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Operating Systems

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Provided By: Saylor Academy
Examination of the evolution of operating systems and design, focusing on hardware/software evolution leading to contemporary operating systems; basic operating systems concepts; methods of operating systems design and construction; algorithms for CPU scheduling, memory and general resource allocation; process coordination and management.

Creator: Saylor Academy
Resource Type: Course, Assessment

Media Type: Text/document, Webpage, Video
Language: English
Subject: Information Technology, Computer Science
Cost: Free
Copyright License: Attribution
Education Level: Professional or technical credential, Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree
Intended Audience: Learner
Learning Management System Required: No
Recognition Availability: Yes


Keywords: Android, iOS, authorization, Linux, Microsoft Windows, TCP/IP, operating systems, computer network architecture, OSI model, public key encryption, authentication, computer networks, computer network security, information security

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  • Access & Authentication: Explain the process of authentication and authorization between end user devices and computing network resources. (49)    IT
  • Attacks & Crimes: Describe the layers, protocols and components of the OSI model. (14)    IT
  • Network Security Basics: Explain the process of authentication and authorization between end-user devices and computing network resources. (38)    IT
  • Network Adminstration: Differentiate among various operating systems. (47)    IT
  • Principles of IS: Explain the process of authentication and authorization between end-user devices and computing network resources. (22)    IT
  • Principles of IS: Differentiate among various operating systems. (28)    IT
  • Microcomputer OS: Use a variety of practices for making end-user systems secure. (77)    IT
  • Microcomputer OS: Explain the process of authentication and authorization between end-user devices and computing network resources. (26)    IT
  • Microcomputer OS: Differentiate among various operating systems. (43)    IT
  • Network Concepts: Explain the process of authentication and authorization between end-user devices and computing network resources. (38)    IT
  • Network Concepts: Differentiate among various computer networking models. (54)    IT
  • Network Concepts: Describe the layers, protocols, and components of the OSI model. (21)    IT

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