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UNIX and Linux: Fundamentals

Course number: CGIUNIX40

Course Description
You are familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment. However, your organization is moving to the UNIX environment to operate applications that specifically run on UNIX. You need to get familiar with working in UNIX. In the Unix and Linux: Fundamentals course, you will use the command line interface (CLI) in UNIX to perform basic tasks.

Performance-Based Objectives

  • get started with UNIX.
  • work with files and directories.
  • manage the security permissions of files and directories.
  • create and edit files by using the vi editor.
  • manage processes in UNIX.
  • learn how to manage jobs.

Competence in basic Windows operating system functions such as opening and saving files, managing windows, launching applications, and configuring desktop preferences, as well as a general understanding of personal computer concepts such as hardware, software, processing, and data storage. Some of the Element K computer literacy courses that can serve as a prerequisite:

  • Windows XP Professional: Level 1
  • Windows XP Professional: Level 2
  • Windows XP: Introduction
Course Outline
Lesson 1: Getting Started
  • Topic 1A: Understand the UNIX Architecture
  • Topic 1B: Log In to the System
  • Topic 1C: Use Basic Commands
  • Topic 1D: Customize the Shell Environment
  • Topic 1E: Get Help
Lesson 2: Working with Files and Directories
  • Topic 2A: Understand File System
  • Topic 2B: Display Files and Directories
  • Topic 2C: Display File Contents
  • Topic 2D: Create Files and Directories
  • Topic 2E: Manage Files and Directories
  • Topic 2F: Search Files and Directories
Lesson 3: Managing File Permissions
  • Topic 3A: Modify File Permissions
  • Topic 3B: Modify File and Group Ownership
  • Topic 3C: Modify Default Permissions
Lesson 4: Editing Files
  • Topic 4A: Create Files
  • Topic 4B: Modify Files
  • Topic 4C: Modify Files Using Advanced Techniques
  • Topic 4D: Edit Text Using ex Commands
Lesson 5: Managing Processes
  • Topic 5A: Display Processes
  • Topic 5B: Terminate Processes
Lesson 6: Managing Jobs
  • Topic 6A: Control Jobs
  • Topic 6B: Schedule Jobs
Lesson 7: Managing Communication
  • Topic 7A: Access Remote Computers
  • Topic 7B: Transfer Files

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