LINUX Online Training Course Content

  • Introduction to Linux
    What is Linux?
    • Then What is Unix?
    • A Graphical View of Unix History
    • Brief Linux History
    • Linux System Construction
    • Comparing Linux to Unix
    • Comparing Linux to Windows/DOS
    • Various Linux Distributions
    • Common Linux Resources
  • Installing Linux
    Hardware Requirements
    • What You Need Before Installing
    • The Install Process
  • Getting Started
    Logging In
    • Basic Linux Commands
    • Using Online Help
    • Restarting and Shutting Down Linux
  • The X Window System
    • Overview of the X Window System
    • Configuring X to Start Manually
    • Starting X Manually
    • Starting X Automatically
    • Working with Windows and Menus
  • Customizing the X Interface
    • Adding/Removing Shortcuts
    • Modifying the Gnome Panel
  • The Shell Environment
    • Kernel/Shell Relationship
    • Types of Shells
    • Getting to a Command Prompt
    • Executing a Shell
    • Changing the Default Shell
    • Variables
    • The Shell as a Programming Environment
  • The Bash Shell
    • The Home Directory
    • Startup Files
    • Variables Revisited
    • Accessing Previous Commands-History
    • Command Completion
    • Colors in a Command Line
  • Linux Commands
    • Shell Command Syntax
    • The MESG Command
    • Writing Active Users
    • Printing Files
    • Defining and Creating Aliases
  • The Linux File System
    • The Linux File System Standard (FSSTND)
    • File System Structure
    • Linux Directory Structure
    • Navigating from the Command Line
    • Viewing Files/Directories in X
    • Viewing Files/Directories from the Command Line
    • Using Wildcard Characters
  • Redirection and Pipes
    • Standard Input and Output
    • Standard Output Redirection
    • Standard Input Redirection
    • Simultaneous Redirection
    • Pipes

    • Organizing Files

    • The Touch Command
    • Creating Directories
    • Deleting Files and Directories
    • Copying and Moving Files and Directories
    • Moving and Renaming
    • Creating Links to a File
    • Organizing Files and Directories in X

    • File/Directory Permissions

    • What are Permissions?
    • The CHMOD Command
    • The UMASK Command
    • The CHOWN Command
    • Changing Permissions in X

    • Working with Applications and Packages

    • Installing: The Traditional Unix Method
    • Installing: The Linux Package Method (RPM)

    • Working with Text Documents and Editors

    • Viewing and Editing Text Files in X
    • Viewing Text Files from the Command Line
    • Editing Text Files from the Command Line
    • Using the Pico Editor
    • The VIM Editor
    • Deleting and Changing Text

    • Using Floppies and CDs

    • Mounting/Unmouting File systems
    • Mtools
    • Auto mounting in X

    • Power User Utilities

    • Regular Expressions
    • Wildcards
    • Locating Files from the Command Line
    • Locating Files from Within X
    • The GREP Command
    • Determining Disk Usage
    • The WC Command
    • The SORT Command
    • The UNIQ Command

    • Network Utilities

    • The Control Panel – Network Configuration
    • Networking Commands from the Shell
    • The /ETC/Hosts File

    • Process Management

    • Listing Processes from Within Gnome
    • Listing Processes from the Command Line
    • Killing Processes from Within Gnome
    • Killing Processes from the Command Line

    • Background Mode Operation (&)

    • Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown
    • The Boot Process and Boot PROM
    • User and Software Package Administration
    • System Security and Remote Connection
    • Process Control
    • File Systems, Files, and Directories
    • Disk Configuration
    • Backup and Recovery
    • vi Editor and Command Syntax
    • LP Print Service
    • Practice Exam

    • Lesson Detail:

      Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown

    • Selected system administrator terms
    • Requirements and preparation for installation
    • Software and configuration clusters
    • System configuration to be installed
    • Disk storage systems
    • Device drivers
    • Installing the Solaris 8 software
    • Power on and booting the system
    • System run states
    • Init phase
    • Stopping and starting services with control scripts
    • System shutdown

    • The Boot Process and Boot PROM

    • OpenBoot environment
    • OpenBoot architecture
    • OpenBoot interface
    • PROM full device names
    • OpenBoot device aliases
    • OpenBoot non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
    • OpenBoot security
    • OpenBoot diagnostics
    • Input and output control
    • boot
    • Kernel

    • User and Software Package Administration

    • Adding user accounts with Admintool
    • Managing user accounts with Admintool
    • Managing users from the command line
    • User initialization files
    • Home directories and name services
    • Managing software
    • Listing and spooling software packages
    • Adding and removing software
    • Software patches

    • System Security and Remote Connection

    • Physical security
    • Controlling system access
    • Storing user account information
    • Controlling file access
    • Permission schemes for user and group IDs
    • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • Managing ACL entries
    • Setting path and identification permission
    • Monitoring users and system usage
    • Obtaining login information
    • Using firewalls and securing network services
    • Other network security methods
    • Remote system operations and the trusted host
    • Restricting FTP
    • Restricting root access
    • Monitoring superuser access
    • Automated Security Enhancement Tool (ASET)

    • Process Control

    • Viewing a process
    • The pgrep and prstat commands
    • Process Manager
    • Using signals
    • Scheduling processes
    • The crontab command
    • The at command
    • syslog and other logs

    • File Systems, Files, and Directories

    • A file system defined
    • Solaris file system types
    • Disk slices
    • Creating slices with the format utility
    • Parts of a UFS file system
    • Creating a UFS file system
    • Custom file system parameters
    • File system operations
    • Mounting file systems
    • Displaying mounted file systems
    • Constructing a file system
    • Tuning file systems
    • Options for mounting a file system
    • Unmounting a file system
    • Volume Manager
    • Modifying devices with the Volume Manager
    • Troubleshooting media devices
    • Information on file systems

    • Disk Configuration

    • Device drivers
    • Physical device names
    • Device auto-configuration
    • Instance names
    • Transparent configurations
    • Major and minor device numbers
    • Logical device names
    • Virtual volume management
    • Metadevices and drivers
    • StorEdge Volume Manager

    • Backup and Recovery

    • Backup media and utilities
    • The tar command
    • The dd command
    • The cpio command
    • The pax command
    • The ufsdump command
    • The ufsrestore command
    • Recovering file systems

    • Vi Editor and Command Syntax

    • Shell script basics
    • Selecting a shell to use
    • Bourne shell variables
    • Bourne shell built-ins and conditionals
    • The if and case conditionals
    • Repeated-action commands and functions

    • LP Print Service

    • The Solaris LP print service
    • The print spooler and LP daemons
    • Printer hardware
    • Printer software
    • Print servers
    • Creating printer classes
    • Managing printers with GUI tools
    • Routine printer tasks
    • Checking printer status
    • Managing user access to printers
    • Managing printer queues

    • Practice Exam

    • System concepts
    • The boot PROM
    • Installation
    • Initialization and shutdown
    • User administration
    • Security
    • Process control
    • File systems
    • Files and directories
    • The boot process
    • Disk configuration
    • Backup and recovery
    • Basic command syntax

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