This course is designed to provide students with a foundation
of UNIX knowledge and skills necessary to support and
implement UNIX solutions. The course is based on "generic"
UNIX System V Release 4 (SVR4), enabling students to
more easily adapt to the heterogeneous UNIX environment.
The target audience is users with little to no UNIX
experience. The scope is broad, providing both system
user and system administrative skills with each applicable
to many UNIX system support implementation roles.
Some system software experience desirable.
The main objective met by the course is to provide students
with a "generic" UNIX foundation at the system
user/support level, allowing them to more easily and
quickly gain further knowledge for specific releases.
The course is taught assuming UNIX System V Release
4 (SVR4), the base for Solaris2.x, HP/UX1 0, IRIX, etc,
although much will be useful regardless of release.
The course is skills-oriented with hands-on labs reinforcing
the lecture and course material. Open Systems conceptual
knowledge will be reinforced as well.
Identify and understand the role of UNIX in a computing
Access UNIX as a system user and understand the
Use the UNIX shell interface to execute any program
Access and use the on-line documentation
Use available UNIX utilities to manage/traverse
the UNIX file system
Manage user processes
Use UNIX utilities to search and manipulate text
Use the vi full-screen editor as well as its environment
Create and execute UNIX programs combining shell
and utility skills to develop custom tools
Bring up and shut down a UNIX system, understanding
the processes involved and the use of "run levels"
Create and manage the UNIX file store (file system)
and disks on a local machine
Configure and administer file system sharing in
a networked environment
Add and delete users on a UNIX system
Understand the Service Access Facility (SAF) and
local terminal configuration
Upon completion, students will be able to:
UNIX User/Administrator Fundamentals is 5 days of lecture
and labs. Class size is limited to 10 students.