Operating System Certification

In this article, we will explore what an Operating System certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Operating System by Sanfoundry for free.

What is an Operating System certification?
An Operating System certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in an Operating system. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • basic concepts and functions of operating systems.
  • analysis of the scheduling algorithms and various memory management schemes.
  • detailed knowledge of topics like processes, threads, file systems, virtual memory, disk request scheduling, concurrent processes, deadlocks, security, and integrity.
  • knowledge of a process and how processes are synchronized and scheduled.
  • familiarity with the basics of Linux systems and Mobile OS like iOS and Android.
  • realization of the different concepts of OS in the platform of usage through case studies.
  • understanding of the services provided by an operating system.
  • understanding of the structure and organization of the file system.
  • implementation of the operating system by using data structures and algorithms.
  • usage of system calls for managing processes, memory, and the file system.
  • familiarity with the usage of processor, memory, storage, and file system commands.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Operating System?
There are many Operating System certifications available, and they each have their own benefits. The most common free certifications is the and Sanfoundry Certification. The paid certifications include Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).

What type of job can I get with an Operating System certification?
Operating System jobs are available in almost every industry. They can be found in any field, from computer programming to finance and sales. With an Operating System certification, you can work as a Operating System Security Developer, Operating System Kernel Developer, Operating System Network Developer, Operating System Developer, Operating System Support, or Software Developer.

What topics are covered in the OS certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Operating System Certification Syllabus
Processes Distributed Communication CPU Scheduling
Process Synchronization Atomic Transactions Deadlocks
Memory Management Swapping Processes I/O Systems
Real Time Operating Systems(RTOS) Real Time CPU Scheduling Multimedia Systems
Security Secondary Storage The Linux System
Signal Handling Virtual Memory Allocation of Frames
File Systems and their Implementation Mass-Storage Structures Protection
Distributed Operating System Network Structure & Topology Distributed File Systems

Sanfoundry Operating System Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Operating System for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in Operating System from Sanfoundry.

Operating System Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free Operating System Certificate

How to prepare for Operating System Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Operating System MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Operating System Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Operating System Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

Operating System Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Operating System? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do Operating System certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the Operating System exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Operating System in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn an Operating System certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Operating System course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in Operating System online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Operating System.

7. Which online Operating System Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Operating System. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Operating System Certification Course.

8. Can I get Operating System certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is Operating System certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the Operating System certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the Operating System Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Operating System MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Operating System Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Operating System certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Operating System?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Operating System certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

If you find any mistake above, kindly email to [email protected]

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