Desktop Operating Systems

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of a program:

  • Computer User Support Specialists $16-27/hr.
  • Information Technology Specialist $16-25/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

300 hours. Complete in 18-36 weeks.
Provides knowledge and skills needed to manage a desktop operating system, including practical and analytical skills needed to install, configure and ensure the operation of a computer. Instruction is in both the Windows and Linux desktop environments and includes planning and installation of the appropriate operating systems; configuration of computer peripherals, and computer virtualization platforms.

Topics include managing applications, files, folders and devices; the use of administrative tools, and the control panel. Learn command line processing, user accounts and permissions, and basic shell programming.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned in a variety of industries including computer support specialist and computer operator. Skills learned in the program can be used as a foundation for additional training in information technology.

Requires completion of two courses:
COMP 640 Windows Operating System
COMP 641 Linux Essentials


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