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Saylor Academy

CS401: Operating Systems

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This course covers the fundamentals of operating systems, including processes, threads, synchronization, CPU scheduling, deadlock, memory management, file systems, security, and networking. Students will learn about the key concepts and mechanisms used in modern operating systems. The course aims to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to understand how operating systems work and how they manage computer resources efficiently. The teaching method includes lectures, readings, assignments, and a final exam. This course is designed for students and professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of operating systems and computer systems.


  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Unit 2: Processes and Threads
  • Unit 3: Synchronization
  • Unit 4: CPU Scheduling
  • Unit 5: Deadlock
  • Unit 6: Memory Management
  • Unit 7: File System
  • Unit 8: Security
  • Unit 9: Networking
  • Study Guide
  • Course Feedback Survey
  • Certificate Final Exam


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