Multi-Vendor UNIX Fundamentals course will provide the delegates with transferable skills, and -
equally important - will give them appreciation of working in a multi-vendor UNIX environment. The
course concentrates on the common approach to the variants of UNIX whilst looking at some specific
areas of particular systems and shells
The platform used for practical exercises is Linux, with SSH access provided to at least one
other version of UNIX, for example HP-UX
The course explains how to use the basic facilities of a UNIX system and demystifies most of the
major concepts and principles of UNIX operation. We discuss the role the shell plays in interfacing
with the operating system, analyse the file system and explore file, directory and data
We also take a look at more advanced use of the shell, including a brief introduction to shell
scripts (command or batch files) and how to use them to automate repetitive tasks. There is a very
useful overview of simple UNIX system administration and network communication utilities
Hands-on work (labs, demos and interactive exercises) accounts for nearly half of the course.
Each lab session is carefully structured to lead you through the concepts of the preceding chapter,
thereby building knowledge and confidence in using UNIX. Each delegate is assigned his/her own
machine, and all machines are configured as a network
Explain the history, philosophy and purpose of UNIX
Navigate the file system and manipulate files and directories
Use the visual text editor vi
Conduct a session using the Command Line Interface
Configure the shell start-up files
Use and implement I/O stream redirection and piping mechanisms
Use filter tools to perform data manipulation operations
Interrogate the system
Write simple shell script
Use the system and online-based help
Initiate and respond to communications from other users and systems
Appreciate the purpose of working as superuser
No specific UNIX knowledge is required, but delegates must have a basic knowledge of the major
computer components as well as computer operating system functionality and concepts. Ability of
working with command line (such as in DOS or VMS) and familiarity with hierarchical file structure,
organisation and management is assumed.
Course is aimed at IT professionals wanting to become proficient in using a UNIX platform in a
multi-vendor environment. It is also recommended for users of any UNIX system who need to 'escape'
an application and use the system at the command line level.
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting
aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your
business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or
simply mention it when we contact you.