This unit introduces students to modern computer operating systems, their major components and roles. Students will use the command line to install and maintain Linux operating system; configure basic networking and web-related services. 

Content includes: Operating System (OS) concepts, OS architectures; memory management, devices and device drivers; file systems, security; basic scripting.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
VIT1202

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Understand the basic OS architectures, functions and roles;  
  2. Cite the history and identify social impacts of different operating systems, including mobile OS;  
  3. Describe OS components for processes, devices, files and memory management; and  
  4. Research and report information on operating system types; and  
  5. Create basic Linux shell scripts.  

Assessment

Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Six Lab Tasks 15%
Test Two Tests 50%
Report Research Assignment 10%
Assignment Practical Assignment 25%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Six Lab Tasks 15%
Test Two Tests 50%
Report Research Assignment 10%
Assignment Practical Assignment 25%

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