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This course provides an introduction to operating system basics with the intent of giving a student a deeper understanding of various operating systems. Operating systems covered include Microsoft Windows OSs through Windows 10 as desktop operating systems and Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems. Students will learn CPU types, computer internal communication busses along with computer hardware, and computer memories, both local and network distributed, and some computer networking basics with information involving how to create mixed environments.

Goals and Objectives

·         Differentiate between single-user and multiuser operating systems

·         Describe operating systems that laid the groundwork for current desktop and server operating systems

·         Explain operating system hardware components, which will include design type, speed, cache, address bus, data bus, control bus, and CPU scheduling

·         Explain the file systems used by Microsoft WindowsOSs, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 10 (FAT16, FAT32, FAT64, and NTFS)

·         Understand how operating systems interface with input and output devices

·         Prepare for operating system installation and understand the factors involved in making the decision to upgrade

·         Explain networking basics, such as network topologies, networking hardware, packaging data to transport, and how devices connect to a network

·         Perform disk maintenance that includes defragmenting, relocating files and folders, running disk and file repair utilities, and selecting RAID options

  • AIT107   Computer Applications
  • MAT125   Technical Math I

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