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Unix Administration Basics

In this course you will learn VirtualBox, basic commands, special characters, file editing, filesystem structure, finding files, shell special characters, regular expressions, process management, job scheduling, customizing your account, UNIX printing, networking, X Windows, backup and compression, text utilities, shell scripting, and system administration basics

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Total Hours
13  Training Hours
Unix Administration Basics
106 On-demand Videos
Closed Caption

Closed Captions

Course Topics
18  Topics
Prep Questions
60 Prep Questions
Unix Administration Basics

Certificate of Completion

Course Description

About our online unix course

With our online Unix Administration Basics course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain expertise in VirtualBox, including basic commands and special characters; editing files, filesystem structure and finding them; shell-specific symbols and regular expressions for greater process management efficiency; customizing your account settings as well as UNIX printing and networking know-how – not to mention X Windows, backup/compression methods, bash scripting skills, text utilities mastery like an expert shell scripting… all capped off by system administration basics!

In the corporate world, UNIX is widely used on mainframes, servers, and even supercomputers. This comprehensive online course will give you a thorough understanding of Unix theories and applications in preparation for a certification after gaining work experience. Upon completion of this program, you’ll be ready to start your career as an entry-level system engineer or analyst in Unix technology – IT specialist or programmer analyst positions are also attainable with what you learn here!

What will learn additional skills

  • Uncover the essential syntax and instructions to master your programming language.
  • Master the art of navigating and utilizing a file system, as well as construct effective strategies for managing files.
  • Uncover the intricate connection between UNIX, networking, security and applications to enhance your knowledge.

What are the advantages for you?

  • Demonstrate your proficiency and proper techniques in UNIX-based principles and concepts by taking certifications to validate your skillset.
  • Get ready to work with UNIX services and occupy an information technology position.

Frequently Asked Questions About Unix Administration Basics

What will I learn in the Unix Administration Basics IT course?

You’ll dive into a ton of interesting stuff! The course covers VirtualBox, basic commands, special characters, file editing, filesystem structure, and finding files. You’ll also get to grips with shell special characters, regular expressions, process management, and job scheduling. But that’s not all! You’ll also learn how to customize your account, get down with UNIX printing, networking, X Windows, backup and compression, and text utilities. To top it all off, you’ll gain some system administration basics too.

How is the course structured?

This course is a journey, my friend, with 18 topics that are split into bite-sized chunks. Each topic has multiple parts, which means you’ll be able to take it at your own pace. You’ll start with learning about VirtualBox, move onto basic commands, and then explore special characters. From there, you’ll delve into file editing, filesystem structure, finding files, and much more. It’s a comprehensive experience designed to give you a thorough understanding of Unix administration basics​.

What resources are available to me during the course?

You’re in for a treat! The course offers 13 hours of training through 106 on-demand videos. You’ll also get closed captions, which is a great help if you prefer to read along. In addition, there are 60 prep questions to help you gauge your understanding and a certificate of completion once you’ve crossed the finish line.

What kind of positions can I aim for after completing this course?

After completing this course, you’ll be ready to start your career in tech! You could aim for an entry-level system engineer or analyst in Unix technology. If you’re thinking of being an IT specialist or programmer analyst, this IT training course has got you covered too.

Are there any additional skills I can expect to learn?

Absolutely! Apart from the core Unix Administration concepts, you’ll also uncover essential syntax and instructions to master your programming language. You’ll get the hang of navigating and utilizing a file system, and construct effective strategies for managing files. Plus, you’ll learn about the intricate connection between UNIX, networking, security, and applications.

What are the benefits of taking this course?

This online course will set you up for success in many ways. You’ll be able to demonstrate your proficiency in UNIX-based principles and concepts, and you could even take certifications to validate your skillset. Plus, you’ll be ready to work with UNIX services and take up an IT position. So, it’s not just about the learning, but also about opening up new career opportunities.

