Oct 01, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

COMC-125 A+ Operating System Technologies

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Prerequisite: COMC-115 
This course provides students with practical hands-on experience in installing configuring and upgrading various operating systems. Topics include operating systems fundamentals diagnosing and troubleshooting and networks. This course is intended to assist students who are preparing for the Comp TIA A+ OS Technologies exam which is one of two exams required to become A+ Certified.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify the major desktop components and interfaces and their functions 2. Identify the names, locations, purposes, and contents of major system files 3. Demonstrate the ability to use command-line functions and utilities to manage the operating system, including the proper syntax and switches 4. Identify basic concepts and procedures for creating, viewing, and managing disks, directories, and files 5. Identify the major operating system utilities, their purpose, location, and available switches 6. Identify the procedures for installing Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP, and bringing the operating system to a basic operational level 7. Identify steps to perform an operating system upgrade from Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP 8. Identify the basic system boot sequences and boot methods including the steps to create an emergency boot disk with utilities installed for Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP 9. Identify procedures for installing/adding a device, including loading, adding, and configuring device drivers and required software 10. Identify procedures necessary to optimize the operating system and major operating system subsystems 11. Recognize and interpret the meaning of common error codes and startup messages from the boot sequence 12. Recognize when to use common diagnostic utilities and tools 13. Recognize common operational and usability problems and determine how to resolve them 14. Identify the networking capabilities of Windows 15. Identify the basic Internet protocols and terminologies