Metropolitan State University

CFS 264 : Computer and Operating Systems Fundamentals II

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ICS 140 Computational Thinking with Programming  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course covers the fundamental concepts of a multi-user operating system. The topics discussed in the course are conventional computer organization and architecture, memory management, process handling, disk and file management and control, and peripherals operation. Students also have the opportunities to learn the techniques and procedures of system installation, configuration, administration, and trouble shooting. The operating systems illustrated in the course are Linux and Unix.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/27/2005 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Articulate the primary principles and foundations of a multi-user operating system and standards for a layered network.
  2. Articulate the procedures and tools for trouble-shooting in a distributed environment.
  3. Identify different file systems, recognize various data types, and find the location of a target document.
  4. Perform basic tasks of system installation, configuration, and administration.
  5. Apply the access control mechanisms of an operating system to meet security and access requirements of users.
  6. Use proper tools to monitor the traffic of a network, summarize system activities, and identify potential security vulnerabilities.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information