Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 130 - Microcomputer Operating Systems (4)

  • Prerequisite: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 103 or MATH 135 or higher; and ICS 100 or ICS 101

This course introduces features of microcomputer operating systems, providing students with a solid background in installation, confi guration, and management of operating systems.

3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 130, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and function of an operating system.
  • Install and configure an operating system.
  • Install and configure the networking components of an operating system.
  • Secure an operating system.
  • Configure users and user profiles.
  • Configure sharing and permissions.
  • Install and configure printer services.
  • Backup an operating system.
  • Restore an operating system.
  • Describe the boot process.
  • Troubleshoot the boot process.
  • Manage data storage.
  • Administer and monitor the computer locally.
  • Administer and monitor the computer remotely.

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