15.564 | Spring 2003 | Graduate
Information Technology I


The Basics: Hardware, OS, and Software
1 Introduction: Course Overview; Inside the CPU
2 Computer Architecture: Processing, Memory and I/O
3 Computer Representations; Compression
4 Operating Systems
5 Software Development
6 Relational Databases; Database Queries using SQL
7 An Introduction to Microsoft Access
8 Relational Database Design
9 Introduction to User Interface Building with Access Examples
Networks and Telecommunications
10 Telecommunication Concepts; Data Transmission
11 Local Area Networks; Ethernet; Packet-switched Networks
12 Midterm Exam - In Class
13 Wide Area Networks; The Internet
14 Wireless Network Technologies
Distributed Computing and Web Technologies
15 Client/Server, Peer-to-Peer and the WWW
16 Security I: Public Key Cryptography
17 Security II: Digital Signatures; Network Security
18 Evolution of Web Technologies
eBusiness Applications
19 Under the Hood of a Commercial Web Site
20 Data Mining, Data Warehousing
21 Software Agents
22 Student Presentations I
23 Student Presentations II
24 Trends in eBusiness Technology; Course Wrap-up
25 Final Exam - In Class