CIS140 :  Introduction to Operating Systems

CIS140 introduces students to the history, terminology, functions and uses of various operating systems. These concepts are taught with hands-on activities utilizing Windows, DOS and UNIX-based operating systems including Linux and Macintosh OS X. The course covers general operating systems concepts, data storage concepts, directory structure and navigation, file management, redirection, security, communication tools and printing. The course approaches these concepts from a user point of view, not from a systems architecture viewpoint.
Prerequisite: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and CIS120 and CIS120L; or CS160 for Computer Science majors; or instructor consent.
Credit Hours: 4
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