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    > Training > UNIX User / Administrator Fundamentals Maintenance Course

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General Information

Course Goal
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.

Course Prerequisites
Some system software experience desirable.

Course Scope
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.

Course Content
Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the role of UNIX in a computing environment
  • Access UNIX as a system user and understand the process
  • Use the UNIX shell interface to execute any program available
  • 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 input
  • Use the vi full-screen editor as well as its environment and dependencies
  • 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

  • Course Length
    UNIX User/Administrator Fundamentals is 5 days of lecture and labs. Class size is limited to 10 students.