Course detail

Network Operating Systems

FEKT-BPA-SOSAcad. year: 2022/2023

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

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.


Programming basics.


Not applicable.

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

50 points theory, 36 points practicals, 14 points project.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction - history, assembly language, basic input-output
2. Architecture - kernel, modules, system calls
3. Architecture - binary interface, virtualization
4. Processes - data structure, threads, operational states
5. Processes - scheduling, synchronization
6. Processes - race condition, deadlock
7. Memory - static memory, virtual memory
8. Memory - paging, segmentation
9. Memory - allocation, page 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

Work placements

Not applicable.


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.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P., Gagne, G. Silberschatz's Operating Systems Concepts. John Wiley, 2019. 10th edition, ISBN: 978-1-119-45586-8. (EN)
Tanenbaum, A., Bos, H. Modern Operating Systems. PEARSON, 2015. 4th edition, ISBN: 9780133591620. (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPA-ELE Bachelor's

    specialization BPA-ECT , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
    specialization BPA-PSA , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer