Operating Systems (MS Windows) -- BCIS 1200
This study of micro operating systems is taught using
Microsoft Windows. The course covers the history of the microcomputer
operating systems, includes an overview of popular microcomputer
operating systems, a comparison of GUI operating systems, and a review of DOS commands.
Students learn file and disk management as well as good use of system resources. Also
studied are Windows configuration files, setup, memory resource management,
disk maintenance, optimization, multitasking, and accessory programs.
Credit: 2 semester hours | Prerequisite: Some computer experience
After taking this course, students will be able to:
- Effectively navigate a computer running the Windows operating system
- Explain how the DOS system underlies the Windows
- Find a file on the computer hard drive
- Save files on the computer hard drive and on removable media
- Load, access and eject a compact disk
- Determine the applications installed on your computer
- Install, access and use a desktop application
- Explain some of the common aspects of the Windows and Macintosh operating systems
- Use e-mail and Internet browsers in the Windows environment
- Follow oral and written instructions for computer assignments
Students must demonstrate that they know how to organize and find files on the desktop or removable
media. They must also be able to transfer data from one medium
to another, save, delete and duplicate files, and safely turn
off and turn on computer equipment and peripherals. After successful completion
of this class, the student should be able to perform all the basic and
intermediary tasks required for fast, confident and efficient use of the
Windows operating system.
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