Operating Systems

Unit code: VIT1202 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time
VU Brisbane
VU Sydney
N/A
Overview
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Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic OS architectures,and describe OS components for processes, devices, files and memory management;
  2. Research and report information on operating system types. Cite the history and identify social impacts of different operating systems, including mobile OS;
  3. Administrate and secure a Linux OS using CLI commands; and
  4. Implement infrastructure services on a Network Operating System; and
  5. Create basic Linux shell scripts.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Laboratory Work
|
Grade: 20%
Lab Tasks (x5)
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 40%
Two Tests
Assessment type: Report
|
Grade: 10%
Research Assignment
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 30%
Practical Assignment

Other locations

For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
|
Grade: 20%
Lab Tasks (x5)
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 40%
Two Tests
Assessment type: Report
|
Grade: 10%
Research Assignment
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 30%
Practical Assignment

Required reading

A comprehensive set of Unit Notes in electronic format will be available through VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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