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UNX-101: Introduction to UNIX

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.

Prior to attending this class, students should have the following experience:

  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Basic keyboarding skills

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

  • Describe basic UNIX concepts such as logging in and changing their password.
  • Use and customize Common Desktop Environment.
  • Navigate a UNIX file system.
  • Manipulate files by viewing, filtering, copying, moving and deleting.
  • Protect their files using UNIX file permissions.
  • Use the vi editor to edit text files.
  • Control UNIX processes (programs) including using the at and crontab commands to schedule processes to run in the future.
  • Use variables, aliases and history to improve performance.
  • Use a variety of file compression commands.
  • Use networking commands such as telnet and ftp.
  • Read shell scripts.


  1. Basic UNIX Concepts
  2. Using CDE
  3. The Filesystem
  4. File Management
  5. File Manipulation
  6. Metacharacters
  7. File Security
  8. The vi editor
  9. crontab and at
  10. Jobs and Processes
  11. Variables
  12. Aliases
  13. History
  14. File compression
  15. Networking commands
  16. Shell Programming
  17. Dealing w/Difficult Files