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ICT 108 - Operating Systems 1

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of a computer's operating system. The course will spend time on the installation and configuration of the Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP operating systems. You will also be introduced to how to modify as well as optimize your Windows environment.


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks:  15




Non-Course Prerequisites: 






Course Content:
- Course Introduction. An introduction to operating systems and a history of operating systems for personal computers.
- Installing Windows 2000/XP
- Maintaining Windows 2000/XP
- Supporting Windows 2000/XP Users and Their Data
- Troubleshooting Windows 2000/XP
- Windows 9x/Me Commands and Start Up Disk
- Supporting Windows 9x/Me
- Windows on a Network
- Windows on the Internet
- Securing Your PC
- Supporting Printers and Scanners
- Introducing Linux
- Introducing the Mac OS

- The Professional PC Technician


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Use the basic Windows 2000 and Windows XP commands and interfaces that will allow them to efficiently manage the information they create and store on their computers
- Use the more advanced features of these systems that will allow them to customize and optimize their computers plus prevent disasters

- Utilize problem solving skills that will help them correct some of the most common problems people experience using computers


Grading System:  Letters


Specify Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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