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Operating Systems

  • Course Code :
    BIT 312
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Business Information Technology

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Area of Study :

Operating systems are essential part of any computer system. This field is undergoing rapid change, as computers are now prevalent in virtually every application, from games for children through the most sophisticated planning tools for government and multinational firms. This course deals with the concepts of operating systems. It covers different important topics including systems structures, process scheduling, memory management strategies, and other related topics. It also uses examples of many real-world operating systems to illustrate fundamental operating-system concepts.

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Process management, process state, concurrent processing, synchronization, events. Operating system structure, the kernel approach, processor scheduling, task switching, monitors. System management, memory management, process loading, communication with peripherals. File systems. Interactive computation.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Be able to understand the concept of operating systems.
2- Be able to understand the concept of systems structures, process scheduling, and memory management strategies.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply the operating systems concepts and use;
2- Evaluate operating systems structures and processes.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Identify operating systems applications;
2- Apply operating systems concepts in different systems' context.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Assess problems.
2- Interact efficiently with others.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to operating systems Part1 4 3 1
Memory Management Strategies Part1 4 3 1
2nd Midterm exam 4 3 1
Memory Management Strategies Part2 4 3 1
File Systems Part1 4 3 1
File Systems Part2 4 3 1
Project Presentation and revision 4 3 1
Introduction to operating systems Part2 4 3 1
System Structures Part1 4 3 1
System Structures Part2 4 3 1
Process Concept 4 3 1
1st Midterm Exam 4 3 1
Multithreading Programming 4 3 1
Process Scheduling Part1 4 3 1
Process Scheduling Part2 4 3 1

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Book Author Publisher
Contemporary Business Statistics David Anderson South Western
Operating System Concepts Abraham Ssilberschatz Wiley

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Web Sites :

- http://www.tutorialspoint.com/operating_system/os_overview.htm. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_system

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