SMS102 : Fundamentals Of Unix Administration
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The Fundamentals of UNIX Administration course is training for UNIX users who desire to increase their skill set to include basic UNIX System V Release 4 Operating System-based system administration and/or work effectively in a multi-vendor UNIX local or networked environment. It is not a vendor-specific course, but is based on the most popular of the UNIX variants, Solaris by Sun Microsystems.

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Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Customize the Korn Shell environment.
  • Build shell scripts in the Korn shell.
  • Control the UNIX system.
  • Manage UNIX user accounts.
  • Manage system software in UNIX.
  • Manage file systems in UNIX.
  • Troubleshoot the UNIX system.
  • Configure the UNIX client/server environment.
  • Apply security practices to UNIX systems.
  • Improve the UNIX system performance.

Lesson 1: Customizing the Korn Shell Environment
          Topic 1A: Locating the Korn Shell Initialization File
                   Task 1A-1: Using UNIX Command Syntax
                   Task 1A-2: Locate the Korn Shell Initialization File
          Topic 1B: Using the vi Editor
                   Task 1B-1: Using the vi Editor
          Topic 1C: Modifying the Korn Shell .profile File
                   Task 1C-1: Modifying the Korn Shell with the .profile File
          Topic 1D: Modifying the Korn Shell .kshrc File
                   Task 1D-1: Modify the Korn Shell using the .kshrc File

Lesson 2: Building Shell Scripts in the Korn Shell
          Topic 2A: Defining Shell Scripting Concepts
                   Task 2A-1: Defining Shell Scripting Concepts
          Topic 2B: Using if Statements to Execute Commands
                   Task 2B-1: Using if Statement in a Shell Script
          Topic 2C: Creating a Loop to Execute Commands
                   Task 2C-1: Creating a for Loop
          Topic 2D: Using the sleep Command in the Korn Shell Script
                   Task 2D-1: Using the sleep Command in the Korn Shell Script
          Topic 2E: Combining Statements to Create a Basic ShellScript
                   Task 2E-1: Combining Statements to Create a Shell Script
          Topic 2F: Using the tr Command to Translate Letters
                   Task 2F-1: Using tr Command to Translate Letters
          Topic 2G: Using the case Statement
                   Task 2G-1: Using the Case Statement
          Topic 2H: Creating a Custom Function
                   Task 2H-1: Creating a Custom Function
          Topic 2I: Using the sed and awk Commands
                   Task 2I-1: Creating a Report with awk

Lesson 3: Controlling the UNIX System
          Topic 3A: Becoming the Root User
                   Task 3A-1: Becoming the Root User
          Topic 3B: Signaling a Process
                   Task 3B-1: Signaling a Process to Start
          Topic 3C: Controlling Multiple Processes
                   Task 3C-1: Running Multiple Processes
          Topic 3D: Relocating Files and Directories
                   Task 3D-1: Relocating a Directory
          Topic 3E: Archiving Files and Directories
                   Task 3E-1: Archiving Files with the tar Command
          Topic 3F: Restoring Files and Directories
                   Task 3F-1: Extracting an Archived File

Lesson 4: Managing User Accounts
          Topic 4A: Creating User Accounts
                   Task 4A-1: Creating a User Account
          Topic 4B: Modifying User Account Database
                   Task 4B-1: Modifying User Account Database
          Topic 4C: Deleting User Accounts
                   Task 4C-1: Deleting User Accounts
          Topic 4D: Customizing Initialization Files
                   Task 4D-1: Customizing the Korn Shell Initialization File
          Topic 4E: Controlling User Directory Space Usage
                   Task 4E-1: Establishing a Directory Space Quota
          Topic 4F: Adding Group Account with Groupadd Command
                   Task 4F-1: Adding a Group Account with Groupadd Command

Lesson 5: Managing System Software
          Topic 5A: Adding Software Packages
                   Task 5A-1: Adding the a2ps Software Package
          Topic 5B: Determining Software Package Status
                   Task 5B-1: Determining SUNWns6 Software Package Status
          Topic 5C: Removing Software Packages
                   Task 5C-1: Removing Software Packages
          Topic 5D: Administering Software Patches to Software Packages
                   Task 5D-1: Locating Software Patches
                   Task 5D-2: Adding a Software Patch
                   Task 5D-3: Removing a Software Patch
          Topic 5E: Upgrading Software Packages at the Command Line
                   Task 5E-1: Upgrading the proftpd Software Package from the CommandLine
                   Task 5E-2: Upgrading Software Packages from a GUI

Lesson 6: Managing File Systems
          Topic 6A: Creating a File System
                   Task 6A-1: Creating a File System with newfs
          Topic 6B: Backing Up the File System
                   Task 6B-1: Scheduling a File System Backup
          Topic 6C: Restoring Data
                   Task 6C-1: Restoring Data
          Topic 6D: Recovering Data
                   Task 6D-1: Recovering Data
          Topic 6E: Creating a File System Backup Strategy
                   Task 6E-1: Creating a File System Backup Strategy

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting the System
          Topic 7A: Using the System Logs to Investigate Problems
                   Task 7A-1: Using the System Logs to Investigate Problems
          Topic 7B: Using Error Messages to Identify When ErrorsOccur
                   Task 7B-1: Using Error Messages to Identify When Errors Occur
          Topic 7C: Setting Up the Log Configuration Files
                   Task 7C-1: Setting Up a Log Configuration File
          Topic 7D: Running a System Check
                   Task 7D-1: Running a System Check

Lesson 8: Configuring the Client/Server Environment
          Topic 8A: Configuring a TCP/IP Client
                   Task 8A-1: Configuring the TCP/IP Client
          Topic 8B: Editing the Name Service Switch (NSS) File
                   Task 8B-1: Editing the NSS File to Use DNS First
          Topic 8C: Configuring Network File Systems (NFS)
                   Task 8C-1: Configuring NFS to Share
          Topic 8D: Connecting to a Remote Host
                   Task 8D-1: Connecting to a Remote Host
          Topic 8E: Copying Files Using Remote System Administration
                   Task 8E-1: Copying Files Using Remote System Administration
          Topic 8F: Troubleshooting Connectivity Failures
                   Task 8F-1: Troubleshooting Connectivity Failures

Lesson 9: Applying Security Practices to UNIX Systems
          Topic 9A: Authenticating and Authorizing Users for RestrictedShells
                   Task 9A-1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users for Restricted Shells
          Topic 9B: Defining Trusted User Access
                   Task 9B-1: Defining Trusted User Access
          Topic 9C: Defining Trusted Host Access
                   Task 9C-1: Defining Trusted Host Access
          Topic 9D: Selecting a Firewall Architecture Model
                   Task 9D-1: Analyzing the Need for a Firewall
                   Task 9D-2: Identifying Firewall Architecture Models

Lesson 10: Improving System Performance
          Topic 10A: Applying Performance Improvement Process toSystem Administration
                   Task 10A-1: Applying Performance Improvement Process to System Administration
          Topic 10B: Identifying System Performance Degradation
                   Task 10B-1: Identifying System Performance Degradations
          Topic 10C: Optimizing System Performance
                   Task 10C-1: Optimizing System Performance
          Topic 10D: Optimizing Disk Space
                   Task 10D-1: Optimizing Disk Space
          Topic 10E: Monitoring Network Performance
                   Task 10E-1: Monitoring Network Performance

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