Tuesday, January 09, 2007

ISys 532: Expectations and Knowledge so far

This is another class I'm beginning to become more excited about. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but it sounds like it'll be one of those classes where you're drinking from a fire hose! There are a lot of technologies that I have only ever heard of, and in the last two days of class it seems like there are a whole lot more (e.g., SOAP, AJAX, RSS, Web 2.0, .Net Framework, etc.), and I'm looking forward to getting my feet wet and broadening my understanding of these topics over the next semester. I'm also realizing that due to the limited time in class, if I expect to get anything out of the class, I'll have to spend a fair amount of time outside of class studying these topics.

Here's a brief rundown of my current understanding dealing with different technologies:

Operating Systems:
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
Programming/Scripting Languages
  • Java
  • Php
  • Perl
  • VBScript
Database schemas
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
Protocols
  • HTTP
  • SNMP
  • POP/SMTP/IMAP; Microsoft Exchange Server
Other
  • Nagios Monitoring System

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