DPR355 - Operating Systems
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This subject explores various computer operating system (OS) concepts and interfaces/command languages with application to several operating system platforms. Specific topics include OS classification, functions of operating systems, OS architectures, OS programming utilities, user interfaces, OS tasks, UNIX OS internals, MS-DOS basic operation, Windows operation, Linux operation, UNIX script programming.
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology program or the Electronics Engineering Technician - Computer Option program.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate improved competence in the following fundamental scientific skills:
(a) Effective note taking in a classroom environment.
(b) Laboratory methods: observation, data recording and data analysis.
(c) Report writing: organization and presentation of information in a structured written format.
(d) Analysis and solution of word and/or diagram-based problems in computer and networking applications.
2. Explain and describe the functional components (e.g. input/output control system, resource allocation and management, task scheduling and dispatching, spooling and queuing, interrupt handling, programming utilities, inter-process communication, file systems, user and programming interfaces) of an operating system and how they interact.
3. Explain advanced OS features including kernel/user mode operation, multitasking, multithreading and pipelining.
4. Identify and describe the program services provided by an operating system.
5. Understand the similarities and differences between today's widely used operating systems and the future directions of operating systems as platforms within networks.
6. Understand the basic operation of MS-DOS and Windows.
7. Understand UNIX architectural concepts.
8. Perform OS navigation and configuration tasks, or other tasks that a programmer or operator typically has to perform, with Windows and Linux by means of GUI and CLI operations.
9. Write and debug fully featured UNIX shell scripts that involve extracting and combining file data, creating menus and screen displays, managing records, testing strings and files, etc.
10. Understand the basics of Perl and CGI programming and use this knowledge to write simple scripts for simple interactive Web pages.
Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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