Course Specifics

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • What is UNIX?
  • Origins and variants
  • Architecture and purpose
  • Good and bad points
  • UNIX Session
  • UNIX users
  • Logging in process
  • GUI vs. CLI
  • Shell programs
  • Basic commands
  • Logging out
  • The File System
  • File system concepts
  • Navigating the file system
  • Manipulating files and directories
  • Examining file contents
  • The vi Editor
  • Concepts of the visual editor
  • Useful vi commands
  • Extended vi commands
  • The Korn Shell
  • What is a shell?
  • Shell as a command line interpreter
  • Commands and arguments
  • Using wildcards
  • Quotes
  • Command history and line editing
  • The Shell Environment
  • Shell variables
  • Customising user's environment
  • The search path
  • Korn shell aliases
  • Start-up files: /etc/profile, .profile and .kshrc
  • Command Input and Output
  • UNIX I/O streams
  • Standard input, output and error
  • I/O redirection
  • Using noclobber option
  • Redirecting to /dev/null
  • Processes
  • Programs, processes and daemons
  • Communicating with processes using signals
  • Background jobs and job control
  • Multiple commands and sub-shells
  • Command substitution
  • Batch jobs with at
  • Pipes and Filters
  • Command pipelines
  • Simple filters
  • Building complex filter pipelines
  • Using pipelines in problem solving
  • Organising Files
  • File ownership
  • File protection
  • Hard and soft links
  • Modifying file access attributes
  • Power Tools
  • Using diff and find
  • Regular expressions
  • Using regular expressions in a variety of UNIX tools
  • Overview of a stream editor sed
  • Writing Shell Scripts
  • Simple scripts
  • Positional parameters
  • Selection commands
  • Looping commands
  • Interactive input
  • Basic Communications
  • UNIX in a networked environment
  • TCP/IP utilities: ifconfig, ping, traceroute, hostname
  • Remote sessions with SSH suite of tools
  • Looking After a UNIX System
  • Starting and stopping the system
  • Adding users
  • Backup tools
  • Interfacing to tapes and disks
  • Working with DOS format files
  • Deferring tasks with at and batch

Extra Information

Although this course is not part of any particular certification programme, it will assist those delegates who might in future seek several vendor certifications

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Scheduled Dates

  • Location
    Cost
    Duration
    Start Date
     
London (Central)
  • London
    2270
    4
    06 Jan 15
  • London
    2270
    4
    17 Mar 15
  • London
    2270
    4
    21 Apr 15
  • London
    2270
    4
    05 May 15
  • London
    2270
    4
    09 Jun 15
  • Glasgow
    • Glasgow
      2270
      4
      13 Jan 15
    • Glasgow
      2270
      4
      05 May 15
    • Midlands (West)
      • Birmingham
        2270
        4
        20 Jan 15
      • Birmingham
        2270
        4
        28 Apr 15
      • Yorkshire (West)
        • Leeds
          2270
          4
          07 Apr 15

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