Course Descriptions

CPT 210 - Operating Systems and Peripherals

3 Credits

Fundamental multitasking/multi-user operating system concepts, as applicable to modern day computer systems, are studied. Major topics include priority boosting, priority and round robin scheduling, virtual memory management, paging, mapping, swapping, and process management. Applications that interface to the outside world via the PC's external I/O ports are examined in the laboratory. Emphasis is placed on developing simple "device drivers" using a combination of low and high level language tools. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS 200, CSC 101 or CPT 101.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the functions of the primary components, that constitute a state of the art multiprogramming/multitasking operating system and it's environment.
2. Utilize diagnostic software to test and trouble-shoot hardware interfaces and communications between a peripheral device and the host computer system.
3. Design and implement a well-documented peripheral device driver and host application utilizing a common programming language.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2017
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018