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  • KSI Graduate School - Home
    Security Computer Networks Software Engineering Graduation Requirement CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles KSI QUICK LINKS Mission History Campus Accreditation Newsletter Admissions Application and Finances CIS Department Online Learning Course Catalog Faculty and Calendar Human Resources Institute Leadership and Campus Resources Library Student Research and the Digital Media Lab KSI NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS HIGHER LEARNING COMMISION Inviting Third Party Comments Prior to KSI Evaluation COMPREHENSIVE EXAM Deadline to Sign up Feb 27 Click for more details FULL TIME CPT ANNOUNCEMENT ALREADY HAVE AN MS DEGREE Get an MS Degree in CIS in one year eight courses PLANNING TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES Click to read the guidelines first KSI ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2016 2017 Now accepting applications for Summer 2016 Call now Click for

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  • KSI Graduate School - Current Students
    Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles Current Students Current Students Recently accepted and currently registered students at Knowledge Systems Institute KSI may find the following information Calendar Course Catalog Registration Finances Student Services Library All Forms Log In Calendar Please select the related links below for more information Calendar Schedules Course Catalog Please go to Academic Course Catalog to view the online course catalog Registration Please select Registration and the related links below for more information Registration Course Registration Registration MS Project Registration Finances Please select Finances and the related links below for more information Finances Office of Finance Aid Finances Tuition Fees Finances Domestic Aid Academic Internships Student Services Please select Student Services and the related links below for more information Student Services Student Handbook Student Services Campus Safety Student Services Campus Transportation Student Services Housing Information Student Services Medical Student Services Career Services Current Opportunities Career Sites Student Services Professional

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  • KSI Graduate School - Prospective Students
    CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles Prospective Students Prospective Students Small is beautiful is the manner in which the founder Dr Shi Kuo Chang describes Knowledge Systems Institute a niche graduate school devoted to imparting a fundamental knowledge of computer science Before it became a graduate school Knowledge Systems Institute fondly known as KSI began as a research institute in the 1970 s In 1978 the Institute was granted graduate school status singularly offering a Master of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences CIS Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools the Institute caters to professionals in the Chicago area who are interested in changing or advancing their careers in fields such as information security management information systems computer networks knowledge management software engineering Conveniently located minutes north of Chicago minutes from Lake Michigan and minutes from Skokie s ever popular Westfield Mall the Institute is situated a stone s throw from Skokie s North Shore Sculpture Park Enrollment is ongoing so that anyone may begin fall spring or summer The courses are offered on the weekends or in the evenings to accommodate those who work full time Moreover the Institute offers both online and on site courses The program comprises nine to ten 500 level graduate courses depending on the desired concentration and an independent research paper the Master

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  • KSI Graduate School - International Students
    CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles International Students International Students Welcome to Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School We are very pleased that you have chosen to attend KSI and we look forward to meeting you An international student is defined as a non US citizen or non US Permanent Resident Green Card Holder The Administrative staff is here to help you learn about and follow F 1 student visa regulations There are many benefits and restrictions associated with F 1 and we ll assist you with understanding how the immigration regulations intersect with KSI s policies The Administrative Office is open all year including Winter break We only close on major holidays observed by the school In the unusual case of a closure we will post the information on our homepage or send an email For questions and concerns please contact the Administrative Office Hours of Operation M Sat 9 00 AM 5 00 pm Drop in Advising 10 am 4 30 pm Please select International Students and the related tabs below for more information Policies CPT OPT I 20 Extension Travel Obtaining an SSN Policies Please select the related links below for more information International Student Policies CPT Please select the related links below for more information International Student CPT OPT Please select the related links below for more information International Student OPT

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  • KSI Graduate School - Faculty & Staff
    MIS Knowledge Management Information Security Computer Networks Software Engineering Graduation Requirement CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away

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  • KSI Graduate School - Alumni
    Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy Reference Research Research Profiles MS Projects Archive Conferences Scholarship Research Fund Digital Media Lab Gallery Artists in Residence Digital Media Profiles Alumni Alumni Please select the related tabs below to get more information regarding KSI Alumni Alumni Testimonial AlumniEvents Alumni Giving KSI Newsletter Alumni Survey Form Alumni Testimonial Please go to Alumni Testimonial to see KSI Student Profiles Testimony AlumniEvents KSI holds Alumni Events on an annual basis Activities range from professional development and networking opportunities Participating is a great way to stay connected with KSI and your fellow alum If any Alumni is interested in spearheading an event starting a club or shared interest group please reach out to the Administrative Office Alumni Giving Alumni of KSI Graduate School can choose many ways to support KSI A donation expresses gratitude for a life changing experience which you encountered while studing at KSI Giving can also support current and future KSI students Home to 150 students alumni giving can be put to use

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  • KSI Graduate School - Course Schedule
    Management Information Security Computer Networks Software Engineering Graduation Requirement CIS Department MS Thesis Comprehensive Exam Internships Domestic Practicum International Practicum Faculty Course Catalog Calendar Schedules Course Schedule Academic Calendar Event List Student Achievement Assessment Administration Human Resources Professional Development Policies Employment Opportunities Institute Leadership Founder s Words Board of Directors Institute Resources Facilities Tech Support Research Arts Library About Catalog Online Database eBooks Periodicals Industry News Ask Away Library Policy

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  • KSI Graduate School - Course Catalog
    This course provides a detailed understanding of the practice of Knowledge Management KM Content includes KM evolution best practices used in commercial and public sectors today where KM is headed and why it is so vital to an organization s success At the end of this course the participants will have an advanced understanding of knowledge management knowledge management concepts and principles and how to apply them 3 credits BA535 Knowledge Acquisition and Modeling with UML This course will instruct students on the various concepts and methods used for knowledge representation Students will learn how to apply the Unified Modeling Language UML and the Knowledge Acquisition Unified Framework as a standard process to capture and build knowledge models to represent knowledge This course on knowledge modeling will focus on three 3 major representations of knowledge These representations include Ladders Network Diagrams and Decision Trees In this course students will examine the knowledge modeling and UML concepts and applying those concepts to build knowledge models with UML A demonstration of the Knowledge Acquisition Unified Framework software will be incorporated within the framework of the course 3 credits BA563 Electronic Commerce Workshop In this course students will engage in group projects to go through the entire process of e commerce application development including the business model materials flow cash flow and web based system prototyping s Prerequisites BA519 CIS513 3 credits CIS310 Introduction to Programming This course covers fundamental concepts in computer programming using Visual Basic Analysis design implementation debugging and testing of software is also discussed 3 credits CIS311 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming This course covers fundamental concepts in programming using the C programming language 3 credits CIS319 Introduction to C Programming In this course students will be first introduced to basic computing concept UNIX Linux fundamentals and programming environment The focus is on the introduction to C programming language and programming skills training In addition to C language structure syntax semantics variable scope and accessibility dynamic memory allocation and management will be covered as well More importantly basic data structure and algorithm design analysis and advanced defense programming concepts will be introduced in this course This course is designed to be a rich course in programming concept introduction After taking the course students is expected to be proficient in computer programming CIS320 Computer Systems This course introduces computer architecture and organization machine instructions and reading assembly code Operating systems concepts and software tools such as the assembler linker and debugger are discussed 3 credits CIS321 Computer Languages This course covers fundamental concepts of object oriented programming using Java Topics include basic Java s syntax and semantics simple data structures types methods file I O classes objects inheritance and polymorphism 3 credits CIS322 Object Oriented Programming This course covers fundamental concepts of objected oriented programming using C Topics include basic C s syntax and semantics simple data structures types methods file I O classes objects inheritance and polymorphism 3 credits CIS323 Java Graphical User Interface This course will emphasize Java Swing the framework that defines the look and feel of the modern Java Graphical User Interface GUI Swing streamlines the design of Java GUI and allows users to create an attractive and efficient GUI that can be customized for relevant applications In this course students will be exposed to the