36 total credits required
Lindenwood’s online IT Management degree program requires you to complete 12 information technology courses online including a capstone course or optional internship in information technology management.
This course reviews industry accepted standards and the frameworks that provide the cornerstones of IT compliance and management in organizations, which serve as the foundation for the development of IT policies to manage IT resources and the relationship between IT and other organizational entities. Several standards and frameworks will be examined, such as COBIT, ITIL, Zachman, PCI DSS, ISO 2700 series, NIST 800 series, and others, focusing on how they are used to develop IT policies and procedures to manage and protect organizational IT resources and the relation between IT and other business entities in an ethical fashion.
This course will explore the management of database integration in the business environment. Database integration is an iterative and ongoing process. An emphasis will be placed on the following areas: treatment of existing data and the standards used with this data, exploration of data standards that are consistent with wider national and international standards, and the role that web access has with integrating and managing database access.
This course will introduce procedures for integrating new technologies into existing organizational systems. It will focus on the benefits as well as the downfalls of incorporating these technologies in the corporate environment.
This course covers virtualization and cloud technologies. Students will learn about different technologies and concepts of cloud and virtualization and their impact on the design and deployment of information technology in organizations. Different models of cloud services and their pros and cons from the viewpoint of the consumer will be examined. Topics discussed include vendor selection and the development process for cloud computing initiatives, highlighting major design considerations such as security, data storage, monitoring, APIs, and more
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This course will tie together components of managing information technology. Students will use the experiences and reflections from previous classes to prepare a paper and a presentation to demonstrate how they will implement the IT policy to ensure efficient usage and protection of corporate IT resources. The paper and the presentation will cover how students will create awareness among employees to facilitate implementation and ensure smooth enterprise-wide adoption of the policy. Finally, the presentation and the paper will demonstrate students’ ability to identify organizational technology needs and how to successfully acquire and deploy the identified technology using the policy. Must be taken upon completion of all coursework or concurrent with last course
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