At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:
This course reviews the design and components of LAN and WAN systems. The implementation and deployment of network topologies using the necessary network hardware and software systems at the enterprise level will also be covered. Topics in this course may include network configurations, networking hardware, network operating systems, network management issues, and network communication.
Network Security Management
This network security course provides information about mechanisms used to protect data from attack through investigation of network asset threats and vulnerabilities. Topics may include access control types and methods; basic and advanced network security; securing hosts, applications, and data; malware and social engineering; managing risk; cryptography; business continuity; and security policies.
Routing and Switching
This course provides an overview of routing and switching in network operations. Topics to be covered may include the role of switches and routers in network topologies and architectures, collisions and network congestion, the role of routers and switches in minimizing collisions, switching protocols and interswitch communications, switching and routing processes, switch operating systems, and switch management issues.
Special Topics in Network Administration
This course provides an advanced selection of contemporary topics which may include network management, operations and administration, developments in networking technologies, or developments in the business need for networking services.
Advanced Routing and Switching
This advanced course provides in-depth implementation and configuration of Networking Layers 2 and 3 devices. Topics may include the relationship between routers and switches, advanced features of routing protocols, maintaining a multiple router network in the LAN or WAN environment, dynamic routing techniques, access control lists and commonly-used routing protocols.
Specialized Network Administration
This course covers the recent global Internet technology and paves the way for the new generation of networking. In this specialization course, students will explore architectural network designs in accordance with ISO standards, network topology requirements, configuration management, fault management, performance management, monitoring resources, Quality of Service (QoS), and security policies.
Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT
In this course, students will examine the essential mathematics and logic skills required in Information Technology areas such as networking, systems administration, security, programming, database management, and computer hardware. Students will build on their mathematical proficiency to prepare for the challenges they are likely to encounter as an IT professional. This course discusses the importance of discrete mathematics, probability and statistics in IT. Students in this course will further their understanding of discrete mathematics and statistics necessary for application development and systems analysis. Students will also learn how to apply statistical techniques to improve the performance of IT systems. Real-world scenarios and problems from the IT industry are included throughout this course.
Network Infrastructure Basics
This course provides students with a conceptual overview of network infrastructure. Topics may include network configurations, network operations, segmentation through subnetting, and wireless developments.
Comprehensive IT Project
In this lower division capstone course, students will examine IT project management and systems architecture. Topics covered include project management concepts of time, scope, and costs, as well as systems architecture, sourcing, acquisition, development, and deployment processes.
Information Technology Security
This survey course covers information security concepts and mechanisms. Information security concepts reviewed may include data protection techniques, software security, information assurance process, enterprise network security, and attack types/countermeasures.
System Architecture and Integration
In this course, students will analyze the system integration requirements and apply appropriate frameworks, methodologies, and techniques that are used to manage, administer, acquire, develop, implement, and integrate enterprise systems.
Program Capstone for IT
This course offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their level of understanding regarding the application of information technology concepts, technologies, and methodologies. Students are expected to employ their knowledge about hardware, systems, applications, and security management.