COMP06267 2018 Computer Systems

General Details

Full Title
Computer Systems
Transcript Title
Computer Systems
Code
COMP06267
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
Department
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Drew Lang
Programme Membership
SG_KNCLD_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KSODV_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Software Development SG_KCMPU_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Computing SG_KCMPU_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computing SG_KCMPU_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KAPPL_H08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KSMAR_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KSMAR_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KSMAR_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KGAME_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Games Development SG_KGADV_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Games Development SG_KAPPL_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KAPPL_B07 201800 Bachelor of Arts in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KSODV_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development SG_KNETW_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Computer Networks SG_KSODV_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Software Development SG_EELCO_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering
Description

The goal of the module is to provide students with the necessary skills to understand the workings and architectures of the CPU and motherboard. To investigate the the link between modern CPUs' and virtualization and Cloud computing. To troubleshoot and repair a desktop computer system. To provide students with the necessary skills to manipulate numbers systems.

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe and understand how to manipulate Number Systems.

2.

Explain and describe the workings of Motherboards.

3.

Establish knowledge on the workings of a CPU. 

4.

Demonstrate the workings of Main Memory.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of Computing Hardware concepts and allow students to experiment with computer Hardware behaviour. Hands-on labs help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment will take place in a laboratory environment employing simulation techniques as well as hands on testing using approved industry standard equipment and/or simulation software

 

Repeat Assessments

Autumn repeats and/or project work

Indicative Syllabus

1. Describe and understand how to manipulate Number Systems (Lo1)

• Explain how to convert to and from Decimal, Binary, Octal and Hexadecimal number systems.

 

2. Explain and describe the workings of Motherboards. (Lo2)

•· Identify various Microprocessor Classifications.

•· Comprehend how the components of the Motherboard functions.

•· Explain the structural function of modern motherboard expansion buses.

 

 

3. Establish knowledge on the workings of a CPU. (Lo 3)

•· Distinguish between the various characteristics of CPU chips.

•· Describe modern CPU architecture.

•Differentiate Intel and AMD CPU models.

• Explain the different technologies for improving performance, such as, multitasking, multiprocessing, multi-core, and cache

• Describe other CPU features such as clock speed, overclocking, power management, and VT.

• Describe characteristics and CPU compatibility of processor sockets

•· Expalin the components used for cooling (heat sinks and fans and liquid cooling systems)

•· Explain the CPU instructions sets.

•· Describe Intel Turbo Boost Technology

•· Explain the CPU components required for virtualization resource pools.

•· Explain the use of Hyper-Threading and its role for Cloud resource pools.


4. Demonstrate the workings of Main Memory. (Lo 4)

•· Describe the memory type’s e.g.-SDRAM, RDRAM, DDR/DDR2/DDR3/DDR4 etc.

• Identify DIMM and RIMM memory packaging for different technologies

• Explain the characteristics of different memory types (Double-sided, Dual Channel, ECC, and Registered)

•· Establish how to install RAM properly into motherboard.

•· Identify RAM problems and know how to troubleshoot and isolate the problem.

 



 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 4 1,2
2 Lab Book Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 13 1,2,3,4
3 Practical Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % Week 11 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam 2 hour final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Systems Practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2012 CompTIA A Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 8th Edition (Exams 220-801 :-:- 220-802) McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

Recommended Reading
2016-06-16 CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Premium Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902) with Online Performance-Based Simulations and Video Training McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 1259836908 ISBN-13 9781259836909

Module Resources

URL Resources
Other Resources

www.gtslearning-courses.net

Packet Tracer

Wireshark

Virtual PC

 

Additional Information

None