I understand what an operating systems is in general, and the primary functions of a computer operating system.
I am able to use basic applications common to Windows operating systems (i.e. User Management, Explorer, Notepad, Command Prompt, Computer Management Console, etc).
I am able to perform basic disk maintenance (i.e. Check Disk, Disk Clean-up, De-fragmentation).
I am able to perform basic back-up data (i.e. backup, incremental backup, differential backup, etc).
I am able to manage files, folders/directories, and subfolders/subdirectories in a Microsoft Windows environment using Explore and My Computer.
I can manipulate the taskbar and start-up settings.
I understand how to apply Microsoft OLE (i.e. link and embed).
I am able to use a mouse to accomplish tasks in a graphic user interface environment (i.e. Microsoft Windows environment).
I can articulate the differences between various Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows 98, 2000, NT, XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
I can list the basic differences between the FAT and NTFS file systems.
I can define the terms firewall and proxy.
I understand file and folder attributes and know how to set permissions.
I am able to execute basic commands in MS-DOS (i.e. DIR, MD, DEL, ERASE, CD COPY, etc.).
I understand batch file commands, and know how to create batch files.
I understand how Windows XP and 7 security works, and can articulate the security differences between the two OS.
I can use online help and support effectively.
I understand how files are stored on a hard disk and on removable media.
I can install/uninstall hardware and software.
I can effectively use the control panel to configure the operating system.
I can create shortcuts, customize the desktop, screen savers, and display resolution.
I understand the basics of NOS (Network Operating Systems).
I am familiar with Automated System Recovery (ASR).
I am familiar with operating systems registry.
I am familiar with an overview of TCP/IP.
I am familiar with a boot-up process and troubleshooting start-up issues.
I have worked with Open Source Operating Systems such as Linux.
I understand the basics of the IBM i OS.
I have worked with the Apple MAC OS and can navigate the environment.
I understand the basic concepts of server virtualization, operating system virtualization and client virtualization.