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New York University (NYU)

Computer Hardware and Operating Systems

New York University (NYU) via edX


This is a self-paced course that provides an Introduction to Computer Hardware and Operating Systems

This course will cover topics including:

  • Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Introduction to OS concepts
  • OS processes and threads
  • Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Memory management

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Course Outline:

  • Week 1 - Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Week 2 - Introduction to OS concepts
  • Week 3 - Processes & threads
  • Week 4 - Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Week 5 - Memory management
  • Week 6 - Exam

Taught by

Daniel Katz-Braunschweig and Aspen Olmsted

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5.0 rating, based on 5 reviews

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  • Anonymous
    I am not an aspirant computer scientist but came to this course with a desire to learn a little of the workings of my 'machines' and those that are 'powering' the digital world. The content of the course seemed wholly logical and has helped me understand...
  • Marwan Sleiman
    I took this course to get the undergraduate credits. The quality of the material was excellent and the teacher answered my questions on a regular basis. I would take more classes like this one from the teacher.
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    David Chen

    David Chen completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This was a great course. The instructor Daniel K. was incredibly knowledgeable and explained the concepts very clearly. Though I've learned most of the materials in this course while in school, I found the lectures to be a great resource as a refresher. I do believe the topics covered in this course are important, and were presented in a lively manner.
  • Anonymous
    This course is basic and full of details, especially for people who never had experience in computing hardware. The lecturer Dan, explains with total domain of the subject. I stronlgy recommend this course.
  • Anonymous
    Awesome and really cool and easy to understand. Lecturer defines things with a daily language that a grandma can grab easily.

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