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Course Outline

Unix Administration Basics Course Content

Module 1: Virtual Box

  •    Virtual Box-Part 1

  •    Virtual Box-Part 2

  •    Virtual Box-Part 3

  •    Virtual Box-Part 4

  •    Virtual Box-Part 5

  •    Virtual Box-Part 6

Module 2: Basic Commands

  •    Basic Commands-Part 1

  •    Basic Commands-Part 2

  •    Basic Commands-Part 3

  •    Basic Commands-Part 4

  •    Basic Commands-Part 5

  •    Basic Commands-Part 6

  •    Basic Commands-Part 7

  •    Basic Commands-Part 8

  •    Basic Commands-Part 9

  •    Basic Commands-Part 10

Module 3: Special Characters

  •    Special Characters-Part 1

  •    Special Characters-Part 2

  •    Special Characters-Part 3

Module 4: File Editing

  •    File Editing-Part 1

  •    File Editing-Part 2

  •    File Editing-Part 3

  •    File Editing-Part 4

  •    File Editing-Part 5

  •    File Editing-Part 6

  •    File Editing-Part 7

Module 5: File System Structure

  •    File System Structure-Part 1

  •    File System Structure-Part 2

  •    File System Structure-Part 3

  •    File System Structure-Part 4

Module 6: Finding Files

  •    Finding Files-Part 1

  •    Finding Files-Part 2

  •    Finding Files-Part 3

Module 7: Shell Special Characters

  •    Shell Special Characters-Part 1

  •    Shell Special Characters-Part 2

  •    Shell Special Characters-Part 3

Module 8: Regular Expressions

  •    Regular Expressions-Part 1

  •    Regular Expressions-Part 2

  •    Regular Expressions-Part 3

  •    Regular Expressions-Part 4

  •    Regular Expressions-Part 5

  •    Regular Expressions-Part 6

Module 9: Process Management

  •    Process Management-Part 1

  •    Process Management-Part 2

  •    Process Management-Part 3

  •    Process Management-Part 4

  •    Process Management-Part 5

  •    Process Management-Part 6

  •    Process Management-Part 7

  •    Process Management-Part 8

Module 10: Job Scheduling

  •    Job Scheduling-Part 1

  •    Job Scheduling-Part 2

  •    Job Scheduling-Part 3

  •    Job Scheduling-Part 4

  •    Job Scheduling-Part 5

  •    Job Scheduling-Part 6

Module 11: Customizing Your Account

  •    Customizing Your Account-Part 1

  •    Customizing Your Account-Part 2

  •    Customizing Your Account-Part 3

  •    Customizing Your Account-Part 4

  •    Customizing Your Account-Part 5

  •    Customizing Your Account-Part 6

Module 12: Unix Printing

  •    Unix Printing-Part 1

  •    Unix Printing-Part 2

  •    Unix Printing-Part 3

  •    Unix Printing-Part 4

Module 13: Networking

  •    Networking-Part 1

  •    Networking-Part 2

  •    Networking-Part 3

  •    Networking-Part 4

  •    Networking-Part 5

  •    Networking-Part 6

  •    Networking-Part 7

  •    Networking-Part 8

  •    Networking-Part 9

  •    Networking-Part 10

Module 14: X Windows

  •    X Windows-Part 1

  •    X Windows-Part 2

  •    X Windows-Part 3

  •    X Windows-Part 4

  •    X Windows-Part 5

Module 15: Back Up And Compression

  •    Back Up And Compression-Part 1

  •    Back Up And Compression-Part 2

  •    Back Up And Compression-Part 3

  •    Back Up And Compression-Part 4

Module 16: Text Utility

  •    Text Utility-Part 1

  •    Text Utility-Part 2

  •    Text Utility-Part 3

  •    Text Utility-Part 4

  •    Text Utility-Part 5

Module 17: Shell Scripting

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 1

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 2

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 3

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 4

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 5

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 6

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 7

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 8

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 9

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 10

  •    Shell Scripting-Part 11

Module 18: System Administration Basics

  •    System Administration Basics-Part 1

  •    System Administration Basics-Part 2

  •    System Administration Basics-Part 3

  •    System Administration Basics-Part 4

  •    System Administration Basics-Part 5

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