Chris Seasholtz

University of Kansas

BEST Building, Office 250F

12604 Quivira Road

Overland Park, KS 66213


chris@ku.edu



IT 320 - System and Network Administration

Spring 2019

This course introduces operating systems and network administration and presents topics related to selection, installation, configuration, and maintenance of operating systems and computer networks. Topics to be covered include: Unix and Windows operating systems installation, configuration, and maintenance, server administration and management, client and server services, user and group management and support, software systems installation and configuration, content management and deployment, security management, network administration, backup management and disaster recovery, resource management, automation management, operating systems and Web domain management, operating systems and application version control management. A laboratory component will provide hands-on experience with system and network administration.

IT 380 - Managing IT Projects

Fall 2017, Fall 2018

The objectives of this course are to cover the fundamental concepts in managing IT projects. Topics include planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project, designing a comprehensive project management plan, developing strategies in managing complexity in large projects, and understanding agility in project management. Project management concepts such as planning, scheduling, cost and effort estimation, risk analysis and mitigation, human resources management, communication management, and stakeholder management will be presented in detail.

IT 416 - System Integration and Architecture

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018

This course introduces system integration and architecture. Key concepts to be presented include: system architecture, system requirements, organizational context, acquisition and sourcing, system and component integration, middleware platforms, design patterns, integrative coding, scripting coding, testing and quality assurance, system deployment.

IT 420 - Operating Systems

Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

The objectives of this course are to cover the fundamental concepts in managing IT projects. Topics include planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project, designing a comprehensive project management plan, developing strategies in managing complexity in large projects, and understanding agility in project management. Project management concepts such as planning, scheduling, cost and effort estimation, risk analysis and mitigation, human resources management, communication management, and stakeholder management will be presented in detail.

IT 424 - Network Security

Spring 2018, Fall 2019

This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles, and mechanisms in network and distributed system security. The topics that will be covered include: network security primitives, distributed authentication, key management, secure communication protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection, traffic monitoring and analysis, email and Web security, etc.