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IT Infrastructure & Security - Spring 2017


(4/11) Tech Market Brief and Hands On Linux: (4/18) Get topic approved in class; (4/20) Part One - Topic Posted; (5/4) Part Two - Outline & References Posted; (Exam Day) 3-page Mobile-friendly Website & Printed Tech Brief.

(4/11) Exam Day: The first hour of the exam period will be used for Quiz #3. Students may take a missed Quiz #1 or #2 or re-take a botched quiz after Quiz #3. An optional final exam covering material from Quizzes #1 and #2 will be offered for students who want to re-take both quizzes. In any case, the score earned on the re-taken quiz will replace the earlier score. Exam times:

(3/28) Quiz #2 will be April 6th. Both sections asked to move Quiz #2 to April 13th. It will include the The topics on Storage, Backup and Transaction logging. The pages for Quiz #2 Topics and Study Questions have been marked up with an indigo header to show the cutoff point...

(4/4) NEW category memory! 3D XPoint, pronounced '3D cross point' is the first new category of memory in about 25 years. It's 1000X faster than the NAND memory currently in use for non-volatile storage, which is good, is still 1000X slower than RAM, but will have lots of applications in personal and enterprise computing. Currently, 128 Gigs fit on a die the size of an Intel CPU...

Prior notes have been moved to Prior Notes


Topics are arranged in approximate order of presentation, are dated as they're covered in class...


(1/17) Syllabus, Provost's Policies, Classroom Behavior &c, No Wandering Out and Back Into Class, Quiz & Makeup Policy...

Quiz #1 Topics:

(1/19) Operating Systems, CPU Architectures, Platforms, Legacy Providers and Emerging Tech, Recent Market History, FOSS, Software Wars, Mobile, 7 OS Functions, Range of Platforms...

Quiz #2 Topics:

(2/9...) Storage, Internet Infrastructure, Data Centers, Data, Hardware, RAM, CPUs, History, Backup & Transaction Logging...

LAN Project:

(3/14) Memo From the Boss, Visio demo, Intro to Networking, DMZ Firewall, Rack Diagram, Office Floorplan with Network Drops, Read and Follow Directions, Prep Purchase Orders & Summaries of up-front purchases and recurring costs. Due April 11th Thursday April 6th.

Tech Market Brief & Hands on Linux:

(4/11) Working server-side with linux command line and the vi editor. A well-researched brief on an approved subject about the IT marketplace. Publish the brief as a mobile-friendly website, standards-compliant, a clear example of semantic markup that fits the outline.

Quiz #3 Topics:

Visualizing network traffic; security & professional standards and best practices; packet sniffing; firewall scripting; spectrum analysis; generations of programming languages, version control, data structures and algorithms.

G Saunders,
Dept of Information Systems
VCU School of Business

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