ITM Adjunct Industry Professor Bill Slater knows data centers. With years of experience as a data center manager at BP and a stint as the first manager of Microsoft’s Northlake Data Center, which was the world’s largest data center when it opened, Professor Slater now passes along his knowledge and wisdom to graduate students in the ITM graduate specialization in Data Center Operations and Management. He also knows that industry events such as the 2013 Data Center Dynamics Conference are a good place to learn the latest and greatest developments in the field. With his encouragement and assistance, several of his students attended the conference, which was held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, on October 1, 2013. ITM students Girithar Anthay Suthakavan, Shikha Srivastava, Samah Sallam and Adem Maksuti spent the day at the world’s largest peer-led data center conference & expo attending educational sessions and meeting vendors–and prospective employers! Conferences such as this are common in IT subject areas in Chicago, and we encourage students to attend to learn and network. And thanks go to Professor Slater for making this a great experience for our students.
ITMS 555 Mobile Device Forensics will be offered in Fall 2012. BUT if you want to take it, you must take ITM 538 Computer and Network Forensics first. it will be taught in the spring 2012 semester so you need to do it in the coming term.
Here is a is a PDF file containing:
♦ An updated course description of ITM 538
♦ A description of ITMS 555 as we see it at this time
The Data Center Operations and Management specialization has a three course prerequisite chain which begins with ITM 554, Operating System Virtualization, which will be offered in Spring 2012. It is a lab course at the Rice Campus on Wednesday evenings, but there is a bus from the Main Campus. The follow-on courses include ITMT 535 Data Center Architecture in Fall 2012 and ITMM 576 Data Center Management in Spring 2013. These courses have already been identified by some major players in the data center industry as the best offered and will meet an urgent need for data center professionals. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, start with ITM 554!
If you are working toward completing the security specialization, ITM 588 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity will run this spring on Tuesday evenings at IIT’s Downtown Campus; there are buses there to and from the Main Campus, and it is less than a block from Union Station for those in the suburbs. This is also a course that EVERYONE in the Data Center Operations and Management specialization can take as a key elective in that program. It’s at the Downtown Campus because it’s also offered as part of the Master of Public Administration program in their Disaster Management specialization.
(Note the new course prefixes; there will be a bunch of these next fall) Hope you had a great great holiday–and g0t some rest to be energized for the next term!