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CN7029 Computer Architecture and Networks


CN7029 Computer Architecture and Networks

Submission instructions
  • Cover sheet to be attached to the front of the assignment when submitted
  • All pages to be numbered sequentially
Module code CN7029
Module title Computer Architecture and Networks
Module leader Dr. Aloysius Edoh PhD
Assignment tutor  

Assignment title

“Research on Linux and Windows Operating Systems commands and their applications in Cloud computing Platforms”
Assignment number One
Weighting 25%
Handout date  6th November 2020


Submission date 11th January 2021
Learning outcomes assessed by this assignment Knowledge

2.      Explain the main features of Internet protocols and the significance of network models such as the TCP/IP model.

Thinking skills

4.      Critically distinguish between a range of switching, multiple access and transmission techniques used in communication networks (COI).

Subject-based practical skills

5.      Write scripts for network configuration (DP).

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  1. Conduct a critical review of current research in networks a group presentation.
Turnitin submission requirement Yes Turnitin GradeMark feedback used? Yes
Moodle Grade Book submission used? Yes Moodle Grade Book feedback used? Yes
Other electronic system used? Yes Are submissions / feedback totally electronic? No
Additional information There are both electronic submission and feedbacks.


Form of assessment:

Individual work                           Group work

For group work assessment which requires members to submit both individual and group work aspects for the assignment, the work should be submitted as:

Consolidated single document                           Separately by each member

Number of assignment copies required:

1                                2                      Other

Assignment to be presented in the following format:

On-line submission

Stapled once in the top left-hand corner Glue bound

Spiral bound

Placed in a A4 ring bound folder (not lever arch)

Note:    To students submitting work on A3/A2 boards, work must be contained in suitable protective case to ensure any damage to work is avoided.

Soft copy:

CD (to be attached to the work in an envelope or purpose made wallet adhered to the rear)

USB (to be attached to the work in an envelope or purpose made wallet adhered to the rear)

Soft copy when required

Coursework: “Research on Linux and Windows Operating Systems commands and their applications in Cloud computing Platforms”

Assessment Due Date:   11th January 2021

This Research is on “Linux and Windows Operating Systems commands and their applications in Azure and AWS Cloud computing Platforms”.

1.0 Course Work and Assessment:

This course work constitutes of 25% of the overall module assessment. The assignment must be carried out as individual or a group of max of 2 students in a group. Each student must conduct a literature review on modern Operating Systems commands and their application in the implementation of cloud platforms.

Note, please follow the step below to do your work:

Task 1 – Operating Systems

The first part of the course work is to conduct research work on any modern Linux and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.  You are required to critically analyse some new design features in these two Operating Systems.

Then select 10 Commands Line Interface (CLI) commands and illustrate how they are used in Linux and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Take screen shots and document the work carried out.

Task 2 – Cloud computing platforms

The second part of the course work is to critically compare Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud computing platforms. Then select 5 of the Commands Line Interface (CLI) commands and demonstrate how they are implemented in Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud.

Task 3 – Evaluation (Individual)

Write a reflective evaluation on the commands selected and used in the course work and justify why these commands were chosen. Briefly explain your findings on how these commands are used in modern operating systems.   Discuss how you demonstrated your implementation in Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud platforms.

Task 4 – Conclusion (Individual)

 Write a conclusion, which summaries the work done.   

Note the following:

  • Your evaluation and conclusion must be supported by literature review, with citations and
  • The work must have references with in-text citations using Harvard Referencing
  • Attached are some operating system commands, which will help you to carry out the tasks listed above.
  • The pass mark for course work is 50% and students must gain it to

2.0 Submission.

The written report for the course work and the practical work must be submitted online on or before 11th January 2021.


Your work must be submitted on 11th January 2021, using the submission link available on Moodle.

3.0 Documentation guidelines and other requirements;

The Report must include the following

  1. Title
  2. Introduction
  3. Brief overview of the Linux and Windows Operating Systems.
  4. Selection and demonstration of 10 commands for your course
  5. Critical comparison of Azure and AWS cloud computing platforms
  6. Demonstration of how commands are implemented in Azure and AWS.
  7. Reflective evaluation of the use of commands in Operating Systems and Cloud computing
  8. Conclusion
  9. Appendices (include screen shots, test results )
  10. References

You should include all the assumptions you have made while undertaking the tasks together. Your work must have an assignment header sheet and make sure that your student ID numbers are clearly legible.

4.0 Assessment Criteria

  1. A high level of understanding of the subject must be demonstrated;
  2. Demonstrate a wide and thorough understanding of the Operating System Commands and their use in Cloud computing.
  3. a high level of analytical ability;
  4. An ability to analyse concepts and apply them in


  1. Feedback on your assessment will be available in four working weeks from the submission
  2. The Feedback details will be on Moodle.

6.0       Rules and PLAGIARISM:

  1. The report must not exceed 2000 +/- 10% words; diagrams will not be included in the word
  2. All materials must be original in the sense that you prepared
  3. At least 25% of the work must demonstrate your views in the form of discussion, evaluation and
  4. All sources must be Failure to state the source of any part will be penalised according to the University’s regulations.
  5. There should be a full reference list at the end of the


The University defines an assessment offence as any action(s) or behaviour likely to confer an unfair advantage in assessment, whether by advantaging the alleged offender or disadvantaging (deliberately or unconsciously) another or others. A number of examples are set out in the Regulations and these include: “D.5.7.1 (e) the submission of material (written, visual or oral), originally produced by another person or persons, without due acknowledgement, so that the work could be assumed the student’s own.

For the purposes of these Regulations, this includes incorporation of significant extracts or elements taken from the work of (an) other(s), without acknowledgement or reference, and the submission of work produced in collaboration for an assignment based on the assessment of individual work. (Such offences are typically described as plagiarism and collusion.)”. The University’s Assessment Offences Regulations can be found on our web site. Also, information about plagiarism can be found on the programme’s handbook.

Marking Scheme:

Assessment Criteria Details Marks
Introduction Introducing the Course work 5
Overview of Operating Systems Discuss new features in Linux and Windows Operating Systems 15
Demonstration of commands Demonstration of 10 commands in Two Operating Systems 15
comparison of Azure and AWS Compare and contrast Azure and AWS cloud platforms 20
Demonstration of Commands in Cloud Demonstration of 5 commands used in Azure and AWS cloud platforms 25
Reflective evaluation  Use of commands in Operating Systems and Cloud computing 10
Conclusion Summaries the work done 5
Reference and format Presentation of Document and citations 5
Total   100%


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