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Introduction to UNIX training course Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham UK Wide

UNIX Fundamentals

This 3 day introduction to the UNIX operating system training course is aimed at small groups and delivered at your premises, providing one of the most cost-effective ways available to introduce your staff to working with UNIX.

The training course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the UNIX operating system and to the Korn and Bash shells. Although based on Solaris (the SUN Microsystems version of UNIX), the commands and principles learnt may also be applied to all other versions including Linux, AIX from IBM, HP-UX and SCO UNIX.

Training is delivered in the format of a workshop, with a mix of lecture, working examples and practical exercises. Although the training course content may be customised, at least 2 days are normally needed to cover the core elements.

Introduction to UNIX Course Cost

This UNIX Fundamentals training course is charged at £2100.00 plus (between one and six delegates) or £2700.00 plus VAT (between seven and twelve delegates). Full course notes are provided along with sample script files and free software tools for use in accessing a UNIX server. Travel and accommodation charges of £100.00 per day may apply to cover the UNIX training instructor's accommodation and travel costs to anywhere within the UK (for long distances travel time charges may also apply).

Introduction to UNIX Pre-requisites

This Introduction to UNIX training course is suitable for those who have some knowledge of UNIX as well as those who are using the operating system for the first time. Previous experience with an interactive computer system is desirable but not essential.

Introduction to UNIX Follow-up

A natural follow-up to this introductory course would be the Introduction to UNIX Shell Scripts.

Introduction to UNIX On-site Requirements

There should be no more than 12 delegates on the course and all delegates should meet the above pre-requisites.

Each delegate should have access to a PC running Microsoft Windows XP/2003 and the PCs have to be on a network.

For the trainer, a whiteboard, flipchart and pens are required and an overhead projector that can link to a laptop would be a great help.

Introduction to UNIX Course Content


Contents, Overview, Aims and Objectives, Schedule, Introductions, Pre-requisites, Bibliography, Responsibilities, Summary

Accessing the UNIX System

What is UNIX?, Logging On, The Prompt, Command Syntax, Command Alone, Command With Options, Command With Filename, Command With Options and Filename, Where Am I?, Who Am I?, Who is Logged On?, What is the Time?, What is the Date?, Displaying a Message, Getting Help - man, Getting Help - whatis, Getting Help - man -k, Finding Commands - which, Two Commands at Once - ;, Exiting from the System, Important Keys, Terminal Settings - stty, Switching Users, Changing the Password, History of UNIX, Advantages of UNIX/Linux, Disadvantages of UNIX/Linux, Basic Structure, Which Shell Am I Using - ps, Command Summary

UNIX Commands and Concepts

Processes and Files, System Directories, Listing Directories, Displaying Files - cat, more, The /etc/passwd File, Where am I - pwd, Displaying File Types - file, Piping - using | symbol, Redirection - using > symbol, Redirection - using >> symbol, More Display Commands - head, tail, Concatenating Output - cat, Combining Redirection and Piping - tee, Protecting Files - noclobber, Piping and Redirection, The Shells, Bourne Shell, Restricted Shell, C Shell, Korn Shell, Posix Shell, Bash Shell, Which Shell to Use?, Shell Used on This Course, Command Summary

UNIX Directory Commands

The Home Directory - HOME, The Working Directory - pwd, Changing Directories - cd, Previous Directory - cd, The Command Prompt - PS1, The Secondary Prompt - >, Displaying the Directory Entry, More on Display - ls, Creating Aliases, Using Aliases, Command History, Command Line Edit, Customising the Shell, Make Directory - mkdir, Special Files - . and .., Remove Directory - rmdir, Using Path Names, Command Summary

UNIX File Commands

Copying Files - cp, Interactive Copy - cp -i, Moving Files - mv, Interactive Move - mv -i, Copying Directories - cp, Moving Directories - mv, Creating Files - touch, Removing Files - rm, Interactive Remove - rm -i, Removing Unusual Files - rm, Read Only Files - rm -f, Removing Directories - rm -r, Bash Shell, Wild Cards - File Name Generation, Wild Cards - using *, Wild Cards with cp, Wild Cards with rm, Wild Cards - using ?, Wild Cards - using [ ], How the Shell Works, Word count - wc, Echo with Commands, Linking Files - ln, inodes - ls -i, Linking Directories - ln -s, Command Summary

