Operating Systems Client CIS 212

The course helps learners to gain the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot a desktop operating system in a stand-alone and network environment. Windows 7, Windows 8, and Linux and Mac OS are the current focus of the class. The purpose of this course is to offer all the critical information students need to successfully move into a role as an IT professional and support client computers in a business environment. Many hands-on exercises are included which allow students to practice skills as they are learned.

Correlated Learning Outcomes

  • IT. 1. Carry out trouble-shooting strategies for resolving an identified end-user IT problem.
  • IT. 2. Differentiate among various operating systems.
  • IT. 3. Explain the process of authentication and authorization between end-user devices and computing network resources.
  • IT. 5. Identify basic components of an end-user IT system.
  • IT. 6. Implement a hardware and software configuration responsive to an identified scenario.
  • IT. 7. Summarize life-cycle strategies for replacement, reuse, recycling IT technology and resources.
  • IT. 8. Summarize strategies to support or train users with their IT resources.
  • IT. 9. Use a variety of practices for making end-user IT systems secure.
  • IT. 18. Differentiate among a variety of technology-based sensory interactions.
  • IT. 22. Carry out basic computer network troubleshooting techniques.
  • IT. 38. Implement an application of virtualization.
  • IT. 47. Demonstrate professional behavior in response to an ethically-challenging scenario in computing.