2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

CNT 121 - Windows Client Operating System

Description: A thorough examination of the Microsoft Windows client operating system. Installation, management, and support of the Windows client operating systems in a network environment. Includes advanced topics such as disk management, secure network configuration, disaster recovery, and performance tuning. Preparation for the Microsoft Windows MCTS certification exam. Syllabus available.

Prerequisites: CNT 100  or CNT 115  or CNT 120  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Windows client operating system
  2. Installing Windows
  3. System utilities
  4. Disk and file system management
  5. User management
  6. Windows security features
  7. Networking
  8. Remote access
  9. User productivity and media tools
  10. Performance tuning
  11. Application support
  12. Disaster recovery and troubleshooting
  13. Enterprise computing

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the Windows client family of products and define their system requirements. (1)
  2. Perform a Windows installation and describe options and requirements for installation. (2)
  3. Use Windows system utilities. (3)
  4. Manage disks and describe storage technologies. (4)
  5. Manage Windows file systems. (4)
  6. Work with user accounts and profiles. (5)
  7. Describe and implement Windows security features. (6)
  8. Configure and troubleshoot Windows network protocols and services. (7)
  9. Evaluate methods and configure protocols for remote access. (8)
  10. Configure Windows printing and user productivity tools. (9)
  11. Use Windows performance management utilities for monitoring and baseline logging. (10)
  12. Utilize Windows application management facilities. (11)
  13. Troubleshoot Windows configurations and use disaster recovery tools. (12)
  14. Configure and manage a Windows client in an enterprise network environment. (13)