• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
  • Classroom
Course Description

This course examines the theory of operating systems and how the operating system theory is implemented in current operating systems.

Learning Objectives

Explain basic operating system concepts
Describe the categories of operating systems
Discuss the primary roles of an operating system
Identify the features of modern Microsoft operating systems
Identify the features and characteristics of UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems
Identify the features and characteristics of Mac operating systems
Describe the function and features of CPUs
List the basic functions common to modern file systems
Install and upgrade Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, and Linux Fedora 30 Workstation
Describe, explain how OSs communicate with various categories of I/O devices
Describe computer storage and configure local storage
Work with different types of volumes and virtual disks
Describe cloud storage vs tape drive technologies
Work with storage management tools
Explain the fundamentals of network communication
Configure file / printer sharing
Manage user and group accounts
Secure shared resources
Establish security policy for securing and maintaining operating systems
Explain operating system backup plan

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Analysis