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Windows Operating System

CST 123

Windows Operating System

CST 123

Course Description

Prerequisite: CST 103. Provides a continuing orientation to PC Operating Systems. Emphasizes the Windows Operating System features needed in the daily operation of microcomputers including customizing and managing the desktop, maintaining the system and backing up data. Includes the customizing of windows for increased productivity, creation of graphics and the concepts of Object Linking and Embedding. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Student is able to modify their desktop for their own use

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an ability to create Document icons and Shortcuts on their desktop
  • Demonstrate an ability to modify their desktop appearance
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the Control Panel to review Accessibility settings including the use of their mouse

Student is able to modify and create graphics using Paint

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an ability to use drawing tools
  • Demonstrate an ability to enlarge a view of the graphic and work with the individual pixels in modifying a graphic

Student is able to use Object Linking and Embedding

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an ability to use Paste to combine objects from one document to the next
  • Demonstrate an ability to embed a portion of a graphic in a document
  • Demonstrate an ability to insert a graphic in a document
  • Demonstrate an ability to modify an embedded graphic, change it to an icon, modify the appearance of the icon and its label and create a Link to the original graphic
  • Demonstrate the ability to Link to objects like video clips

Student should be able to manage their print jobs, install new hardware devices and use the various fonts

Objectives:

  • Open and control the Print Queue
  • Understand how to install new hardware and the appropriate software
  • Be able to understand and use the different fonts that are available

Student should be able to understand what is necessary for Disk Maintenance

Objectives:

  • Understand how disks become fragmented and how to defragment them
  • Understand and be able to Scan our disks for errors
  • Understand and be able to Backup our disks and folders
  • Understand how to compress a disk and the reasons for doing so

The Student should be able to understand and be able to use some of the common DOS commands

Objectives:

  • Understand and be able to use the common commands of DIR, TYPE, FORMAT, COPY, VOL and LABEL
  • Understand how to make directories and work with them
  • Understand the differences between a Text-based Operating System and a Graphical User Interface