Effective Fall 2010, this course replaces CISC105. Please see your computer science advisor if you have any questions.
CISC 128- COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course introduces the student to the functional components of the operating system software, which manages the physical resources of the computer system. Microprocessor based operating systems are emphasized.
This course is geared toward computer majors. This semester, the course will cover various versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. You will be expected to keep up with the assignments and to participate in online discussions. The text for this course is a self-directed tutorial, and we will supplement it with other materials. Labs will be completed using vurtual machine software.
Your computer must capable of running several operating systems using virtual machines- so it must be fairly new and robust (check here for info http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/End-user_documentation - contact the instructor for instructions if you are not sure about your machine.
If you do not have a computer at home, you may work at the college in F154/157 during posted open lab hours (normally 3:00-6:00 Pm Mon-Thurs). Personal computer problems are not an acceptable excuse for late work.
TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES -
|Summer 2012-Spring 2013
Guide to Operating Systems 4th edition, Palmer and Walters 2012
Access to a computer capable of running various OSs in a virtual machine. (Should have a minimum of 2 Gb of RAM)
ATTENDANCE & EXPECTATIONS
This is a hands-on class, with much of the material being accumulative. You will need to spend at east 4 - 8 hours a week, outside of class, reading, preparing assignments and labs.
It is imperative that you attend class regularly. If you are absent more than four times , you will receive an F for the course (except under exceptional circumstances). You are responsible for all missed work. Make-up exams may be given at the discretion of the instructor- make sure you contact me BEFORE you miss an exam.
Students will be evaluated on exams (including a departmental final exam), quizzes, labs, and class participation.
Assignments will not be accepted more than one week late. It is important that assignments be handed in on time and complete. All assignments will be submitted through electronically through Canvas.
It is your responsibility to be sure you have submitted everything on time. You should frequently check to see which assignments are due and which have been graded. You may calculate your grade at any time by dividing the number of points you have earned by the total points possible to that point. Extensions and make-ups will only be given under extreme circumstances.
Personal computer problems are not an acceptable excuse for late work.
Please complete reading assignments prior to class.
Please review the college academic calendar for important dates.
Students are urged to retain all graded work returned to them until final grades have been received from the college. You can print the Canvas Grades page for your records.
Also, students should consult Student Records, Rights, and Responsibilities in the College Catalog concerning important rules governing students in their academic work.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism and other forms of academic cheating are unacceptable and are considered as MAJOR infractions of the Student Code of Conduct and College Policy and will be dealt with as published in the College Catalog.
It is imperative that you attend class regularly. If you are absent more than four times, you will receive an F for the course (except under exceptional circumstances). You are responsible for all missed work. Make-up quizzes may be given at the discretion of the instructor- make sure you contact me BEFORE you miss a quiz.
If there is a need to withdraw from this course, do so officially from the Admissions Office.
If you have a disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, I encourage you to see me as soon as possible.
Help and Support
There are several ways to access help for Canvas and other technologies used at BCCC:
You may contact the instructor via email using the BBVista tool, or by sending regular email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in F122A during posted office hours.