Sep 22, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CTS 105 - Microcomputer Operating Systems

3 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and directed laboratory weekly; one term.
(formerly CSI 130 Microcomputer Operating Systems)

Investigate the purposes, features and characteristics of microcomputer operating systems. Utilize current microcomputer operating systems to manage computer resources, performance, and security. Apply virtualization tools to run multiple operating systems on a single computer. Lab fee $35.

Note: It is highly recommended students who do not have a working knowledge of computers complete CTA 103  before enrolling in CTS 105.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the purposes of microcomputer operating systems and the functions they perform
    • Describe the purpose and functions of microcomputer operating systems.
    • Describe major events in the development of microcomputer operating systems including virtualization.
    • Identify and describe the features of contemporary microcomputer operating systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with the command interface for the operating systems (e.g., DOS, and GUI)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic features of command line and graphical user interfaces.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic file management functions such as: create files, delete files, make and remove directories, copy files between directories, cut and paste text between different documents and software applications.
    • Use the command prompt and terminal window of current microcomputer operating systems to perform basic file management functions.
    • Use the graphical user interface of current microcomputer operating systems to perform basic file management functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic system management functions such as: organize files on disks and diskettes, optimize computer file storage space, and perform file and system backup procedures.
    • Describe security threats and vulnerabilities to microcomputers and users.
    • Identify methods for protecting against security threats.
    • Use the command prompt and terminal window of current microcomputer operating systems to perform basic system management functions.
    • Use the graphical user interface of current microcomputer operating systems to perform basic system management functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to command system resources and components (memory, disk drives, printers, CD, etc).
    • Use the command prompt and terminal window of current microcomputer operating systems to command system resources and components.
    • Use the graphical user interface of current microcomputer operating systems to command system resources and components.
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot common microcomputer hardware and software problems.
    • Use the command prompt and terminal window of current microcomputer operating systems to detect and correct common hardware and software problems.
    • Use the graphical user interface of current microcomputer operating systems to detect and correct common hardware and software problems.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking