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NSCOM 220 Implementing Client Operating Systems • 5 Cr.


Course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure a Microsoft Windows Client Operating System on stand-alone computers and on client computers that are part of a workgroup or a domain. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Recommended: IT 101 or BTS 161.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Plan, prepare and implement a client server installation.
  • Identify the various types of file systems and their components and perform common disk management tasks.
  • Configure security for folders and files.
  • Create and administer various types of local user accounts and local group accounts. Administer local group policies and manage local group policy objects.
  • Implement and administer network printing, manage documents, and administer printers.
  • Identify network protocols and services. Configure TCP/IP, DHCP, WINS, and DNS.
  • Implement, manage, and troubleshoot disk devices, display devices, mobile computer hardware, input devices, and output devices.
  • Manage and troubleshoot driver signing.
  • Manage and troubleshoot the use and synchronization of offline files.
  • Plan and set up an Audit Policy, including account management auditing and privilege use auditing.
  • Update drivers, monitor and configure multiple processing units, and install, configure, and troubleshoot network adapters.
  • Install and use the Recovery Console.
  • Use the File Signature Verification utility to monitor and troubleshoot driver signing.

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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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