Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BA 4730 - Microsoft Windows Configuration

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, deploy, and configure Microsoft Windows. Topics include installing Microsoft Windows configuring applications, network connectivity, access to resources, mobile computing, monitoring performance, and troubleshooting. The course includes face-to-face class sessions, in-class and virtual labs. The course covers material in Microsoft’s official curriculum course #6292A (Installing and Configuring Windows Client), and the associated certification exam #70-680 required for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification.  (prereq: one course in computer programming or computer networking or equivalent professional experience)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify hardware requirements and install Windows
  • Configure shared resources and file/folder access
  • Manage disks
  • Configure devices and applications
  • Configure shared resources and file/folder access
  • Manage permissions and resource sharing
  • Manage users and groups including User Account Control
  • Manage drivers and printers in Windows
  • Configure and support network connectivity
  • Configure Windows 7 security
  • Manage mobile computing using Windows
  • Monitor and troubleshoot resources and performance

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction, installation, and deployment of Windows (2 classes)
  • Configuring system settings (1 class)
  • Managing Disks (2 classes)
  • Installing and configuring network components and services (1 class)
  • Planning, setting up, and managing user and group accounts (1 class)
  • Configuring printing in Windows (1 class)
  • Configuring security in Windows (1 class)
  • Configuring Windows 7 applications (1 class)
  • Securing resources using NTFS and shared folder permissions (2 classes)
  • Configuring data protection and backups (1 class)
  • Configuring User Account Control (1 class)
  • Configuring Remote access technologies (1 class)
  • Implementing, managing, troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers (1 class)
  • Optimizing Windows performance (1 class)
  • Troubleshooting Windows (2 classes)
  • Working with mobile computing (1 class)

Beth Slayman

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