Class Syllabus spring 2012

ITN 106-1L        Microcomputer operating systems (3 cr.)

 

 

Class Location:                      Computer lab LR-145              Instructor:    Robert Dusek

 

Class Day/Time:                    Monday 7 to 9:40 p.m.; 10 minute break at 8:30 p.m.

 

Textbook:                             A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining your PC, Seventh Comprehensive edition, by Jean Andrews ISBN: 978-1-435-49778-8; 

 

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Printed version is available in Loudoun Campus Bookstore for $115 new or $86 used. You can also check the Internet (at your own risk) using gettextbooks.comImportant:  If you decide to order the book online, use the Expedited shipping for $2 more. The default Media Mail shipping could take several weeks.

 

 

Prerequisites:                         College level reading and writing ability and basic computer literacy and interest in subject is highly desirable.

 

Course Objectives:

 

Provide working introduction to installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of microcomputer operating systems including networking and security.

 

 

Tentative Schedule:  

(Updated 1/3/2012)

Class:

Date:

Ch.:

Topics:

1

1/11

 

Class introduction

2

1/18

2

Introducing Operating Systems

3

1/25

11

PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting Strategies

4

2/1

12

Installing Windows

5

2/8

13

Maintaining Windows

6

2/15

14

Optimizing Windows

7

2/22

15

Tools for solving Windows problems

8

2/29

 

Class review

3/7

 

           No class - Spring break

 9

3/14

 

Midterm Exam

10

3/21

16

Fixing Windows Problems

11

3/28

17

Networking Essentials

12

4/4

18

Networking Practices

13

4/11

19

Security Essentials

14

4/28

20

Security Practices

15

4/25

 

Class review

16

5/2

 

            Final exam

 

 

 

Grading: (subject to review)

 

Item:

Points

Your

Score:

Grade weight:

HW1

 

 

10

Take home Quiz1

10

Midterm exam

30

HW2

 

 

10

Take home Quiz2

10

Final exam

 

 

30

Total:

 

 

100

 

Extra Credit:

 

Grade cutoff:                          90 - A              80 - B              70 - C              60 D             below 60 - F

 

 

 

Exam Policy:

Make-up for midterm and final exams will be allowed only if prior arrangements were made with the exception of documented mitigating circumstances.

 

 

 

Homework:   

Take home quizzes and homework assignments in BlackBoard will be announced in class and BlackBoard with specified due day.

 

No make-up, no deadline extension, no retake.

 

 

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