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CIT 112 - PC Operating Systems,
NT Workstation or Win 98

Revised: January 24, 2000
Credits: 3
Instructor: Ed Nickel
Office: GTA 101
Phone: 753-2241 (office with voice mail)
Class Web Page:
Textbook: Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, by Tittle, Anderson, & Johnson or Microsoft Windows 98, by Michael Jang depending on which section of the course you are enrolled in. Both are available through the college bookstore.

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when for office hours.


Welcome to CIT 112, PC Operating Systems. This is course covers MS Windows workstation / client operating systems concepts, including MS Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and/or Windows 98. We will discuss how to support and administer MS Windows workstation OSs in primarily a networked environment but also cover the standalone environment to some extent. The material covered in this course is aimed at assisting people to take either the MCSE 70-098 or 70-073 exam.

I can be reached at the phone number listed above or you can make an appointment to see me during office hours or at other times. Office hours are posted on my office door and on my web site. The schedule of reading assignments, homework and tests is found below. Assignments will be provided verbally or as handouts in class.

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of this class a student should:

Your grade will be based 25% on assignments, 15% attendance & participation, and 60% in tests. This is a letter grade class an A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F=59% or less or W=Official Withdrawal if done before the withdrawal deadline. There is no curve in this grading scale. All assignment due dates will be noted when the assignments are given. Any excused absences must be agreed to by the instructor in advance unless there are strong extenuating circumstances. One (1) unexcused absences results in an Failing grade. The code of conduct stated in The Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University Community will be enforced.

COURSE SCHEDULE: We will cover approximately 1 chapter each week with a mid-term exam during week 8 and a final at the end of the class. As a general rule, you should be prepared to discuss each week's topic during the initial class sessions of each week and we will have hands on exercises and lab sessions in the later class sessions of the week.

    Topics by week:
  1. Introduction: Chapter 1
  2. Planning and Installing an OS: Chapter 2
  3. The Registry: Chapter 3
  4. Managing Users, Profiles, and Policies: Chapter 4
  5. Networking and the Internet: Chapter 5
  6. Communications and Mobile Computing: Chapter 6
  7. Workstation OS Server Services: Chapter 7
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Managing System Resources: Chapter 8
  10. Manageing Applications: Chapter 9
  11. Monitoring, Tuning, and Optimizing: Chapter 10
  12. Security and Fault Tolerance: Chapter 11
  13. Advanced Installation Options: Chapter 12
  14. Advanced Networking Concepts: Chapter 13
  15. Troubleshooting: Chapter 14
  16. Final exam

Click here for my home page,
there for syllabi index, or
when for office hours.