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Operating Systems
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Multitasking and threading
1.3 Example operating system components
1.4 Exercises
1.5 Example operating systems
 
Processes and Scheduling
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Scheduling
2.3 Higher-level primitives
2.4 Signals, pipes and task switching
2.5 Messages
2.6 Microsoft Windows scheduling
2.7 UNIX process control
2.8 Finite-state machines
2.9 Exercises
 
Distributed Processing
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Interprocess communication
3.3 Flags and semaphores
3.4 RPC
3.5 Multi-processor systems
3.6 Exercises
Distributed File Systems
4.1 Distributed File Systems
4.2 Active Directories
4.3 Exercises
4.4 Sample exam question

 
Routing Protocols
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Routing fundamentals
5.3 Routing protocol techniques
5.4 RIP
5.5 OSPF
5.6 IGRP
5.7 EGP/BGP
5.8 BGP specification
5.9 Exercises
5.10 Sample exam question
Routers
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Router configuration and startup
6.3 Router commands
6.4 Access Control Lists (ACLs)
6.5 Cisco discovery protocol
6.6 Exercises
6.7 Cisco router commands
Networking Operating Systems
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Microsoft Windows
7.3 UNIX
7.4 Novell NetWare
7.5 NDS
7.6 Exercises
7.7 XDR format
Encryption
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Encryption and the OSI model
8.3 Cryptography
8.4 Government pressure
8.5 Cracking the code
8.6 Letter probabilities
8.7 Basic encryption principles
8.8 Message hash
8.9 Private-key
8.10 Public-key
8.11 Authentication
8.12 Internet Security
8.13 Exercises
8.14 Letter probability program
8.15 Occurrences of English letters

 

Reference material

Buchanan WJ, "Mastering Computing", Palgrave, 2001.
Buchanan WJ, "Distributed Systems and Networks", McGraw-Hill, 2000, ISBN 0-077-09583-9.
Buchanan WJ, "Mastering Networks", Macmillan, 1999. ISBN 0-333-748042.

 

 

 
 

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