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CP1409 - Operating Systems and Shell Scripting

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This module introduces students to modern operating systems (OS) internals and associated security. The main topics covered will include basic OS concepts such as processes, memory management, drivers and file systems. Command line interfaces in Windows and Linux will be introduced. Students will be able to identify shell features and environmental customization and create shell scripts (includes Bash Shell and C shell).

Learning Outcomes

  • describe and explain the fundamental components of a computer operating system;
  • define, restate, discuss, and explain the policies for scheduling, deadlocks, memory management, synchronization, system calls, and file systems;
  • demonstrate understanding of different features across shells in Windows and Linux;
  • develop and utilise best-practice coding techniques within Linux and Windows shells to accomplish different tasks.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CP1401


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Chao Chen
Lecturer: Dr Randy Zhu.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 80 hours self study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Lecturer: Dr Shailey Chawla.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 30 hours practicals
  • 80 hours self study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.