DH33 34: Computer Operating Systems 1
This Unit is designed to enable candidates to gain an understanding of typical desktop computer operating systems. Candidates will learn how to use and install both operating system and applications software. Candidates will also gain experience of installing and configuring system-level software, (eg: device drivers) within the operating environments as well as applications software. It is intended for candidates on any computing or IT course who require knowledge and skills in operating system function and operation.
The Outcomes for this unit are as follows:1. Describe the structure and function of an operating system.
2. Use a graphical environment to operate a computer.
3. Install and configure an operating environment.
4. Install and configure system and application software.
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1 HN Credit at SCQF level 7: (8 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7*)
Recommended prior knowledge and skills
Access to this Unit will be at the discretion of the Centre. There are no specific recommendations but candidates would benefit from having experience of using application programs on a PC, or from having achieved relevant National Units or Courses in Computing or IT.