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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2017-2018 Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IST 151 - PC Tech: Operating Systems

Prerequisite: IST 108  or consent of TCS Division or consent of instructor.
Corequisite: May be taken concurrently with IST 150 .
(3 Credits)
This course provides installation, configuration, support, and troubleshooting of PC desktop, laptop, and mobile device operating systems. Students also prepare for CompTIA’s A+ certification exams. Topics include hardware requirements for installation, upgrades, customizing the user environment and memory, installing software, troubleshooting the boot process, recovery from OS crashes, and preparing mobile devices for end users. The fundamentals of introductory networking topics include OSI model, connecting through wireless/wired networks, and TCP/IP protocols, addressing, and troubleshooting tools. Students will take the second CompTIA A+ certification exam as the final exam. Course fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture.

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