It was great meeting you all last night. I am really looking forward to working with you all this semester, and hope that last night gave a good overview of what we will be covering in the course.
To re-cap, the main takeaway from last night was that the IT discipline encompasses a multitude of technical areas such as desktop computing, networking, storage, system administration, security etc. Gaining exposure to these areas is crucial for the anyone working in the IT discipline such as IT Auditing.
Each week I will be posting an update like this recapping what we did in the current week and what will be expected from you for next week. Please check the course web site regularly as this will be where all of my announcements and class discussion will be.
I would like all questions for this class to be posted to the course website so everyone can benefit from the discussion. On the homepage you will see a number of discussion topics please feel free to post any questions to the appropriate category by clicking “Leave a Comment”.
For next week: 1) Purchase the textbooks 2) Install and configure VMWare and/or Setup an Azure account 3) Submit the Week 1 Assignment to me via e-mail before class next week (You can work in pairs of up to 2 people or individually). 4) Read Burd Ch 4 & 6 5)Give Tech Challenge 1 (Under Week 3 Materials) a try and see if you can configure a VM 6) Participate in the online class discussion
Next week we will be covering Computing Systems, where the main portion of the class will be building a computer!
Have a great Holiday weekend and see you all next Thursday!