UNIX System Administration

at Certstaffix Training - Near North Side

Course Details
$2,280 4 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Sep 07, 9:00am - Sep 10, 4:00pm Central Time (4 sessions)

Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
205 N Michigan Ave Ste 810
At N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 3

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this linux training:

This 4-day course introduces Linux™ and UNIX™ users to the tasks needed to administer their own system.

Course Lessons:
1. Overview of System Administration
System Administrator Responsibilities
A Brief History of UNIX
Evolving Standards
Navigating the Documentation

2. User Administration
What is a "user" in UNIX?
The /etc/passwd File
The /etc/group File
Adding Users
Deleting Users
Modifying User Attributes
The Login Process
/etc/profile and .profile
Communicating with Users: /etc/motd
Communicating with Users: The wall Command

3. File System Basics
The Hierarchy
Device Files
Character and Block Devices
The/dev Directory
Symbolic Links
A File System Tour
The df Command
The du Command
The find Command

4. Advanced File System Concepts
The Physical File System
The Inode File
File Storage in Disk Blocks
The Superblock
The Free List
Slices and File Systems
File System Types

5. Disk Management
Making a File System
The mkfs Command
Sharing File Systems
The mount Command
The fstab File
The fsck Command
The lost+found Directory
The prtvtoc Command

6. Backups
Backup Strategies
Backup Tools
The tar Command
The cpio Command
The dump Command
Network Backup Strategies

7. UNIX Processes
Overview of Processes
Process Space
Process Table
The fork/exec Mechanism
The ps Command
Background Processes
The kill Command
Scheduling Jobs
The cron Daemon
The at Command
The crontab Command
Format of cron Files
Access to Scheduling Facilities

8. System Startup and Shutdown
Run States
The init Daemon
The inittab Actions
The init Command
The rc Scripts
Single-User Mode
The shutdown Command

9. UNIX System Security
Security Overview
Physical Security
Account Security
SUID and SGID Settings
File and Directory Permissions
Software Security

10. Performance Monitoring and Tuning
Performance Issues
Methods of Improving Performance
Swapping and Paging
The sar Utility
Using sar
The truss Command

11. IP Addressing
Basic Network Needs
Ethernet Addresses
IP Addresses
DNS vs /etc/hosts to Resolve IP Addresses
Network Addresses
Network Classes
Broadcast Addresses
Subnet Masks

12. Configuring TCP/IP
The /etc/hosts File
The ifconfig Command
The /etc/services File
The inetd Daemon
The /etc/inetd.conf File
Simple TCP/IP Troubleshooting: The ping Command
Simple TCP/IP Troubleshooting: The nestat Command

13. The LP Print Service
Printing Overview
The lp Command
The lpstat Command
The cancel Command
Adding a Printer
The lpadmin Command
The accept and reject Commands
The enable and disable Commands
Adding a Networked Printer
Other Administrative Commands

14. Appendix A – Network Utilities
Network Services
telnet - Terminal Emulator
ftp - File Transfer
rcp - Remote Copy
rlogin - Remote Login
rsh - Remote Commands

15. Appendix B – Kernel Reconfiguration
Overview of Reconfiguration
Kernel Parameters
Steps to Reconfigure a Kernel
Specific Steps for SVR4

16. Appendix C – Overview of NIS
What is NIS?
Why Use NIS?
NIS Design and Implementation
NIS Maps
Configuring NIS

School Notes:

Courseware (if a course has a Courseware) will be shipped to the address provided two weeks before the class starts. Make sure that the additional info field is properly and correctly filled out to avoid Courseware being lost in transit. Please also note that P.O. Box addresses are not allowed.

Certstaffix Training offers instructor-led live training classes that can be taken from your home or work. We also have real physical locations where students can go and connect to class in a quiet office with a computer that we provide. Our instructors teach from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

Instructors can view student progress and take control of their PC to provide direct assistance. Students can see the instructor's presentation as well as voice questions directly to the instructor and participate in class discussions.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

All of our classes are offered live online and any student with a computer and an internet connection can take class from their home or anywhere else they feel comfortable. For customers who are concerned about COVID-19 with regard to attending classes from one of our computer labs, please know that you can switch to attend from home up to the day before class. We just ask that you notify us so we can send them class connection information and inform the center staff that they won’t be coming in for class. 

With regard to our computer labs, each one holds a maximum of only two students per room so no student will need to be in close proximity to any large group of people. We’ve also asked the centers that host our computer labs to disinfect all keyboards/mice/surfaces, etc. after each use and requested that they provide hand sanitizer to our students. That being said, we definitely understand if a student would feel more comfortable taking class from their home.  

We purchase and ship books to students two weeks before their class date and we are charged for any computer lab booking if not cancelled within a week of the booking date, so we would not be able to fully refund a student who wants to cancel less than two weeks before class without incurring a financial loss to us that we would not be able to recover. With the attend from home option, students do hava a choice to stay home and still get their training. Students can also choose to postpone their training to a later date if they wish. 


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

You can cancel or reschedule your registration without penalty or charge provided you give notice of 10 business days (M-F) or more days before the start of my class.

If you request to cancel or reschedule your registration 10 Business Days (M-F) or less days before the class start you will be charged 100% the course fee and will not be entitled to a refund. You have one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.

You cannot change your class location ten (10) Business days (M-F) or less before the class start because Certified Staffing Solutions has shipped training materials and provisioned resources. Location changes requested prior to that timeframe are subject to availability and may incur an additional charge.

Should Certified Staffing Solutions need to cancel your class due to insufficient enrollment, or postpone it due to events beyond their control, Certified Staffing Solutions will notify you as soon as possible. In such cases, you may reschedule to a future class date at no additional charge or receive a refund for any money on account relating to that registration.

Travel arrangements and costs are the sole responsibility of the student. Certified Staffing Solutions suggests obtaining refundable reservations. Certified Staffing Solutions classes are confirmed approximately 14 days before the start of the class. We cannot guarantee class commitments before that window of time. Certified Staffing Solutions will not be responsible for any cancellation costs incurred, including but not limited to, airline/mass transit tickets, hotel reservations and so on.


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Our downtown Chicago classroom is located at the Avenue Business Center in the Magnificent Mile district, close to plenty of restaurants and parking. When arriving for class, please proceed to Suite 810 and the receptionist will guide you to your classroom.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor 4 $2,280
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Sep 08 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor
Thu, Sep 09 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor
Fri, Sep 10 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time Remote Instructor

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