Fundamentals of UNIX

at Certstaffix Training - Laurel

Course Details
$2,280 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 26, 10:00am - Oct 29, 5:00pm Eastern Time (4 sessions)

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Laurel, Downtown, Washington, D.C.
14502 Greenview Dr Ste 300A
Near Laurel Bowie Rd
Laurel, Maryland 20708
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 3

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this linux training:

This 4-day hands-on course provides users with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively use UNIX™. In this course, students will learn about the full range of UNIX user commands and utilities and how to develop shell scripts and advance their vi editing skills. This is also a first course for system administrators and programmers who are new to UNIX and Linux.

Course Outline

1. Getting Started
  • What is UNIX?
  • A Brief History of UNIX Logging In
  • Logging Out
  • Try a Few More Commands Changing Your Password Using Online Manuals
2. The File System - Files
  • What is a File?
  • The ls Command
  • The cat Command
  • The more and pg Commands The head and tail Commands The cp Command
  • The mv Command The rm Command File names
3. The File System - Directories Hierarchical File System Pathnames
  • The pwd Command – Print Working
  • Directory
  • The cd Command – Change Directory
  • The mkdir Command – Make
  • Directories
  • The rmdir Command – Remove
  • Directories
  • The cp Command (again) – Copy Files
  • Two useful directory names – . and ..
4. Editing With vi
  • What is vi?
  • The vi Buffering Process Command Mode and Insert Mode Modes Diagram
  • Getting Started
  • Moving the Cursor Around
  • Inserting Text
  • Deleting a Character or Line Undo Last Command Opening a New Line
  • Save Your Work or Abort the Session
  • Review of vi Commands
5. More Editing With vi
  • Scrolling the Buffer
  • Cursor Motion Commands – w, W, b, B, e, E
  • Cursor Motion Commands - $, ^, 0, G Cursor Motion Commands – f, t, F, T Delete Operator – d
  • Change Operator – c
  • Yank Operator – y
  • Put Commands – p, P
  • Searching For a Pattern - /, n, N, ? The join Command
  • The file Command - :f
  • Edit file Command - :e
  • Cut and Paste Between Files
  • Read file Command - :r
  • Set options Command
  • Set options Command - .exrc file
6. Personal Utilities The date Utility The bc Utility
  • The expr Utility The cal Utility The news Utility The id Utility
  • The uname Utility
  • The finger Utility
  • The script Utility The clear Utility The at Utility
  • The crontab Utility
7. Text Handling Utilities
  • The grep Utility The tr Utility The cut Utility
  • The paste Utility The sort Utility The wc Utility The diff Utility The lp Utility
8. File System Security
  • File Permissions The chmod Utility Directory Permissions The umask Command
9. File System Management Utilities
  • The find Utility
  • The df Utility The du Utility Compressing Files The ln Utility
  • The ulimit Utility
  • The tar Utility
10. Communication Utilities The write and talk Utilities The mesg Utility
  • Mail Overview The mail Utility The mailx Utility
11. Using the Shell What is a Shell? Which Shell?
  • The Command Line
  • Standard Input, Standard Output and
  • Standard Error
  • Using Default Standard In and Standard
  • Output
  • I/O Redirection
  • Appending Output of a File
  • Pipes
  • The tee Utility
12. Filename Generation Filename Generation The ? special Character
  • The * special Character The [ ] special Characters The ! special Characters
13. UNIX Processes What is a Process? Process Structure The ps Utility
  • Options to the ps Utility Background Commands (&) Killing Background Processes Redirecting the Standard Error
14. Shell Programming Concepts
  • What is a Shell?
  • What is a Shell Script? Why Use Shell Scripts?
15. Flow Control
  • The Exit Status of Commands
  • Command Line Examples
  • The test Command
  • The if-then-else Construct
  • The elif Construct
  • A loop Example
16. Variables
  • User Created Variables
  • The read Command
  • The Shell Environment The export Command Sub-shells
  • Command Substitution
  • Quoting Mechanisms
  • Assigning Variables – Summary
17. Special Variables
  • Command Line Arguments
  • $# - Number of Arguments
  • The shift Command
  • $* - All Arguments
  • $$ - PID of Shell
18. More Flow Control
  • The for Loop
  • The while Loop
  • The Case Construct
19. Appendix – Korn Shell Features Viewing your Command History Editing and Re-executing Commands Aliases

Headsets for free, Guaranteed to Run, Re-Takes for free (Up to 6 months), Interactive Classroom environment.

Registration Note: We can only accept students into our classes whose tuition is being paid by an employer or sponsoring organization. Self-paying individuals cannot enroll.

School Notes:

Courseware (if a course has a Courseware) will be shipped to the address provided two weeks before the class starts. Make sure that the additional info field is properly and correctly filled out to avoid Courseware being lost in transit. Please also note that P.O. Box addresses are not allowed.

Certstaffix Training offers instructor-led live training classes that can be taken from your home or work. We also have real physical locations where students can go and connect to class in a quiet office with a computer that we provide. Our instructors teach from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

All of our classes are offered live online and any student with a computer and an internet connection can take class from their home or anywhere else they feel comfortable. For customers who are concerned about COVID-19 with regard to attending classes from one of our computer labs, please know that you can switch to attend from home up to the day before class. We just ask that you notify us so we can send them class connection information and inform the center staff that they won’t be coming in for class. 

With regard to our computer labs, each one holds a maximum of only two students per room so no student will need to be in close proximity to any large group of people. We’ve also asked the centers that host our computer labs to disinfect all keyboards/mice/surfaces, etc. after each use and requested that they provide hand sanitizer to our students. That being said, we definitely understand if a student would feel more comfortable taking class from their home.  

We purchase and ship books to students two weeks before their class date and we are charged for any computer lab booking if not cancelled within a week of the booking date, so we would not be able to fully refund a student who wants to cancel less than two weeks before class without incurring a financial loss to us that we would not be able to recover. With the attend from home option, students do hava a choice to stay home and still get their training. Students can also choose to postpone their training to a later date if they wish. 


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

You can cancel or reschedule your registration without penalty or charge provided you give notice of 10 business days (M-F) or more days before the start of my class.

If you request to cancel or reschedule your registration 10 Business Days (M-F) or less days before the class start you will be charged 100% the course fee and will not be entitled to a refund. You have one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.

You cannot change your class location ten (10) Business days (M-F) or less before the class start because Certified Staffing Solutions has shipped training materials and provisioned resources. Location changes requested prior to that timeframe are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge.

Should Certified Staffing Solutions need to cancel your class due to insufficient enrollment, or postpone it due to events beyond their control, Certified Staffing Solutions will notify you as soon as possible. In such cases, you may reschedule to a future class date at no additional charge or receive a refund for any money on account relating to that registration.

Travel arrangements and costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Certified Staffing Solutions suggests obtaining refundable reservations. Certified Staffing Solutions classes are confirmed approximately 14 days before the start of the class. We cannot guarantee class commitments before that window of time. Certified Staffing Solutions will not be responsible for any cancellation costs incurred, including but not limited to, airline/mass transit tickets, hotel reservations and so on.


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