Course Content and Outcome Guide for CIS 140D
- Course Number:
- CIS 140D
- Course Title:
- Operating System: Microcomputers
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Course DescriptionProvides 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. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
On successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
Ã Describe the basic functions of desktop operating systems
Ã Explain the different characteristics of
Windows 2000 and XP
Networking Operating Systems
Server Operating Systems
Ã Use commands and tools in command line and GUI operating systems to:
Manage the environment and files
Ã Define simple LAN and WAN concepts
Ã 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:
Ã Define the basic components of an Operating System
Ã Define the basic components of a Network Operating System and how it differs from a Operating System.
Ã Define basic components of a network and their functions
Ã Differentiate between LANs and WANs
Ã Understand how a single-user operating system, multi-user operating system and network operating system differ.
Ã Differentiate between command line and GUI operating systems.
Ã Work effectively on the DOS and Linux command line
Ã Perform basic user and management functions of a GUI operating system.
Ã Understand and perform basic file management
Ã Create partitions and format disks
Ã Update the Windows environment through update.exe with service packs and suggested updates.
Ã Differentiate between different filing systems.
Ã Use file permissions to control access to files
Ã Manage file ownership
Ã Boot the system
Ã Install an operating system
Ã Install a network client
Ã Define and understand basic terminology of the Unix operating system.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
(Themes, Concepts, Issues, Competencies and Skills)
Ã Interact with the Microsoft Command Prompt and perform such commands as the following:
u copy and xcopy
u Changing devices
Ã Draw simple network diagram.
Ã Use Windows Start menu, Control Panel, and Administrative Tools to manage the Windows environment and provide access to system components.
Ã Use Windows Explorer and/or My Computer to manage files.
Ã Format and partition disk and install Linux Operating System.
Ã Manage the Windows desk-top, taskbar, system tray and quick launch areas.
Ã Customize a Windows users desk-top.
Ã In Linux environment, perform such commands as the following:
u Mount and unmount
u Create disk partitions using fdisk.
Ã Install and use GUI interface for the Linux environment.
Ã Manage virtual memory and the swap file.
Ã Install and setup the Red Hat Linux 8.0 OS.
Ã Work with Linux Daemons to manage print files.
Ã Setup Windows environment for automatic updates.
Ã Install Windows Updates.