Singapore University of Social Sciences

Operating Systems

CET Course | SkillsFuture Claimable Course

Operating Systems (ICT246)


ICT246 Operating Systems provides the fundamental knowledge and skills for the students to understand modern operating systems. Students recognize how operating systems are an essential part of any computer system by learning the core functions of an operating system that includes memory management, process management, file system management and device management. Through hands-on lab practice using virtual machines on basic system management and security in Linux operating system, students are not only able to understand the benefits of operating system virtualization, but are also able to gain the basic background in system administration. Students can know how the hypervisor technology create virtual machines and manage the guest operating systems running in them. Students also learn how mobile operating systems are designed to manage the features of mobile devices.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Overview of operating systems
  • Memory management
  • Process management
  • File system management
  • Device management
  • Fault Tolerance
  • System management
  • System security
  • Access Control
  • Virtualization
  • Linux operating system
  • Mobile operating systems

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the core functions of an operating system
  • Contrast the layers of an operating system
  • Describe how the processes, threads and memory are managed
  • Compare the different types of mobile operating systems
  • Demonstrate the creation and usage of virtual machine
  • Execute system tasks in Linux operating system
  • Implement system security and access control in Linux operating system
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