Network Operating Systems
FEKT-BPA-SOSAcad. year: 2020/2021
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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
SILBERSCHATZ, A., GALVIN, P., GAGNE, G. Operating System Concepts. 10th edition. Wiley, 2018. 976 p. ISBN: 978-1-119-43925-7. (EN)
TANENBAUM, A., BOS, H. Modern Operating Systems. 4th edition. Pearson, 2015. 1136 p. ISBN: 978-0133591620. (EN)
BARRETT, D. Linux Pocket Guide. 3rd edition. O'Reilly, 2016. 272 p. ISBN: 978-1491927571. (EN)
ROBBINS, A. Bash Pocket Reference. 2nd edition. O'Reilly, 2016. 156 p. ISBN: 978-1491941591. (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
60 points theory, 25 points practicals, 15 points project.
Language of instruction
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.