pos355 | undergraduate
Introduction To Operating Systems
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- Differentiate between Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®, and Mac® operating systems.
- Compare open source and proprietary operating systems.
- Explain the concept of embedded system.
- Compare the Windows® desktop OS and the server OS.
Distributed Processing and the Virtualization of Operating Systems
- Analyze benefits of operating system virtualization and explain how it is accomplished.
- Explain the effects of fault tolerance.
- Explain key concepts of distributed computing, including client/server cluster architecture.
Computer System Components
- Define components of an operating system.
- Compare memory and processor management.
- Describe key concepts in process management.
Processes and File/Device Management
- Summarize key factors in device management.
- Explain file management.
- Identify basic concepts related to concurrency.
Other Devices and Their Operating Systems, the Future of Computing, and Computer Security
- Explain mainframe basics.
- Describe how operating systems function on devices other than computers.
- Identify types of scripting.
- Explain the importance of computer security.
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