basic concepts design philosophy and core features of Java Swing It examines the Swing component set Prerequisites CIS321 3 credits CIS331 Database Programming This course introduces the students to database technology and the role of databases within an organization The main concepts and functions from a Relational Database Management System RDBMS are studied Structured Query Language SQL and PL SQL Procedural Language SQL are covered Students will learn how to create and alter tables how to insert update and delete data Students will also learn how to use SQL queries with join aggregation and ordering clauses 3 credits CIS333 Advanced SQL Programming Students will learn advanced SQL programming including PL SQL PL SQL is procedural SQL which allows programmers to pass values from one SQL statement to another Programmers will be able to control the flow of SQL statements Prerequisites CIS331 3 credits CIS338 Web Programming using ASP NET ASP NET is a part of the Microsoft NET framework and a powerful tool for creating dynamic and interactive web pages In this course students will learn complete ASP NET references about built in objects and components and their properties and methods such as HTML server controls reference Web server controls reference and Validation server controls reference are studied Prerequisites CIS322 3 credits CIS340 Operating Systems In this course students will learn the basic concepts of operating systems It does not concentrate on any particular operating system or hardware but instead it discusses fundamental concepts that are applicable to a variety of systems processes and process management memory management and file systems Prerequisite CIS321 3 credits CIS341 UNIX Operating System This course is an in depth study of the UNIX LINUX operating system In this course shell programs and commands of UNIX are analyzed Students will gain insight into the inner workings of a modern operating system Prerequisites CIS321 3 credits CIS345 Game Programming This course is an introduction to the principles of game programming Students draw from prior knowledge in multiple fields including software programming digital graphic arts and computer generated audio and combine these fields in the effort of making a complete video game The game loop rendering engine OpenGL and basic control logic are all covered 3 credits CIS346 Advanced Game Programming This course is a further study in the field of game programming A game state structure is formally introduced and more advanced rendering techniques such as HDR rendering and particle effects are covered Students learn about physics engines to simulate real world physics laws All of this knowledge is combined to make an advanced game 3 credits CIS347 Web Game Programming This course is an in depth course on Javascript based game programming The web offers a unique delivery mechanism for games and making games in HTML and Javascript can take advantage of those unique points A full browser based game will pull together everything learned here including game states rendering manipulating via DOM elements and browser game logic 3 credits CIS350 Data Structures Advanced Programming To write good programs a thorough understanding of data structures and their mathematical basis in discrete structures is necessary In this course students will learn basic data structures stacks queues trees lists graphs and their implementation Prerequisites CIS321 3 credits CIS360 Digital Systems This course covers fundamentals of digital systems integrated circuit IC components microprocessors and peripherals Several laboratory experiments are included in the course s Prerequisites CIS320 CIS321 3 credits CIS363 Systems Programming This course is an introduction to basic software component and hardware features of computer systems This course also covers machine architecture of several computer systems interrupt and trap systems I O programming at the hardware level interface design operating systems Windows programming and networking s Prerequisites CIS322 CIS340 3 credits CIS367 Computer Graphics This course is an introduction to software and hardware for computer graphics Students will have hands on exercises to develop graphics applications Prerequisites CIS350 3 credits CIS370 Introduction to Computer Networks This course provides an introduction to networking local area network operation configuration and management Client server PC networking is emphasized Laboratory project includes network setup administration trouble shooting and configuration of wired wireless routers firewalls etc The course also prepare students to the industrial certification Network 3 credits CIS372 Network Principles This course is intended to explain how data communication systems computer networks and their various hardware and software components work By using the seven layer OSI ISO model as a framework students will have a solid understanding about the protocols of computer networks in depth Class projects will be implemented using modern tools such as Java and or Visual Basic running on Internet Internet protocol TCP IP is emphasized in the class The course also prepare students to the industrial certification Network and CCNA 3 credits CIS501 Information System Design The major objective of this course is to present concepts about file processing and the design of modern information systems In doing so we will cover two broad areas The first is the application of data structure techniques to secondary storages and the evaluation of alternate solutions to the problem of mapping users views of data onto physical storages The second area covers the modern e Business infrastructure