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UNIX: System 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 the featureset and versions of Linux.
    2. User and Group Administration
      • Perform user administration.
      • Add new users and groups from the command-line and programmatically using scripts.
      • Turn on the quota system to limit user disk usage.
      • Modify the user's environment to set each individual user session and have a modified PATH.
    3. Administering Logins and Permissions
      • Create scripts to work with users.
      • Search all files for a specified user and modify its ownership.
      • Execute write and wall commands for contacting users.
      • Create a special file - pipe and determine its attributes.
      • Contact a user at login time.
    4. UNIX File System
      • Understand the file system and its structure.
      • Determine the file systems that are automatically mounted.
      • Change the attributes and options for a specified file system.
    5. Physical Disks
      • Recognize the partition system within UNIX.
      • Create a new partition and format a new file system.
      • Run the fsck utility to repair a file system.
    6. Disk Administration
      • Determine disk usage for each disk partition.
      • Use df and du for determining file usage and problem areas.
      • Create a logical volume using LVM.
    7. Operational States
      • Review the rc directories.
      • Create customized scripts at boot time.
      • Boot the system into single user and multi-user modes; list the system daemons that are running.
      • Modify kernel parameters, reboot the system, and ascertain the changes that have been made.
    8. Virtual Memory
      • Identify memory usage and abnormal memory utilization issues.
      • Use the vmstat utility to identify a problem area of memory.
    9. Network File Systems
      • Use the NFS server for several clients.
      • Setup a NFS server and clients.
      • Start and stop NFS.
    10. Process Management and Scheduling
      • Become knowledgeable with the UNIX process management and environment.
      • Determine the processing which is using the most resources.
      • Determine the resources that are being used.
    11. Backup and Recovery
      • Execute a full backup of the system.
      • Run an incremental backup of the system.
      • Restore the system to a specific point.
      • Backup all user home directories.
    12. Printing
      • Install a printer on a system.
      • Schedule print jobs and diagnose print problems.
    13. Network Applications
      • Utilize the FTP server as an administrator.
      • Start up the FTP server and determine which users can use the server and which are denied.
      • Setup the view of the individual users.

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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.

Copyright Acknowledgement: The software product(s) listed in this outline are owned and copyrighted by their respective companies. SYS-ED makes no representation regarding ownership in any of the software products that we train on.

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.