Georgia Gwinnett College
The School of Science and Technology
Class Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Class Location: Building B 1950 and A 1200
Instructor name: Dr. Anatoly Kurkovsky
Office Availability: By appointment at C-2229
Telephone: 678 407 5732
Cell phone: 678 360 4078
Personal web site: http://facultyweb.ggc.usg.edu/akurkovsky
This course examines operating system concepts and functions, concurrency approach, its relation to main algorithms of scheduling and dispatching, batch processing and its programming basics. The topics to be covered include computer and operating system structures, process and thread management, process scheduling and communication, memory management, file system, and I/O subsystem and device management.
ITEC 1201 or ITEC 2201 Introduction to Info Systems.
All students of ITEC 3600 course MUST have at the classroom a Windows based laptop or an Apple MacBook. See IT Laptop Program (require My.GGC login) @ https://my.ggc.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/Portal/Sch_ST/ITEC/IT_StudentLaptopProgram_Info.pdf
1. Describe structure and components of an operating system.
2. Explain basic operating system concepts and functions, advantages and issues associated with virtualization.
3. Explain multitasking as concurrency, scheduling and dispatching of CPU resources.
4. Describe internals and user interfaces of at least three operating systems.
5. Compare at least two operating systems.
6. Install a virtual machine and an operating system, validate that the installation was successful.
7. Use a system with a virtual machine supported at least two operating systems.
Integrated Educational Experience Goals:
The IEE goals are a set of learning outcomes achieved in all GGC graduates. These outcomes are achieved as a result of learning experiences across the academic and student affairs programs. This course directly contributes to the goals bolded below.
Required textbook (rt)
William S. Davis and T.M. Rajkumar
Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin and Greg Gagne
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012
Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Prentice Hall, Inc., 2008
Supplies & Software:
The final grade will be derived from your performance on the 3 tests, assignments (6 labs, 11 quizzes and 7 projects), and class participation as follows:
Note 1: No make-up tests, quizzes or projects will be given. Arrangements can be made to take tests early if an absence is anticipated. All assignments must be submitted via GGC blackboard only if the instructor does not advise you to use another way to submit your result for a particular assignment. Any assignment submitted via regular e-mail or e-mail attachments will not be counted and will not be included in your grades.
Note 2: In most cases a lab will have a related quiz. The lab and the quiz will have a combined grade. The policy to calculate this combined grade is as following: a) if you submit your lab by the due date, your grade is equal to the quiz grade; b) if you submit you lab late (according to the GGC blackboard cut-off date), your quiz grade will be decreased by 2 points; c) if you do not submit your lab at all, your pair grade will be decreased by 5 points.
Note 3: Student will complete some projects individually, while several teams of students with different teams playing different roles will complete other projects. Two or more teams of students will be established with the roles of a) the project explanation and support and b) the project learning and implementation. At the end of the project hands-on activities, each student will be asked to grade all members of the opposite team. Project grade of each student will be calculated as: a) the average grade given by other students and b) potential adjustment of the grade provided by your professor.
Evaluation of your class participation will include:
(These dates could be changed depending upon the pace of the course.)
Final Exam date:
From May 02, 2012.
Academic Enhancement Center
The Academic Enhancement Center provides free drop-in tutoring for GGC students. Tutoring is available in many subjects including reading college texts, writing assignments, grammar focus, research and citation, college algebra, calculus, chemistry, and physics, and IT. The Academic Enhancement Center is located on the 2nd floor of the library. The hours for the AEC can be found in the GGC Portal (https://ggc.blackboard.com/) under the Students tab.
The classroom experience is a vital component of the college learning experience. Interaction with instructors and with other students is a necessary component of the learning process. Students are expected to attend regularly and promptly all class meetings and academic appointments. Students who are absent from classes bear the responsibility of notifying their instructors and keeping up with class assignments in conjunction with instructor provisions in the course syllabus. An individual instructor bears the decision as to whether a student’s absence is excused or unexcused and whether work will be permitted to be made up; the decision of the instructor in this case is final. Students who are absent because of participation in college-approved activities (such as field trips and extracurricular events) will be permitted to make up the work missed during their college-approved absences.
