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Course Description

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Computer Information Systems - CIS 178

Technical Microsoft Windows

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to administer and support Windows computers in a work environment according to Microsoft and industry best practices. A hands-on approach to common Windows applications and tools is used and include Windows fundamentals, command line interface use, installation and configuration of Windows and basic network configurations.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


  • CIS 115 .
  • Basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Handle installation of the Windows operating system, updates and tools.
  • Manage functionality of the Windows operating system using appropriate tools and methods.
  • Administer users, groups and policies according to best practices.
  • Manage devices, file systems and storage.
  • Set up network protocols and remote access services.
  • Handle system maintenance and recovery.
  • Troubleshoot Windows systems using appropriate tools.
  • Develop proficiency using a command line interface (CLI).
  • Explore emerging technologies impacting the evolution of Windows.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 178142788Technical MS WindowsONL3Baron TS13/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2021; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 178142761Technical MS WindowsONL3Baron TS6/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 178112791Technical MS WindowsONL3Baron TS24/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 178112762Technical MS WindowsONL3Baron TS5/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday