Welcome to Enterprise Architecture for IT Auditors! My name is Patrick Wasson (LinkedIn Profile) and I will be your instructor for ITACS 5122 for Fall 2019. We will be meeting on Thursdays in Alter Hall Room 602 at 5:30pm – 8pm each week.
The goal of this course is to introduce you to as much technology as possible and give you a strong foundation in key information technology components. We will cover everything from building a pc to coding an application. My goal is that you leave this class with a better understanding of the key components that make up the Information Technology and Enterprise Architecture discipline. After covering each technical topic we will circle back and discuss how the topic is critical to the IT Auditing discipline. Many of the activities will actually require you to audit components of an operating system, database server and application server. We will be using both graphical user interfaces and the command line throughout the course.
This course will involve both a presentation component as well as many hands on activities/assignments. We will learn about an area of technology and then apply hands-on exercises to reinforce and apply the concepts. I will post all of the materials for each week under Schedule and Materials for each week as we progress through the semester.
The majority of the course grade is comprised of attending class, participating, starting the activities in class and submitting the activities to me for a grade. Some activities will be completed entirely in class and others may require to be completed outside of class. Regardless, all activities must be completed and sent to me for a grade by the due date. The course will then wrap up with a final exam that will focus on the concepts behind everything we covered throughout the semester.
You will find all of the information you need for this class located on our class website:
For the first week of class: 1) Read the Syllabus (Note: Be sure to read the Technology Requirements section) 2) Purchase all of the textbooks (especially the Burd text as we will cover that first) and required technology 3) Access the MIS Software Site and install VMWare Workstation Pro 12 4) Read Burd Ch 1 and 2
I am looking forward to seeing you all for our first class on 8/29/19.