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Applied Computer Concepts COMP 1002

Computer Systems Course

Course details

This hands-on course or equivalent knowledge is assumed for all follow-on COMP courses in BCIT Computing Flexible Learning programs. COMP 1002 focuses on how a Personal Computer (PC) system works. Exercises reinforce best practices to use and manage a Microsoft Windows 11 PC, Students are provided with remote access to a virtual Windows 11 lab computer. Topics include: An introduction to PC hardware, functions of an operating system (OS), file and disk management, backing up and protecting data, troubleshooting, security, privacy, malware and firewalls. Networking, user management and Windows 11 configuration are also discussed. Hands-on exercises and labs include applied experience with all aspects of the course. There will be a brief comparison to Windows 10, Linux and MacOS, including practise with a Linux distribution. Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory, plus there is significant homework. Participants must provide their own current PC device (Windows, Mac, or Linux, or some Chromebooks). COMP 1002 is a required course for Computer Systems Certificate (CSC) and several Associate Certificates. It is the prerequisite for COMP 1516, COMP 1630, COMP 1850, and COMP 2010. Upon successful completion, students will be able to configure, maintain and secure a Windows 11 PC in a networked environment.​​​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$460.69 - $499.44 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are eight offerings of COMP 1002 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 47535

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Apr 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47535
  • $499.44
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 01 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

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Cost

$499.44

Important information
  1. Course is 36 hours on campus. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 18 (Family Day).
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 85575

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Apr 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85575
  • $499.44
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 01 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

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Cost

$499.44

Important information
  1. Course is 36 hours on campus. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 18 (Family Day).
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 47514

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47514
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

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Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 47515

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Mar 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47515
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

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Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 47513

Duration

Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47513
  • $486.58
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 484
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

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Cost

$486.58

Important information
  1. Course is 36 hours on campus. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 47516

Duration

Sun Jan 15 - Sun Feb 26 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 47516
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 15 - Feb 26 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

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Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted. The start and end dates have been changed from January 8 – February 12 to January 15 – February 26 (no class February 19, Family Day).
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 47555

Duration

Mon Jan 16 - Mon Apr 03 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47555
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 16 - Apr 03 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

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Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor. Late registration is not permitted. This crn has been changed from a 6-week intense delivery to 12-weeks. It was Monday and Wednesday from 0900-1200 changed to Monday 1830-2130. There is no class on January 30 and February 20 (Family Day). There will be make-up classes on Wednesday, February 1 and February 22.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 47517

Duration

Wed Jan 18 - Wed Apr 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47517
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 18 - Apr 05 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

View

Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted. The start and end dates have been changed from January 11 – March 29 to January 18 – April 5.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how a PC works.
  • Describe the relationship between hardware, software, and operating systems.
  • Use software as a service (SaaS).
  • Classify and explain the function of different computer hardware components.
  • Explain OS virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Identify Windows 11 user interface components, and explain their use.
  • Configure and customize the Windows 11 operating system.
  • Describe the concepts behind encryption and its implementation in Windows 11.
  • Create users, groups and account policies.
  • Explain basic home and enterprise networking principles.
  • Describe basic PC security concepts, malware and firewalls.
  • Back-up your system and use best practices to protect your data.
  • Use file maintenance, and file organization for efficient storage management.
  • Troubleshoot basic computer issues and use the resources provided by your system.
  • Compare other operating systems including Linux and Macintosh OS to Windows 11.

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Applied Computer Concepts (COMP 1002) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Computer Systems
    Certificate Part-time

School of Energy

  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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