Module Details

Module Code: PROG C7017
Full Title: Operating Systems and Virtualization
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits: 10
Module Owner:: Elizabeth Rooney
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module aims to provide a theoretical understanding of process management, memory management, file systems, computer security and to develop the student's shell problem-solving skills.


The aim of this module is to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to successfully plan, install, configure and manage virtualization software to meet a variety of computing needs. In addition, students are required to produce a project plan and technical documentation for work produced.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Explain how an operating system manages processes and computer hardware.
MLO2 Compare and contrast different memory management algorithms.
MLO3 Explain how different file storage schemes in major operating systems are implemented.
MLO4 Analyse the main goals of computer security and preventive measures against threats.
MLO5 Manipulate the main features and capabilities of bash shell scripting.
MLO6 Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology, architecture, virtualization software and technologies used in business today.
MLO7 Design, install and configure a virtualized solution for a real world scenario using appropriate tools.
MLO8 Manage, maintain and secure the virtualized solution using the command line and scripting tools.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Memory Management
Memory leaks, Memory Access, Logical address, Physical address, Fixed Partitioning, Dynamic Partitioning, Paging, Segmentation, Virtual Memory, Translation Lookaside Buffer.
Process Management
Process, Interrupt, System Call, Process states, Process Scheduling Algorithms, Thread, Race Conditions, Mutual Exclusion, Deadlock.
File System Management
Storage Devices, Sector, Block, Device Driver, Master Boot Record, File Access Methods, File Storage Schemes, Free Space Management Schemes, FAT, NTFS, EXT.
Security
Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, Authentication, Packet Sniffers, Probes, Spyware and Malware, Anti-viral software, Firewalls, Cryptography.
Shell Scripting
Environmental, user defined variables, Script Parameters, Input Redirection, Mathematical Operators, Boolean expressions, String Manipulation, Loops, Scheduling tasks.
Introduction to Virtualization Technologies
Overview of Virtualization and Virtualization Software.
Virtualization Infrastructure, Technology and Terminology
Virtualization Infrastructure Diagram, Technology and Terminology Explanation.
Installation and Configuration of Virtualization Solution
Installation and Configuration of Virtual Machines, Storage and Networking.
Management and Maintenance of Virtualization Solution
Management and Maintenance of Virtualization solution using command line and GUI.
Security of Virtualization Environment
Security of host computer; Virtual Machines; Configuration Files, and Virtual Machine Data.
Implementing High Availability
High Availability (load balancing and failover clusters).
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
On-going lab quizzes
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 8 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Closed book test examining lecture material.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 25
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Formal Test - Examining all of the learning outcomes from delivery period 1
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 6,7,8
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will be required to complete weekly lab tasks based on real world scenarios. Students will also be expected to document their weekly tasks including problems and solutions, using a WIKI.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 25 Learning Outcome 6,8
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Individual Written Tests to assess students understanding of the theory and concepts delivered.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 28 Learning Outcome 6,8
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Individual Written Tests to assess students understanding of the theory and concepts delivered.
Assessment Type Open-book Examination % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 30 Learning Outcome 6,7,8
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Individual Practical Lab Test which will test students ability to solve problems in an exam based setting.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
On-going lab quizzes
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 8 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Closed book test examining lecture material.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 25
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Formal Test - Examining all of the learning outcomes from delivery period 1
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 6,7,8
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will be required to complete weekly lab tasks based on real world scenarios. Students will also be expected to document their weekly tasks including problems and solutions, using a WIKI.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 25 Learning Outcome 6,8
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Individual Written Tests to assess students understanding of the theory and concepts delivered.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 28 Learning Outcome 6,8
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Individual Written Tests to assess students understanding of the theory and concepts delivered.
Assessment Type Open-book Examination % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Week 30 Learning Outcome 6,7,8
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Individual Practical Lab Test which will test students ability to solve problems in an exam based setting.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Student-centred lectures, 2 hours/ week during delivery period 1 (semester 1) in which theories are introduced and developed. This splits into 1 hour lecture and 1 additional hour lab in semester 2 Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact Interactive lab based practicals, 2 hours/ week Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practical Contact Interactive lab based practicals, 2 hours/ week. Every Week 2.00 2
Lecture Contact Student-centred lectures, 2 hours/ week during delivery period 1 (semester 1) in which theories are introduced and developed. This splits into 1 hour lecture and 1 additional hour lab in semester 2 Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Ted Simpson, Jason Novak. (2018), Hands-On Virtual Computing, 3. [ISBN: 9781337101936].
  • Leandro Carvalho, Charbel Nemnom, Patrick Lownds. (2017), Windows Server Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition, [ISBN: 9781785884313].
  • Wiley. (2017), Mastering Windows Server Hyper-V, [ISBN: 978-111928618].
  • Greg Tomsho. (2017), Guide to Operating Systems, 5th Edition, Cengage, [ISBN: 9781305107649].
  • William Stallings. (2018), Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 9th. Pearson Education Limited, [ISBN: 1292214295].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Silberschatz, Galvin & Gagne. (2018), Operating System Concepts, 10th. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [ISBN: 978-1-118-063].
  • S. Tanenbaum. (2006), Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Prentice Hall, [ISBN: 0-13-142938-8].
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