Computer Information Systems

Course Descriptions

CIS 100: Introduction to Business Computing

Credits: 5.0

An introduction to business computing concepts and applications using Windows and MS Office. Includes introduction to HTML, hardware components, information processing cycle in business, how networks work, etc. Students may receive credit for either CIS 100 or BSTEC 130, but not both. Prerequisite(s): Placement into EAP 121 or BRDGE 093 or equivalent.

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    CIS 102: Intermediate Business Computing

    Credits: 5.0

    Extends the concepts and software learned in CIS 100. Intermediate expertise of word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software is attained. Concepts include trends/careers in information systems (IS), database/IS management, IS development, security, privacy and ethics. Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 or BSTEC 130 with a GPA of at least 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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      CIS 116: IT Prior Learning Assessment

      Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

      Students will either create an exit portfolio for their ATA requirement or an entrance portfolio for placement into upper level CIS programs. Class can also be used to challenge or waive program requirements. Registration by entry code only; obtain code from instructor.

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        CIS 125: Network Workstation

        Credits: 5.0

        Windows operating system (OS) with emphasis on command line functions. Topics include installation and Windows XP features, OS navigation, and administrative tools. Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 or BSTEC 130 or concurrent enrollment or equivalent.

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          CIS 141: Introduction to Web Development

          Credits: 5.0

          A foundational course intended to familiarize students with the history, organization, technologies, development cycles, and ethical standards of Web development. Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent.

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            CIS 151: A+ Hardware Support

            Credits: 5.0

            A comprehensive course in computer hardware. Students will build, analyze, and diagnose PC hardware components and peripherals. Emphasis is placed on PC Hardware, networking, mobile devices, and troubleshooting using industry standard test equipment. Hands-on training in the use of a digital multimeter and USB voltage analyzer is included. Preparation for the current CompTIA A+ Hardware certification exam is included. Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent.

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              CIS 152: A+ Software Support

              Credits: 5.0

              A comprehensive course in computer software. Students will install, maintain, and troubleshoot PC operating systems and associated software packages. Emphasis is placed on Windows operating systems, MAC/LINUX operating systems and technologies, industry standard OS maintenance, and troubleshooting/best practice operational procedures. Preparation for the current CompTIA A+ Software certification exam is included. Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent.

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                CIS 153: IT Desktop Support

                Credits: 5.0

                Advanced topics in desktop support. Development of problem solving skills used in supporting the desktop user. Students work in teams to create and manage their own helpdesk. Emphasis on troubleshooting, problem solving, and customer support. Prerequisite(s): CIS 151 and CIS 152 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                  CIS 155: Special Topics

                  Credits: 5.0

                  New topics and technologies in computer information systems are presented. Topics will change from quarter to quarter, but sample topics might include operating systems, networks, application development, and Web development.

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                    CIS 171: Cisco Networking I

                    Credits: 5.0

                    First of four courses mapping to the CCNA exam. Topics include functions, components and models of computer networks, and the Internet; structure and implementation of IPv4 and IPv6; ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Students build simple LANs and perform command line configuration for routers and switches. Prerequisite(s): CIS 125 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                      CIS 172: Cisco Networking II

                      Credits: 5.0

                      Second of four courses mapping to the CCNA exam. Topics include basic operation, configuration, and troubleshooting of routers and switches; students will configure router and switch operations andprotocols such as RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area/multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, inter-VLAN routing, and ACLs. Prerequisite(s): CIS 171 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                        CIS 173: Cisco Networking III

                        Credits: 5.0

                        Third of four courses mapping to the CCNA exam. Topics include architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger complex networks. Students will implement DHCP and DNS, and perform advanced configuration and troubleshooting with OSPF/EIGRP/STP/VTP, and NAT in both IPv4/IPv6 networks. Prerequisite(s): CIS 172 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                          CIS 174: Cisco Networking IV

                          Credits: 5.0

                          Final course mapping to the CCNA exam. Topics include hierarchical network design, PPP and frame-relay, WAN technologies, broadband solutions, IPSec and VPNs, network monitoring, enterprise network troubleshooting, borderless networking, virtualization, and collaboration in network architectures. Prerequisite(s): CIS 173 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                            CIS 180: Wireless Networking

