IOS110 - Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows

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Subject Title
Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows

Subject Description

This course provides a technical foundation of operating system installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting. It introduces terminology and concepts of operating systems and computer networking. Students are introduced to problem-solving techniques for individual computer issues, providing computer solutions for small to large businesses, and network configuration and troubleshooting.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CTY - Computer Systems Technology (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Required for CNS - Computer Networking and Technical Support (Ontario College Diploma)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Discuss operating system and networking terms and concepts as they apply to a business scenario.

2. Recommend an operating system and features to meet the needs of a business.

3. Design an installation strategy for operating systems, their features and software to ensure the most economical use of hardware resources and time.

4. Configure an operating system and its features so it can perform a specific task on a company network.

5. Perform administration of an operating system allowing ongoing user access to the required resources on a network.

6. Troubleshoot errors and problems with computers and the network to ensure the systems are available at all times.

7. Utilize command line environments to manage file and directories and perform administrative tasks in order to increase administrative performance.

8. Recommend a network configuration to suit real-word business environments.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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