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CIS 1510 Windows Client Operating System

Installing and administering systems that incorporate the current Microsoft desktop operating system. Administering shared resources including files, folders and printers; installing, managing and troubleshooting hardware devices; monitoring and optimizing system performance and reliability; implementing network protocols and configuring security elements.

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

Prereqs: CIS 1107 AND CIS 1130 OR CIS 1411 


  • Configure and troubleshoot User Account Control, Windows Defender, dynamic security for Internet Explorer and the Windows firewall.
  • Perform clean installations and upgrade to the current version from previous client operating systems.
  • Configure and manage the various file systems available, including FAT, FAT32 and NTFS, and their associated features, such as file and folder compression and encryption.
  • Implement and troubleshoot various network protocols and services, including TCP/IP, dial up connections, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3