Computer Software Fundamentals – it282 (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 9 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 and Upgrading Operating Systems

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

Networking Operating Systems

  • Explain potential problems and solutions when connecting an operating system to a network.
  • Explain how networking functions in operating systems.
  • Describe steps to enable networking on a workstation.

Introducing Operating Systems

  • Describe how operating systems have changed.
  • Identify components and functions of operating systems.
  • Compare operating systems to other software.

Microsoft® Windows® 7

  • Explain how Microsoft® Windows® 7is supported.
  • Describe how to install a Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system.
  • Identify areas of concern when installing and maintaining Microsoft® Windows® 7.

Security of Operating Systems

  • Describe security features of Windows® operating systems.
  • Describe steps to secure operating systems.

Personal Computers and the Internet

  • Differentiate between Internet and network connections.
  • Describe steps to connect a workstation to the Internet.
  • Explain potential problems and solutions when connecting an operating system to the Internet.

Maintaining and Supporting Operating Systems

  • Identify areas of concern when maintaining operating systems.
  • Explain how operating systems are supported.

Legacy Operating Systems

  • Describe features of legacy Windows® operating systems.
  • Explain potential issues involved with supporting legacy Windows® operating systems.
  • Describe how older applications can be supported by current operating systems.
  • Develop a training guide for operating system support.

Installing Operating Systems

  • Describe how to install Windows® operating systems.
  • Identify areas of concern when installing operating systems.

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