Unix Administration II Training

We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This five-day course focuses on providing students the skills and knowledge to perform advanced UNIX administration tasks.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)


mpletion of Introduction to UNIX and UNIX Administration I or equivalent experience.

Course Outline


Networking Essentials
MAC Addresses
The ifconfig Command
Network Packets
Network Configuration at Boot Time
Reconfiguring Network Information
Additional Resources

The Client-Server Model
Client Processes
Server Processes
The inetd Daemon
Network Ports
RPC Services
Additional Resources

Using the Solaris Management Console
The Solaris Management Console Server
The Toolbox Editor
Add a URL
Add a Tool
Verify Toolboxes
Additional Resources

Swap Space Administration
Virtual Memory
Swap Space
Viewing Swap Space
Adding a Temporary Swap File
Removing a Temporary Swap File
Adding a Permanent Swap File
Adding a Swap Partition
Additional Resources

Administering Dump Files
Crash Dumps
Dump Configuration
Core Files
Core File Configuration
Additional Resources

What is NFS?
NFS Benefits
NFS Daemons
Starting Server Daemons
Setting up a NFS Server
Setting up a NFS Client
Common NFS Errors
NFS Logging
Using Solaris Management Console to Administer NFS
Additional Resources

AutoFS Essentials
Automount Mapps
The Master Map
Indirect Maps
Direct Maps
Special Maps
Controlling the automountd Daemon
The automount Command
Additional Resources

RAID Basics
Hardware and Software RAIDs
RAID Levels
Additional Resources

Volume Management
Logical Volumes
The State Database
Creating a State Database
Creating a Level 0 RAID
Creating a Level 1RAID
Viewing Logical Device Information
Making the root Partition a RAID Device
Additional Resources

Access Control Lists
Access Control Lists Essentials
Displaying ACLs
Setting ACLs
Modifying ACLs
The mask Setting
Removing ACLs
Copy an ACL from One File to Another
Default ACLs
ACLs and the File Manager
Additional Resources

RBAC Essentials
Profile Shells
RBAC Databases
Using SMC to Manage RBAC
Administrating RBAC via the Command Line
Additional Resources

Smartcard Authentication
Smartcard Essentials
OCF Server
SmartCard Console
The smartcard Command
Additional Resources

System Logs
System Log Essentials
The /etc/syslog.conf File
The m4 Macro Processor
The Default /etc/syslog.conf File
Monitoring System Log Files
The logger Command
Using the SMC Log Viewer
The syslogd Daemon Options
Additional Resources

Name Services Essentials
Naming Services
The /etc Files
DNS Overview
NIS Overview
NIS+ Overview
LDAP Overview
The /etc/nsswitch.conf File
The Name Service Cache Daemon
The getent Command
Additional Resources

DNS and LDAP Client Configuration
Introduction to Naming Service Client Setup
Setting up a DNS Client
Setting up a LDAP Client
Additional Resources

NIS Server
Introducing NIS
NIS Daemons
Configuring the NIS Master Server
Configuring a NIS Client
Configuring a NIS Slave Server
Authorizing NIS Clients
Additional Resources

Shell Programming Basics
Commenting Programs
Magic Cookie
Finding Commands
The echo Command
Using Variables
Local Variables
Environment Variables
Referencing Variable?s Values
Reading Values into Variables
Default Values
Special Variables
The if Statement
The while Statement
The until Statement
The break Statement
The continue Statement
The case Statement
The for Loop
Numeric comparison
String Comparisons
File Status Checking
Outcome of UNIX Commands
Complex Conditionals
Additional Resources

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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
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Complimentary Skills to have along with Linux Unix
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- DevOps Engineer
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- Java Developer
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