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COMP504 – Operating Systems and System Supports

Module code
Module title
Operating Systems and System Supports
To enable students to select, install, and configure IT hardware and systems software and use graphical (GUI) and command line interfaces (CLI) to meet organisational requirements.
  • BI1601
  • BI1607
  • BI1804
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Recognise common computer architecture from personal to enterprise

2. Use graphical (GUI) and command line interfaces (CLI)

3. Demonstrate an understanding of operating system internals, and the relationship between
hardware and operating system

4. Select, install and configure general purpose and specialist operating systems in current
use, both proprietary and open source
- Networking and connectivity
- Basic hardware and software architecture
- Administration of software installation and configuration
- Graphical user interface and command line interface
- Resources requirements
- Architecture of different type of computers
- Operating systems internals
- Special purpose operating systems
- Proprietary operating systems
- Open source operating systems
- Security and authorised access
- Auditing and logging in operating systems
- Automation and shell scripting
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.

Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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