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2012-2014 Bulletins are Published Online

September 25th, 2012 Comments off

The new Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins are now available online! The programs of study and requirements laid out in these books apply to all students who entered IIT for the first time in the fall of 2012. In addition, the revised specializations apply to all students in the program, as it is not uncommon that courses offered in previous versions of the specializations may no longer be available and the specializations in the new editions of the Bulletins are more flexible and offer students more options. By the way, the picture on the cover of the Undergraduate Bulletin is one of the most amazing pictures of the IIT campus and our place in Chicago that I have ever seen. Kudos and hats off to Carol Orze in Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Julia Chase in Graduate Academic Affairs for all of their hard work on these books.

Undergraduate Bulletin:
ITM Excerpt from the Undergraduate Bulletin:

Graduate Bulletin:
ITM Excerpt from the Graduate Bulletin:

PDF ITM Course Schedule

August 8th, 2012 Comments off

A PDF version of the ITM course schedule for Fall 2012 is available at If you are having trouble finding ITM courses on the drop-down menus in MyIIT, see our previous blog entry that explains how it works. The only change is that ITM courses are now listed as “ITM” instead of “IT”.

An updated version of the course matrix, a visual representation of Fall ITM courses as they occur in the week, is available at There is also a full listing of courses offered by the ITM program along with the term in which they are normally offered at

New Course Sections and Faculty

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

Newly added course sections for Fall 2012:

  • ITM 302-02 Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems II (Linux/UNIX & shell scripting) on Wednesday evenings,  6-9:30pm, in room 2033 (ITM computer lab) at 3424 South State St.  The instructor is Professor Hajek and the CRN is 16459.
  • ITMS 448-02  Cyber Security Technologies (Formerly ITM 448 System and Network Security) on Monday afternoons, 1:50-5:20pm, in room 250 Rice Campus. There is a bus from Main Campus. The course is team-taught by Professors Lidinsky and Vacarro, and the CRN is 16460.
  • ITMS 548-02  Cyber Security Technologies (Formerly ITM 548 System and Network Security) on Monday afternoons, 1:50-5:20pm, in room 250 Rice Campus. There is a bus from Main Campus. The course is team-taught by Professors Lidinsky and Vacarro, and the CRN is 16461.

New Faculty Members for Fall 2012:

  • Brian Bailey will be teaching IMTD 461, Internet Technologies and Web Design. Brian recently joined the staff of Marketing and Communications here at IIT as a Web Developer.
  • Scott Bachmann will teach ITMO 557-01, Storage Technologies. Scott is a graduate of IIT and majored in Internet Communications; he completed his Master of Information Technology and Management at IIT in 2012. Scott is the Technology Infrastructure Manager of Operations for IIT’s Office of Technology Services.
  • Louis McHugh will teach ITM 301, Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems and Hardware I (CompTIA A+) at the Main Campus. Louis earned his B.S. in Computer Information Systems at Northern Michigan University, and has an M.S. in Information Systems and Technology from the University of Michigan.  He will be joining the technical staff of the School of Applied Technology as the Computer Systems Manager at the Rice Campus in mid-August.

ITM Course Schedule Matrix and ITM All Course Listing

July 16th, 2012 Comments off

We’ve posted two new documents to help folks with course planning: the Fall 2012 Course Matrix, which is a quick visual reference of courses offered for Fall 2012, organized by campus (pictured at right) , and a full listing of all ITM courses which will tell you what term each course is normally offered in, and if it is offered online.

New Courses Added for Fall 2012!

July 3rd, 2012 Comments off

We added two new courses to the Fall ITM schedule today.

ITMM 581, IT Entrepreneurship,  is taught by the School of Applied Technology’s Dean Bob Carlson; the course will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:30 pm in Perlstein Hall room 109.

ITMM 470 and ITMM 570, Fundamentals of Management for Technical Professionals, will be taught by Adjunct Industry Associate Professor Madeleine England, who is also the ITM Program Manager with her office in Perlstein 223. This class will meet  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:30 pm at a Main Campus location yet to be determined, and will also be offered online.

Neither course has a prerequisite!

Registering for Fall 2012

April 9th, 2012 Comments off

Fall and Summer 2012 registration opens today for graduate students and fifth-year seniors!

