2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Aug 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

CSC 120 - Survey of Operating Systems


Description: A survey of the operating systems used today with the purpose of preparing technicians to install and maintain operating systems.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Introduction to operating systems
  2. Computer security basics
  3. Desktop virtualization
  4. Windows, MAC OS X, Linux
  5. Connecting desktops and laptops to networks
  6. Mobile operating systems

Learning Outcomes:
  1. List and compare common desktop and mobile operating systems. (1 - 6)
  2. Describe security threats and vulnerabilities to computers and users and troubleshoot common security problems. (2, 4, 6)
  3. Outline virtualization options for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows as host computers. (3-5)
  4. Connect to the internet; configure file and printer clients; troubleshoot problems. (4, 5)
  5. Configure wireless connections, email, apps and synchronization on mobile devices. (5, 6)