Course Level 4: Advanced
Estimated Study Time: 120-130 hours
Course Number: CS401
Offered by: Saylor Academy
The following excerpt is from Saylor Academy’s course listing:
This course will introduce you to modern operating systems. We will focus on UNIX-based operating systems, though we will also learn about alternative operating systems, including Windows.
The course will begin with an overview of the structure of modern operating systems. Over the course of the subsequent units, we will discuss the history of modern computers, analyze in detail each of the major components of an operating system (from processes to threads), and explore more advanced topics in the field, including memory management and file input/output.
The course will conclude with a discussion of various system-related security issues.
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