ITM 415 Digital Forensic & Software Security

This course explores secure software development and digital forensic analysis. For software security, we cover the most critical application security vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them. The methodologies of developing secure applications are addressed. Secure coding practices are introduced. Additionally, students learn how to conduct vulnerability scans against software as well as take precautionary steps to prevent exploitation. For digital forensics, we explore computer crime types, investigations, and evidence analysis from different devices and operating systems. Students gain experience using digital forensic tools. Understanding cyber risks facing critical national and global infrastructures is also treated.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 251 and ITM 350.

ITM 419 Enterprise Architecture and Governance

The course continues with systems development in an enterprise environment with an emphasis on governance and strategy.  The course focuses on topics such as developing system and network architectures, capturing data, process and security requirements, designing user interfaces and documentation, implementing systems and planning for transition and training.  Moreover, the course covers international governance standards using case examples from global companies.  Governance topics include global strategy development, business alignment, strategic planning and other IS frameworks.  The course provides students with the opportunity to earn the Information Systems Analyst (ISA) designation, an internationally recognized professional certification.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 251 and ITM 318. Pre or Co-Requisite ITM 408.

ITM 450 Cybersecurity Capstone

A comprehensive and intense preparation for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) exam.  The course reviews the domains of the CISSP common body of knowledge.  Students sharpen test taking skills with practice questions.  A comprehensive exam is given that mimics an actual certification exam.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 350, ITM 375, ITM 380.

ITM 466 Business Intelligence and Analytics

The course focuses on the use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, and explanatory and predictive models to generate data-driven insight for decision-making and competitive strategy. Students gain knowledge and skills to manipulate and analyze large data sets. Topics include the strategic value of business intelligence and analytics, relevant concepts related to databases and data warehouses, data and text mining techniques, and business applications of data mining and analytics. Students use software tools to analyze large data sets.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 220 and QMB 210.

ITM 480 Ethical Hacking

Provides additional hands-on lab exercises that build upon the concepts learned in ITM 380. The course covers the hacking methodologies used to assess and attack a target computer system. Emphasis is placed on understanding attack exploits and using security tools and techniques to find and fix vulnerabilities. Students engage in offensive and defensive exercises stressing ethical hacking and penetration testing. Exercises are conducted using different operating systems and virtual environments.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

ITM 350, ITM 380

ITM 490 Internship in Information and Technology Management

This internship exposes the student to a real life learning experience. Students are hired by an organization for the specific objective of gaining work experience in that organization. The paid or unpaid internship position should be relevant to the student's major, and is worked out between the organization and the student. Completion of this internship helps students partially attain the following goals of the College of Business. May not be used to satisfy major requirements. Approval of the department chair required.

Credit Hours: 1-8

Prerequisites

Junior or senior standing with overall minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.0 in COB courses.

ITM 495 Special Topics in Information and Technology Management

A course offered at the discretion of the ITM department. Subject may focus on a topic of current interest in the field, training in a specific area of the field, or a topic that is of interest to a particular group of students.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

To be specified at time of offering.

ITM 499 Independent Study in Information and Technology Management

A readings or independent study course taken under faculty guidance for variable credit.

Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

Minimum 3.0 GPA, consent of department chair and associate dean.