Advanced Unix Tools Training in Provo

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Advanced Unix Tools class in Provo, Utah by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Advanced Unix Tools may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Advanced Unix Tools may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

In this course, students develop more advanced skills in using UNIX tools. Users increase their productivity in UNIX by learning how to create powerful korn shell scripts for processing text, managing files, and performing other complex tasks.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1390 (US)


Fundamentals of UNIX.

Course Outline


ex and vi Options
ex and vi - Two Editors in One
ex and vi - Options
How to Set Options Within vi
How to Set Options in .exrc

vi Buffers
The Unnamed Buffer
Named Buffers
Cutting and Pasting Between Files
The :next Command
The Delete Buffers

Shell Interaction - Extending vi
File Name Shortcuts in vi
Invoking Shell Commands - ex
Reading the Output of a Command
Invoking Filters from vi

vi Macros
What are Macros and Why?
The :map Command
The vi Quote Mechanism
Executing Commands from a Buffer

Regular Expressions
What is a Regular Expression?
Literal Regular Expressions
Regular Expressions: ^, $, \, . [s]
Regular Expressions: *, \{m,n\}

Korn Shell Programming
Filename Generation
Named Parameters
Positional Parameters
Special Parameters
Parameter Substitution
Here Documents
Shell Commands
Command List Separators
Control Flow - Conditionals
The case Construct
Control Flow - Loops
The trap Command
Korn Shell Features
Command History
The print and read Commands
The set Command

Introduction to sed
About sed
Why Use sed?
Invoking sed
How sed Works

Using sed
sed Addressing
sed Addressing - Formats
sed Functions

Introduction to awk
Introduction to awk
How awk Programs Work
Running awk Programs

Awk Patterns
Summary of Patterns
String-Matching Patterns
Extended REs in awk
Range Patterns

Overview of Perl
What is Perl?
Running Perl programs
Sample Programs

Course Directory [training on all levels]

Upcoming Classes
Gain insight and ideas from students with different perspectives and experiences.

Linux Unix Uses & Stats

Linux Unix is Used For:
Desktop Mainframe Computers Mobile Devices Embedded Devices
Year Created
Linux supports many efficient tools and operates them seamlessly. Because it's architecture is lightweight it runs faster than both Windows 8.1 and 10. 
Because Linux is an open-source software,  anyone can contribute code to help enhance the users’ experience i.e., adding features, fixing bugs, reducing security risks, and more.
Software Development:
The terminal in Linux is a *wild card*. You can do almost anything with it. This includes software installation, application and server configurations, file system management, and etc.
Open-source projects benefit from having an attentive community. As a result, Linux is more secure than Windows. Instead of installing anti viruses to clean malware, you just have to stick to the recommended repositories. 
Developers have the convenience of running servers, training machine learning models, accessing remote machines, and compiling and running scripts from the same terminal window. 
Linux is free (you can put it on as many systems as you like) and you can change it to suit your needs.
Learning Curve: 
Linux is not for everyone, there is a learning curve in switching to Ubuntu. To actually learn Linux efficiently would take a user one to several years.
No Tech Support:
Unlike Windows, there isn’t a dedicated tech support, so getting help for things is up to you. 
Designer Compatabilty:
Linux is not as user friendly as Windows or as ‘straight out of the box design’ As an example for design choices, Adobe hasn’t released any of its products to Linux users. So it’s impossible to run them directly. The Ubuntu alternative is a free software called GIMP. 
Gaming Capabilities: 
Most games aren’t available in Linux. But that’s not to say you can’t make it happen, it's just not as easy.   
Linux Unix Job Market
Average Salary
Job Count
Top Job Locations

New York City
San Francisco 

Complimentary Skills to have along with Linux Unix
The following are types of jobs that may require Linux skills.  The top 15 job titles on that mention Linux in their postings are:
- DevOps Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Java Developer
- Systems Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Senior Software Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Python Developer
- Linux Systems Administrator
- Software Developer
- System Administrator
- Linux Administrator
- Linux Engineer
- Senior Java Developer
- C++ Developer

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