About this Course

In this course, we will see all the advances that have led to the state-of-the-art operating system that we know today, covering variety of platforms -- cell phones, multi-core, parallel systems, distributed systems, and cloud computing.

Course Cost
Approx. 5 weeks
Skill Level
Included in Product

Rich Learning Content

Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced Learning

Student Support Community

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Advanced Operating Systems

byGeorgia Institute of Technology

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

Kishore Ramachandran

Kishore Ramachandran


Charles Brubaker

Charles Brubaker


Prerequisites and Requirements

Students are expected to have taken an undergraduate OS course, or have some experience in industry. A good understanding of the concepts in a standard textbook such as "Operating Systems Concepts," Silberschatz and Galvin (or its equivalent) will be assumed in this course.

Students must also be comfortable with UNIX and C programming.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

This course is a journey to understanding the role played by the Operating System in providing the rich user experience afforded to modern applications by today’s computers. Along the way, we highlight the symbiotic relationship between hardware and software that makes it possible for the computer and OS to provide a pleasing user experience.

What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals