Course

Operating Systems

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 2260
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course introduces the major components of operating systems, such as memory management, processor management, process management and file management. Emphasis will be placed on system performance under different design alternatives. Some popular operating systems, such as Windows, Unix/Linux, and Android may be used to illustrate their implementations. Students are required to work on at least two operating systems. This course is suitable for students who wish to learn more about the operating system process under different system environments, such as mobile, desktop and server environments. This course may involve group work.
Course Content
  • Introduction to computer hardware
  • Computer systems overview
  • Fundamentals of microprocessor architecture and instruction cycle
  • Memory management and virtual memory
  • Processor management
  • Process and thread management
  • Input/Output management and RAID
  • Accessing files and directories
  • System commands and scripting
  • System help facilities and services
  • Problem solving for operating systems
Methods Of Instruction

The methods of instruction for this course will include lectures, seminars, demonstrations, and hands-on assignments/projects

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.

Assignments/labs           15%-30%
Quiz(zes)*                     10%-25%
Midterm Examination*    25%-40%
Final Examination*          25%-40%
Total                                     100%

* In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Identify different hardware components within a computer system
  • Identify the system components that are managed by the operating system
  • Describe the major components and functions of operating systems
  • Explain memory management and its performance implications
  • Demonstrate the differences between process and thread
  • Analyze the applications of different RAID levels
  • Demonstrate the performance implications of different file management mechanisms
  • Manage popular operating systems such as Linux/Unix and Windows systems
  • Use systems’ help facilities
  • Perform operating system commands and scripting to execute different computer tasks
  • Manipulate files and directories within the operating system
  • Identify system problems and provide possible solutions
Textbook Materials

Mchoes, A. and Flynn, I. Understanding Operating Systems, Latest Ed, Cengage Learning.

or

other textbook approved by the CSIS department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Pre-Calculus 11 (C or better) or Foundations of Math 11 (C or better) or MATU 0410 (C or better) or approved substitute OR currently active in:

PDD Emerging Technology

PBD Computer and Information Systems

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CSIS 2260
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX CPSC 2XX (3)
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 2XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BCPT 1XX (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN CPSC 1XX (3)
College of New Caledonia (CNC) No credit
Columbia College (COLU) COLU CSCI 2nd (3)
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU CSCI 2XX (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU INFO 1211 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG CSIS 1XXX (3)
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) NVIT CMSC 2XX (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 109 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2XXX (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CMPT 2XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC 2nd (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 2XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 2XX (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) No credit
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC CSTP 2201 (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU CSCI 2nd (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34853
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Eng
Instructor First Name
Nelson
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CSIS 2260 is restricted to students in the following programs: Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma, PBD Computer & Info Systems (Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, and Cybersecurity), PDD Information & Communication Technology, and PDD Data Analytics.

On Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 10:30 am registration opens to students in the following programs: Computing Science and Info Systems Diploma, BBA-Accounting - Bach Degree FT, Accounting Diploma, Commerce and Business Administration Diploma, General Business Certificate, General Business Diploma, Accounting Post-Degree Diploma, BBA-Fin Serv & Admin-Bach Degree FT, Business Management Diploma – General Business, Marketing Diploma and Web & Mobile Computing.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
27
8
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5107
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34854
Tue
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Mirjalili
Instructor First Name
Saeed
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CSIS 2260 is restricted to students in the following programs: Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma, PBD Computer & Info Systems (Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, and Cybersecurity), PDD Information & Communication Technology, and PDD Data Analytics.

On Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 10:30 am registration opens to students in the following programs: Computing Science and Info Systems Diploma, BBA-Accounting - Bach Degree FT, Accounting Diploma, Commerce and Business Administration Diploma, General Business Certificate, General Business Diploma, Accounting Post-Degree Diploma, BBA-Fin Serv & Admin-Bach Degree FT, Business Management Diploma – General Business, Marketing Diploma and Web & Mobile Computing.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
26
9
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5111
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34855
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Eng
Instructor First Name
Nelson
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CSIS 2260 is restricted to students in the following programs: Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma, PBD Computer & Info Systems (Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, and Cybersecurity), PDD Information & Communication Technology, and PDD Data Analytics.

On Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 10:30 am registration opens to students in the following programs: Computing Science and Info Systems Diploma, BBA-Accounting - Bach Degree FT, Accounting Diploma, Commerce and Business Administration Diploma, General Business Certificate, General Business Diploma, Accounting Post-Degree Diploma, BBA-Fin Serv & Admin-Bach Degree FT, Business Management Diploma – General Business, Marketing Diploma and Web & Mobile Computing.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
29
6
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5107
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34901
Thu
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Mirjalili
Instructor First Name
Saeed
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CSIS 2260 is restricted to students in the following programs: Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma, PBD Computer & Info Systems (Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, and Cybersecurity), PDD Information & Communication Technology, and PDD Data Analytics.

On Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 10:30 am registration opens to students in the following programs: Computing Science and Info Systems Diploma, BBA-Accounting - Bach Degree FT, Accounting Diploma, Commerce and Business Administration Diploma, General Business Certificate, General Business Diploma, Accounting Post-Degree Diploma, BBA-Fin Serv & Admin-Bach Degree FT, Business Management Diploma – General Business, Marketing Diploma and Web & Mobile Computing.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
30
Actual Seats Count
27
3
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5111
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
34902
Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Al-Humaimidi
Instructor First Name
Mahmood
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

CSIS 2260 is restricted to students in the following programs: Computing Studies and Information Systems Diploma, PBD Computer & Info Systems (Data Analytics, Emerging Technology, and Cybersecurity), PDD Information & Communication Technology, and PDD Data Analytics.

On Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 10:30 am registration opens to students in the following programs: Computing Science and Info Systems Diploma, BBA-Accounting - Bach Degree FT, Accounting Diploma, Commerce and Business Administration Diploma, General Business Certificate, General Business Diploma, Accounting Post-Degree Diploma, BBA-Fin Serv & Admin-Bach Degree FT, Business Management Diploma – General Business, Marketing Diploma and Web & Mobile Computing.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
35
Actual Seats Count
20
15
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5111
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20