CIS106 Operating System Scripting
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Spring 2018
Course Policies
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Supplemental Materials
Week 4


During class on 2/13 I covered conditional characters, standard output and standard error redirection, pushd and popd. 

No new homework was assigned.

Next Week:   Monday is a holiday and BCC will follow Monday's schedule on Tuesday.  This means we will not meet during the week of 2/19.  Our next class meeting will be on 2/26

Week 3


During class on 2/6 I reviewed output redirection and piping.  I also covered the Net User command.
The class videos are available on the eLearning site.

The first homework was assigned.

VMWare:  Please note that all students have been assigned VMware machines on the college's vmware server.  Instructions for accessing the virtual machines are provided on the supplemental materials page.  Please take the time to connect to the server and confirm that you're able to access your virtual machines.  If you have problems, please let me know ASAP so that I can help you resolve the problem.   The password for all accounts on the virtual machines is Microsoft!

Week 2


The college's delayed start due to inclement weather caused this class to be cancelled during week 2 of the semester.  

In an effort to stay on track with the course content, I've opted to post the lecture from last semester's first class.   The video is available on the eLearning site.   Use your AccessBCC credentials to authenticate to the site. 

I'm asking all students to watch this video BEFORE next week's class meeting; this includes both face-to-face and online students.   I will not re-lecture on the topics covered in this video but will give students the opportunity to ask questions regarding the video at the start of next week's class.

Aside from watchig the video, no homework was assigned this week.  Remember.... this class only meets for 50 minutes a week.  Homework will most likely be assigned every 2 or 3 weeks in the semester. 

Online Students:    If you're opting to take this course online you MUST email me to let me know.  In addition, please be sure to "check-in" weekly.   To Check-In, send me an email that includes your name, CIS106 and the word "Check-in" on the subject line.   IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU CHECK IN DURING THE FIRST WEEKS OF SCHOOL...

As always, don't hesitate to email me if you have questions.


Week 1



I apologize, I was not on campus for the first day of class therefore there is no lecture posted for week 1.    I will lecture on Tuesday the 30th and post the lecture later that day.



This website will be used for all students in the CIS106 course.   All materials for the course, for both in-class and on-line students, will be available on this site and the eLearning site; ;no hard copies will be provided in class. I will  update the class website weekly but will do so only AFTER I've completed the in-class lecture.  The posting will identify what we did that week and what I hope to accomplish the following week.  Any homework assigned will also be posted at that time.   This is a 1-credit course.  The class only meets for 50 minutes per week (Tuesday's  from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.).   Each lecture will be recorded and the video will be posted on the eLearning site.   Use your AccessBCC email account to login to elearning.

Students opting to take the course online must email me to inform me of this before the start of the semester.

I'll begin the semester by providing an overview of the class and spending a little time doing a quick review of some of the Batch File topics covered in CIS121.  This course will build off those topics. The CIS121 course is a prerequisite to this course.  Students are expected to have a good understanding of the command line as covered in CIS121.

There is no required textbook for this course.  I will provide on-line resources for all topics covered and they will be available on the Supplemental Materials page   You should take a few minutes to go over the course policies and the syllabus available at the top of this page.  

If you have questions about this site at any time and/or you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to ask in class, email me, stop by during an office hour, or make an appointment to see me.  My office is in K-217, my email address is and my office hours are listed within my schedule.