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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 6
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Software-Defined Computing
Reference Code: M1.9
STAGE
Year 1
Spring Semester 2
12 Weeks X 3.15Hours per week

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO1
Describe the difference between hardware-define and software-defined resources.
LO2
Discuss the role of virtualisation in modern computing.
LO3
Create, deploy and orchestrate container or VM provisioning on local and remote infrastructures.
LO4
Outline the key risks and challenges associated with the use of software-defined infrastructures.
LO5
Explore the interoperability and portability challenges in software-defined computing.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
3, 4, 5
CA 1 – Practical Lab Work
60%
1-5
CA 2 – Individual Project
40%

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.

Software-Defined Computing

Aims & Objectives

The module aims to introduce the learner to desktop and cloud virtualization tools and technologies which are accepted as the new norm in computing resources provisioning.

This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives:

  • Understand the difference between traditional and virtual computing resources.
  • Appraise the advantages of utilising software-defined solutions and virtualisation techniques.
  • Deploy virtual machines and create an automated workflow for resource provisioning.
  • Formulate a disaster recovery and continuity plans applicable in cloud environments.
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