Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSD 415 Operating Systems Concepts

5 credits
This course teaches the major functional components of a modern, general purpose operating system, including the process management subsystem, the memory management subsystem, and the I/O subsystem. Process management topics include process and thread creation and termination, process scheduling, inter-process communication, and signal handling. Memory management topics include virtual memory, and paging. I/O topics will include file systems, sockets, I/O scheduling, network protocols, and device drivers. Students will gain facility and insight into these topics through hands-on activities including programming assignments, source code walk-through exercises, and selected reading from the Internet and the course text.

Prerequisites: CSD 322  and admission to the BAS IT:CSD program

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: 

  • Download, configure, compile, and install an operating system from source code on the Internet
  • Explain the boot process
  • Name the major subsystems of an operating system
  • Describe the major data structures used by the operating system
  • Write system level code in to interface to devices
  • Explain process scheduling
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing multi-processed applications that share information using inter-process communication mechanisms
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing thread-safe, multi-threaded applications
  • Discuss and describe deadlock scenarios
  • Explain virtual memory
  • Write programs that communicate using sockets
  • Write programs that store information to disk using the I/O system (memory mapped files)
  • Design and implement programming projects as a member of a team

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20