e Commerce design CGI Perl programming and XML standards We will discuss at length a variety of techniques used to store and retrieve information maintained in secondary storages locally as well as on the remote network servers ASP NET is a part of the Microsoft NET framework and a powerful tool for creating dynamic and interactive web pages In this course complete ASP NET references about built in objects and components and their properties and methods such as HTML server controls reference Web server controls reference and Validation server controls reference are studied Before the discussion of ASP NET the class will review the basic concept of 1 HTML in client side web design 2 Cascading Style Sheet CSS language and 3 XML Prerequisite competency in high level languages and data structures 3 credits CIS502 Database Management Systems This course is intended to cover both the theoretical concepts of modern database systems and the practical usage of commercial database systems ORACLE Students will learn the fundamentals of relational database database architecture relational theory relational algebra Entity Relation diagram normalization and normal forms database integrity file structure and indexing structure Prerequisites CIS331 3 credits CIS503 Theory of Computation This course is to introduce fundamental concepts of computation theory in the form of machines and languages Specifically it is to introduce mathematical modeling of computation mechanisms This course not only serves as the foundation of computation but its practice also facilitates algorithm design as well as analysis Typical examples include NP Completeness and un decidable problems 3 credits CIS504 Programming Languages The major objective of this course is to study and compare all kinds of programming paradigms including imperative programming object oriented programming functional programming logic programming event driven visual programming and parallel programming Other topics include language history the design principles of programming languages and language syntax Prerequisites CIS321 3 credits CIS505 Compiling Techniques This course covers marketing principles analysis planning and decision making Students will learn marketing management buyer behavior segmentation product policy forecasting pricing distribution advertising promotion marketing information systems and competitive strategy 3 credits CIS506 Advanced Operating Systems This course is focused on how to distribute operating systems including communication synchronization processes file systems and memory management Four examples of distributed systems are given in detail 3 credits CIS507 Principles of Computer Networks This course is intended to discuss how local area networks enterprise networks wide area networks and their various hardware and software components work By using the seven layer OSI ISO model as a framework students will have an in depth understanding about the protocols of computer networks Class project includes TCP IP network programming using Java and or Winsockets of VB Net running on Internet Case studies include all kinds of enterprise networks The course also prepares students to the industrial certification Network Prerequisites CIS370 3 credits CIS508 Database Network Administration and Tuning This course covers database performance tuning SQL and application design tuning I O tuning resource management database network architecture and administration server and client configuration and advanced security options Prerequisites CIS331 3 credits CIS509 Knowledge Engineering This course discusses the use of heuristics production rules and theoremproving techniques to design expert systems and knowledge based systems Class projects include the design of knowledge based systems using CLIPS and expert system tool designed by NASA Prerequisites CIS504 3 credits CIS510 Software Project Management This course is to introduce basic software engineering techniques as well as software management practices This course is accompanied with a non trivial software development project that will provide students with hands on experience of software engineering techniques Focus will be on the application of formal software development process teamwork concept software methodology environment and tools Communication presentation and documentation skills will be emphasized as well Prerequisite CIS331 3 credits CIS511 Mini Micro Computer Systems This course examines survey of popular microprocessors and their architectures hardware design considerations and trade offs Students will learn memory interrupt handling I O structures interfacing techniques hardware and software design tools Troubleshooting Real life applications are also emphasized This course includes several laboratory projects Prerequisites CIS506 3 credits CIS513 Multimedia Information Systems This course concentrates on the design of multimedia information systems involving the integration of contemporary media formats including video audio graphics text and interactive elements Students engage in discussions about the conception creation and distribution of media across systems as well as a survey of system types 3 credits CIS514 User Interface Engineering This course examines the principles of user interface design including discussions of visual usability and technical considerations Various media editing and design tools are utilized with an emphasis on interactive content 3 credits CIS516 Computer Vision This course discusses image processing techniques which include segmentation boundary detection object recognition 3D object representation and recognition Students will learn knowledge representation for computer vision Applications to industrial robotics parts inspection and factory automation will be discussed s Prerequisites CIS503 CIS504 3 credits CIS517 Advanced Computer Graphics Hardware software data structure programming language and mathematical requirements for developing 2D and 3D applications of computer graphics Various 2D 3D and interactive authoring tools are utilized s Prerequisites CIS321 CIS393 3 credits CIS518 Computer Architecture This course is an introduction to computer architecture Students will learn processor architecture sequential and micro programming controls memory organizations I O structures bus structures peripherals and interfacing computer communication Prerequisites CIS506 3 credits CIS519 Electronic Enterprise Engineering Enterprise engineering is an emerging discipline for the 21st century It is a subdiscipline of systems engineering which applies the knowledge and methodology of systems engineering to the design of enterprises or businesses This course will explore the development of electronic enterprise to facilitate electronic commerce and to integrate enterprise information and empower knowledge workers of all levels with decision support capabilities using the Java programming language EJB JEE5 Prerequisites CIS321 3 credits CIS520 Advanced Computer Networks This course discusses advanced issues of TCP IP networking Class project includes the implementation of TCP IP applications using WinSockets JavaMicroEdition The content covers Client Server Model Network Management Network Security Cisco Router Configuration broadband communication and ATM concepts Enterprise Network Systems etc The course also prepares students to the industrial certification Network and CCNA CCNP Prerequisite Prerequisites CIS507 3 credits CIS521 Queuing Theory and Simulation This course covers queuing models of computer networks and systems Students will learn birth death systems single and multiple server systems steady state behavior of general service time queues priority queues approximation methods and algorithms for complex queues Simulation s Prerequisites CIS350 CIS370 3 credits CIS522 Computer Security and Cryptography This course will present a practical survey of concepts principles and practice of cryptography and computer security Course content include General Networking and Security Concepts Encryption and Certificate Basics Network Infrastructure Security TCP IP Basics and port security Communications Security Application Security User Security Security Baselines Operational Security Organizational Security Incident Detection and Response The course also prepare students to the industrial certification Security Prerequisites CIS507 3 credits CIS551 Digital Media History Theory and Methods This course provides a historical and critical overview of artists and scientists pioneering the digital arts and media Discussions involve important digital media issues from aesthetics creative strategies emerging trends and socio cultural aspirations 3 credits CIS552 Advanced Game Design This is a project oriented course on game design and programming Students will design implement and test a three dimensional game with various levels of interactivity animation sound constraints and networking capabilities Students must already have advanced graphics experience The course will also touch on the software engineering and project management aspects of developing a high end video game 3 credits CIS566 Software Testing Techniques This course is designed to provide an in depth introduction to software testing techniques The focus however will be on testing of software components and component based software systems This course will first give a general introduction to testing concepts and various testing techniques including white box coverage based testing black box cause effect based testing and integration approaches etc 3 credits CIS567 Software Test Automation This course presents a comprehensive study of software test automation including concepts principles methods test automation scripting and test tools The course covers the major software test automation topics test automation infrastructure test generation test scripting and execution test tool development autotest regression and automatic test coverage analysis By providing different types of test automation tools black box and white box test tools this course covers several important test automation topics such as automatic GUI testing solutions and tools b automatic component testing and testability c model based test automation d performance testing and automation e web based and SOAbased test automation This course provides students with test automation project experience based on existing test tools and created automation solutions Prerequisites CIS566 3 credits CIS599A CIS599B CIS599C Research Project for MS Degree Nine credit hours are required Students will be guided individually to do an advanced project 9 credits CIS600 CIS600A Applied CIS Practicum This course includes collaboration with industry practical training research assistant ships with professors and faculty grant recipients directly related to the student s field of study This specialized practicum gives students the unique opportunity to add an applied experience to their curriculum 9 credits maximum CIS700 Special Seminars Under the supervision of an instructor students may request to study individually in an advanced subject not included in the regular courses Students are required to read one or more textbooks and or a collection of papers do exercises and take examinations All

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