Operating System Fundamentals (ISCG5401)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
The aim of this course is to provide students the understanding fundamental concepts of operating systems (OS), functionalities and architectures of operating systems, and how they are designed to meet requirements from users, hardware, and software. Students will gain hands-on experience on using MS Windows and Linux system commands and programs to explore various topics covered by the course.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
 
Topics include: 

Introduction to the course and Operating Systems (OS), OS Concepts & Structure, Process & Process Scheduling, Inter-process Communication, Memory Management, Storage Management, I/O Systems and Security & User Management
2. OS concepts and structure -Operating System Services, User Operating System Interface, System Calls and Programs, Operating System Structure
3. Processes and Process schedule- Process model, creating, and states, Threads model, multi-threading model, Process scheduling, Scheduling algorithms
4. Inter-process communication- Inter-process communication (PIC) concepts, Classical IPC problems, Synchronization/ Deadlocks
5. Memory management- Logical and Physical address spaces, Memory Swapping, Allocation, and Segmentation, Virtual memory (VM), Demand Paging system, Page replacement algorithm
6. Storage management 1- Mass-Storage Structure and File-system interface
7. Test 1- Theoretical and practical questions, covering lectures/labs week 1-week 6. 8. Storage management 2-File-system Implementation and I/O systems
9.Security-security environments, Basics of Criptography, Protection mechanisms, Authentication, Malware and defence systems
10. Virtualization and Distributed systems- Virtualization, Distributed systems, Network-Based Operating Systems, Communication structure/protocols
11. Advanced topics and case studies- on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS systems
12. Text 2-Theoretical and practical questions, covering lectures/labs week 8-week 11. 13. Final exam revision
14. Final examination
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

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Class: 5170

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

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26 Jul 17 - 27 Sep 17 LabWednesday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (183-2002)
18 Oct 17 - 22 Nov 17 LabWednesday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (183-2002)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (180-1003)
16 Oct 17 - 20 Nov 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (180-1003)

Class: 5171

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
27 Jul 17 - 28 Sep 17 LabThursday12:30 - 14:30 Mt Albert (183-2002)
19 Oct 17 - 23 Nov 17 LabThursday12:30 - 14:30 Mt Albert (183-2002)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (180-1003)
16 Oct 17 - 20 Nov 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (180-1003)

Class: 5172

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
28 Jul 17 - 29 Sep 17 LabFriday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (183-2001)
20 Oct 17 - 24 Nov 17 LabFriday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (183-2001)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (180-1003)
16 Oct 17 - 20 Nov 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 16:00 Mt Albert (180-1003)

Class: 5173

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LabMonday17:30 - 21:00 Mt Albert (183-2001)
16 Oct 17 - 20 Nov 17 LabMonday17:30 - 21:00 Mt Albert (183-2001)

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Class: 9066

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

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4 Dec 17 - 18 Dec 17 ComputingMonday12:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (183-1001)
6 Dec 17 - 20 Dec 17 ComputingWednesday12:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (183-1001)
7 Dec 17 - 21 Dec 17 ComputingThursday12:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (183-1001)
8 Jan 18 - 15 Jan 18 ComputingMonday12:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (183-1001)
10 Jan 18 - 17 Jan 18 ComputingWednesday12:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (183-1001)
11 Jan 18 - 18 Jan 18 ComputingThursday12:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (183-1001)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Computing Systems, Diploma in Information Technology Support, Graduate Diploma in Computing.

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