Course detail

Network Operating Systems

FEKT-BPC-SOSAcad. year: 2020/2021

The theoretical part of the course deals with the principles of operating systems. The practicals apply the theoretical knowledge in an operating system with the Linux core. The project deals with the knowledge application in modification of an operating system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student should be able to:
- describe operating system types,
- define kernel and system call,
- define process and thread,
- explain process scheduling,
- compare process synchronization methods,
- define process deadlock,
- describe memory management,
- explain virtual memory,
- describe file systems,
- explain network communication as part of operating system,
- describe principle of network services,
- analyse attacks on operating systems,
- describe firewall and proxy server,
- secure network operating system.


Programming basics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KOMOSNÝ, D. a kolektiv. Síťové operační systémy. Brno: Vysoké učení techniké v Brně, 2015. ISBN: 978-80-214-4446. (CS)
Kameník, P. Příkazový řádek v Linuxu - praktická řešení. Computer press, 2011. ISBN: 978-80-251-2819-0. (CS)
Schroder, C. Linux - Kuchařka administrátora sítě. Computer press, 2009. ISBN: 978-80-251-2407-9. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The teaching methods include lectures, computer laboratories, and individual project. The course uses e-learning system Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

60 points theory, 25 points practicals, 15 points project.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction - history, assembly language, basic input-output
2. Architecture - kernel, modules, system calls
3. Architecture - binary interface, virtualization
4. Processes - structure, threads, operation states
5. Processes - scheduling, synchronization
6. Processes - race condition, deadlocks
7. Memory - static memory, virtual memory
8. Memory - paging, segmentation
9. Memory - allocation, replacement algorithms
10. File systems - data blocks, metadata, journaling systems
11. File systems - virtual files, organization of files
12. Network subsystem - network implementation, sockets
13. Network subsystem - daemons, basic services, security


The aim of the course is to provide core knowledge about the structure and principles of network operating systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course