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Introduction to Unix

  • Course Code: Linux_Unix - Introduction to Unix
  • Course Dates: Contact us to schedule.
  • Course Category: Linux & Unix Duration: 3-5 Days Audience: System and application end-users who have little or no experience with the UNIX Operating System. Application support personnel, such as database administrators and 4GL programmers, who need a functional familiarity with basic system tools and commands.

Duration: 3-5 days 

Abstract 

This course prepares the student for the basics of using a Unix or Unix-like operating system. This includes creating and managing files and directories, performing string searches through files, basic security mechanisms and how to use them effectively, and other basic topics.  

Audience 

System and application end-users who have little or no experience with the UNIX Operating System. Application support personnel, such as database administrators and 4GL programmers, who need a functional familiarity with basic system tools and commands. 

Course Contents 

  1. UNIX Concepts and Basics  
  2. UNIX Files (manipulating and printing files, directories)  
  3. Shell Basics (history, alias, environment variables)  
  4. Using the Korn/Bourne/C Shell Note1  
  5. UNIX Processes (ps, nice, and kill commands, process scheduling)  
  6. The vi/emacs/ed Editor Note1  
  7. UNIX Data Tools (grep, sort, sed, find, etc)  
  8. UNIX Productivity Tools (mail, news, calendar, at, cron, write)  
  9. Operating System Fundamentals Note2  
  10. Using Graphical User Interfaces Note2  
  11. Introduction to Korn/Bourne/C Shell Programming Note1 Note2  
  12. Using TCP/IP Note2  
  13. Introduction to Selected User Applications Note1 Note2  

Course Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to using the following features, interactively and within shell scripts: 

  • Use commands to manipulate files (including using the editor),  
  • Navigate through the file system,  
  • Manage processes and background tasks, and  
  • Customize his or her environment.  

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. 

Prerequisites 

None. 

Note1  Selection based on customer preference.  
Note2  Optional topics.  
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