BCA Semester-IVth - Operating System Syllabus

Here you will find the syllabus of second subject in BCA Semester-IVth, which is Operating System.

Important - The syllabus may vary from college to college.

Operating System Units

This course/subject is divided into total of 5 units as given below:

  1. Introduction
  2. Processes
  3. Deadlocks
  4. Device Management
  5. Information Management

Now let's expand the above listed units with its syllabus.

Unit-I Syllabus - Introduction

Here are the list of topics that comes under the syllabus of unit-I, that is introduction of operating system:

  • Introduction of an operating system
  • What is an operating system ?
  • Simple Batch Systems
  • Multi-programmed Batch systems
  • Time Sharing Systems
  • Personal Computer (PC) Systems
  • Parallel systems
  • Distributed systems
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Memory Management
    • Background
    • Logical versus physical Address space
    • Swapping
    • Contiguous allocation
    • Paging
    • Segmentation
  • Virtual Memory
    • Demand Paging
    • Page Replacement
    • Page replacement Algorithms
    • Performance of Demand Paging
    • Allocation of Frames
    • Thrashing
    • Other Considerations

Unit-II Syllabus - Processes

Here are the list of topics that comes under the syllabus of unit-II, that is processes:

  • Process Concept
  • Process Scheduling
  • Operation on Processes
  • CPU Scheduling
    • Basic Concepts
    • Scheduling Criteria
    • Scheduling Algorithms
    • Multiprocessor Scheduling
  • Process Synchronization
    • Background
    • The Critical Section Problem
    • Synchronization Hardware
    • Semaphores
    • Classical Problems of Synchronization

Unit-III Syllabus - Deadlocks

Here are the list of topics that comes under the syllabus of unit-III, that is deadlocks:

  • System Model
  • Deadlock Characterization
  • Methods for Handling Deadlocks
  • Deadlock prevention
  • Deadlock Avoidance
  • Deadlock Detection
  • Recovery from Deadlock

Unit-IV Syllabus - Device Management

Here are the list of topics that comes under the syllabus of unit-IV, that is device management:

  • Techniques for Device Management
  • Dedicated Devices
  • Shared Devices
  • Virtual Devices
  • Input or Output Devices
  • Storage Devices
  • Buffering
  • Secondary Storage Structure
    • Disk Structure
    • Disk Scheduling
    • Disk Management
    • Swap-Space Management
    • Disk Reliability

Unit-V Syllabus - Information Management

Here are the list of topics that comes under the syllabus of unit-V, that is information management:

  • Introduction
  • A Simple File system
  • General Model of a File System
  • Symbolic File System
  • Basic File System
  • Access Control Verification
  • Logical File System
  • Physical File system
  • File System Interface
  • File Concept
  • Access Methods
  • Directory Structure
  • Protection
  • Consistency Semantics File System Implementation
    • File System Structure
    • Allocation Methods
    • Free Space Management

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