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    Mar 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CIS 124 - Info. Systems Architect/Design

Number of Credits: 3
Informations Systems Architecture and Design introduces the fundamental concepts of computer architecture and design. Topics include binary and assembly language, data representation, central processing unit architecture, memory architecture and factors that influence the performance of a system. (Spring) Two Hours Lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): exemption/completion of MAT 099  or college level MATH, plus eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Define common components in computer architechure and their relation to overall systems performance. (PG4)
  2. Identify trends in technology, including computing power, energy use, cost, and global impact. (PG4)
  3. Describe memory hierarchy design and virtual memory concepts and their impact on systems performance. (PG1, PG4)
  4. Describe processor design architecture concepts and related instruction-level exploitation vulnerabilities. (PG1, PG4)
  5. Identify the differences between instruction-level, data-level and thread-level processing. (PG1)
  6. Explain and document the efficiency and cost factors associated with cloud computing technologies. (PG3, PG4)
  7. Explain how proper programming practices impact systems architechure and performance. (PG1, PG5)

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