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    Dec 03, 2022  
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CIS 134 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems (5 credits)



Prerequisite CIS 121  with a grade of at least 2.0, or instructor permission.

Course Description
Introduction to the configuration and use of device operating systems, service and support, and client networking and data storage procedures. Hands-on lab exercises provide practical knowledge and experience in various operating system features.

Student Outcomes
1. Compare and contrast different operating systems.
2. Use terminology and functions of operating systems. 
3. Explain the boot process and create normal and emergency boot files.
4. Demonstrate intermediate skills in effectively utilizing operating systems such as format, scandisk, defrag, use of switches, back-up and recovery.
5. Describe general backup, recovery, and protection procedures.
6. Troubleshoot hardware and software operating system problems.
7. Describe various ways of defining/changing settings within different operating systems.
8. Explain options to customize the operating system to accommodate the need for other languages and accessibility for physical limitations.



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