                            Credits: 5.0

                            Provides the material and the experience needed for the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) exam. Topics include RF Technologies, Wireless LAN Implementation and Management, Wireless LAN Security, and Wireless LAN Standards. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: CIS 100 or CIS 125 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                              CIS 198: Individual Project

                              Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                              Independent projects under the direction and supervision of a CIS instructor. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

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                                CIS 199: Special Projects

                                Credits: 5.0

                                Credit for a design project is available with approval. For more information, please contact the CIS department at 425.640.1902.

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                                  CIS 201: Digital Forensics and the Law

                                  Credits: 5.0

                                  Covers legal issues relevant to information security and digital forensics professionals. Topics: Electronic discovery, expert testimony, electronic surveillance, evidence retention, preservation and spoliation, privacy issues, Sarbanes Oxley and other legislation. Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 and CIS 102 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or concurrent enrollment or instructor permission.

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                                    CIS 210: Win Server Pro Install and Configure

                                    Credits: 5.0

                                    Focuses on installation and configuration of services on Windows Server 2012r2. Topics include managing and maintaining Active Directory, DNS, File Sharing, Printing Services, Group Policy, Networking, IPV4 and IPV6, and DHCP server roles.  Prerequisite(s): CIS 125 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                      CIS 211: Win Server Pro Management and Administration

                                      Credits: 5.0

                                      Managing and maintaining Windows Server. Topics include: Active Directory, Group Policies, File Services, DNS, Remote Access, Server Management, and Maintenance.  Prerequisite(s): CIS 125 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                        CIS 212: Windows Server Pro Advanced Services

                                        Credits: 5.0

                                        Topics include advanced training in Active Directory, file and storage, DHCP, DNS, Hyper-V, failover clustering, and certificate services. Students will configure and manage Active Directory, group policies, permissions, and certificate services in a Windows environment. Prerequisite(s): CIS 210 or CIS 211 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                          CIS 220: Enterprise Architecture

                                          Credits: 5.0

                                          Introduction to enterprise systems architectures from various perspectives; covers conceptual frameworks and considerations for managing enterprise application integration projects, relationships between components of systems, and research of emerging technologies. Prerequisite(s): (CIS 116 or CIS 125 with a minimum grade of 2.5) and 45 credits toward an ATA degree.

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                                            CIS 233: Systems Analysis

                                            Credits: 5.0

                                            A practical approach to real world systems analysis and design. Includes the systems development life cycle, structured methodologies and project planning. A case study project is analyzed, requirements are written and a systems design specification document is prepared. Prerequisite(s): (CIS 102 or CIS 116) and (completion of at least one writing requirement or equivalent experience).

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                                              CIS 234: Systems Design and Development

                                              Credits: 5.0

                                              Provides hands-on experience in systems design and implementation using a prototype approach. The case study is designed and tested using application development software. User manuals are written. Prerequisite(s): CIS 233 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                CIS 235: Requirements Modeling

                                                Credits: 5.0

                                                Advanced course in business modeling methods which will provide students an understanding of various tools and techniques used by analysts. Topics include UML, CASE tools, conceptual design, and physical implementation. Enterprise Systems Analysis will be introduced. Prerequisite(s): (CIS 250 and 233 with minimum grades of 2.5) or equivalent experience.

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                                                  CIS 241: Web Development I

                                                  Credits: 5.0

                                                  Website development using HTML5, approached from a source code perspective. Covers tags, forms, linked objects, CSS3, frames, tables, and introduction to the use of scripting. Students build multi-page websites. Prerequisite(s): (CIS 100 and CIS 141) or instructor permission.

