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UNIX Administration Basics

In the Unix Administration program, you will learn the foundations of Unix from the ground up and upon completing the program you will be an expert in the full implementation and maintenance of the technology. With Linux and Unix becoming more popular with Fortune 500 corporations and already very popular with government entities, you will prepare yourself for a variety of job opportunities by obtaining the knowledge provided in this course.

If you are looking for advancement or entry in the IT field, you will also find this program extremely valuable in assisting in finding employment and/or increasing your marketability. You will learn how to apply the knowledge you have gained in the real world and gain useful skill-sets that can be directly applied in the field.

6 Months / 35 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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UNIX Administration Basics

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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UNIX Administration Basics Details + Objective

Course Code: GES370

You Will Learn
  • Learn UNIX Basic commands
  • Understand UNIX file sharing
  • Master process management
  • Cover back up and compression protocol
  • Understand shell scripting
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 35 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a career as a networking administrator, network technician, network technology specialist, or networking specialist
  • Become eligible for a variety of roles at government organizations
  • Know how to apply UNIX technology within an organization’s infrastructure
UNIX Administration Basics Outline
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UNIX Part I

Cover the basics of UNIX including virtual box, basic commands, and special characters.

UNIX Part II

Discuss file editing, file system structures, and finding files.

UNIX Part III

Learn about shell special characters, regular expressions, and process management.

UNIX Part IV

Understand job scheduling, account customization, and UNIX printing.

UNIX Part V

 Explore UNIX printing, networking, and X Windows.

UNIX Part VI

Complete the course by learning about back up, compression, text utility, and shell scripting.

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UNIX Administration Basics Instructors
Ted Jordan

Ted Jordan, Senior Linux/Unix Instructor, is a senior Instructor and has taught Unix and Linux courses for over 20 years. In addition to teaching, online Mr. Jordan has taught Unix classes in over 10 different countries. Mr. Jordan is one of the most respected Unix experts in the country, having written a variety of books and other publications on the concepts of both Unix and Linux. Prior to his career in education, Mr. Jordan was an IT engineer and consultant. He worked with national clients at the partner level to ensure their success with complex technology initiatives. Mr. Jordan began his career with IBM after completing his master’s degree and quickly advanced through the corporate ranks before becoming an independent consultant. That position has taken him to where he is today and he enjoys nothing more than helping students achieve their goals.

UNIX Administration Basics Requirements / Prerequisites

Students can take this course without any prior IT experience or certifications.

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows 2000 and later operating systems and any browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection and e-mail account. We recommend that you use the latest version of the browser you choose. The materials for this program are all available online.

UNIX Administration Basics Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes.

How can I get more information about this program?

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When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

This program is knowledge based course. There is not a certification available.

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