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CIS 150 - OS and Hardware Fundamentals

5 Credits
Serves as a foundation course for CIS network and data recovery/forensics programs. Develops operational literacy in the microcomputer hardware and software environment, including laboratory experience disassembling, assembling, troubleshooting, installing, configuring and using microcomputers and peripheral equipment.

Pre-requisite(s) C SCI 100 min 2.0
Fees CF

Designed to Serve Students enrolled in the HCC Network Specialist or Data Recovery/Forensics Programs. Industry professionals needing hardware, command line, and system tools skills.
Active Date 2012-09-28

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 22 Lab 66 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 88
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
I. Systems Software Fundamentals A. Review of current operating systems B. Introduction to system integration C. System selection D. System components including input, output, processing and storage devices II. Hardware A. Physical components of system board, memory, floppy disk drive, hard drive, I/O devices B. Multimedia fundamentals and equipment C. Disassemble computer systems D. Assemble computer systems E. System testing F. Electricity and power supplies G. Safety issues; personal safety and fire hazards III. Hardware/Software Interface A. Systems software and hardware relationship B. Interpreting vendor documentation C. Data communications equipment D. Laptop connections E. Data file transfer F. Network adapters and configuration G. Printers IV. Business Policies A. Best practices for business PC and network operations V. Application Software A. Survey of application software B. Interpreting vendor documentation C. Installing of packages D. Configuration of hardware/software packages E. Supporting OSs including Windows, NT, and Windows 2000 operating systems F. Integrated applications G. Troubleshooting problems VI. Technical Support Functions A. System selection procedures B. Systems installation procedures C. Networking fundamentals and configuration D. Printer access E. Data management and control 1. viruses, disaster recovery, maintenance 2. backup and recovery 3. security F. Mobile computing G. Systems upgrading H. Software licensing I. Business policies for PC operations

Student Learning Outcomes
Interpret documentation.

Identify hardware/software components.

Troubleshoot equipment and drivers.

Discuss and connect data communications hardware/software.

Explain tradeoffs and requirements in microcomputer configurations.

Understand interrelationships of hardware and system software.

Install software packages and hardware configuration software.

Understand procedures of system selection, installation and upgrade.

Develop an understanding of user needs and environments.

Become familiar with standard software tools.

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