UNIX Systems Administration

PT4176
Summary
This course focuses on basic- to intermediate-level system administration in the UNIX environment.
Prerequisites
To gain the most from this course, students must have experience with the UNIX operating system, including commands and utilities, pipelines, and shell programming and programming experience in a high-level language such as C or Pascal.
Duration
4 Days/Lecture & Lab
Audience
This course is intended for systems administrators who desire to further their training and understanding of systems administration.
Topics
  • Learn to configure a system and perform maintenance tasks
  • Gain hands-on knowledge about startup, shutdown, backups, filesystem, maintenance, and crisis management
  • Learn the steps to successfully install UNIX software updates
  • Create accounts for new users and preserve the security of existing accounts
  • Perform day-to-day system management for startup, shutdown and backups
  • Recover from common system catastrophes like filesystem failures, compromised user accounts and lost files
  • The System Administrator
  • A Review of the Shell
  • Login Process
  • Common Filesystem Directories
  • User Maintenance
  • Terminal Connectivity
  • Special Devices
  • Working with the Printer
  • Remote Printing
  • Maintaining Filesystems
  • Using Backups and Restores
  • Using at and cron
  • Monitoring the System

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