Course detail

Network Operating Systems

FEKT-BKC-SOSAcad. year: 2023/2024

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 system modification of an operating system.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Programming basics

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


The aim of the course is to provide core knowledge about the structure and principles of network operating systems.
Student should be able to
- describe operating system architecture
- define kernel and system call
- explain process scheduling
- explain process synchronization
- define process deadlock
- describe memory management and virtual memory
- describe data storage and organization - describe principle of network services
- secure network operating system

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

KOMOSNÝ, D. a kolektiv. Síťové operační systémy. Brno: Vysoké učení techniké v Brně, 2015. ISBN: 978-80-214-4446. (CS)

Recommended reading

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)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKC-TLI Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction - input-output, machine code, assembler
2. Architecture - types, kernel, system calls
3. Architecture - kernel compilation, virtualization
4. Processes - heap, stack, threads
5. Processes - operational states, scheduling
6. Processes - interprocess communication, synchronization
7. Processes - race condition, deadlock
8. Memory - static memory, virtual memory
9. Memory - paging, segmentation
10. File systems - data storage, metadata, journaling systems
11. File systems - virtual files, organization of files
12. Network subsystem - network interface, servers
13. Network subsystem - services, security

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Command line, file permissions, user management, kernel module, virtualization, password cracking, process management, OS configuration, OS loader, application start over network, firewall/proxy, network attack