As of Fall, ITM 4XX and 5XX courses now have have four-letter Subject Codes and can be found listed under IT Development (ITMD), IT Management (ITMM), IT Operations (ITMO), IT Security (ITMS) and IT Theory and Technology (ITMT). The ITM subject code has been retained for 100- through 300-level courses.  To view ALL ITM courses in MyIIT, hold your control key down and select all ITM courses by clicking on the choices as shown at the right. By the way, all previously existing courses still carry the same number but now have a new subject code. In addition, one other course offered by the School of Applied Technology is listed under our TECH subject code, indicating it is a course available to ALL graduate students in the School of Applied Technology; the course is TECH 581, Consulting for Technical Professionals, taught by Adjunct Professor Bonnie A. Goins who has many very successful years of practical experience in the field.

If you’ve been looking at the course schedule, there were a few last-minute additions: ITMM 482 Business Innovation, ITMO 542 Wireless Technologies and Applications, ITMS 443/543 Vulnerability Analysis (ethical hacking) and ITMO 547 Telecommunications Over Data Networks: Projects and Advanced Methods.

Significant courses for graduate students that are offered this term that are offered on an infrequent basis include ITMD 563 Intermediate Web Application Development (dot Net framework with C#); ITMM 586 Information Technology Auditing (ISACA CISA content); ITMO 551 Distributed Workstation System Administration (MS Windows Sysadmin); ITMO 557 Storage Technologies (new this term: covers RAID, SANs, NAS, cloud storage, and more); ITMS 555 Mobile Device Forensics (also new this term: forensic investigation of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices); ITMT 535 Data Center Architecture (a key element of our datacenter curriculum); and TECH 581 Consulting for Technical Professionals (if you ever want to be a consultant, you need this course). Undergraduates…should see their adviser’s Advising Notes at

Fall 2012 Course Preview

March 6th, 2012 Comments off

ITM course offerings for Fall 2012 can be previewed at . This is a DRAFT and is not an official university schedule!

Note that all courses 400-level and higher will now have four-character Subject Codes. There is one new course offered for fall, ITMO 557 Storage Technologies: “Modern enterprise data storage technologies and architectures are examined in depth. Topics include storage devices, file systems, storage networks, virtual storage, RAID, NAS, SAN and other current enterprise-level storage models. Storage management, replication, deduplication, storage tiers, backups, as well as fundamentals of business continuity, application workload, system integration, and storage/system administration are addressed. Specific knowledge and skills required to configure networked storage to include archive, backup, and restoration technologies are covered. Prerequisite: ITMO 301 or ITMO 302”  This course is pretty much a “must-have” for everyone in the Data Center or System Administration specializations.

Registration for Fall will open on Monday April 9th.

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Last Day of Add/Drop: January 20th

January 12th, 2012 Comments off

The last day to add courses or to drop them without a fee is January 20th. Please decide very soon what you really want to do this term, and if you are not yet registered, GET REGISTERED! After the final add/drop date, we will add folks to our Microsoft Developer’s Network Academic Alliance software subscription.

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Spring 2012 Course Update part 2

January 5th, 2012 Comments off

Cloud computing is a hot topic these days; if you are considering taking ITM 444/ITM 544 Cloud Computing Technologies in Fall 2012, you should take ITM 456 Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems this spring. It is not a prerequisite, but students who do not have a solid grounding in Linux will be at a  distinct disadvantage  in the class. (And no one wants to be at at a  distinct disadvantage now, do they?)

Social Media Marketing, ITM 495/ITM595, is a last-minute addition for the Spring term. Students in this course will explore the tactics, tools and strategies of incorporating new media channels to successfully grow a business, and/or to maximize the goals of other types of organizations. Topics will include social media components and tactics such as Social Networks, Blogs, Microblogs, Photo Sharing, Audiocasting/Videocasting, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Mobile Apps; social media tools; social media strategies; how to run a business based on social media; and use of social media for customer relationship management (CRM). The course will be taught by Robert VanDame and will meet Tuesday evenings at 6:25pm in Stuart 238 on the Main Campus. Grading for the course will be based on three exams and a Student Project consisting of development of a Social Media Marketing program for a real or fictional organization. If you need a last-minute addition to your schedule this might be the thing.

As a reminder, our BookList is at

By the way, we hope to add additional seats to all of our closed sections except ITM 461 sometime on Monday.

Spring 2012 Course Update part 1

January 4th, 2012 Comments off

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!