CIS 370 – Operating Systems
Delta State University
Fall, 2008

Schedule
 

Instructor:  Jerry Kandies Class Location:  Broom 173  
Phone:  662-846-4426 (Office) Class Time:  10:00 – 10:50  
Fax:  662-846-4429 Office:  Broom 296 
Email:  jkandies@deltastate.edu Office Hours

Catalog:
CIS 370.  Operating  Systems. In depth coverage of history and development of operating systems for personal computers, microcomputers, mainframes, and network servers. Requires extensive use of common operating systems. Prerequisite: CIS 210.3

Course Objectives:  
The object of this course is to provide a
detailed overview of operating systems, an in-depth review of DOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems. The completion of hands-on lab assignments and mastery of textbook concepts should provide successful preparation for the CompTIA A+ Operating System exam.

Methods of Instruction:
Lecture, demonstration, discussion, and lab work for students.

Texts:
Andrews, Jean, A+ Guide to Managing & Maintaining your PC: Sixth Edition Course Technology, Incorporated, 2007, ISBN 0-619-21758-8

Student Activities:
PROJECTS ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON THE ANNOUNCED DATE. PROJECTS NOT TURNED IN AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ARE CONSIDERED LATE, AND 10 PERCENT WILL BE DEDUCTED IF YOU HAVE AN EXCUSED ABSENCE. PROJECTS LATE BEYOND A WEEK WILL RECEIVE A ZERO.

Academic Integrity:
Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. If it is determined that a violation has occurred the instructor may determine the penalty and/or may report the offense to the division/department chair, the student’s advisor, and dean. The usual penalty involves a grade of zero on the examination, or paper in question. (University Bulletin, p. 71)

Evaluation:

Grade Scale

Grading

A 91-100 Exams 50%
B

81-90

Labs 20%
C 71-80 Presentation 10%
D 60-70 Final Exam 20%
F 59 and Below    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance:  
Regular and punctual attendance at all scheduled classes and activities is expected of all students and is regarded as integral to course credit. For the purposes of this course, a student will receive a grade of F in the class on the 12 absence (both excused and unexcused absences are included). Excused absences are due to illness (accompanied by written excuse from university health center, or other attending physician), death in immediate family, or attending an official university function.

Make up work:  
In the case of absences, it is the student’s responsibility to determine what work has been missed. Make up exams and quizzes will be given for
excused absences only. The student should call the instructor on or before the examination day to explain the absence.

Tentative Schedule:  see Schedule

SPECIAL NOTE:  Students with a disability covered under the American with Disabilities Act are to notify 
the instructor and the University Coordinator of Americans with Disabilities in student health center or 
call 846-4690 and talk to Dr. Richard Houston.