Ann Gordon
Moab, Utah

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Operating Systems (MS Windows) -- BCIS 1200

Course Description

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

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively navigate a computer running the Windows operating system
  2. Explain how the DOS system underlies the Windows operating system
  3. Find a file on the computer hard drive
  4. Save files on the computer hard drive and on removable media
  5. Load, access and eject a compact disk
  6. Determine the applications installed on your computer
  7. Install, access and use a desktop application
  8. Explain some of the common aspects of the Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  9. Use e-mail and Internet browsers in the Windows environment
  10. Follow oral and written instructions for computer assignments

Outcomes Assessment

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.

Student Test

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