Short Title:Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
Full Title:Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
Module Code:OPSY H1003
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Computing
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FINBARR FEENEY
Module Author:Keith Kelly
Module Description:Basics of computer architecture (hardware and operating systems software) and subsequent integration into a TCP/IP network.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the basic architecture and operation (processing, storage and communication) of a micro-processor based system
LO2 Identify the characteristic requirements and features of typical operating systems.
LO3 Explain network models such as OSI and TCP/IP and the process of data encapsulation
LO4 Plan and test a network with the appropriate cables and device interconnections and develop an addressing & testing scheme.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical 1 – In-Lab - Individual - Test consisting of the following tasks: Construct a functional logic circuit. Closed book theory test examining lecture material. 1,2 25.00 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical 2 – In Lab - Individual - Network Design & Build: Design, implement and troubleshoot a LAN based on a given scenario. Produce a report and network topology diagram on the delivered network which will include issues arising during the implementation. Task assessed in terms of: design of the network; implementation of the network, including the subnetting schema. 3,4 25.00 Week 13
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 50.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • William Stallings 2016, Computer Organization and Architecture, 10th Ed., Pearson Custom Publishing [ISBN: 9780134101613]
  • Todd Lammle., CCENT study guide, 1st edition Ed., ; Wiley/Sybex Indianapolis, Ind. [ISBN: 9781118749685]
  • Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne. 2013, Operating system concepts, 9th Ed., New York; Wiley [ISBN: 9781118093757]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall 2011, Computer networks, 5th edition Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Boston [ISBN: 9781292024226]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_KCOMP_HD Higher Diploma in Science in Computing 1 Mandatory