Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-154-153 058049 IT:Support:Oper Sys & Data Com
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-154-153 IT:SUPPORT:OPERATING SYSTEMS AND DATA COMMUNICATION ...core OS operation, configuration of desktop/network OS, system security/audit policy, data communications, network topologies, convergence technologies, mobile applications, virtual desktop management and advanced scripting. (Prerequisites: 10-150-175, IT:Network:Network Essentials; 10-154-150, IT:Support:Hardware-Intro)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Identify essential microcomputer operating system hardware components
  2. Choose and configure the proper operating system for the task at hand
  3. Prepare and plan an installation of an operating system
  4. Install and configure a virtual operating system
  5. Select and install a file system
  6. Secure various operating systems
  7. Examine the seven layers of the OSI model
  8. Compare different network topologies and protocols
  9. Install and configure the TCP/IP protocol on an operating system
  10. Investigate the use of telephony and the concept of convergence
  11. Install and configure a server operating system and a directory service
  12. Install and configure a server application on an operating system
  13. Install and configure operating system updates, anti-virus software, and anti-spyware software
  14. Write working scripts to accomplish tasks in an operating system