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Operating Systems and Domain Services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IT00BL17
Curriculum: IT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2024-2025)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Virtanen, Antti
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2024-2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3002IT2023-2, IT2023-2A, IT2023-2B, IT2023-2C2024-09-02 – 2024-12-14Chao GaoFinnish2024-08-01 – 2024-09-06

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the student knows the most common operating principles of operating systems. He / she is able to install and configure a workstation and learn to use operating systems virtually. The student is familiar with the basic services of a domain network and the components, hardware and software related to the network. The student is able to design and deploy a core network component and create a new Active Directory (AD) domain in a new forest. In addition, the student is able to introduce complementary technologies to the domain network.

Student's Workload

135 h, which contains 50 h of scheduled contact studies.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Local Area Networks


The role and development stages of the operating system. Operating system kernel, processes and threads. Scheduling and concurrency. Memory management. File systems. The fundamental network services including Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS), name service DNS, DHCP service, Hyper-V virtualization, File services. Computer, user and group objects in AD database. AD replication. Additional technologies including Web Server (IIS), Group policies and Server Certificate.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Course material provided by the teacher, Core Network Guide for Windows Server, Forouzan, B. A., Datacommunications and networking, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2013, 5th ed. ISBN 007-337622-1.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Introductory lectures, laboratory exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student understands most of the concepts discussed, is able to plan and deploy all of the fundamental services and features and most of the additional features.
Grade 3: The student understands the concepts discussed in considerable part, is able to plan and deploy all of the fundamental services and features and some of the additional features.
Grade 1: The student understands the basic concepts of the subject treated, is able to deploy most of the fundamental services and features.

Assessment Methods

Laboratory exercises, a report and an examination.