IS112 - Computer Organization1 IS112 Computer Organization and Programming Professor Catherine Dwyer Fall 2006.
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IS112 - Computer Organization1 IS112 Computer Organization and Programming Professor Catherine Dwyer Fall 2006
IS112 - Computer Organization 2 Agenda Introductions Syllabus Class Schedule Blackboard web site Technical knowledge and the IS professional Assignment for next class
IS112 - Computer Organization 3 Catherine Dwyer Lecturer IS Dept. Full time since Fall 2000 Other classes taught: CS121, CS122, CIS101, IS112, IS223, IS323, IS396E (Java), IS660Z(Programming Games Using VB) Lead developer for Web Assisted CIS101 Revision Chair for IS Undergraduate curriculum Co-author with Dr. Jeanine Meyer of Programming Games With Visual Basic, Course Technology, 2001
IS112 - Computer Organization 4 My IS Background MS in CS (Pace), PhD candidate at NJIT, research topic is social networking sites Two daughters, college junior and 9th grade Prior Experience: Programmer/Analyst at NYC investment bank, Technology Coordinator at Graphics Design Firm Husband journalist with The New York Times Hobbies: reading, bike riding, kayaking, cooking You?
IS112 - Computer Organization 5 BS and BBA IS Curriculum How does IS 112 fit into IS curriculum? What should you get out of taking IS 112?
IS112 - Computer Organization 6 IS 112 Course Goals Students will develop technical research, analysis, and communication skills Research – where/how to find information? Analysis – is information unbiased and accurate? Communication – organize and synthesize your findings and present to a non-technical audience
IS112 - Computer Organization 7 IS Accreditation National IS organization has created criteria and standards for an IS degree Document available at http://www.is2002.orghttp://www.is2002.org Accredited programs provide higher quality and consistency Pace was first program in US to obtain accreditation
IS112 - Computer Organization 8 IS’2002.4 Description (IS112) Covers hardware/software technology background in order to understand tradeoffs in computer architecture within a business environment IS professional: understand business requirements, research technology options, describe and recommend solutions
IS112 - Computer Organization 9 IS 2002.4 Topics Hardware: CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets, multi processors versus single processors; peripheral devices: hard disks, CDs, video display monitors, device controllers, input/output; operating systems functions and types; operating system modules: processes, process management, memory and file system management; examples of hardware architectures; examples of operating systems; installation and configuration of multiuser operating systems.
IS112 - Computer Organization 10 Syllabus and schedule Overview of course requirements and assignments CS/IS Student Statement of Responsibilities
IS112 - Computer Organization 11 Assignments and Grading Attendance, homework and class participation – 15 pts Two person presentation (simple machine) – 15 pts Research paper - 15 pts Research presentation – 20 pts Exam 1 – 15 pts Exam 2 – 20 pts
IS112 - Computer Organization 12 Blackboard 6.0 Link is at http://blackboard.pace.eduhttp://blackboard.pace.edu Your login is beginning of Pace e-mail address (drop the @pace.edu) Password must be set through the Pace portal Find your email ID at http://studentit.pace.eduhttp://studentit.pace.edu
IS112 - Computer Organization 13 What if it doesn’t work? Access class documents at http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer Report problem to http://doithelpdesk.pace.edu/ http://doithelpdesk.pace.edu/
IS112 - Computer Organization 14 IS112 & Blackboard Reading schedule & list of assignments Submit homework Discussion forums Online reading assignments If Blackboard is unavailable documents can be obtained at http://csis.pace.edu/~dwyerhttp://csis.pace.edu/~dwyer
IS112 - Computer Organization 15 Your Pace Student e-mail All e-mail from me will go to your Pace student e- mail account To access your student e-mail go to http://stmail.pace.edu/ http://stmail.pace.edu/ Use mail forwarding if you use another e-mail account Include your FULL NAME in all e-mails sent to your professors Go to http://studentit.pace.edu/ for help with e-mailhttp://studentit.pace.edu/
IS112 - Computer Organization 16 Why study technology? What do you need to know about technology? Where can you find reliable sources of information on technology?
IS112 - Computer Organization 17 Role of IS Professional Research, recommend, develop, install, configure, and maintain information technology (IT) based solutions to business and organizational needs
IS112 - Computer Organization 18 IS Professional Role Good advice is crucial This requires Complete understanding of fundamental business goals of your company Current and complete knowledge of potential technical solutions
IS112 - Computer Organization 19 Assignment 1: Technical literacy Critical requirement for any professional field is the ability to read and analyze technical documents Medicine, law, computer forensics, finance First assignment is to read and answer questions on an article from a leading computing periodical
IS112 - Computer Organization 20 Week 1 Assignments Due Tuesday, Sept. 13 th, 11:15 am Discussion board assignments – introduce yourself, post your AIM screen name Answer Web Search Questions (quiz under Assignments button)
IS112 - Computer Organization 21 Next class Assignments Review your answers in class Read Chapter 01 in Burd text Topics Research and analysis requirements for IS professional Evaluating Internet based research