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COURSE NUMBER: INFO163
COURSE TITLE:Client Operating Systems
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:Online, Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems. Students will learn about and use the various tools for installing, administering, and configuring Windows including the Microsoft Management Console, Task Scheduler, Control Panel, and Registry Editor. Students will also learn about and manage print devices, shared and NTFS permissions, data storage and disk-quotas, EFS, remote access, and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers. This course maps out fully to Microsoft’s latest Windows desktop certification exam.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Gain a complete, step-by-step approach for learning the fundamentals of local installation, configuration of core local services, and the general local management and maintenance of Windows.
  • Evaluate the key differences between the Microsoft Operating Systems and how each one is being used in the enterprise.
  • Analyze the administrative needs of the local machine and how to manage and maintain the Microsoft environment.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Prepare for installation requirements
  2. Installing Windows
  3. Configuring Devices and Device Drivers
  4. Performing Post-Installation Configuration
  5. Implementing Windows in an Enterprise Environment
  6. Configuring Networking
  7. Configuring Storage
  8. Configuring Data Access and Usage
  9. Implementing Apps
  10. Configuring Remote Management
  11. Configuring Updates
  12. Monitoring Windows
  13. Configuring System and Data Recovery
  14. Configuring Authorization and Authentication
  15. Configuring Advanced Management Tools

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to evaluate a student’s progress. Points will be assigned to all work, such as lab projects, class participation, research papers, presentations, quizzes, tests and a final exam.

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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