Introduction to Solaris™/Linux
A foundation course to get trainees confident in day-to-day Solaris™ / UNIX®
use. This course provides all the knowledge that applications users will need
and forms a good grounding for the power user or administrator who will go on
to take other courses.
This course is suitable for new computer users and those who are using
Solaris or UNIX for the first time. Previous experience with an interactive
computer system is desirable but not essential. If you have previous
experience of any other version(s) of UNIX, the follow up courses described
later might be more appropriate.
A foundation course to get trainees confident in day-to-day Solaris / Unix use. This course provides all the knowledge that applications users will need and
forms a good grounding for the power user or administrator who will go on to take other courses.
Instructor-led course, with many practical computer-based exercises.
Solaris / UNIX overview
What are Solaris and UNIX?
Advantages and disadvantages.
Basic command examples.
Other versions of UNIX.
Future of UNIX.
Logistics and support.
The vi editor
Logging in and out.
Basic Window system (CDE) use.
Files, directories and path names.
Creating and examining files.
Effective use of directories.
Moving, copying and removing files.
Basic system password security.
Answerbook Documentation and the man command.
The next stage
Insert and Append.
Moving around the text.
Other insert operators.
Searching for text; Search and replace.
Saving and quitting.
Gnome Window System
Introduction to UNIX shells.
Korn shell interaction, including:
Re-direction and piping.
The history mechanism, and command line editing facilities.
The shell quoting mechanism.
Setting up and using aliases.
More complex copying and moving.
Protecting files and directories.
Shell variables and setting up the environment.
Introduction to Solaris utilities.
Halting the workstation. (Note: C-shell interaction notes are also provided)
Introduction to networking
A thorough examination of the major tools available, such as the Panel, File
Manager, Text editor and the Help system. Customising the Workspace and setting
basic user preferences.
Introduction to network concepts.
Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines with ssh).
Network File System (NFS) - overview, benefits and uses.
Overview of Samba file sharing with Microsoft machines.
Hardware and Software Requirements
A machine or VM running Solaris or Linux for each student.
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