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Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

IST 411 Distributed-Object Computing (3) Introduction to distributed-object computing and its use in client/server and real-world computing applications.

IST 411 Distributed-Object Computing (3)

This course presents the fundamental concepts of distributed-object computing, including client/server computing which is an important platform for real-world computing systems. The course focuses on design, development, and deployment of distributed systems. Students will also consider issues of managing distributed systems and the relationships between organizational processes and information-system architectures. IST 411 is an elective course for the Baccalaureate degree program in Information Sciences and Technology. Students completing the Systems Development Option may take this course to fulfill option requirements.

Upon completion of this course, students will have a broad understanding of the fundamental concepts of distributed objects and distributed-computing architectures, have the ability to apply these concepts to real-world applications, and be able to design, develop, deploy, and maintain distributed applications."


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better is required inIST 311

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.