Personal Computer OS Support – cis292 (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of personal computer operating systems for computer software configuration, file management, performance monitoring, optimization, maintenance, recovery, and security.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Upgrading Operating Systems

  • Describe maintenance issues for operating systems.
  • Describe troubleshooting techniques for operating system-related problems.
  • Compare the process of upgrading an operating system to an original installation.

The Networking of Operating Systems

  • Explain how networking functions in operating systems.
  • Describe common networking problems.
  • Explain the key networking concepts that affect operating systems.

The Security of Operating Systems

  • Describe the security features of modern Windows® operating systems.
  • Describe steps to secure modern operating systems.
  • Explain the factors that contribute to an operating system’s security.

Installing and Supporting Operating Systems

  • Describe how to install Windows operating systems.
  • Identify areas of concern when installing and maintaining operating systems.
  • Explain how operating systems are supported.

Introducing Operating Systems

  • Identify components and functions of operating systems.
  • Compare operating systems to other software.
  • Describe factors that lead to upgrades in operating systems.
  • Compare versions of the Windows operating system.

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