OATC 3150 - Computer Operating Systems


An general overview of computer hardware, networks, and operating systems. Developing basic technological expertise and leadership in administering computer technology in the workplace is emphasized. This course helps prepare students to take a certification exam for a current operating system.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Define an operating system.
  2. Compare and contrast several current operating systems.
  3. Identify the functions of an operating system.
  4. Describe basic components of the operating system.
  5. Identify various ways to protect the computer.
  6. Define and recognize firewalls, antivirus software, and malware.
  7. Create and organize files and folders.
  8. Search for files and folders.
  9. Manage software, disks, devices, driver, and display settings.
  10. Manage the operating system's settings.
  11. Backup and restore files and folders.
  12. Customize menus and toolbars.
  13. Personalize the appearance and sound of a computer.
  14. Recognize how to increase processing speed.
  15. Locate system information.
  16. Locate troubleshooting information.
  17. Change the settings of the mouse or other input devices.
  18. Establish user accounts.
  19. Identify various ways to manage networks.
  • Module 1: Operating Systems Basics
  • Module 2: Operating System Security
  • Module 3: File Management Basics 1 of 2
  • Module 4: File Management Basics 2 of 2
  • Module 5: Operating System Personalization
  • Module 6: Administrative Tasks 1 of 2
  • Module 7: Administrative Tasks 2 of 2
  • Module 8: Course Wrap-Up

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


  • None

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