Students will study the skills needed to effectively manage the current Microsoft Windows desktop operating system. Topics include installing the operating system and applications; how to use functions and utilities and manage security; and the importance of managing the computer through the command line environment. By completing this course, students are prepared to successfully troubleshoot a Windows desktop system. This course also prepares students for the current Microsoft desktop operating system configuration exam. Completion of this course helps prepare a student for a career in systems administration, network administration, information security and technology support.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Perform an installation and upgrade of the Windows desktop operating systems.
- Configure devices and device drivers.
- Install and configure Windows applications.
- Control access to local hardware and applications.
- Prepare subnetting information and then configure Windows settings for network connectivity.
- Determine security and access settings for shared resources.
- Apply proper authorization and authentication configurations to file and folder access.
- Configure a Windows computer for remote access and mobility.
- Create a plan for preventive maintenance that monitors and maintains Windows clients.
- Plan and deploy Windows backup and recovery options.
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.