Introduction to Operating Systems

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Operating Systems

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This modules aims to introduce students to:Operating systems history and changing rolesOperating systems types and designsOperating systems management and system administration

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Interpret an operating system as a resource manager
    2. Interpret an operating system as an extended machine
    3. Relate the operating system to users, applications and hardware
    4. Describe the major functional requirements of an operating system
    5. Compare and classify operating system types
    6. Explain how and why host capabilities influence operating system design
    7. Discuss the merits of virtualisation and virtual machines
    8. Demonstrate basic system administration skills
    9. Write script to automate basic system administration skills

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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