CTS1163

Microsoft Desktop Systems Configuration

Course Code: CTS 1163

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, customize and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows client software. This course prepares students for a Microsoft Windows Desktop industry certification. This course includes both lecture and structured lab experiences. Prerequisite: Acceptable college ready placement score in reading or successful completion of appropriate college-prep reading course(s).

Course Details

Prerequisites:

CTS 1110 or equivalent certification or consent of department

Instructors:

As Assigned

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Provided by Instructor

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the Introduction to Windows     

  • Planning the Windows Installation
  • Installing Windows
  • Using Virtualization Technologies
  • Networking
  • Windows Firewall and Remote Access
  • Managing Windows in a Domain
  • Users and Groups
  • Managing Security
  • Managing Files and Disks on Windows
  • Managing Windows 8.1 Hardware and Printers
  • Monitoring System Performance and Recovery
  • Recovery and Backup Options
  • Installing and Configuring Applications

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 0-14.0]

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Evaluate / Upgrade Operating  Systems Windows 7 and 8.1

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

Propose and Manage Disk Maintenance

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Compare and Troubleshoot  Hardware and Applications

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

Formulate and Configure Users, Groups, and Security  

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

Compare and Troubleshoot Network Connectivity

BCIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

Formulate and Maintain Windows

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate Backups and Recovery

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

 

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Participate in discussions.
  6. Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  7. Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  8. All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

 

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Quizzes

up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final) 

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs     

up to 40%

Participation

up to 20%

 

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

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