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                                                    CIS 242: Web Development II: JavaScript and jQuery

                                                    Credits: 5.0

                                                    Students will explore the topics of embedding, inline and external scripts, functions, form validation, loops, conditional statements, strings, numbers, DHTML, and an introduction to JavaScript Frameworks. Students build multi-page Web sites using these technologies. Prerequisite(s): CIS 241 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                      CIS 243: Web Development III: Introduction to PHP

                                                      Credits: 5.0

                                                      Topics include server-side scripting for Web pages using PHP. Students will learn fundamentals of PHP scripting including functions, logical structure, and database connectivity used in creating websites. Prerequisite(s): CIS 242 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                        CIS 244: Web Development IV: Introduction to Joomla! and SEO

                                                        Credits: 5.0

                                                        Students will learn to work with open-source content management systems (CMSs) and search engine optimization (SEO). Topics include Joomla!, installation of Joomla!, creating and updating content, and SEO concepts and techniques. Students will apply these topics while building multi-page websites. Prerequisite(s): CIS 241 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                          CIS 245: Web Development V: Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

                                                          Credits: 5.0

                                                          Students will learn the details required to combine CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) with HTML, XHTML, or XML to create rich, powerful websites. Topics include: selectors, cascade and inheritance, text and font manipulation, layout, and positioning. Prerequisite(s): CIS 241 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or instructor permission based on equivalent experience.

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                                                            CIS 246: Web Development VI JavaScript Frameworks and Cloud Computing

                                                            Credits: 5.0

                                                            Students will investigate and use the advanced techniques available in JavaScript frameworks (libraries) such as JQuery, AJAX, MooTools, and Prototype. Prerequisite(s): CIS 242 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                              CIS 250: Database Theory and Design

                                                              Credits: 5.0

                                                              Designed to recognize data as a business resource. Database models are discussed from both a developer's and a user's viewpoint. Topics include: Conceptual and logical models, and data normalization through case studies. Prerequisite(s): CIS 116 or twenty credits towards an ATA degree or certificate or equivalent experience.

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                                                                CIS 251: Structured Query Language (SQL)

                                                                Credits: 5.0

                                                                Covers topics in Structure Query Language (SQL) including statements such as select, update, insert, delete, create. Emphasis on the ability to extract, update and maintain databases using SQL. Prerequisite(s): CIS 250 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent.

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                                                                  CIS 253: Application and Cloud Development Tools

                                                                  Credits: 5.0

                                                                  An introduction to application development using MS-Access. Includes development of tables, forms, queries, reports, macros, and menus needed to support the application. Includes application development in the Cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Prerequisite(s): CIS 250 and CS 115 with minimum grades of 2.5 or concurrent enrollment or equivalent.

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                                                                    CIS 255: Special Topics

                                                                    Credits: 5.0

                                                                    New topics and technologies in computer information systems are presented. Topics will change from quarter to quarter, but sample topics might include: operating systems, networks, application development, and Web development.

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                                                                      CIS 260: Introduction to XML and Cloud Database Computing

                                                                      Credits: 5.0

                                                                      Topics include how XML is used in websites, data storage applications and Cloud storage applications, XSL, incorporating style with XSL and CSS, namespaces, DTDs and schemas. Prerequisite(s): CIS 100 and ETEC 150 with minimum grades of 3.0 or equivalent.

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                                                                        CIS 267: Exchange Server

                                                                        Credits: 5.0

                                                                        Administering and configuring Exchange Server; creating address lists, public folders and virtual servers; implementing SMTP and security, including Exchange database backup and restore. Prerequisite(s): (CIS 125 or CIS 185 with a minimum grade of 2.5) or equivalent experience.

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                                                                          CIS 268: CISCO CCNA Security

                                                                          Credits: 5.0

                                                                          Capstone course covering introductory and intermediate network security principles and implementation using vendor specific equipment. Topics include Device Hardening, Layer 2 Network Security, Zone-Based Firewalls, IPS/IDS, and IPSec VPNs. Prerequisite(s): CIS 172 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                                            CIS 272: Digital Forensics I

                                                                            Credits: 5.0

                                                                            Covers basic procedures and methodologies for digital forensics that must be mastered. Acquisition, identification, and analysis of evidence; documentation strategies; manual and automated analysis tools; and working as an expert witness. Maps to the ACE and CSFA certifications. Prerequisite(s): CIS 161 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                                              CIS 273: Digital Forensics II

