Course detail

Network Operating Systems

FEKT-BPC-SOSAcad. year: 2018/2019

The first part of the course deals with an overview of operating systems, architectures, processes, memory management, and file systems. The second part focuses on network communication on the operating system level, principles of network servers and network services. The last part of the course deals with the security of operating systems, including network security.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student should be able to:
- describe operating system types,
- define kernel and system call,
- define process and thread,
- explain process scheduling,
- compare process synchronization methods,
- define process deadlock,
- describe memory management,
- explain virtual memory,
- describe file systems,
- explain network communication as part of operating system,
- describe principle of network services,
- analyse attacks on operating systems,
- describe firewall and proxy server,
- secure network operating system.


Knowledge of network communication and programming.


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, computer laboratories, and individual project. The course uses e-learning system Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

50 points from theory, 40 points from practicals, 10 points from individual project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. 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. File systems
9. Operating system networking
10. Networking services
11. Networking tools
12. Operating system security


The aim of the course is to provide the core 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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer