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Introduction

INF2010S is a half course focused at students intending to major in Information Systems for the BCom or BBusSci degrees, although students pursuing other degrees may be accepted, space permitting. The syllabus is substantially more technical than most other IS courses and includes data communications concepts, networking concepts and implementation and new developments in the data communications field. It also includes a section on hardware and system architectures. These are core skills that IS professionals require throughout their careers. Students are also given some exposure to security and management aspects of networks.

The theory is covered in lectures. The workshops ensure the students are able to apply this theory to real world applications, and a substantial amount of learning takes place in the student's own time, completing some homework assignments and a case study.

There is a case study in which the student is required to produce a network design report. The lectures on architectures will be supplemented by a number of workshops. There is, of course, substantial theoretical content in the course, but in exams, assignments and class exercises, students will be expected to apply the theory to solve real-world problems. Students will also be required to write an essay on an IS related topic.  

Course Contacts

Adrie Stander (Course Convenor)

Natasha Samuels (Course Administrator)

Last updated : 06 Aug 2015



Staff Members on this course :

Ms. Natasha Samuels Senior Secretary

+27 (0)21 650 5901
Natasha.Samuels@uct.ac.za
3.01.1, Leslie Commerce

Additional Information :
Senior Secretary & Administrator: First & Second Year Courses

Mr. Andrie Stander Senior Lecturer

+27 (0)21 650 4254
Adrie.Stander@uct.ac.za
3.3, Leslie Commerce
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Additional Information :
Convenor: INF2010S Convenor: INF4016W







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