Course Syllabus - IST 411 Distributed-Object

Computing

General Course Information

Department IST

Number 411

Title Distributed-Object Computing

Credits 3

Description Introduction to distributed-object computing and its use in

client/server and real-world computing applications. This

course presents the fundamental concepts of distributed-

object computing with applications to client/server computing

which is an important platform for real-world computing

systems. The course focuses on tools and techniques used in

the design, development and deployment of client/server

systems, including traditional architectures and also

distributed-object technologies. Students will also consider

issues of managing client/server systems and the relationships

between organizational processes and information-system

architectures. IST 411 will be an elective course for the

Baccalaureate degree program in Information Sciences and

Technology. It is expected that students completing the

Systems Development Option may take this course to fulfill

requirements for the option.

Prerequisite IST311

Objectives Upon completion of this course, students will have a broad

understanding of the fundamental concepts of distributed

objects and distributed-computing architectures, and have the

ability to apply these concepts to real-world applications. They

will receive a broad examination of the major issues

surrounding the design, development, deployment, and

maintenance of client/server applications, and have the ability

to construct such systems. The student will also have

experience with current software standards, languages,
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