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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

$545.00

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 56510

Mon May 28 - Thu Aug 02 10 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 28 - Aug 02 Mon/Thu 17:30 - 20:30 DTC Rm. 389

Instructor

Albert Wei

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$545.00

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please contact the department at cstpts@bcit.ca for course approval.

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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