UNIX and Linux: Fundamentals

Course Specifications

Course number: 085989
Software: PostScript®
Course length: 2.0 day(s)

Course Description

You are familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment. However, your organization is moving to the UNIX environment to operate applications that specifically run on UNIX. You need to get familiar with working in UNIX. In the Unix and Linux: Fundamentals course, you will use the command line interface (CLI) in UNIX to perform basic tasks.

Course Objective: You will be introduced to UNIX and work with its files and directories. You will also manage the processes and jobs in UNIX.

Target Student: Individuals who are using the Windows desktop operating system and are migrating to UNIX or a mixed Windows/UNIX environment.

Prerequisites: Competence in basic Windows operating system functions such as opening and saving files, managing windows, launching applications, and configuring desktop preferences, as well as a general understanding of personal computer concepts such as hardware, software, processing, and data storage. Some of the Element K computer literacy courses that can serve as a prerequisite are: Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

Classroom Requirements

Linux System Hardware Requirements

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Linux System Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Topic 1A: Understand the UNIX Architecture
Topic 1B: Log In to the System
Topic 1C: Use Basic Commands
Topic 1D: Customize the Shell Environment
Topic 1E: Get Help

Lesson 2: Working with Files and Directories
Topic 2A: Understand File System
Topic 2B: Display Files and Directories
Topic 2C: Display File Contents
Topic 2D: Create Files and Directories
Topic 2E: Manage Files and Directories
Topic 2F: Search Files and Directories

Lesson 3: Managing File Permissions
Topic 3A: Modify File Permissions
Topic 3B: Modify File and Group Ownership
Topic 3C: Modify Default Permissions

Lesson 4: Editing Files
Topic 4A: Create Files
Topic 4B: Modify Files
Topic 4C: Modify Files Using Advanced Techniques
Topic 4D: Edit Text Using ex Commands

Lesson 5: Managing Processes
Topic 5A: Display Processes
Topic 5B: Terminate Processes

Lesson 6: Managing Jobs
Topic 6A: Control Jobs
Topic 6B: Schedule Jobs

Lesson 7: Managing Communication
Topic 7A: Access Remote Computers
Topic 7B: Transfer Files