Introduction to Solaris - A Unix / Solaris Foundation — A 2 day course
This comprehensive two-day course aims to equip the novice Solaris/UNIX user with all the skills necessary to navigate the system and make productive use of the tools available, including the Windows system, the vi editor and essential Solaris/UNIX commands. It also forms the necessary foundation for subsequent courses.
This course, combined with the Solaris Utilities and Shell Programming course, provides preparation for the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System (1Z0-876, was CX-310-105) exam. Further courses lead to administrator certifications.
Our Solaris courses are suitable training for Solaris Certification.
About 30% of the course is practicals, and 70% lectures.
Each student will have exclusive use of a Sun workstation for the duration of the course.
Each student will be provided with a full set of training notes relating to the course, and quick reference cards to assist with file editing and Unix commands.
Each student leaves the course with their own set of training notes for the material covered; around 120 pages per day of training.
A foundation course to get trainees confident in day-to-day Solaris / Unix use. This course provides all the knowledge that applications users will need and forms a good grounding for the power user or administrator who will go on to take other courses.
We offer an extensive range of Solaris courses. A natural follow-up to this Introduction course would be the Solaris Utilities and Shell Programming course (suitable for those who wish to become proficient with Solaris utilities and Bourne/Korn shell programming).
For those involved in administrating networks, our Solaris 10 Network Administration course would be ideal, and leads to the Solaris Certified Network Administrator CX-310-302 exam.
This course is suitable for new computer users and those who are using Solaris or UNIX for the first time.
Previous experience with an interactive computer system is desirable but not essential.
If you have previous experience of any other version(s) of Unix, the follow up courses described in the next paragraph may be more appropriate.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Solaris / UNIX / Linux overview
- What are Solaris, Linux and Unix?
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Basic command examples
- Other versions of Unix
- Future of Unix
- Logistics and support
- Logging in and out
- Basic Gnome Window system use
- Keyboard basics
- Files, directories and path names
- Creating and examining files
- Effective use of directories
- Moving, copying and removing files
- Basic system password security
- Online Documentation and the man command
- Common problems
The vi editor
- Invoking vi
- Insert and Append
- Moving around the text
- Deleting text
- Change operators
- Other insert operators
- Searching for text; Search and replace
- Saving and quitting
The Next stage
- Introduction to UNIX shells
- Shell interaction
- Input and Output control using Re-direction and piping
- Shell metacharacters (wild cards)
- The command history mechanism, and command line editing facilities
- The shell quoting mechanism
- Setting up and using command aliases
- Job and Process monitoring and control
- More complex copying and moving
- Protecting files and directories using chmod
- Shell variables and setting up the environment
- Introduction to Solaris utilities
- Halting the workstation
Gnome Window System
- A thorough examination of the major tools available, such as the Panel, File Manager, Text editor and the Help system
- Customising the Workspace and setting basic user preferences
Introduction to networking
- Introduction to network concepts
- Ethernet Overview
- Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines with ssh)
- Network File System (NFS) - overview, benefits and uses
- Overview of Samba file sharing with Microsoft machines