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Operating Systems: Introduction

Learn about the basics of Operating Systems.

  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 1 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

Ready to start your journey into Operating Systems? The moment a computer is turned on, the operating system is hard at work managing every aspect of a computer. With the responsibility of seamlessly managing hardware and software systems, computer memory, process scheduling, and more, the operating system may be the most vital software a computer runs.

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Meet the creator of the course
Alex DiStasi
Curriculum Developer
Alex is a curriculum developer within the computer science domain, helping create courses like Introduction to IT, Introduction to Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Java for Programmers, Learn Swift, and more.

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