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CIS120 Advanced Window Skills
Semester to be determined

Credits: 2


SPRING 2019:  (6 weeks) This course will run from January 7th to March 14, 2019.

This course covers advanced Windows skills that will enable students to succeed in today’s most widely used computing environment.  Topics include mastering the Windows Control Panel; advanced features of Windows Explorer; managing the Windows Desktop; Windows system maintenance including Windows installation and upgrading, backup and restore operations, creating an emergency boot disk; managing hard drive and secondary storage; essential free utilities.

Goals and Objectives

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

Control your computer – The Windows Control Panel

  • Configuring accessibility 0ptions
  • How to add/remove programs
  • Configuring automatic updates
  • Adjusting display settings
  • Setting internet options
  • Setting mouse options
  • Setting and troubleshooting network connections
  • Setting power options
  • Managing security settings
  • Setting system properties
  • Managing user accounts
  • Using Windows Firewall and free alternatives
  • Setting and troubleshooting wireless network connections
  • Using Device Manager

Use Windows Explorer Effectively

  • Creating folders and subfolders
  • Copying and moving files and folders
  • Organizing files and folders
  • Setting Folder and file options -  Ways to view files and folders
  • Use of File extensions
  • Searching for a file or folder

 Use Storage Media Effectively

  • Using USB drives and other removable storage media
  • Copying CDs and DVDs

Manage the Desktop

  • Setting wallpaper
  • Creating desktop folders
  • Creating shortcuts on the desktop

Perform Routine System Maintenance

  • Installing and upgrading Windows
  • Booting in Safe Mode
  • Changing the boot sequence
  • Using Disk Cleanup
  • Using system backup and restore
  • Managing startup programs
  • Creating a system repair/boot disk
  • Using virus and malware cleanup with free utilities
  • Cleaning and backing up the Windows Registry

 Perform Miscellaneous Maintenance

  • Managing the Windows taskbar
  • Installing and caring for a printer
  • Using screen capture and Paint

 Download and Use Essential Free Utilities

  • Adobe reader
  • 7-Zip
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Zone Alarm
  • AdAware
  • CCleaner

  • AIT107   Computer Applications

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