Introduction to Operating Systems

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Introduction to Operating Systems

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Introduction to Operating Systems
The course Introduction to Operating Systems is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Introduction to Operating Systems is a graduate-level introductory course in operating systems. This course teaches the basic operating system abstractions, mechanisms, and their implementations. The core of the course contains concurrent programming (threads and synchronization), inter process communication, and an introduction to distributed operating systems. The course is split into four sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Process and Thread Management, (3) Resource Management and Communication, and (4) Distributed Systems.

Course description
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • 2 months
  • Offered at Georgia Tech as CS 8803
  • Introduction
  • Process and Thread Management
  • Resource Management and Communication
  • Distributed Systems
  • Course Overview
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Processes and Process Management
  • Threads and Concurrency
  • Threads Case Study: PThreads
  • Thread Implementation Considerations
  • Thread Performance Considerations
  • Scheduling
  • Memory Management
  • Inter-Process Communication
  • Synchronization Constructs
  • I/O Management
  • Resource Virtualization
  • Remote Services
  • Distributed File Systems
  • Distributed Shared Memory
  • Data Center Technologies
  • To undertake this course, you should have taken an undergraduate level course on, or be otherwise familiar with, basic hardware and software aspects of computer systems organization. Prior programming experience with C is recommended, as C is required for the practical component of this course.
  • For other requirements, see Udacity’s Technology Requirements.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • The goals of this course are three-fold.

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Introduction to Operating Systems

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Introduction to Operating Systems

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