                                                                              Credits: 5.0

                                                                              Covers advanced topics. Registry, event logs, internet history, and creating analysis reports. Students will be introduced to processes for conducting testing and verification. Each student will process a forensic case. Maps to the ACE and CSFA certifications. Prerequisite(s): CIS 272 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                                                CIS 274: Introduction to Network Security

                                                                                Credits: 5.0

                                                                                Topics include communication, infrastructure, operational and organizational security, underlying principles used to secure networks, security technologies, intrusion detection, authentication, and cryptography basics. Maps to Security+ exam. Prerequisite(s): CIS 171 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                                                  CIS 275: Host System Security I

                                                                                  Credits: 5.0

                                                                                  Topics include: Operating system hardening, malware prevention and detection, IPSec and PKI. Students will learn how to plug security holes, authenticate users, defend against attacks and add security practices into administrative tasks. Prerequisite(s): (CIS 264 and CIS 274 with a minimum grade of 2.5) or concurrent enrollment or equivalent experience.

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                                                                                    CIS 277: Security Implementation I

                                                                                    Credits: 5.0

                                                                                    Topics include: Analyzing network traffic and vulnerability of various protocols, responding to attacks on FTP, HTTP, DNS, HTTPS and SSH. Advanced attack detection using network and host based intrusion detection systems. Prerequisite(s): CIS 274 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                                                      CIS 278: Security Implementation II

                                                                                      Credits: 5.0

                                                                                      Topics include: planning, configuring and implementing firewalls, proxy servers and Web filtering. The use of log consolidation tools will also be covered. Prerequisite(s): CIS 277 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or concurrent enrollment or equivalent experience.

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                                                                                        CIS 279: Managing Network Security

                                                                                        Credits: 5.0

                                                                                        Projects include: Conducting vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and organizational security audits driven by policy. Course maps to the CEH certification. Prerequisite(s): CIS 173 and CIS 277 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience.

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                                                                                          CIS 280: Career Planning

                                                                                          Credits: 1.0

                                                                                          Description of the various jobs available to CIS graduates and the development of job hunting skills are covered in this course. Resume, cover letter writing, and interviewing techniques are also covered. Internship applications are made in this course. Prerequisite(s): Students must have attained 45 credits toward a CIS ATA degree or instructor permission.

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                                                                                            CIS 291: Technology Internship

                                                                                            Credits: 1.0 to 10.0

                                                                                            Students must be enrolled in their second year of CIS program coursework to enroll in this class. This variable credit course (one to ten credits) provides on-the-job training in information technology. One credit is awarded for each 30 hours worked. Registration by permit code only; obtain code from instructor. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

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                                                                                              CIS 293: Digital Forensics III

                                                                                              Credits: 5.0

                                                                                              Forensic triage and other advanced topics. Conducting forensic analysis from start to finish, dealing with live systems and malware. Topics may vary based on current developments and trends. Prerequisite(s): CIS 273 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or instructor permission.

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                                                                                                CIS 294: Advanced Data Recovery and Clean Room Operations

                                                                                                Credits: 5.0

                                                                                                Covers the technical and administrative aspects of using clean room equipment to facilitate data recovery from various media, as well as advanced digital forensics and data recovery techniques. Prerequisite(s): CIS 293 with a grade of at least 2.5 or instructor permission.

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                                                                                                  CIS 295: Malware Analysis

                                                                                                  Credits: 5.0

                                                                                                  This course prepares forensic analysts, information security professionals and incident responders to reverse-engineer malicious software using practical tools and techniques. Prerequisite(s): CIS 275 with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent experience. 

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                                                                                                    CIS 298: Advanced Individual Project

                                                                                                    Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

                                                                                                    Advanced independent projects under the direction and supervision of a CIS instructor. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.

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                                                                                                      CIS 299: Special Projects

                                                                                                      Credits: 5.0

                                                                                                      Credit for a credit designed project is available with approval. For information, please contact the CIS department at 425.640.1902.

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