Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Self study
Mode of Delivery Video and Text Based
number of course credit 2
The key connection between the hardware of a device and the programmes that run on it is given by operating systems [OS]. This enables us to write programmes without thinking a lot about hardware. It also guarantees that the resources of the computer, such as its CPU, memory and hard disc are used sufficiently. In this programme, it is concentrated on how the OS is able to do all this effectively. For candidates with previous computer organisational experience, this is an introductory programme. The Introduction to Operating Systems programme will focus on an OS called xv6, which is similar to the Linux operating system in many aspects.
For the Introduction to Operating Systems programme, SWAYAM is not charging any learning fee. Candidates can learn the programme for free but to get a certificate they have to pay a fee. Candidates will get an e-certificate with the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras.
The curriculum of the Introduction to Operating Systems programme is designed by experts of IIT Madras and it will be containing all necessary details for a candidate. The programme will be having 8 weeks of duration and candidates will be able to learn from any where.
- Government initiative
- Free learning
- 8 weeks duration
- IIT Madras certification
- Expert faculty
- Online learning
- Lecture videos
- Reading materials
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
Please see below for the few details of the course:
The Introduction to Operating Systems programme is free of cost, but for the final exam candidates should pay Rs. 1000.
The Introduction to Operating Systems programme's fee details are tabulated below.
Free of cost
Final exam fee
certificate providing authority
Who it is for
The course is specifically meant for the candidates who:
- Hold the degree in B.E. or MSc Computer Science and wish to grow their career in the same.
- Anyone having good knowledge of computer organization or C.
If a candidate has good knowledge in x86 assembly programming, computer organisation architecture and C, he/ she can join the Introduction to Operating Systems programme at SWAYAM.
Certification Qualifying Details
To get qualified for the certification of the Introduction to Operating Systems programme, candidates should score minimum marks in the assignments and final proctored exam. There will be 8 assignments given to candidates. Best 6 assignments will be taken and 10 out of 25 marks should be scored by a candidate. The final exam will have 75 marks in total and from that minimum 30 marks should be scored by candidates.
What you will learn
Candidates will be acquiring many valuable knowledge and skills by completing the Introduction to Operating Systems programme successfully. The knowledge and skills candidates learn are;
- How an operating system is managing operations in a computer
- How memory is managed by the operating system
- Processes involved in a computer which are controlled by the operating system
- Interrupts and context switching in a computer
- Scheduling techniques
- Synchronisation methods
- Deadlocks in an operating system
- Security of an operating system
- Candidates will be using the xv6 operating system in the programme
Filling the form
Candidates are required to follow the below explained steps to apply for the Introduction to Operating Systems programme.
Step 1: Candidates needs to visit the SWAYAM website.
Step 2: Using Google/ Microsoft/ Facebook account candidates should register on the website first.
Step 3: To enrol for the programme, click the “Join” button. A new page will be opened by that.
[The programme has started already so the “Join” button is not available for now.]
Step 4: There will be some fields that have to be filled with candidates' information. Fill them and click “Save”.
Interrupts and Context Switching
Operating System Security
How it helps
The Introduction to Operating Systems programme is created for candidates with computer organisation knowledge. Undergraduate students of computer science will be benefiting from this programme. Candidates will be taught with all necessary knowledge about operating systems. xv6, an operating system which is similar to Linux will be used during the programme.
B.E or MSc computer science students will be having academic benefits by complete ng the verification for the Introduction to Operating Systems programme. Along with the certificate, candidates will be receiving credit points. This course credits can be transferred to the universities, where candidates are studying in. Since this programme is provided by IIT Madras, course credit and certificate of completion will be highly valuable for each and every candidate, and candidates will have to spend only Rs. 1000 for getting certified. So enrolling and completing the Introduction to Operating Systems programme will be a privilege for all candidates.
The completion certificate for the Introduction to Operating Systems programme will be useful after graduation also. Candidates can prove their knowledge and skills in operating systems can be proved with this certificate. The expert from IIT Madras will be instructing candidates, so it is sure that they will be receiving a higher quality education and they will become experts after completion. In short, this Introduction to Operating Systems programme will be highly beneficial for all the candidates.
Yes. For applying to the programme, candidates should have good knowledge in C, x86 assembly level programming and computer organisation and architecture.
Learning this programme is free of cost. The fee will be applicable only for the final exam.
Only e-certificate is provided for this programme.
There will be 8 assignments. From the best 6 will be considered for evaluation.
Candidates have to take the final proctored exam for getting the certificate.
The fee for the final proctored exam is Rs. 1000.
Candidates will be given with videos of lectures. They learn from anywhere they want.
Downloadable and printable reading materials will be given to candidates.
Candidates will get a certificate with logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras.