Still polishing, but my new course description will look something like this:
SEIS 660 Information Technology Infrastructure
This course covers the engineering and operation of IT infrastructure, and related IT management practices in both theory and practice. Students participate in building and operating an end to end “IT supply chain” applying current industrial practices, demonstrating how IT services move from idea through production in a practical industrial setting and are managed and improved over time. This lab simulation is then used to illuminate key IT management topics such as: Cloud – Virtualization – Infrastructure as code – Web-scale IT – Continuous delivery – Change and incident management – Monitoring and service management – IT process management – IT standards – Continuous improvement for IT.
Students will gain hands-on experience with virtualization, systems administration, DevOps, monitoring, collaboration, and industrial IT processes.