ET-504: Operating Systems and System Deployment

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ET-504 Operating Systems and System Deployment

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 1 class hour, 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 2

Course Description in college catalog:

The course covers a number of operating system types such as:  single tasking, cooperative, preemptive, multithreading and multitasking systems. Current operating systems are deployed under various environmental configurations. Operating Systems and programs will be installed using Remote Network Access Services. The Internet will be utilized to download drivers, apply corrective service packs and updates. The entire course is available over the Internet via a Blackboard Server.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

A.A.S. Internet and Information Technology

A.A.S. Electronic Engineering Technology

Certificate Program - New Media Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively through reading, writing, listening and speaking

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Course objectives/expected student learning outcomes
Course Objectives Learning Outcomes
Students demonstrate knowledge and practical skills to deploy operating systems. They will use deductive reasoning to solve problems that may occur while exploiting operating systems. Refine reporting skills. Students use acquired knowledge and practical skills to deploy various operating systems. They use deductive reasoning to solve problems encountered while preforming tasks. Students will customize the operating system and generate a final report.
Comprehend client’s requirements, complete task efficiently and properly. Convey objective and conclusion to the end user in a logical and clear report. Present a real world system proposal. Complete compressive laboratory report. Answer technical question. Include experiment objective and conclusion.

Program-specific outcomes

ABET Criterion 3 Student Outcomes addressed by ET-504:

Performance Indicator ETCT5-1-: Produce effective written documents including lab reports and term papers

Student Outcome (5) - an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
B: Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
C: Work collaboratively in diverse groups directed at accomplishing learning objectives


Supplemental Information

ET 504 Lecture Course Topics- Table of Week Numbers and Lecture Course Topics:


Week Lecture - Laboratory Topics
1,2 Lecture and Lab 1: Computer Hardware and Command Language Overview using Windows PE: Overview of Computer Hardware, Software, Operating Systems and General System concepts. Computer BIOS configuration, Low Level Formatting, Hard drive partitioning, Partition types, Access Network Resources. Preparing the hard drive DiskPart. Formatting USB Flash drive, the hard drive. Creating a bootable Flash drive and system hard drive. Building the Windows PE system.
3,4 Lecture and Lab 2: Utilizing Windows PE: Build a directory structure. Accessing shared printer resources over a Network. Using Windows PE to access a Network Server, Mapping and redirecting shared resources. Executing the various forms of the NET command. Creating and using a USB flash drive. Environmental variables, Batch programs, Hierarchal directory disk structure, advanced disk maintenance programs and file attributes.
5,6 Lecture and Lab 3: Windows 10 installation: Installing Windows 7 Professional. (Users must have a registered MSDNAA product key.) Determine what drivers are needed by the system and save them to a portable device. Acquiring the necessary drivers. Installing and configuring drivers. Install required drivers. Apply Microsoft Updates.
5,6 Lecture and Lab 3: Windows 10 installation: Installing Windows 7 Professional. (Users must have a registered MSDNAA product key.) Determine what drivers are needed by the system and save them to a portable device. Acquiring the necessary drivers. Installing and configuring drivers. Install required drivers. Apply Microsoft Updates.
7,8 Lecture and Lab 4: Windows 10 Service Packs, Updates and Security Settings: Apply Microsoft Windows updates, configuring Automatic updates, setup Windows System Security. Installing Microsoft’s New Windows global system updates utility.
9,10 Lecture and Lab 5: Windows 10 Customize, Configure & Applications: Overview of Windows desktop. Customizing Window settings. Setting up the Start menu. Installing and configuring Antivirus, various applications, firewall settings, multimedia and Security programs. Storage Devices, Backup and Recovery: Explore different storage devices that can be accessed by Windows 10. Maintaining and customizing storage devices. Utilizing the Windows 10 hard drive management program. Accesses and utilize the Windows 10 Automatic System Recovery program.
11,12 Lecture and Lab 6: Windows 10: In-depth study of the Title interface. Accessing the user interface from various input devices; mouse, keyboard, touchpad and multi-touch screens. Customizing the system. Meeting Cortana.
13,14 Lecture and Lab 7: Windows 10 Customization: Customizing the Windows 10 environment. Exploring the file structure and system files. Accessing the MMC (Microsoft Management Console). Exploring the system registry. Setting up system file and resource sharing. Creating user accounts
15 Final Exam

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Student evaluation based on:

  • Lab reports
  • Practical examinations
  • Class work
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Multiple online tests (Blackboard)
  • Oral reports

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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