DPS908 Course Outline

Course Code: DPS908
Course Name: Operating Systems for Programmers - iSeries
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This subject provides an overview of the iSeries architecture and its integrated facilities. Students will be introduced to the iSeries work management concepts, CL programming to provide application control, Query/400, and interactive programming using RPG IV. This course will be taught using both the GUI and native interfaces of the iSeries and will also cover topics related to the iSeries relational database management system and Websphere Development Studio Client (WDSC) for the iSeries.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the BSD program.
Prerequisite: None
Mode of Instruction: 2 hours interactive lecture per week.
2 hours activity-based learning per week.
Learning Outcomes:
  •     Run or manage iSeries business applications
  •     Use the iSeries Operating System to edit, compile, and debug RPG/400 and Cobol/400 programs
  •     Understand the design, coding and structure of RPG/400 and Cobol/400 programs
  •     Use Websphere Development Studio Client (WDSC) to develop applications
  •     Understand and execute system management tasks
  •     Use the object based operating system, OS/400
  •     Use Query/400 to display or print business reports
  •     Create and use DB2 Universal Database objects
Employability Skills:
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Topic Outline:
  • Operating Systems Basics - 10%
    •         The Machine Interface
      •             The Licensed Internal Code
      •             The Technology Independent MI
    •         The User Interface
  • Operating System Architecture - 15%
    •         Objects and Object Management
    •         Process Management
    •         Libraries and Library lists
    •         Memory Management
    •         File Structures
  • The Programmer
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Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Pass the weighted average of the exam and the tests
  •     Pass the final exam
  •     Note that 60% is the minimum passing grade.

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Assignments (minimum of 2) 30%
Tests (minimum of 2) 40%
Final Exam 30%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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