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Guide to Operating Systems,
6th Edition

Greg Tomsho

ISBN-13: 9780357433836 | ISBN-10: 0357433831

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 608 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

Master the fundamental concepts of computer operating systems with Tomsho's GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 6th Edition. An excellent resource for training across different operating systems, this practical text equips you with key theory and technical information as you work with today's most popular operating systems, including Windows, macOS and Linux platforms. You will learn how general operating systems are organized and function as well as gain hands-on experience with OS installation, upgrading and configuration. Processors, file systems, networking, virtualization, security, device management, storage, OS maintenance and troubleshooting are covered in detail. In addition, the MindTap digital learning solution gives you a wealth of anywhere, anytime learning resources.

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Meet the Authors

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Greg Tomsho is director of the Computer Networking/Cybersecurity Department and Cisco Academy at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. He has earned the CCNA, MCTS, MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, Server+ and Linux+ certifications. A former software engineer, technical support manager and IT director, he has more than 30 years of computer and networking experience. He is the author of numerous other leading books, including GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS, MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLATION, STORAGE, AND COMPUTE WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016, MCSA GUIDE TO NETWORKING WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016, MCSA GUIDE TO IDENTITY WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016, MCSA GUIDE TO INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO ADMINISTERING MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2, MCSA GUIDE TO CONFIGURING ADVANCED MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2012/R2 SERVICES, MCTS GUIDE TO WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ACTIVE DIRECTORY CONFIGURATION, MCTS GUIDE TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008 APPLICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE CONFIGURATION, GUIDE TO NETWORK SUPPORT AND TROUBLESHOOTING and A+ COURSEPREP EXAMGUIDE.

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  • Comprehensive Hands-on Projects give students step-by-step instructions for performing various Operating System tasks -- equipping them with practical, firsthand experience with today's most popular systems.
  • "CRITICAL THINKING" FEATURES ALLOW STUDENTS TO PRACTICE PROBLEM SOLVING AS THEY APPLY SKILLS THEY’VE MASTERED. These new end-of-chapter "Critical Thinking" sections include Challenge Labs in many chapters that give your students the opportunity to use what they have learned and perform tasks without detailed step-by-step instructions.
  • End-of-chapter Case Projects place students in the role of a consultant tasked with finding a practical solution for a client organization's specific need. Students gain valuable knowledge and expertise working through real-world challenges facing a variety of companies and organizations, from small to large.
  • Critical Thinking Activities provide an opportunity for students to perform a task without step-by-step instructions, enabling them to put what they learn into real-world practice.
  • HELPFUL APPENDIX COVERS OPERATING SYSTEM COMMAND-LINE COMMANDS. OS administrators must become proficient with command-line and scripting tools. Students are able to find this necessary information at a glance.
  • EXTENSIVE LEARNING TOOLS OFFER A VARIETY OF PRACTICAL AND PROBLEM-SOLVING OPPORTUNITIES. Review Questions and Hands-On Projects, as well as Critical Thinking exercises with Challenge Labs and Case Projects, allow students to apply what they’ve learned in each chapter and go beyond step-by-step hands-on projects. Students also have the opportunity to perform activities using a virtual lab environment.
  • "CRITICAL THINKING" FEATURES ALLOW STUDENTS TO PRACTICE PROBLEM SOLVING AS THEY APPLY SKILLS THEY’VE MASTERED. These new end-of-chapter "Critical Thinking" sections include Challenge Labs in many chapters that give your students the opportunity to use what they have learned and perform tasks without detailed step-by-step instructions.
  • MindTap, the digital learning solution that powers learners from memorization to mastery, continues to be available with the 6th edition.
  • "FROM THE TRENCHES" FEATURES HIGHLIGHT ACTUAL COMMON CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS. These helpful features, located throughout this edition, present recent practical examples from real-life situations.
  • BOOK PROVIDES AN IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION OF GENERAL OPERATING SYSTEM CONCEPTS, INCLUDING OS ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION, BLENDED WITH SPECIFICS OF MODERN OPERATING SYSTEMS. This proven approach enables the reader to understand how operating systems work and apply that knowledge to specific features of Windows, Linux, and macOS. This method of study allows the reader to compare each system feature-by-feature.
  • EXPANDED INFORMATION INTRODUCES THE LATEST OPERATING SYSTEM FEATURES. Your students learn the newest features available in Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, Linux, and macOS.

Table of Contents

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1. Operating System Fundamentals.
2. Modern Client and Server Operating Systems.
3. The Central Processing Unit (CPU).
4. File Systems.
5. Installing and Upgrading Operating Systems.
6. Devices and Device Drivers.
7. Installing and Configuring Storage.
8. Virtualization and Cloud Computing Fundamentals.
9. Network Configuration.
10. Account and Resource Management.
11. Securing and Maintaining an Operating System.
Appendix A: Operating System Command-Line Commands.
Glossary.
Index.

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