Module :- Computer Architecture and Operating Systems.
Module code :- ACCA4022
Contribution to Overall Module Assessment (%): 50%.
Word count (or equivalent):- Report: 2000 words. (2500 equivalent).
Module Learning Outcomes (from module syllabus)
• Determine the essential characteristics and concepts behind computer systems and components number systems data capacities and transfer speeds, in the context of typical PC hardware and networking environments.
• Demonstrate an understanding of general Operating Systems.
ACCA4022 Computer Architecture And Operating Systems Assignment
TASK DESCRIPTION :-
Create a report that answers all tasks below and submit the assignment in a word document to TURNITIN in report format by the assessment submission date. The report should be no more than 2000 words excluding title page table of contents direct quotes visuals/images and appendices).
It is essential to demonstrate your research activities. Each task / report section should refer to sources that have enhanced and contributed to your understanding of the topic. Include several citations in each task answer and a list of references at the end of the report.
Report structure & tasks:
• Title Page: Your name student no. course name module name and submission date.
• Table of Contents: Include section headings and page numbers.
• Introduction page: Brief introduction (e.g. 1 paragraph) to introduce the report.
1.Key functions of general Operating Systems
Introduce and analyse the key and common functions of modern general Operating Systems. No more than 400 words images/visuals can be used cite several reference sources.
2.Use of Windows OS CLI commands.
Document the use of Windows CLI commands using e.g. the Command Prompt or
Poewr Shell with screenshots and accompanying brief description. No more than 350 words cite 2 or more reference sources.
3. Use of Linux OS CLI commands.
Document the use of CLI commands using a Linux OS with screenshots and accompanying narration. No more than 350 words, cite 2 or more reference sources.
4.Use of Windows OS scripts.
Document the use of batch scripts using a Windows / Mac OS, with screenshots and accompanying narration. No more than 350 words cite 2 or more reference sources.
5.Use of Linux OS scripts.
Document the use of bash scripts with screenshots and accompanying narration. No more than 350 words cite 2 or more reference sources.
• Conclusion: Brief conclusion documenting key findings & learning (e.g. several paragraphs).
• Reference list: Append to your submission a formatted ‘Reference list’ using IEEE
• Appendices: Append to the report relevant supplementary information e.g. tutorial
Activity on OS Types from OS Tutorial 1 and evidence of engagement with the Linux
Unhatched online certified course (several screenshots can be used).
1. Engagement with Literature Skills
Your work must be informed and supported by scholarly material that is relevant to and focused on the task(s) set. You should provide evidence that you have accessed an appropriate range of sources which may be academic govern mental and industrial these sources may include academic journal articles textbooks current news articles organisational documents and websites. You should consider the credibility of your sources academic journals are normally highly credible sources while websites require careful consideration/selection and should be used sparingly.
Any sources you use should be current and up-to-date mostly published within the last five years or so though seminal important works in the field may be older. You must provide evidence of your research/own reading throughout your work, using a suitable referencing system including in-text citations in the main body of your work and a reference list at the end of your work.
Guidance specific to this assessment: You should demonstrate clear use of relevant citations and a well-formatted and varied reference list.
2.Knowledge and Understanding Skills
At level 5 you should be able to demonstrate: sound knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established concepts and principles of the subject area and the way in which those principles have developed knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in the discipline. Knowledge relates to the facts information and skills you have acquired
through your learning. You demonstrate your understanding by interpreting the meaning of the facts and information (knowledge). This means that you need to select and include in your work the concepts techniques models theories etc. appropriate to the task(s) set. You should be able to explain the theories concepts etc. meaningfully to show your under standing. Your mark/grade will also depend upon the extent to which you demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.
3. Cognitive and Intellectual Skills
You should be able to critically analyse information and propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis including the critical evaluation of the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. Your work must contain evidence of logical, analytical thinking evaluation and synthesis. For example to examine and break
information down into parts make inferences compile compare and contrast information.
This means not just describing what! But also justifying: Why? How? When? Who? Where? At what cost? At all times, you must provide justification/evidence for your arguments and judgements. Evidence that you have reflected upon the ideas of others with in the subject area is crucial to you providing a reasoned and informed debate within your work.
Further more you should provide evidence that you are able to make sound judgements and convincing arguments using data and concepts with an understanding of the limits of knowledge and how this influences analyses and interpretations.
Sound valid conclusions are necessary and must be derived from the content of your work. Where relevant alternative solutions and recommendations may be proposed.
Guidance specific to this assessment: You should demonstrate evidence of analysis and understanding gained from several sources.
At level 5 you should be able to use/deploy a range of established techniques with in the discipline and apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied including where appropriate the application of those principles in an employment context. You should be able to demonstrate how the subject-related concepts and ideas relate to real world situations and/or a particular context. How do they work in practice?
You will deploy models methods techniques and/or theories in that context to assess current situations perhaps to formulate plans or solutions to solve problems or to create artefacts some of which may be creative. This is likely to involve for instance the use of real world artefacts examples and cases the application of a model with in an organisation and/or bench marking one theory or organisation against others based on stated criteria. You should show awareness of the limitations of concepts and theories when applied in particular contexts.
ACCA4022 Computer Architecture And Operating Systems Assignment
5.Transferable Skills for Life and Professional Practice
Your work must provide evidence of the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. This includes demonstrating: professional development to advance existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable you to assume significant responsibility with in
organisations that you can initiate and complete tasks and procedures whether individually and/or collaboratively that you can use appropriate media to effectively communicate information arguments and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences fluency of expression; clarity and effectiveness in presentation and organisation. Work should be coherent and well-structured in presentation and organisation.