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CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems

Introduction to operating systems and their concepts. Both the command line interface (CLI), with commonly used instructions, and a graphical user interface (GUI) will be used to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X). Operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android and Windows Phone) will be introduced and popular applications for mobile devices will be reviewed.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify, define and manage various operating systems (IOS, Android, Windows Phone) for mobile devices and applications for those devices.
  • Execute commands in a command line interface. Present and implement commands in a batch file using appropriate command line syntax.
  • Explore and configure an operating system's graphic user interface.
  • Identify, define, and implement various operating system management tools. Manage files, folders, and basic access permissions. Manage security tools and firewall options.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3