POS/355 Entire Week 1 UOP Tutorials
POS/355 Open Source vs Closed Operating Systems
POS/355 Open Source vs Closed Operating Systems
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POS/355 Week 1

Individual: Open Source vs. Closed Operating Systems
Instructions:
1. Create a comparison table that lists and compares the advantages and           disadvantages of open source vs. closed Operating Systems.
2. Create a 7- to 10-slide, multimedia rich, PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes.
Compress your comparison table and the multimedia files from the option you chose above into a ZIP folder.
Submit the ZIP folder to the Assignment Files tab above.

Discussion Questions (included)

NOTE: Discussion Questions may be different, depending on which Instructor you get.

 

Supporting Activity: Main Memory

Should DMA access to main memory be given higher priority than processor access to main memory? What is the purpose and technique of DMA logic?

 

Supporting Activity: Interrupts and Traps

What are the differences between an interrupt and a trap? Provide an example of each. What is their importance?

 

POS/355 Entire Week 2
POS/355 Week 2 Memory and Process Management Threading and Concurrency
POS/355 Week 2 Operating Systems Project Part I
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POS/355 Week 2

Learning Team: Operating Systems Project, Part I
Instructions:
Review your Learning Team Assignment Instructions found in Week One and select the type of presentation your team will submit for your final project. Begin building your final project due in Week Five.
For this week's assignment, select one Network Operating System, one Standalone Operating System, and one Mobile Device Operating System.
Complete the following for each Operating System:
• Create an Architectural Operating System diagram showing the communication             channels between all three systems. Create a reference log that identifies the

   resources  and/or references you used in creating your diagram.
• Create an Operating System Process diagram showing the processing channels

    between all three systems. Create a reference log that identifies the resources and/or

    references you used in creating your diagram.
• Create a Memory Management diagram showing the memory management

    between all three systems as they interact. Create a reference log that identifies the

    resources and/or references you used in creating your diagram.
Note: You may use a diagramming software, such as Microsoft® Visio®, or any other diagramming software to complete the diagrams. These diagrams and reference logs will also be used in your final project due in Week Five.
Compile multiple files into a ZIP folder, if necessary.
Submit the assignment to the Assignment Files tab above.

 

Individual: Memory and Process Management, Threading, and Concurrency
Instructions:
Create a 10- to 12-slide, multimedia rich PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes, that explains; memory management, process management, threading, and concurrency. Add a reference log that identifies the resources and/or references you used in your presentation. Title, agenda, or reference slides are not considered in
the minimum slide count.
Submit the assignment to the Assignment Files tab above.

 

Supporting Activity: Concurrency

How would you rank the principles of concurrency? Explain the design issues for which the concept of concurrency is relevant.

 

Supporting Activity: Device Management

Consider the past couple days you have worked on the computer. What disk scheduling policies and algorithms were used? Explain.

 

POS/355 Week 3 UOP Tutorials
POS/355 Week 3 Learning Team: Operating Systems Project Part II
POS/355 Week 3 File Management
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POS/355 WEEK 3

Learning Team: Operating Systems Project, Part II
Instructions:
Continue building your final project due in Week Five.
Complete the following steps for each Operating System you chose in Week Two to add to your team's project:
1. Create an Operating System File Management diagram for each Operating System

    (OS) your team selected (one Network OS diagram, one Standalone OS diagram, and

    one Mobile Device OS diagram). Include a reference log that identifies the resources

    and/or references you used in creating your diagram.
2. Choose one of the following, depending on the type of project your team decided to

    complete:
     • Five to six multimedia-rich slides to add to final presentation that explains three to

        five key facts in Network OS Management, Standalone OS Management, and

        Mobile Device OS management Include a reference log that identifies the resources

        and/or references you used in creating your diagram.
    • Script for the video or audio presentation that explains three to five key facts in

        Network OS Management, Standalone OS Management, and Mobile Device OS

        management Include a reference log that identifies the resources and/or references

        you used in creating your diagram.
Note: You may use a diagramming software, such as Microsoft Visio, or another diagramming software to complete the diagrams. All diagrams and reference logs created will be used in your final project due in Week Five.
Compile multiple files into a ZIP folder, if necessary.
Submit the ZIP folder to the Assignment Files tab above.

 

 

Individual: File Management
Instructions:
1. Create an Operating System (OS) File Management diagram for each of the following

    Operating Systems:
    • Network Operating System
    • Standalone Operating System
    • Mobile Device Operating System
Note: You may use a diagramming software, such as Microsoft Visio, or another diagramming software to complete the diagrams.
2. Create a 10- to 12-slide, multimedia rich PowerPoint presentation, with speaker notes

    that explains Operating System File Management and Concurrency. Use a minimum of

    two supporting diagrams to visually represent file management. Include the narrator

    notes and diagrams as separate attachments. Add a reference log that identifies

    the resources and/or references you used in your presentation.
Compress all files from your OS File Management diagram and the option you chose above into a ZIP folder.
Submit the ZIP folder to the Assignment Files tab above.