Health and Safety Policy
Certain laboratories include use of strong acids, solvents and preservatives. Any pregnant women, hypersensitive individuals, or immune compromised would report their condition to the instructor and to their physician, preferably before contact with the materials (see lab exercises). Additional instructions for lab will be presented during the first lab. Students are required to follow all instructions. Students failing to conform to lab rules and safety precautions will be first warned by removal from the lab. On second offense students will be removed from both lecture and lab.
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement
If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require assistance or support services, Please seek assistance through the Center for Disability Services. A CDS Counselor will coordinate those services.
Equal Opportunity Statement
Georgia Gwinnett College is an Equal Opportunity College open to any qualified individual without regard to race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability. Pursuant to all applicable federal anti-discrimination laws and regulations, Georgia Gwinnett College does not discriminate against any of the protected categories of individuals in the administration of its policies, programs or activities. This non-discriminatory policy includes admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, and athletics and other school-administered programs.
Affirmative Action Statement
Georgia Gwinnett College adheres to affirmative action policies designed to promote diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty and students.
The college exists to foster educational excellence. To this end, a classroom atmosphere that supports learning must be maintained. Students are expected to be active, attentive participants in the class. Students are also expected to abide by class policies and procedures and to treat faculty and other students in a professional, respectful manner. Students are expected to be familiar with the student conduct code published in the Student Handbook.
Student Honor Statement: We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate the actions of those who do.
Georgia Gwinnett College students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and are expected to encourage others to do the same. Further, students are expected to take responsible action when there is reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of others.
Academic dishonesty carries severe penalties ranging from a grade of “0” on the affected assignment to dismissal from Georgia Gwinnett College. Each faculty member at Georgia Gwinnett College bears the responsibility for assigning penalties for cases of academic dishonesty. Students may appeal a penalty as outlined in the Student Handbook.
School of Science and Technology Policies:
Make-up Exam Policy
Special arrangements to take a regular exam early must be made in advance in writing. Early exams are available only at the instructor’s discretion and only under extreme circumstances.
IF an emergency arises and you miss an exam you MUST notify your instructor on the same DAY as the exam. Notification by email, text or phone message is acceptable. At the instructor’s discretion, make-up work may have a different format or different content from the regular assignment. Make-up work should be completed within two days of the original due date.
The date and time of the final exam is set by the registrar and cannot be changed at the convenience of the student. You should not plan to be absent anytime during that week. A make-up final exam will only be given in cases of a verifiable excused absence.
This course syllabus provides a general plan for this course. The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus, including changes to assignments, projects, examinations, etc., in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course.
Technology will be used to deliver content, provide resources, assess learning, and facilitate interaction, both within the classroom and in the larger learning community.
Course materials and Grading
You can expect to access the course materials and grades via Blackboard. Students should check Blackboard regularly, as course changes will always be announced and recorded on the course Blackboard site.
Written Communication Etiquette
It is essential to be trained in the writing of messages for future colleagues, clients, and/or business partners using formal language rather than the informal communication used between friends and relatives. Based on this foundation, all written communication with the instructor is considered official and it should therefore comply with the following rules:
Expectations of Students
All students at GGC need to have access to a computer. If you do not have one, computer labs are available on campus.
When you email me you should consider the email as official correspondence. As such, the email should not appear as a text message but should have proper grammar and punctuation. Improperly constructed email will be followed with the following response. “At GGC, email is considered official and professional correspondence. I will be glad to help you when you resend the email with proper grammar and punctuation.”
This covenant provides a general guideline for the course. I reserve the right to make periodic and/or necessary changes to the covenant, including: technology use and communication channels, in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course.
Some common sense notices
All assignments must be completed and handed in on time at the beginning of class. Work must be complete. I will not accept a partially completed assignment. Late work will be accepted on a case-by-case basis only. Your work must be your own. Cheating will result in a grade of 0 for the applicable assignment; further disciplinary action, including assigning a failing grade (F) for the entire course may also be taken. Missed work will result in a grade of 0 for the assignment. Exceptional circumstances should be discussed with the instructor in advance.
ITEC 3600 Goals, Outcomes, and Assessment Procedures