Information Technology Courses at IADT

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Joining the information technology field takes hands-on experience in installing operating systems, configuring and administering networks, troubleshooting hardware, and more. To develop the skills you need to pursue a path in IT, you need to take classes that put technology in your hands.

At IADT, each class is designed to help you become workplace-ready. Guided by instructors who know the ins and outs of hardware and software, you can learn insider knowledge and a unique edge in the IT industry.

Find out what you can learn in an Information Technology program at IADT by browsing a selection of IT courses descriptions below.* Course topics can include:

End User Support

This course is an examination of the tools, techniques, and methodologies used to support and troubleshoot applications and services in a business environment. The emphasis in this course is placed on end-user support, including telephone and remote assistance, as well as in-person support. Students may become involved in problem resolution workflow and the use of problem-tracking software.

Emerging Network Technologies

This course introduces students to a variety of emerging technologies. Coursework and projects will place an emphasis on integrating new technologies with existing technologies as well as evaluating the appropriateness of new technologies in various settings.

Ethical Hacking

This course covers ways that computers and networks are attacked by hackers using techniques and common utilities. Students explore security threats and ways that system vulnerabilities are exploited to attack systems. Topics include Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), ethical hacking techniques, sniffers, protocols, social engineering, vulnerability analysis, and penetration testing to ensure infrastructure security.

Information Systems Security

The course examines system security and information assurance. Students examine security techniques, develop security procedures and analyze methodologies. Students examine techniques for inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses, and an overview of the information security planning and staffing functions.

Microcomputer Hardware

This course is an introduction to internal components, troubleshooting techniques, and maintenance of computer hardware. Students are expected to set up, configure, and troubleshoot computer systems. Students can also have the opportunity to install, test, and troubleshoot computer components, including storage devices, RAM, and processors. Students may also review material in preparation for professional certification opportunities.

Windows Workstation Administration

This course introduces installation and post-installation topics such as adding, removing and reconfiguring workstation software; adding, deleting and modifying users and groups; and adding, removing and modifying optional software. Students will examine file system security, process management, performance monitoring, storage management, data backup and restoration as well as disaster recovery.

See the full Information Technology curriculum in the IADT Catalog on our Documents & Resources page.

*Courses are subject to change. Certain courses are only included in bachelor-level programs. Not all schools offer all courses, and the exact course name may differ at different campuses. Valid GED or high school diploma required for admission.