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IS160 Overview of Operating Systems and Utilities
Credit hours: 3


Course Level: Undergraduate

Institution:Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso

Pre-requisites: IS 153 or consent of instructor.

Course Description: This course is an overview of computer operating systems from PCs to mainframes. Including OS theory and structure as well as an introduction to systems control parameters, utilities, services and command language. The main goal of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple operating systems commonly found in the Information Technology field today. You will learn the theory behind operating systems and some basic to advanced components of each operating system. This course walks you through current hardware and how it interacts with operating systems. You will learn basic functions and design of file systems found in Windows, UNIX, and Macintosh operating systems. This course discusses how operating systems interface with input, output, and storage devices. You will learn basic network theory and how to setup network resources through the multiple versions of software. There are many hands-on projects and case projects that provide you with real experience in supporting multiple operating systems.

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Method of Instruction: Online.

Campus visits required: No

Course Contact: Stephen Miller

Email: stephen.miller@enmu.edu


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Other Considerations: Textbook: Guide to Operating Systems, 4th Edition Michael Palmer; Michael Walters Textbook ISBN-13: 978-1-111-30636-6


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: IS160
Instructor:Stephen Miller

Class Start Date:Jan-15-18
Class End Date:May-11-18
Seats:0 / 10
Seats return deadline:Jan-15-2018

FALL 2017

Section: IS160
Instructor:Stephen Miller

Class Start Date:Aug-22-17
Class End Date:Dec-15-17
Seats:0 / 20
Seats return deadline:Aug-29-2017

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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