Operating System Configuration

COS20016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.




Alternative Tertiary Entry Program: Students who have passed COS00004 are exempted from taking this unit and must select another unit in its place with advice from a Course Advice Specialist. 

Aims and objectives

Acquire an understanding of operating systems as drivers of computer hardware and platforms for computer software. Acquire the ability to plan and implement operating system configurations for different types of users.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the components of computing devices and their respective roles in data processing.
2. Recognise different brands and types of operating systems and their typical usage areas. Ability to install operating systems and software using the command line when required.
3. Identify groups of users and their software needs, plan and implement operating system and software configurations as standard operating environments for a user group considering basic IT security.
4. Use ‘ghosting’ software to store operating system configurations as images and install them to multiple user PCs.
5. Recognise and resolve user problems with standard operating environments.