Introduction/ Course Objectives

This course will include a discussion of information technology architectures including software systems, hardware, operating systems, databases, component technologies, networking, and architecture patterns.  The course also covers management aspects as well.

Course Code: IT-4541

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: IT-3541 (Network Design & Management)

Course Syllabus

Definition of IT Infrastructure, Nonfunctional Attributes, Availability Concepts, Sources of Unavailability, Availability Patterns. Performance. Security Concepts. Datacenters. Servers: Availability, Performance, Security. Networking: Building Blocks, Availability, Performance, Security. Storage: Availability, Performance, Security. Virtualization:  Availability, Performance, Security. Operating Systems: Building Blocks, Implementing Various OSs, OS availability, OS Performance, OS Security. End User Devises: Building Blocks, Device Availability, Performance, Security. IT Infrastructure Management. Service Delivery Processes. Service Support Processes. IT Ethics & Emerging Trends in IT.

Textbook(s): IT Infrastructure Architecture: Infrastructure building blocks and concepts by Sjaak Laan, (November 5, 2011). ISBN-10: 1447881281

Course Assesment:

  • Mid Term Exam: 30 Marks
  • Final Term Exam: 50 Marks
  • Sessional: 20 Marks
    • Assignment: 05 Marks
    • Project & Presentation: 15 Marks

Class Schedule: BSIT 8th Self (Tuesday: 12:30 - 02:00 PM) (Wednesday: 11:00 - 12:30 PM)

Course Material