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Operating systems ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: D Thomson

Gippsland SA-02 2005 (OCL)
Singapore SA-02 2005 (OCL)
Gippsland Second semester 2005 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2005 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2005 (OCL)
Gippsland Summer 2005 (OCL)
Singapore Summer 2005 (OCL)

Synopsis: Processes and threads: interprocess communication, scheduling. Deadlock: detection, prevention, avoidance. Memory management: allocation, swapping, virtual memory. Input/output principles and examples: disks, graphical user interfaces, network terminals. File systems: files, directories, disk space management. Security: authentication, cryptography, common attacks, principles of secure system administration. Case studies: Characteristics of major PC operating systems such as Linux and Windows.

Assessment: Assignments: 30% + Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week

Prerequisites: GCO2812 or GCO9802

Prohibitions: CSC2020, RDT2141, CFR1125, CFR7103, COT2040, CSE2040, CSE2302, DGS2141, GCO3818, CSE1201