The written test includes multiple choice questions, questions requiring a short composition, and exercises.
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concerning the criteria adopted to assign marks.
Knowledge and understanding: the student will acquire specific knowledge about the architecture, the operation and the underlying design principles of a modern operating system. She/He will also learn how to evaluate and how to choose among several operating systems, depending on the purpose of the implementation and on the hardware features.
Applying knowledge and understanding: thanks to the lab activities, the student will get specific skills in the application of the acquired knowledge of operating systems to real case-studies.
Cross-sectoral skills/soft skills
Making judgements: the student will acquire a critical appraisal skill in appropriately selecting technologies, algorithms and solutions according to their outcome on the performance and on the correct operation of an operating system in different application contexts.
Communication skills: the student will learn how to describe an operating system using a technically correct and appropriate terminology.
Learning skills: the student will learn how to be autonomous in expanding his knowledge of operating systems beyond the notions and examples learned and analyzed during the course, discovering and exploiting connections with other courses such as computer architecture, computer networks, and distributed systems.
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