The students will:
1. Demonstrate the use of DOS file and disk command syntax using the
command line in Windows.
2. Demonstrate the ability to format diskettes and drives.
3. Distinguish between internal and external DOS commands.
4. Distinguish between program files, data files and subdirectories.
5. Demonstrate the ability to develop a consistent file, directory
and disk management strategy.
6. Identify the elements in the Registry file structure and the
alternatives to editing the Registry.
7. Demonstrate the ability to protect the system by:
a. performing proper backup/restore procedures to the Registry
b. making and using an operating system startup disk
c. using Virus checking utilities
8. Create, edit, save and run batch files in an interactive processing
9. Demonstrate the ability to manage memory, the boot process, and
10. Set-up a basic peer-to-peer network with drive, folder and printer
1. Microcomputer Systems: Hardware, Software, and the Operating System
2. Command Syntax: Using the DIR command with Parameters and Wildcards
3. Disk and Formatting
a. Structure of a disk
b. High-density disks and disk drives
c. Function and purpose of formatting a disk
d. Formatting a disk using the LABEL command
e. Formatting a disk using the /Q parameter
f. Bootable and nonbootable disks
g. Creating a bootable disk from the command prompt
4. Program Files, Data Files and Subdirectories
5. Internal Commands: COPY and TYPE
6. Purpose, function and use of DEL, DELTREE, RENAME, and MOVE commands
7. Purpose, function and use of ATTRIB, SUBST, XCOPY commands, DOSKey,
and the MS-DOS Text Editor
a. File attributes and the ATTRIB command
b. Using Hidden, Archive, Read-only attributes with ATTRIB
c. Using the SBST and XCOPY commands
d. Using multiple XCOPY parameters
e. Loading and using the DOSKEY
f. Using the MS-DOS text editor
8. Organizing and Managing Your Hard Disk
9. Pipes, Filters, and Redirection
10. Introduction to Batch Files
11. Advanced Batch Files
12. Understanding Memory, the Boot Process, and System Configuration
13. Protecting your system: Backing Up and the Registry
a. Networks (LANs and WANs)
b. Setting up a peer-to-peer network and identifying a computer to
c. Sharing drives, folders and printers on the network
d. Mapping drives on the network
e. Overview of TCP/IP and related utilities.
f. TCP/IP utilities " the command-line interface with the Internet
1) Using IPCONFIG and WINIPCFG
"Windows User's Guide to DOS - Using teh Command Line in Windows 95/98"
by Carolyn Z. Gillay & Bette A. Peat - Franklin Beedle & Associates,
Inc., 1st Edition 1999