Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Self-paced. 17 weeks (35 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Computer Science or Operating Systems


The course objective is to outline the operating systems such as the basics of memory management, storage management, file management, networking, computer security risks, virtual machines.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, you will be able to describe the various operating system models
  • Describe how network functions are managed by an operating system
  • Summarize security in operating systems design and use
  • And describe virtual machines and explain their use.
  • Describe techniques used by operating systems to manage processes
  • Describe how hardware is managed by the operating system
  • Explain how users are managed
  • Explain how operating systems manage memory
  • Describe mass storage systems and explain how they work
  • Explain file management and file systems within operating systems

General Course Topics:

  • Operating system fundamentals
  • Processes, threads and concurrency in operating systems
  • Basic memory management
  • Input/output and storage management
  • File management in operating systems
  • Networking in operating systems
  • Computer security risks and policies
  • Virtual machines
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials