Course detail

Network Operating systems

FEKT-BSOSCompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2015/2016Summer semester2. year of study5  credits

The Network Operating Systems course is divided into several parts. The first part deals with an overview of operating systems, architectures, processes and threads, memory management, and file systems. The second part focuses on network communication, network services, and network tools. The last part of the course deals with the security of operating systems.

Practicals include: command processor, file system and user administration, dynamic kernel modules, network configuration, remote access and file transfer, communication tools, network services, network start of operating system, user administration, and firewall configuration.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student should be able to:
- describe operating system types,
- define processes and threads,
- explain process scheduling,
- compare process synchronization methods,
- define process deadlock,
- describe memory management,
- explain the principle of file systems,
- explain network communication as part of an operating system,
- analyse possible attacks on operating systems,
- secure operating system,
- administrate the Linux operating system.


The knowledge of operation systems on the secondary school level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOMOSNÝ, D. a kolektiv. Síťové operační systémy. Brno: Vysoké učení techniké v Brně, 2015. ISBN: 978-80-214-4446. (CS)
Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P., Gagne, G. Operating systems concepts. John Wiley, 2008. Eight edition, ISBN-13: 978-0470128725. (EN)
Kameník, P. Příkazový řádek v Linuxu - praktická řešení. Computer press, 2011. ISBN: 978-80-251-2819-0. (CS)
Schroder, C. Linux - Kuchařka administrátora sítě. Computer press, 2009. ISBN: 978-80-251-2407-9. (CS)
Tanenbaum, S. Modern Operating Systems. Prentice Hall PTR., 2007. Third Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0136006633. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The teaching methods include lectures and computer laboratories. The course uses e-learning system Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The student can gain 60 points for the final examination and 40 points for the computer exercises. Assessment is completed using tests in the BUT e-learning system.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Introduction and overview of operating systems.
2) Architecture of operating systems.
3) Processes and threads.
4) Process scheduling.
5) Process synchronization.
6) Memory management.
7) Virtual memory.
8) Filesystems.
9) Networking.
10) Network services.
11) Network tools.
12) Security.


The aim of the course is to provide a thorough overview of the knowledge of network operating systems. The theoretical part is oriented to the principles of operating systems. The practicals give an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Computer exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer