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Diploma in Operating Systems Fundamentals

Free online course on operating systems fundamentals, operating system components and computer system architecture.

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This free online course on operating systems fundamentals provides a comprehensive guide on the need to have an operating system which is used to simplify work for the user. Learn about the components of the computer system as well as the architecture of a computer system. You will be introduced to the concepts of storage management, scheduling, and threading in the computer operating system. Start this course to improve your computer knowledge.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on operating system fundamentals will begin by introducing you to the components of an operating system, as well as the need for having an operating system on a computer. You will learn about the meaning of an operating system as well as the structure of a computer system. You will also be able to review the four components of a computer system.

Then, this course will also introduce you to the historical development of the computer system. The classification of the operating system, as well as the delineation of the computer system as it relates to the individual user interface, will also be covered in this course. Furthermore, this course will teach you how the components of a computer system are organized with particular reference to the modern computer.

Finally, this course will introduce you to the main memory, secondary storage, as well as the tertiary storage when considering the storage structure in a computer system. This course will provide you with an extensive understanding of the variations and evolution of the computer system architecture. This course will also improve your knowledge of the process management activities carried out in an operating system. Begin this course and improve your knowledge of the computer system, as well as the relevance of operating systems in the performance of a computer.

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Modules

Introduction to Operating System

The Components of Operating System Services

Process Structure and Communication

Threading in Operating System

Diploma in Operating Systems Fundamentals - First Assessment

Scheduling

Process Synchronization

Deadlock: Models and Algorithms

Memory Management in Operating Systems

Virtual Memory and Demand Paging

Mass Storage and File Management in Operating System

Diploma in Operating Systems Fundamentals - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:


  • Discuss the components of an operating system.
  • Define the concept of an operating system.
  • Discuss the user view aspect of the computer.
  • Differentiate between single-user computers and multi-user computers.
  • Explain the role of the CPU in the computer system.
  • Discuss the categories of storage structure in an operating system.
  • Explain the computer system architecture.
  • Identify the project management activities carried out in an operating system.
  • Identify the fundamental blocks in an operating system.
  • Discuss the concept of inter-process communication.
  • Discuss the concept of thread and the issues associated with threading.
  • Explain the concept of process synchronization.
  • Discuss the deadlock avoidance policy in an operating system.

Certification

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