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Introduction to Unix System Administration

Duration: 5 days


Individuals who are responsible for the day to day administering of the UNIX Operating System.

Course Contents

  1. Operating System Fundamentals

  2. UNIX Concepts and Basics

  3. UNIX Files (manipulating and printing files, directories)

  4. Shell Basics (history, alias, environment variables)

  5. Using the Korn/Bourne/C Shell Note1

  6. UNIX Processes (ps, nice, and kill commands, process scheduling)

  7. The vi/emacs/ed Editor Note1

  8. An Introduction to Korn/Bourne/C Shell Programming Note1

  9. UNIX Data Tools (grep, sort, sed, find)

  10. UNIX Productivity Tools (mail, news, calendar, at, cron, write)

  11. An Introduction to System Administration

  12. System Management Tools

  13. System Administration Tasks (user and device management)

  14. UNIX File Systems

  15. Backup and Recovery

  16. UNIX Communications Overview (TCP/IP, NFS, NIS, UUCP)

  17. Using Graphical User Interfaces Note2

  18. Managing ASCII Terminals Note2

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Instructional Technique

Students are invited to bring their current ideas and questions to the classroom for discussion. Case studies, lecture, group problem solving, and online laboratories will be used. Students will be encouraged to enhance their skills utilizing the techniques presented through classroom problem solving and controlled online workshops.



Note1 Selection based on customer preference.
Note2 Optional topics.