SYST19866 Notes / Class Plan

General Announcements (Instructor: Murray Saul)

• Jan 8, 2013 •

Please view the weekly notes displayed below. It is recommended
to view the notes prior to class to get a basic idea of the
content. The instructor will be providing in class instruction
and providing examples to assist in the learning process…!

General

Things You Should Know First

• Jan 8, 2013 •

Course Outline: SYST19866

Required Textbook: Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC

Instructor’s Course Policies: https://vista.sheridaninstitute.ca

Useful Websites:   https://vista.sheridaninstitute.ca

Email Address:   saulm@sheridanc.on.ca

Office (FAST): Davis: B204, Oakville: E200

Week 1: Course Introduction / Course Overview

• Jan 8 – 13, 2013 •

Topics:

Week 2: Introduction to Operating Systems

• Jan 14 – 20, 2013 •

Topics:

  • Backwards Linkage:
    • Course Overview
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
    • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC:  Chapter 2 
      • Various Operating Systems (comparisons / differences)
      • Components of the Windows Operating System
      • User Interfaces, File & Folders, Applications, and Hardware
      • Virtual Machines / VMware: [ Purpose ] [ Virtual Machine Applications* ]
        (* VirtualBox Recommended)
  • Forward Linkage: Installing Windows
  • Tasks:
    • Goto Access Sheridan, download and burn-in Windows 7 version on storage media (eg. DVD). You will be required to bring this installation media with you to week 3’s class.
    • Install VMware application on your computer system. Take a screen-capture of your running VMware, and submit screen-capture to DROPBOX (Refer to VM Screencapture in the Tasks folder in SLATE)

Week 3: Installing Windows

• Jan 21 – 27, 2013 •

Topics: Installing Windows

  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 12
    • How to plan a Windows installation
    • How to install Windows 7 [ Tutorial / Reference]
    • Comparision with installing other versions of Windows
  • Forward Linkage: Maintaining Windows
  • Tasks (Due Next Week at 11:59 p.m.):
    • Lab 1 – Submit to DROPBOX

Week 4: Maintaining Windows

• Jan 29 – Feb 3, 2013 •

Topics: Maintaining Windows

  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 13
    • Scheduling Preventative Maintenance
    • Disaster Recovery (backups)
    • Managing Files & folders
    • Managing Hard Drives (Windows Utilities)
  • Forward Linkage: Optimizing Windows
  • Tasks (Due Next Week at 11:59 p.m.):
    • – Submit to DROPBOX

Week 5: Maintaining Windows / Optimizing Windows

•  Feb 4 – 10, 2013 •

Topics: Maintaining Windows / Optimizing Windows

  • Start Working on: Lab 2 (Due in two weeks)
  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 14
    • Windows Optimization Utilities & Tools

Week 6: Optimizing Windows / Continued

• Feb 11 – 17, 2013 •

Topics: Optimizing Windows

  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 14
    • Solving Problems with Windows Utilities & Tools
    • The Windows Registry Explained: tutorial
  • Perform Online Quiz #1
  • Forward Linkage: Introduction to Windows Troubleshooting
  • Complete Lab 2 (Submit to DROPBOX by next Tuesday @ 11:59 p.m.)

Week 7 : Windows Troubleshooting Essentials / Midterm Exam

• Feb 18 – 24, 2013 •
Topics: Windows Troubleshooting Essentials

  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 15
  • Utilities to solve hardware and Windows component problems

Midterm Exam

  • Midterm Details

Week 8: Windows Troubleshooting / Continued

• Mar 4 – 10, 2013 •

Topics: Windows Troubleshooting – Applied

  • Utilities for trouble-shooting:
  • Utlities of other Windows OS versions
  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapters 15 / 16
    • Practical Examples: Hardware Device, Windows Component
    • Practical Examples: Startup Problems
    • Practical Examples: Other Windows Versions
  • Forward Linkage: Windows Networking Essentials
    (Bring CAT 5 or CAT 6 patch cable to next class)
  • Complete Lab 3 (Submit to DROPBOX by next Tuesday @ 11:59 p.m.)

Week 9: Networking Essentials

• Mar 11 – 17, 2013 •

Topics: Windows Networking Essentials

  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 17
    • Networking Hardware Devices
    • Types of Networks
  • Forward Linkage: Windows Networking – Applied
  • Tasks (Due Next Week at 11:59 p.m.):

Week 10: Windows Networking – Applied

• Mar 18 – 24, 2013 •

Topics: X

Week 11: Networking / Security

• Mar 25 – 31, 2013 •

Topics: Security Essentials

  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 19
    • Connecting a computer to a Windows Network
    • Neworking Troubleshooting Tools
    • Connecting computer to Small Network (various methods)
    • Configure (SOHO) router & Wireless Networks
    • AAA Protocol (Authentication, Authorization & Accounting)
    • Additional Security Methods
  • Forward Linkage: Security – Applied
  • Tasks (Due Next Week at 11:59 p.m.):
    • Research Report
      • Report Details

Week 12: Security / Review / Online Quiz

• Apr 1 – 7, 2013 •

Topics: Security / Continued

  • Monitoring (Accounting) & Maintaining Security For a Computer System
  • Forward Linkage: Review
  • Lab 5 – Submit to DROPBOX

Week 13: Security / Review

• Apr 8 – 14, 2013 •

  • Guide to Managing & Maintaining Your PC: Chapter 20
    • Types of Network Attacks
    • Protect Against & Remove malicious software
    • Implementing Security in Windows
    • BIOS Security Measures
  • Course Review
  • Perform Online Quiz #2
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