CFS 264

Computer and Operating Systems Fundamentals II

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 27, 2005 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers the fundamental concepts of a multi-user operating system. The topics discussed in the course are conventional computer organization and architecture, memory management, process handling, disk and file management and control, and peripherals operation. Students also have the opportunities to learn the techniques and procedures of system installation, configuration, administration, and trouble shooting. The operating systems illustrated in the course are Linux and Unix.

Learning outcomes


  • Apply the access control mechanisms of an operating system to meet security and access requirements of users.
  • Use proper tools to monitor the traffic of a network, summarize system activities, and identify potential security vulnerabilities.
  • Articulate the procedures and tools for trouble-shooting in a distributed environment.
  • Identify different file systems, recognize various data types, and find the location of a target document.
  • Perform basic tasks of system installation, configuration, and administration.
  • Articulate the primary principles and foundations of a multi-user operating system and standards for a layered network.