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CIS 206 Week 1 DQ 1 Hardware Interaction

Using the Internet, visit the site for a processor manufacturer (Intel or AMD). Research the design of their latest processor and discuss how they differ. Which one would you choose and why.

CIS 206 Week 1 DQ 2 Hardware Selection

Using the Internet, research the task of building your own PC. Discuss the required and optional components. Discuss why you choose one brand over another.

CIS 206 Week 2 DQ 1 Operating System Functions

Discuss the four functions of the operating system and how Windows and Linux perform those functions. Explain the differences in each operating system and how they interact with the hardware. Discuss such things as polling, memory management, and resource management.

CIS 206 Week 2 DQ 2 Applications and Hardware Access

Discuss how applications are able to access hardware resources. Explain how an application is able to work with the system memory to complete its task. What role does the operating system play in the interaction?

CIS 206 Week 3 DQ 1 Comparing Operating Systems

The Windows operating system continues to maintain a higher market share than other operating systems. Why do you think that the Windows operating system has been so successful? Why hasn’t the Mac or Linux operating system been as successful? What future changes can you predict for the Windows operating systems or any other systems

CIS 206 Week 3 DQ 2 Comparing Operating System Installation

This week’s iLab has you perform the installation of Windows 7 and Ubunto Linux. How does the installation process differ for each operating system? Discuss the pre-installation steps and minimum hardware requirements for each.

CIS 206 Week 4 DQ 1 Storage Media

There are many different types of storage media available for use with computer hardware, both internally and externally. Using the Internet, select two different types of storage media (preferably an internal and external), and then visit the manufacturers of those devices. Discuss the technology used by the device to interface with the computer.

CIS 206 Week 4 DQ 2 Maintenance Plan

As part of any computer maintenance plan, we plan for the protection of our data. List and discuss the primary threats to computer systems. Review the basic components of a disaster plan, also referred to as a continuity of operations plan (COOP) that you would create to survive those threats. Discuss why it is a necessity for organizations to have these plans and the role storage technology plays in disaster planning.

CIS 206 Week 5 DQ 1 Directory Commands

Compare the tasks of copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and directories from the command-line and from a GUI, using Windows and Linux. Why do we have both utilities available in each OS? Does one OS provide a better CLI than the other?

CIS 206 Week 5 DQ 2 Files and File Security

Focus on how each operating system uses file security. Discuss the differences in the Linux file system as compared to Windows NTFS. Do you think that one is better than the other; if so, why? Please be sure to discuss both operational and security advantages/disadvantages of both file systems.

CIS 206 Week 6 DQ 1 Text Editors

Compare how the following operations are performed in DOS Edit and Vim: highlighting, cutting, copying, and pasting. With respect to these operations, which editor is easier to use? Which editor is more flexible?

CIS 206 Week 6 DQ 2 Scripting

Discuss how Windows and Linux perform scripting. Is there a difference? Why is a script file considered to be a kind of program? We use text editors instead of word processors, such as MS Word, for creating and modifying system configuration and source code files. Provide several reasons for this preference.

CIS 206 Week 7 DQ 1 Operating System Maintenance

Suppose you have observed that your system is performing slower than usual. Applications are taking longer to load; switching among tasks is also taking longer and may even cause some applications to crash. Which system resources are likely to be at the root of the problem? Discuss how you can use system tools, such as the Task Manager, to help identify and troubleshoot these problems

CIS 206 Week 7 DQ 2 Home Networking

Suppose you wanted to setup a home network, what are some of the security issues you would be concerned with, and how would you protect your computer? Discuss the different steps you would take to protect your computer and home network from malicious attacks.

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