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UNIX Administration Basics

In the Unix Administration course, you will learn the foundations of Unix from the ground up and upon completing the course 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 course 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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Ashland Community & Technical College

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Learning Method


Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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UNIX Administration Basics

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES370

What 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


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


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


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


Understand job scheduling, account customization, and UNIX printing.


Explore UNIX printing, networking, and X Windows.


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

  1. Virtual Box
  2. Basic Commands
  3. Special Characters
  4. File Editing
  5. File System Structure
  6. Finding Files
  7. Shell Special Characters
  8. Regular Expressions
  9. Process Management
  10. Job Scheduling
  11. Customizing Your Account
  12. Unix Printing
  13. Networking
  14. X Windows
  15. Back Up and Compression
  16. Text Utility
  17. Shell Scripting
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Instructors & Support

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.




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


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 2000 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

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

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. 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. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

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