Introduction To Unix Training in Topeka

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Introduction To Unix class in Topeka, Kansas by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Introduction To Unix 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, Introduction To Unix may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description


This four-day course provides the student with the knowledge to interact with a UNIX operating system. Students will develop their UNIX skills with hands-on experience on Sun's Solaris OS, the most popular UNIX operating system in the world.

Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1890 (US)


Basic computer knowledge and keyboarding skills are required.

Course Outline


Basic UNIX Concepts
Definition of UNIX
History of UNIX
Basic UNIX Terms
Accessing a UNIX Machine
Logging In
Getting System Information

Using CDE
Introducing CDE
Logging into CDE
Manipulating CDE Windows
Launching CDE Programs
Using CDE Programs
Using the Front Panel
Modifying the Front Panel
Creating Action Icons

The Filesystem
Definition of Filesystem
Filesystem Terms
Using Pathnames
Listing Files
Making Directories
Removing Directories

File Management
Copying Files
Moving Files
Removing Files
Looking at the Contents of Files
Useful Commands

File Manipulation
Word Count
Man Pages
Finding Files

Definition of Metacharacters
The : Character
Using tee

File Security
Determining Permissions
File Permissions vs. Directory Permissions
Changing Permissions
Default Permissions

The vi Editor
What is vi?
vi Modes
Input Commands
Movement Commands
Delete and Search Commands
Advanced Commands


crontab and at
crontab vs. at
Using the crontab Command
Using the at Command

Jobs and Processes
Starting Jobs
Pausing Jobs
Restarting Jobs
Stopping Jobs

What are Variables?
Displaying Local Variables
Dereferencing Local Variables
Setting Local Variables
Displaying Environment Variables
Dereferencing Environment Variables
Setting Environment Variables
Special System Variables

What are Aliases?
How to View Aliases
How to Set Aliases
How to Unset Aliases
How to Ignore Aliases

What is History?
Viewing Previous Commands
Re-executing Previous Commands
Modifying Commands
History Variables

File Compression

Networking Commands

Dealing with Difficult Files
Files That Have Spaces in Their Filenames
Files That Have Wildcards in Their Filenames
Files That Have a ?-? in the Beginning of Their Filenames
Files That Have Control Characters in Their Filenames
When All Else Fails

Scenario Labs

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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