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COMP 4731 - Operating Systems for CST

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course replaces COMP 3730 and COMP 4730 and covers the concepts of operating systems. The course is designed for CST Diploma students who understand both C and Java programming. The main focus is on the structure and services of operating systems and how these services are used and implemented. Topics include: processor management, processes and threads, inter-process communication, synchronization, memory management, input/output and file management. Labs will include hands-on system programming in Unix/Linux.

Prerequisite(s)

(COMP 2510 or COMP 2511 or COMP 2717) and (COMP 2721 or COMP 2825)

Credits

5.0

Cost

$556.00

Spring/Summer 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 56510

Tue May 28 - Fri Aug 02 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 28 - Aug 02 Tue/Fri 17:30 - 20:30 DTC Rm. 371

Instructor

Albert Wei

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$556.00

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental Approval.

One seat remaining as of Feb 21, 2019 2:38 pm PST. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

CRN 65525

Wed May 29 - Sat Aug 03 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 29 - Aug 03 Sat 10:00 - 13:00 DTC Rm. 389
May 29 - Aug 03 Wed 17:30 - 20:30 DTC Rm. 389

Instructor

Albert Wei

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$556.00

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental Approval. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval. Class in session June 29 (Canada Day) and August 3 (BC Day).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe what operating systems do.
  • Explain how an operating system is structured (layers & components).
  • Describe operating system interfaces (system calls, shells).
  • Describe the functions that need to be implemented in a typical operating system.
  • Explain processor scheduling algorithms.
  • Describe process management concepts.
  • Explain interprocess communication.
  • Write basic concurrent programs.
  • Explain & apply deadlock prevention strategies.
  • Explain how memory management systems operate.
  • Explain the different page-replacement strategies.
  • Explain I/O management.
  • Describe the algorithms used for disk scheduling.
  • Describe file system management.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2008

Related Programs

COMP 4731 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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