Management and Information Technology


CMPT 31202

Information Technology Infrastructure

Status : Core Pre-requisite : CMPT 11012 Co-requisite : None

On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe¬† principles underlying layered systems architectures.
  • Explain how IT infrastructure components are organized into infrastructure solutions in different organizational environments.
  • Configure an IT infrastructure solution for an organization, based on standard technology components.
  • Describe the components and structure of a large-scale organizational IT infrastructure solution.
  • Explain the role of IT control and service management frameworks in managing a large-scale organizational IT infrastructure solution.
  • Explain the opportunities that virtual computing service provision models, such as cloud computing, create for organizations.

Computing system architecture concepts, components of computer-based systems, role of IT infrastructure in a modern organization, operating systems, operating systems functionality, Internal organization of an operating system, operating system configuration, virtualization of computing services, securing IT infrastructure, principles of encryption and authentication, component level security: clients, servers, storage network devices, data, transport, applications, ensuring business continuity, grid computing, cloud computing, computing as a service, system performance analysis and management, Purchasing of IT infrastructure technologies and services.

Lectures, self-study assignments and group work.
End-of- semester examination and continuous assessment.

  1. Sjaak, L (2013),IT Infrastructure Architecture: Infrastructure Building Blocks and Concepts,2nd Edition,Lulu Press Inc.
  2. Kirk, H and Susan, L C (2010),IT Architecture for Dummies, Wiley Publishing.