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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Unit Code MN404 – T5 2023
Unit Title Fundamentals of Operating Systems and Programming
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Assessment Title Formative Assignment-1: Role of Operating Systems
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) This assignment assesses the following Unit Learning Outcomes; students should be able to demonstrate their achievements in them. 

a. Describe the role of Operating Systems (OS) and its different subsystems in controlling computer hardware

Weight 10% of the total assessments
Total Marks 5 Marks
Word limit Not applicable
Due Date Assignment 1 – Week 3, Sunday, 24/09/2023
Submission Guidelines
  • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page. 
  • The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all foursides of your page with appropriate section headings. 
  • Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE Transactions on Networking referencing style. 
  • Students must ensure before submission of final version of the assignment that the similarity percentage as computed by Turnitin has to be less than 10%. Assignments with more than 10% similarity may not be considered for marking.
Extension If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly through AMS. You must submit this application within three working days of the assessment due date.
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Purpose of the Assignment: 

The assignment focuses on the role of OS as an interface between the user and the computer hardware, and the use of command line interface. It helps the students to understand the different types of OS and their relative performances. 

With this assignment, students will learn how to research and comprehend the basic concepts of OS, and appreciate the differences and similarities in the interfacing role they play on various computing and communication devices. 

Assignment 1 Questions 50 Marks 

  1. MIT is all set to diversify and start a new department specialized in conventional and cloud operating system design and development for 2000 people. As an analyst, you are asked to  design, optimize cost, and improve the system by choosing the programming language used  for non-cloud-based operating system and an appropriate platform for cloud operating  system. [25 Marks] 
  • List all the programming languages used for Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Name the programming languages (from listed in a) that you used before. 
  • List the most popular programming languages for the said operating systems and the  reasons for choosing that programming language.  
  • List all the cloud platforms and the best one among them for MIT cloud operating  system. 
  • Include the reasons for choosing the best one. 

  2. Discuss in detail about open source and closed source operating system, list down all open  source and closed source operating system in a tabular form and mention those that are  used in MIT campus. [15 Marks] 

3. Provide the list of 2 applications that use batch processing OS. Justify why the applications use batch processing concept. [10 Marks]

Questions Description Marks
Assignment 1 (5 Marks) 1. OS for computer applications that support required tasks in question 1. Justification as to why a particular OS is being proposed 25 Marks
2. List at least 10 operating systems for the given question. 15 Marks
3. At least 2 applications that use batch processing OS Justification. 10 Marks
Reference style Follow IEEE Transactions on Networking reference style (should have both in-text citation and reference list) Minimum of 4 references for this Assignment 1.
Total Marks Assignment 1 50 Marks

Grades HD D Credit P N (fail)
Assignment 1 Excellent research work and focused discussions and analysis Sound references from reputed journals.

Perfect Applications of Batch OS and complete justification of Batch OS usage

Good research work and discussions are relevant and soundly analyzed. Good references

Good Applications of Batch OS and justification of Batch OS usage

Generally relevant research work and discussions are relevant. some references.

Fair Applications of Batch OS and justification of Batch OS usage

Some research work and brief discussions. Some references.

Applications of Batch OS are not much relevant and justification of Batch OS usage

No research carried out. Irrelevant discussions and no references.
IEEE Reference style Clear styles with excellent source of references. Clear referencing style Generally good referencing style Sometimes clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors