BCC - Fall 2011 Syllabus
Course Name : CIS-160
Course Description : The Microcomputer Environment
Telephone: 508-678-2811 ext. 3328
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This course covers the operating system requirements for the CompTIA A+ certification. It concentrates on file and memory management using the diagnostic and troubleshooting tools available in the operating systems covered. The course also covers installation, configuration, and upgrading of the three operating systems.
Pre- or co-requisite: CIS-121 (Operating Systems) or permission of the instructor.
The course will concentrate on the function, structure and operation of DOS, and Windows operating systems for file and memory management using the diagnostic and troubleshooting tools available in those operating systems. Installation, configuration and upgrading of these operating systems will also be presented. This course covers the materials in DOS/Windows module of the examination for A+ Certification.
A+ Guide to Software: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting, Fifth Edition. Publisher: Cengage, (c) 2010. Online edition is also available.
Evaluation: You are responsible for all assigned readings and for material covered in class. The course will include a variety of projects, four exams, and a two-hour final exam.
There will be a series of in-class lab projects throughout the semester. Your homework is to write a report for every lab. Each lab report is due before the beginning of the next lab. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to check the course website for homework assignments.
Late assignments will have five points deducted from its grade for each day late. Projects more than 1 week late will NOT be accepted.
Be sure to do the required reading and assignments before attending class. You cannot successfully enter into discussion without some understanding of the material.
Attendance and lateness: After two absences, a student may be withdrawn from the course. After one warning about lateness and/or absences, your final grade will be lowered ten points for each day the student is late or absent from that point. In Case You Are Late or Absent, it is your responsibility to get the course notes.
There will be several quizzes given. A two (2) hour final exam will be given at the end of the course.
|Lab Assignment Reports||15%|
Lab Assignments will be graded based on quality of your report using the following system:
Final Grades will be assigned as follows:
|97 - 100||A+|
|93 - 96||A|
|90 - 92||A-|
|87 - 89||B+|
|83 - 86||B|
|80 - 82||B-|
|77 - 79||C+|
|73 - 76||C|
|70 - 72||C-|
|67 - 69||D+|
|63 - 66||D|
|60 - 62||D-|
The lecture will be the principal teaching method used in this course. "Handouts" and other information will be available on the class web page. Class discussions will be conducted pertaining to the Lab assignments before each assignment is made and after it is due. Software and Operating system demos using a portable PC and overhead will also be used.
Office Hours will be posted and appointments can be arranged via e-mail or during class breaks.
Note: This syllabus is a suggested course outline and will be generally followed, subject to change according to the instructor's discretion and needs. Academic flexibility is important.