Network Operating systems
FEKT-CSOSAcad. year: 2017/2018
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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P., Gagne, G. Operating systems concepts. John Wiley, 2008. Eight edition, ISBN-13: 978-0470128725. (EN)
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
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.
10) Network services.
11) Network tools.
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.