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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 10
MODULE TITLE
Operating Systems & Administration
Reference Code: M2.3
STAGE
Year 2
Semester 1 & 2
26 Weeks X 3 Hours per week

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO1
Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of industry-standard operating systems.
LO2
Differentiate common file systems, device and process management practices.
LO3
Deploy and configure operating systems using both graphical and command-line interfaces.
LO4
Demonstrate strategies for planning and designing systems.
LO5
Protect and secure user information on computer systems.
LO6
Automate common administration tasks through the use of shell scripting techniques.
LO7
Evaluate the security elements of managing an eco-system of various operating systems and its components.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
1, 2, 3, 4
CA 1 – Practical In-Class Test
20%
3, 4, 5, 6
CA 2 – Project
30%
1-5, 7
Examination
50%

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Operating Systems & Administration

Aims & Objectives

This module aims to provide an introduction to operating system design, implementation, operation and administration. The module examines the major components of operating systems and their relationship with hardware and software layers. This module will equip the learner with the ability to upkeep and configure a reliable operation of computer systems.

This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives:

  • Understand the theoretical and practical aspects of modern operating systems.
  • Evaluate different operating-systems architectures and their advantages.
  • Identify common file systems, device and process management practices.
  • Maintain industry-standard operating systems via command line and graphical user interfaces.
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