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This course serves as an introduction to the UNIX operating system. By providing a detailed look at the UNIX operating environment, it builds a foundation of UNIX system structure and commands designed to develop the student's understanding of UNIX....

Course Outline
This course serves as an introduction to the UNIX operating system. By providing a detailed look at
the UNIX operating environment, it builds a foundation of UNIX system structure and commands
designed to develop the student€(TM)s understanding of UNIX. Following the completion of this course,
the student will have a proficiency in the basic commands necessary to exploit the power of the
UNIX operating system.

Objectives At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
· Understand the history and development of UNIX
· Understand the details of the UNIX file system
· Understand how security is implemented in UNIX
· Understand the UNIX operating system and its features
· Understand how the Korn shell works
· Use the VI editor
· Understand how to use different UNIX utilities

Topics · UNIX history and overview
· Getting started
· File systems
· File system security
· Additional UNIX commands
· Using the VI editor
· Introduction to the UNIX shell and shell programming
· UNIX Power Tools

Audience This course is designed for system/application end-users who have little or no experience with the
UNIX operating system. This course provides a functional familiarity with basic system tools and
commands to those individuals with other operating systems experience.

Course Outline I. An Introduction to UNIX
A. A brief chronology
B. What is UNIX?
C. Key UNIX characteristics
D. The Structure of UNIX
E. Some practical applications
F. Some of the variants of UNIX and the UNIX standards

II. Getting Started
A. Access levels in UNIX
B. How to log in
C. How to log out
D. Passwords
E. Password rules
F. Switching groups

III. File Systems
A. Commands, switches and arguments
B. ls examples
C. Basic command: ls
D. The man command
E. User Files and User Directories
F. Default Directory
G. /etc/passwd file format
H. Default Group
I. /etc/group file format
J. Absolute and relative pathnames
K. Pathname abbreviations
L. File tree navigation
M. System directory structure
N. File systems and their functions
O. The Role of the file system
P. File system naming guidelines
Q. Basic file commands
1. pwd
2. cd
3. mkdir
4. rmdir
5. cat
6. more
7. tail
8. head
9. cp
10. mv
11. rm
R. Hard and Symbolic links
S. More file commands
1. du
2. df

IV. File System Security
A. Detailed output of Is
B. UNIX File Security: permissions
C. Working with permissions
D. Changing permissions with chmod
E. Examples
F. UNIX Directory permissions
G. Octal and mnemonic notation
H. Default permissions with umask
I. Changing owner and group with chown and chgrp
J. Switching groups

V. Additional UNIX Commands
A. Commands
B. who
C. wc
D. date
E. file
F. diff
G. cmp
H. touch
I. whereis
J. whence
K. cal
L. banner

VI. Using the VI Editor
A. UNIX text editors
B. Editing text with vi €" modes
C. Insert mode
D. Scrolling
E. Editing
F. Repeating commands
G. File commands
H. Creating the ./.exrc file
I. Regular expressions
J. Searching for text
K. Substitution

VII. Introduction to the Unix Shell and Shell Programming
A. The UNIX shell
B. Key features
C. Different shell flavors
D. The shell prompt
E. Intro to shell variables
F. Creating and using shell variables
G. The environment and shell variables
H. Exporting shell variables
I. Useful shell variables
J. Understanding shell quote usage
K. Command line editing
L. Shell initialization: startup scripts
M. Shell scripts
N. Languages: compiled versus scripting
O. Viewing exit status in the shell
P. Shell redirection
Q. Shell pipes
R. Shell wildcards
S. Shell aliases
T. Shell process management
U. Shell background processes
V. Shell job control commands
W. Shell job control: the kill command

VIII. Introduction to the UNIX Power Tools
A. Power commands
B. sort
C. grep
D. sed
E. awk
F. UNIX metacharacters
G. examples
H. find
I. archiving utilities: tar
J. archiving utilities: cpio
K. archiving utilities: pax
L. compressing utilities: compress
M. compressing utilities: uncompress
N. compressing utilities: gzip
O. compressing utilities: gunzip
Prerequisites & Certificates

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

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I took the training remotely so I cannot comment on some of the questions. I think that this seminar has too much content to squeeze it into one week.... might be better as a two week course?
Reviewed by 2013
found the material very helpful - although there was a lot of material covered - the pace was well set. Would definitely recommend people to have explored Microsoft Access beforehand to be familiarized with the program before taking the course. I would imagine someone without any exposure would find it confusing. Environment really good - people very, very nice and helpful. Would definitely take the next level of access with the same training facility.
Reviewed by 2013
I was not in the physical classroom. Feedback centered around online training would be good because now I have to rate items that I was not present for. Those items are getting half a star because I was not there to rate them. The course material must go through an editing process. There are a lot of grammar mistakes, but also a lot of actual procedure/activity mistakes.
Reviewed by 2012

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