 

Supporting Activity: OS Server

Search the Internet for operating system, focusing on Windows Server and Windows desktop OS. Based on your web search,what are the differences and similarities between Windows Server OS and the desktop OS version?

 

Supporting Activity: Embedded OS

What are some of the key characteristics of an embedded OS? Discuss why they are important. Describe some examples of markets where embedded systems are used.

 

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POS/355 Week 4 Operating System Threats and Security
POS/355 Week 4 Learning Team: Operating Systems Project Part III
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POS/355 WEEK 4

Learning Team: Operating Systems Project, Part III
Instructions:
Continue building your Week Five final project.
Compare and contrast the proposal to use a Virtual Network versus a Hardware Server Network.
Create a comparison chart that includes the pros and cons for each network.
Include a recommendation and explanation of how the standalone and mobile devices will work with the recommended network.
Add a reference log that identifies the resources and/or references used in creating your chart.
Note: This chart and reference log will be used in your final project due in Week Five.
Compress the comparison chart and recommendation into a ZIP folder.
Submit the ZIP folder to the Assignment Files tab above.

Individual: Operating System Threats and Security
Instructions:
Create a 10- to 12-slide, multimedia rich PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes, that explains; the most common security threats, modern threats to current Client and Network Operating Systems, Encryption, Authentication, and Hashing.

 

Supporting Activity: Virtualization

What experiences have you had with virtualization in the past? What are the benefits of using virtualization? How is it achieved? What effects would implementing virtualization have on an organization?

 

Supporting Activity: Fault Tolerance

What are the multiple aspects of a system that fault tolerance should address? What are some of the methods used to achieve fault tolerance? How would you make a choice between them?

 

POS/355 Entire Week 5
POS/355 Week 5 Learning Team: Operating Systems Final Project
POS/355 Operating System Requirements
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POS/355 WEEK 5

Learning Team: Operating Systems Final Project
Instructions:
Complete your learning team's final presentation by selecting one of the following options:
• Option 1: Create a 10-slide, multimedia rich PowerPoint® presentation with speaker

    notes, that uses all of the diagrams, charts, or other artifacts created during Weeks

    Two, Three, Four, and Five, to convince the executive sponsors to purchase your

    team's recommended Operating System for all three types of Operating Systems;

     Network OS, Standalone OS, and Mobile Devices OS. Title, agenda, or reference slides

     are not considered in the minimum slide count.
• Option 2: Create a 2-minute instructional video using all of the diagrams, charts, or

    other artifacts created during Weeks Two, Three, Four, and Five, to convince the

    executive sponsors to purchase your team's recommended Operating System for all

    three types of Operating Systems; Network OS, Standalone OS, and Mobile Devices OS.

    Examples of tools you may use include your mobile phone video recording software or

    other video recording software you have available.
• Option 3: Create a 2-minute audio presentation using all of the diagrams, charts, or

    other artifacts created during Weeks Two, Three, Four, and Five, to convince the

    executive sponsors to purchase your team's recommended Operating System for all

    three types of Operating Systems; Network OS, Standalone OS, and Mobile Devices OS.
Examples of tools you may use include your mobile phone audio recording software or other audio recording software you have available.
Create one security plan for all three proposed Operating Systems; Network OS, Standalone OS, and Mobile Device OS.
Include the following sections as described below:
Section I: Operating System Description/Purpose
    • Write a 1- to 3-paragraph description for each selected Operating System and

       explain the purpose of each; Network OS, Standalone OS, and Mobile Devices OS.
Section II: Security Risks
    • Include a minimum of ten types of computer security threats and risks. Explain at

        least three risks for each system or a combination that impacts all Operating Systems.
   • Briefly explain each threat by answering the following questions:
       • What type of threat is it?
       • What system does it impact?
       • How does it impact that system?
Section III: Security Risk Mitigation Plan
   • Provide mitigation plans for each threat listed in the previous section by completing the following:
   • Explain the plan to prevent the threat from happening.
   • Briefly explain the plan if the threat does happen.
Compile the following files into a ZIP folder:
• Complete Final Presentation
• Operating Systems Comparison Chart
• Architectural Diagram
• Process Diagram
• Memory Diagram
• File Management Diagram
• Virtualization Comparison Chart
• Narrator Notes or Script, depending on the presentation option chosen
• Reference log that identifies the resources and/or references used in your presentation. You can combine the separate reference logs you created each week into one file or document.
• Security Plan
Submit the ZIP folder to the Assignment Files tab above.

 

 

Individual: Operating System Requirements
Instructions:
Select one of the following:
• Mobile OS
• Cloud
• Alternative OS
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that describing the OS you chose.
Address how the selected operating system would be used in your business or another business environment.
Identify the operating system requirements that would be needed for the computing environment.
Include how the system would function versus standalone operating systems.
Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
Submit the ZIP folder to the Assignment Files tab above.

 

 

Supportiing Activity: Computer Security

Describe the types of malware and the potential impact they can have on a system. Explain the countermeasures to various types of malware.

 

Supporting Activity: Mobile OSs

What are mobile OSs you have personally used? Describe the advantages and disadvantages of their effects. Share a resource you have found regarding mobile OSs.