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Operating Systems Foundations

Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: MSIT.5170;

Course Description

This course investigates the organization and deployment of contemporary operating systems. The process model is examined both generically and in the context of the current Linux/Unix and Windows implemantations. Process attributes such as address spaces, threads, channels and handles, access rights, scheduling behaviour and states and state transitions will be studied. Memory management, deadlock management and the file system development are also evaluated. A subsystem of system configuration options will be considered during the course in order to highlight the functional deployment of the core OS issues discussed. Pre-req: BS in IT or equivalent. Cannot be used toward MS or PhD in Computer Science.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: MSIT,IT Certificate Program
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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