Feb 06, 2023  
2017-2018 
    
2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CST 123 - Windows Operating System

Credits: 1
Provides a continuing orientation to PC Operating Systems. Emphasizes the Windows Operating System features needed in the daily operation of microcomputers including customizing and managing the desktop, maintaining the system and backing up data. Includes the customizing of windows for increased productivity, creation of graphics and the concepts of Object Linking and Embedding.

Prerequisite(s): CST 103  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Student is able to modify their desktop for their own use
    1. Demonstrate an ability to create Document icons and Shortcuts on their desktop
    2. Demonstrate an ability to modify their desktop appearance
    3. Demonstrate an ability to use the Control Panel to review Accessibility settings including the use of their mouse
  2. Student is able to modify and create graphics using Paint
    1. Demonstrate an ability to use drawing tools
    2. Demonstrate an ability to enlarge a view of the graphic and work with the individual pixels in modifying a graphic
  3. Student is able to use Object Linking and Embedding
    1. Demonstrate an ability to use Paste to combine objects from one document to the next
    2. Demonstrate an ability to embed a portion of a graphic in a document
    3. Demonstrate an ability to insert a graphic in a document
    4. Demonstrate an ability to modify an embedded graphic, change it to an icon, modify the appearance of the icon and its label and create a Link to the original graphic
    5. Demonstrate the ability to Link to objects like video clips
  4. Student should be able to manage their print jobs, install new hardware devices and use the various fonts
    1. Open and control the Print Queue
    2. Understand how to install new hardware and the appropriate software
    3. Be able to understand and use the different fonts that are available
  5. Student should be able to understand what is necessary for Disk Maintenance
    1. Understand how disks become fragmented and how to defragment them
    2. Understand and be able to Scan our disks for errors
    3. Understand and be able to Backup our disks and folders
    4. Understand how to compress a disk and the reasons for doing so
  6. The Student should be able to understand and be able to use some of the common DOS commands
    1. Understand and be able to use the common commands of DIR, TYPE, FORMAT, COPY, VOL and LABEL
    2. Understand how to make directories and work with them
    3. Understand the differences between a Text-based Operating System and a Graphical User Interface



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