CSIS-116: Survey of Information
Dr. Eric Breimer
Data Protocols & Web Protocols
Mark-up languages: HTML and
Web-Design, Graphics & Visual
Evolution of Information Systems
Transmission & Storage Technology
Data Communication Networks
History & Organization of The Internet
E-Commerce & Information Security
Web-based Application Development
Two exams during the semester
One cumulative final exam.
The first exam will be given and returned before the
The second exam will be given toward the end of
Warm-up for the final exam.
The third exam is a cumulative final exam given
during finals week.
Exam dates will be announce at least two weeks in
Miss an exam without an official excuse,
you will receive a zero on the exam.
If you can not make it to an exam,
contact the instructor as soon as
The instructor will only consider
serious excuses (See makeup policy).
There will be 11-12 labs during the
Each lab will include
a two hour assignment to be completed
during lab and
a take home portion that must be completed
before the start of the next lab.
The first 6 labs will involve
We will use several different software tools
The next 5-6 labs will involve
Emphasis: Designing business tools
We will use
either CGI, JSP, or ColdFusion.
You can miss one lab
without a penalty
i.e., one happy hour
There will be 3 projects
investigate an emerging technology
prepare professional quality report
Figures, charts, diagrams, captions,
PowerPoint, images, animations
Case study of a company whose
product is information.
Amazingly, there are many multi-million
dollar companies that sell nothing but
There are some multi-billion dollar ones
In the next 5 years, 8 out 10 new jobs
will be in information technology
1.5 out of 10 will be health care related
Implementation of an e-commerce website.
The project deadlines will be announced at least two
weeks in advance.
Projects that are not
submitted before the
deadline will receive
Your final numeric average will
be based on the following
20% Cumulative final exam
15% Higher exam grade
10% Lower exam grade
25% Lab average
30% Project average
92.0 or higher, and 90.0 or higher on the final exam
89.0 or higher, and 90.0 or higher lab average
87.0 or higher, and 90.0 or higher project average
82.0 or higher
79.0 or higher
77.0 or higher
72.0 or higher
Cheating on an exam or project will result in an
automatic grade of zero.
In addition, you will receive a letter grade reduction
on your final grade for the semester.
For example, if you are caught cheating on just one
you will receive a zero on the exam in question and
your final average will be reduced by one whole letter
If you are caught cheating a second time,
you will automatically fail the course and
a formal letter describing your misconduct will be
send to the academic affairs office.
I will post and update
The schedule as new things pop up
My PowerPoint Slides each week
Exam solutions and study guides
Most of the course material comes from lecture
Don’t rely on the webpage only
Siena doesn’t have online courses
This is not an online course
Most of the exam questions will be asked/hinted
Give you a broad understanding of different
Give you an in-depth understanding of one or
two specific technologies
Web protocols, design, and development
Web meets Databases
Build your resume with valuable skills
Server Pages (CGI or JSP, etc.)
Advanced use of
An Image Editor (Fireworks or Paint Shop Pro)
Access (maybe, probably not…)
Will I have to program?
Will it suck?
and I’m not lying
How is that possible?
DreamWeaver is easy to use.
You don’t have to start things from scratch
Will labs be like CSIS-010?
They will be completely different
We’ll work in groups.
There are no tedious instructions
I’ll explain everything we are doing and
why its important.
Does the Professor know his stuff?
Yes, no, and no.
I know a lot about
Machine Learning – very important in certain
I can’t fix your computer
Does the Professor know his stuff?
I don’t know much about
If I did, I would NOT be here and I’d be
driving a BMW 760Li