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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Fall 2024 | CIS-1350-VO03F - Desktop Operating Systems


Flex Class

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 2024 ends on October 30.


Location: Online
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 09-03-2024 to 12-16-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 16 (as of 07-13-24 2:05 PM)
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Faculty

Thomas Burl
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Deb Grant

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Digital and Technical Literacy
    Note
  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 catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

In this course students install, manage, repair, configure, and troubleshoot microcomputer operating systems. User management, physical and workstation security implementation, and mobile operating systems are discussed. This course covers concepts found on the CompTIA A+ and Linux+ certification exams. Recommended prior or concurrent learning: Introduction to Computer Science or equivalent skills.


Essential Objectives

1. Explain technology terms and acronyms using plain language.
2. Demonstrate the ability to install, manage, repair, configure, and troubleshoot microcomputer operating systems including Windows and Linux.
3. Identify names, purposes, and characteristics of the primary operating system components (e.g., registry, virtual memory, and file systems) and discuss the use of raw text editors for editing such files.
4. Demonstrate the ability to navigate, configure, and customize graphical user interfaces (CLI, GUI) to display and retrieve system information.
5. Explain concepts and procedures for creating, viewing, and managing disks, directories, and files, and compare modalities, themes, and desktop environments/window managers.
6. Describe support methodologies for mobile operating systems and applications.
7. Explain procedures and utilities used to optimize operating systems such as virtual memory, hard drives, temporary files, service, startup, applications, troubleshooting, and performance.
8. Discuss basic boot sequences, methods, and utilities for recovering operating systems.
9. Discuss options for installing and configuring operating systems, drivers, and devices in a physical system, virtualized environment and in the cloud, including package managers.
10. Discuss different configuration options for GUI themes and “window managers”.
11. Explain the process of maintaining a secure computing environment via updates, firewall, filesystem permissions, encryption, and physical security.
12. Describe the difference between open-source and proprietary systems, when each is appropriate, and how to acquire open-source software and operating systems such as Linux.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

CIS-1350-VO03F Link to Textbooks/Resources Information for this course in eCampus.

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


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

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. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  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 Integrity


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.