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The computing environment ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: D Foott

Not offered in 2005.

Synopsis: Students are introduced to several operating systems (eg DOS, Windows, UNIX) to provide them with an understanding of file systems, operating system commands, editing tools and file handling operational tasks, such as copying, deleting, renaming and managing directory structures. Where applicable, security issues will be addressed. Students will gain an understanding of basic network structures, and will be exposed to peer-to-peer and client-server network architectures.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 70% + Assignment: 15% + Practical work: 15%

Prohibitions: COT1700, COT1130, COT2700, CSE1200