UNIX/Linux: The Essentials
Duration: 3 Days
This course is intended to bring staff with little or no UNIX/ Linux experience to a level where they can confidently use a UNIX or Linux system. Building on a delegate's prior experience as a Windows desktop user, the course begins by developing an understanding of what the UNIX/Linux operating system is, and how it's file-system and commands support familiar file management activities. It then develops the concept of a command-line shell, introducing UNIX's standard input/output/error mechanism, command pipelines, and the "toolbox" command structure that these enable. The most commonly used text processing commands are discussed in detail, with realistic exercises to illustrate how and when these commands are useful. The basic features of the UNIX/Linux "power tools" such as grep, sed, and awk are also covered, including exercises that illustrate their use in analyzing or reformatting very large files such as application logs.
Delegates use either or both of the ksh and bash shells, noting the differences between UNIX and Linux, but focusing on the common features, so that the course is suitable for delegates using any of the UNIX or Linux distributions, and helpful for those who have to use more than one of them.
Topics Covered In This Course
Welcome to the World of UNIX
Logging On and Getting Help
Navigating the Filesystem
Editing Within UNIX
Additional UNIX Commands
The Shell Environment
What You Can Expect
Designed for technical staff that provide support for applications running on UNIX/Linux systems, or as a starting point for new UNIX/Linux system administrators, this course provides a sound understanding of the most commonly used UNIX/Linux shells, tools and utilities, with a focus on developing confidence in using the system. The course also introduces UNIX's potential for automating repetitive operations by using the shell's history and programming features.
On completing this course, a delegate can expect to be able to:
Who Should Take This Course
This course is ideal for technical staff that have some user-level experience with mainframe or Windows systems and are finding they now have the need to work as effectively and confidently on UNIX or Linux based systems. It's also an excellent refresher for staff who find that their UNIX experience has become dated.
The material in this course is suitable for users of any of the popular versions of UNIX and Linux, including AIX, Solaris, HP/ UX, Red Hat, Suse, and Ubuntu.
No prior experience with the UNIX or Linux operating system is required.
Short lecture sessions, along with extensive hands-on workshops.
Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.
You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a single student in any of our public or web-based classes. Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.
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