Mt. San Jacinto College Computer Information Systems
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CSIS 581 OS Installation and Configuration

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to pass the Comptia A+ Operating Systems Installation and Configuration exam. Topics include installation and configuration of various operating systems, common features and functionality of the Mac and Linux operating systems, Identification of common security threats and vulnerabilities along with common security prevention methods.

By successfully completing this course you will earn 3 units of college credit.

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Course Objectives

  • Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems.
  • Prepare common preventive maintenance procedures using the appropriate Windows OS tools.
  • Appraise common features and functionality of the Mac OS and Linux operating systems.
  • Analyze the properties and purpose of services provided by networked hosts.
  • Compare and contrast basic features of mobile operating systems.
  • Assemble and configure basic mobile device network connectivity and email.
  • Analyze methods and data related to mobile device synchronization.
  • Appraise common security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Compare and contrast common security prevention methods.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot common PC operating system problems with appropriate tools.
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 Course Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast various features and requirements of Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Identify common features and functionality of the Mac OS and Linux operating systems.
  • Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot PC operating system problems with appropriate tools.
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