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CIS-1350-VO02F - Desktop Operating Systems

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Flex courses are online courses with flexible assignment submission, allowing students to manage their completion pace during the semester. Flex courses remain open for enrollment throughout the first half of the semester. Flex course enrollment for Fall 2021 ends on October 29.

Synonym: 209407
Location: Online
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-07-2021 to 12-20-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-27-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-08-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Tyler Whitney | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 11/17 (as of 07-28-21 9:05 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

This course covers the concepts of Microsoft Windows operating systems found on the CompTIA A+ certification exams. Students will learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot computer operating systems. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science

Essential Objectives:

1. Explain the fundamentals of using Windows operating systems.
2. Identify names, purposes, and characteristics of the primary operating system components, including registry, virtual memory, and file systems.
3. Demonstrate the ability to navigate, configure, and customize Windows graphical user interfaces and to display and retrieve system information.
4. Identify the names, locations, purposes, and characteristics of key operating system files such as NTLDR and registry files.
5. Identify concepts and procedures for creating, viewing, and managing disks, directories, and files.
6. Demonstrate cloud deployment and standard installation, configuration, optimization, and upgrade to the Windows operating system.
7. Demonstrate installation and configuration of a device (e.g., adding drivers and required software for graphics or audio).
8. Explain procedures and utilities used to optimize operating systems such as virtual memory, hard drives, temporary files, service, startup, and applications.
9. Discuss basic boot sequences, methods, and utilities for recovering operating systems.
10. Explain the various diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques used to resolve errors in the Windows operating system.
11. Discuss the names, locations, purposes and characteristics of operating system disk management, system management and file management tools such as defrag, task manager, and Windows Explorer.
12. Describe common utilities in the Windows operating system that perform preventive maintenance operations.
13. Explain the importance of operating system preventive maintenance.
14. Explain the concepts and identify the components and protocols necessary to connect a workstation to a LAN and to the internet.


CIS-1350-VO02F Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Tyler Whitney
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

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