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Windows 11 Internals: Processes and Jobs

by Pavel Yosifovich

This course will teach you how processes are managed by the Windows kernel. You’ll see how to create and manage processes using the Windows API and tools. You’ll learn about job objects that allow managing processes as a group.

What you'll learn

Processes are the most fundamental objects visible in Windows. In this course, Windows 11 Internals: Processes and Jobs, you’ll learn how processes are managed by the Windows kernel and how these get created and destroyed. First, you’ll learn about special types of processes such as protected processes and UWP processes. Next, you’ll discover what job objects are, and how these can be used to manage processes more efficiently. Finally, you’ll examine silos, which provide containment capabilities. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of working with processes and jobs needed to understand how code executes and is managed in the Windows OS.

About the author

Pavel is a developer, trainer, author, and speaker. He's the co-author of "Windows Internals, 7th edition" (Part 1), "Windows 10 System Programming" (Parts 1 & 2), and "Windows Kernel Programming". He is also a Microsoft MVP.

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