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Business and Information Technology Education
Windows XP Command Line
This course provides an in-depth study of computer hardware and operating system concepts. The focus will be on the command line interface, colloquially referred to as DOS. Students will problem-solve using the command line interface in the Windows environment. Focus will be on command syntax, disk organization, writing simple to complex batch files, troubleshooting, connectivity with local and wide area networks, and the Registry. The course of study will include theory, terminology, and applications in a hands-on environment.
Carrie DeMuth
Business and Computer Technology OR Fundamentals of Technology
Explain the functions of an operating system.

Identify their system configuration.

Describe the purpose and utilize file names, file types and folders.

Boot the system.

Access the command line prompt.

Use the DIR command to display the files on the screen.

Cancel a command.

Use the VER command to determine which version of DOS is being used.

Use the CLS command to clear the screen.

Use the DATE and TIME commands to set or change the date and time on the computer.

Make a copy of a disk.

Read a syntax diagram and be able to name and explain what each part signifies.

Use both fixed and variable parameters with the DIR command.

Change the default drive and directory.

Use subdirectories (paths) with the DIR command.

Use global specifications with the DIR command.

Use wildcards with the DIR command.

Redirect the output of the DIR command to either a file or a printer.

Use online Help.

Format a floppy disk.

Format a floppy disk with a system and volume label.

Use the LABEL command to change the volume label on a disk.

View the current volume label using the VOL command.

Use the /Q parameter to format a disk.

Load and use an application program.

Create subdirectories using the MD command.

Display the default directory using the CD command.

Change directories using the CD command.

Use subdirectory markers with commands.

Use the PROMPT command to change the display of the prompt.

Rename a directory using the MOVE command.

Use the COPY command to copy files on disks and in directories.

Use the TYPE command to display file contents.

Use the RD command to eliminate a directory.

Use the DELTREE command to remove an entire tree structure.

Use the PATH command.

Use the DEL command to eliminate files on disks and in directories.

Use wildcards appropriately with the DEL command.
the /P parameter with the DEL command.

Use the RENAME/REN command to change the names of files and subdirectories.

Use the RENAME/REN command with wildcards to change the names of files and subdirectories.

Use the MOVE command to move files and subdirectories.

Use the DELTREE command to delete files and directories.

Use the RD command to delete directories.

Back up a data disk using the DISKCOPY command.

Back up files using the COPY command.

Use the ATTRIB command to protect files.

Use the SUBST command to simplify long path names.

Use XCOPY to copy files and subdirectories.

Use the XCOPY parameters to copy hidden files and retain file attributes.

Use DOSKEY to be more efficient at the command line.

Create text files using the MS-DOS text editor.

Reorganize contents of disks.

Use the XCOPY command with its parameters to copy files.

Use the CHKDSK command to elicit statistical information about disks and memory.

Interpret the statistical information obtained by using the CHKDSK command.

Use the desktop system tools ScanDisk and Disk Defragmenter.

Use the CHKDSK/ScanDisk commands to determine if files are contiguous or noncontiguous.

Verify disk structure with the TREE command.

Redirect standard output and input.

Use filter commands to manipulate information.

Combine commands using pipes, filters, and redirection.

Use Edit and COPY CON to write batch files.

Write a batch file to load an application program.

Use the REM, PAUSE, and ECHO commands in batch files.

Terminate a batch file while it is executing.

Write batch files using replaceable parameters, pipes, filters and redirection.

Write and use AUTOEXEC.BAT.

Be able to bypass AUTOEXEC.BAT.

Write a batch file for use from the desktop.

Use the ECHO command to place a blank line in a batch file.

Use a batch file with a shortcut.

Use the IF command with strings for conditional processing.

Use the environment and environmental variables in batch files.

Understand how to share printers on a peer-to-peer network.

Understand how to share a drive on a peer-to-peer network.

Understand how to map a drive on a peer-to-peer network.

Use two TCP/IP Utilities.

Use system and maintenance utilities such as Disk Cleanup, Scandisk, Disk Defragmenter, and System Restore.

List and explain the steps used to do an incremental backup of some files.

Back up the Registry.

Use REGEDIT to make modifications to the Registry.
(Select from the following)

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Brainbench: DOS 6.2

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Core Exam: Networking Systems

CompTIA Network+

Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)
Microsoft MCP -
Windows XP Command Line, Gillay & Peat, 2003
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