UNIX Communication

Sending a Message - write, Holding a Conversation - talk, Redirecting Input - using < symbol, Piping into write, Mailing Users - mailx, mail, Piping into mail, Unintentional Log Out, Setting Permissions - mesg, What is an IP Address?, Finding the IP Address, Contacting a Server - ping, File Transfer Between Servers - ftp, Getting Files - get, mget, Putting Files - put, mput, FTP Tools, Command Summary

UNIX The vi Editor

What is a Text Editor?, What vi is, What vi is Not, Using vi, Command Mode - Moving the Cursor, Input Mode - Inserting and Changing Text, Ed Mode - Exiting from vi, Deleting Text, Setting Options, Cut and Paste Text - delete and put, Copying Text - yank and put, Comparing Files - diff, cmp, Why use vi?, Command Line Edit - using vi, Medit, Running Shell Commands, Reading in Files, Regular Expressions, Global Search Commands, Line Addresses, Global Substitution

UNIX More File Commands

Finding Files - find, More on Redirection, Redirecting Errors, Using /dev/null, Redirecting to the Same File, Foreground Jobs, Background Jobs - &, Stopping Jobs - kill, Finding Multiple Files - find, Find File and Execute Command - find, Finding Text in Files - grep, Searching Sub-directories - xargs, Using Regular Expressions - grep, Using Filters, Sorting Files - sort, Redirection - sort, Sorting Files using Fields, Removing Duplicates - uniq, Translate File - tr, Cropping Text - cut, Using Delimiters - cut, The Print System, Format Files - pr, Printing Files - lp, lpstat, cancel, Printing Files - lpr, lpq, lprm, Command Summary

UNIX Running Backups

Backing Up Files - tar, Viewing the Archive - tar, Restoring a File - tar, Restoring a File using Wildcards - tar, Compress an Archive - compress, Uncompress an Archive - uncompress, Backing Up Files - cpio, Viewing the Archive - cpio, Restoring a File - cpio, Schedule a Job - crontab, crontab Options, Scheduling a Job - at, Command Summary

UNIX File Permissions

File and Directory Permissions, Evaluating Permissions, Changing Permissions - chmod, More on Changing Permissions - chmod, The Sticky Bit, The SUID Bit and SGID Bit, Default File Permissions - umask, Changing Default Permissions - umask, Other Commands - newgrp, chown and chgrp, Command Summary

UNIX Simple Shell Scripts

Creating Shell Scripts, Testing the Command, Creating the Script File, Adding Execute Permissions, Testing the Script, Passing a Parameter, The read Command, Using read in Scripts, Tidying The Output, Choosing the Shell

Other UNIX Training Courses

Introduction to UNIX - three days

Introduction to UNIX Shell Scripts - two days

LINUX Systems Administration - three days

SOLARIS Systems Administration Part I - three days

UNIX Training Course Other Locations:

We have mobile trainers that can visit your company in any of the following places. These are specialist, versatile educators used to delivering flexible learning programmes in a closed course environment.

West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Bingley, Pontefract, Castleford, Dewsbury, Keighley

South Yorkshire: Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham

North Yorkshire: Skipton, York, Harrogate, Wetherby, Selby, Whitby, Scarborough, Middlesbrough

Lancashire: Manchester, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Oldham, Bolton, Wigan, Liverpool, Lancaster, Stockport, Southport, St. Helens, Rochdale, Bramhall, Didsbury, Altrincham

Derbyshire: Derby, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Long Eaton

Nottinghamshire: Nottingham, Ilkeston, Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Worksop, Newark on Trent, Beeston

Lincolnshire: Lincoln, Gainsborough, Boston, Sleaford, Market Rasen, Grantham, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Cleethorpes, Skegness

Leicestershire: Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth

Warwickshire: Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Redditch, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Stourbridge

Cheshire: Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe, Warrington, Nantwich, Winsford, Wilmslow

Staffordshire: Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth

Northamptonshire: Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Daventry

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