CIST-101 - Computer Systems Administration

Minimum Credits: 4 Length: 80 hours Prerequisites: Admission to the Computer Information Systems Technology Diploma Program Delivery Method: Blended Cost: $909.16 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course%20Outlines/CIST101.pdf

This course introduces students to the computer (PC) as a system, both hardware and software. Students learn PC hardware and peripheral components: their role, how to connect, install, configure, and troubleshoot issues. This also includes basic safety and operational procedures. For software, students will gain knowledge of the fundamentals of Operating Systems (OS). They will acquire the skills needed to install and configure desktop computers and other devices in a business environment. Topics include OS architecture, file and disk management, BIOS and UEFI, multi-boot, virtual machines, software installation/removal, performance tuning, backing up and protecting data, and troubleshooting. The basics of networking, security, virus protection, and firewalls are also covered. Students will be introduced to the basics of other major OS such as Linux and Apple’s iOS. Theoretical knowledge will cover the Microsoft 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10 course.