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PC Operating System Command Line Interface (DOS)

Course NumberCST 120
Credits1
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionProvides a basic introduction to Command Line Operating Systems Interface using the Disk Operating System (DOS) as an example. Includes basic commands and emphasizes commands for managing files and directories. Introduces basic features of managing and backing up a hard disk and surveys troubleshooting tools. Includes the creation and use of batch files. (15-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Use the DOS command line interface.
Objectives:
  1. Issue basic commands.
  2. Recall and modify commands.
  3. Use switches, filters and redirection.
  4. Access and analyze help for commands.

Manage files and directories.
Objectives:
  1. Create and delete files.
  2. Copy and move files.
  3. Display and print files.
  4. Create and remove directories.
  5. Navigate within a directory hierarchy.
  6. Display contents of directories.
  7. Use wildcards.
  8. Search for files.

Manage a hard disk.
Objectives:
  1. Organize files on a hard disk.
  2. Develop a backup/restore strategy.
  3. Develop a troubleshooting strategy.
  4. Describe troubleshooting tools such as check disk and defragmentation.
  5. Describe standard file systems and booting options.

Interpret binary and hexadecimal numbers.
Objectives:
  1. Convert numbers from base to base using the decimal, binary and hexadecimal number systems.
  2. Decode binary and hexadecimal error codes, masks, and other data.
  3. Use an ASCII code table.

Use batch program files.
Objectives:
  1. Create batch program files.
  2. Use batch program files.
  3. Use parameters in batch program files.
  4. Use general batch program file commands.
  5. Document batch programs.
  6. Use decision and looping batch file commands.




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