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FIT9018

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of computer systems and the computing environment, using Linux as a case study of a modern operating system. Topics covered include: CPU, memory, storage devices, peripheral hardware, networking fundamentals, operating systems fundamentals, practical Linux considerations including Desktop and Enterprise applications, file systems, shell scripting, client/server applications and system administration.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will be expected to have understanding of:

  • basic computer hardware and architectures;
  • process management;
  • memory management;
  • operating systems architectures;
  • basic network protocols;
  • network topologies;
  • the architecture of Linux;
  • usage and administration of Linux systems;
  • deployment of Linux in personal and enterprise contexts.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Campbell Wilson

Contact hours

1 hr lecture/wk, 3 hrs laboratories/wk

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit9018/