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UNIX: Network Administration
DURATION: 3 days

FEE: $1,485

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Network Administrator
  • Support Personnel
  • Security Analyst
  • IT Professional


    1. Getting Started
      • Examine clients, servers, daemons, well known sockets, dynamic sockets and ports.
      • Analyze the TCP/IP model for client-server interaction.
    2. Ethernet IEEE Identifiers
      • Identify the network configuration.
      • Given the client specific configuration of the network, determine the IP address and the netmasks.
    3. Virtual LAN
      • Create a VLAN and understand its function.
      • Perform a network reconfiguration and modification to the subnet.
    4. Routing
      • Become familiar with the functions performed by a router and tasks for administering routers.
      • Create multiple networks connected through static routing.
      • Configure the routers and the host.
    5. Transport
      • Become familiar with stubs, IDL: Interface Definition Language and the function of RPC: Remote Procedure Calls.
      • Install a program on two machines which communicate using Remote Procedure Calls.
    6. Common Services
      • Identify the services associated with FTP.
      • Start up the FTP server.
      • Determine which users can use the server and which are denied.
      • Setup the view of the individual users.
      • Remove the capability to use rsh and rlogin for the purpose of improving security.
    7. Network Time
      • Learn the tasks required for creating and using NCP: Network Time Protocol.
      • Setup the NCP for synchronization to occur at all the computers on the network.
    8. DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
      • Identify and perform the configuration of a DHCP server.
      • Create and configure a DHCP server.
      • Set the IP address of the server's Ethernet card; the address must be a static IP address.
      • Establish the subnet mask.
    9. DNS: Domain Name System
      • Identify and examine the configuration of a DNS server.
      • Create and configure a DNS server; the address must be a static IP address.
      • Define and establish the subnet mask.
      • Update the forward zone file definitions list files for mapping domains to IP addresses.
      • Update the reverse zone file definitions list files for mapping IP addresses to domains.
      • Understand the functionality and utilization of SNMP for monitoring networks.
      • Configure the three key components of an SNMP managed network: managed devices, agents, and NMSs - network-management systems.
    10. NFS: Network File System
      • Connect a MS Windows system to a UNIX/Linux system.
      • Install the Windows Services for UNIX's NFS components to connect MS Windows to an NFS system.
    11. Troubleshooting
      • Determine system issues and its solutions.
      • Given environment specific instructions, browse the logs to research problems.
      • Utilize the sar, vmstat, iostat, and dtrace tools to propose resolution(s) to the problem(s).

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Effective February 27, 2012, the course dates listed on the SYS-ED schedules only will be available based upon approved and authorized user ID.

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SYS-ED courses are not intended for or open to the general public. They are intended for employees of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, consulting companies, software, companies, healthcare providers. and mid-sized businesses. Individuals attending such courses will be required to execute a statement acknowledging that the employer will be paying for the SYS-ED course and that the employer has a licensed version of the software.