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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- CIS 140D
- Course Title:
- Operating Sys: Microcomputers
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Provides the basic concepts of Linux and Windows operating systems. Includes basic operating system functions, file/folder management, disk partitioning and formatting, operating system and application installation, and system configuration. See www.pcc.edu/cis. Recommended: CIS 120 or instructor permission.
Intended Outcomes for the course
On successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
Ï Describe the basic functions of desktop operating systems
Ï Explain the different characteristics of
Windows 2000 and XP
Networking Operating Systems
Server Operating Systems
Ï Use commands and tools in command line and GUI operating systems to:
Manage the environment and files
Ï Define simple LAN and WAN concepts
Ï Explain how the network operating system controls the network.
Course Activities and Design
This course is presented by means of lecture/discussion sessions, assignments, exams, and lab projects.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Through exams, projects and class assignments students will be assessed to determine if they are able to:
Ï Define the basic components of an Operating System
Ï Define the basic components of a Network Operating System and how it differs from a Operating System.
Ï Define basic components of a network and their functions
Ï Differentiate between LANs and WANs
Ï Understand how a single-user operating system, multi-user operating system and network operating system differ.
Ï Differentiate between command line and GUI operating systems.
Ï Work effectively on the DOS and Linux command line
Ï Perform basic user and management functions of a GUI operating system.
Ï Understand and perform basic file management
Ï Create partitions and format disks
Ï Update the Windows environment through update.exe with service packs and suggested updates.
Ï Differentiate between different filing systems.
Ï Use file permissions to control access to files
Ï Manage file ownership
Ï Boot the system
Ï Install an operating system
Ï Install a network client
Ï Define and understand basic terminology of the Unix operating system.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
(Themes, Concepts, Issues, Competencies and Skills)
Ï Interact with the Microsoft Command Prompt and perform such commands as the following:
u copy and xcopy
u Changing devices
Ï Draw simple network diagram.
Ï Use Windows Start menu, Control Panel, and Administrative Tools to manage the Windows environment and provide access to system components.
Ï Use Windows Explorer and/or My Computer to manage files.
Ï Format and partition disk and install Linux Operating System.
Ï Manage the Windows desk-top, taskbar, system tray and quick launch areas.
Ï Customize a Windows user’s desk-top.
Ï In Linux environment, perform such commands as the following:
u Mount and unmount
u Create disk partitions using fdisk.
Ï Install and use GUI interface for the Linux environment.
Ï Manage virtual memory and the swap file.
Ï Install and setup the Red Hat Linux 8.0 OS.
Ï Work with Linux Daemons to manage print files.
Ï Setup Windows environment for automatic updates.
Ï Install Windows Updates.