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Linux is also known as GNU/Linux is a computer operating system, Just like Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS. Unlike those two, however, it is built with a collaborative development model. The operating system and most of its software are created by volunteers and employees of companies, governments and organizations from all over the world. It has many other benefits including speed, security and stability. Linux kernel based operating systems are called Linux OS, like redhat, Linux mint, Ubuntu, centos etc.

Training Objectives of Linux:

Linux is, in simplest terms, an operating system. It is designed to provide personal computer users a free or very low-cost operating system comparable to traditional and usually more expensive UNIX systems. We will give you complete overview on Partitions, Boot Process, File Management, File System Maintenance, Administration and Documentation, Backup and Restore and many other activities.

Target Students / Prerequisites:

Students Must be belongs to Technical Background and having Knowledge in UNIX and Linux Commands.

Introduction to Linux

What is Linux?

  • Then What is Unix?
  • A Graphical View of Unix History
  • Brief Linux History
  • Linux System Construction
  • Comparing Linux to Unix
  • Comparing Linux to Windows/DOS
  • Various Linux Distributions
  • Common Linux Resources

Installing Linux

Hardware Requirements

  • What You Need Before Installing
  • The Install Process

Getting Started

Logging In

  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Using Online Help
  • Restarting and Shutting Down Linux

The X Window System

  • Overview of the X Window System
  • Configuring X to Start Manually
  • Starting X Manually
  • Starting X Automatically
  • Working with Windows and Menus

Customizing the X Interface

  • Adding/Removing Shortcuts
  • Modifying the Gnome Panel

The Shell Environment

  • Kernel/Shell Relationship
  • Types of Shells
  • Getting to a Command Prompt
  • Executing a Shell
  • Changing the Default Shell
  • Variables
  • The Shell as a Programming Environment

The Bash Shell

  • The Home Directory
  • Startup Files
  • Variables Revisited
  • Accessing Previous Commands-History
  • Command Completion
  • Colors in a Command Line

Linux Commands

  • Shell Command Syntax
  • The MESG Command
  • Writing Active Users
  • Printing Files
  • Defining and Creating Aliases

The Linux File System

  • The Linux File System Standard (FSSTND)
  • File System Structure
  • Linux Directory Structure
  • Navigating from the Command Line
  • Viewing Files/Directories in X
  • Viewing Files/Directories from the Command Line
  • Using Wildcard Characters

Redirection and Pipes

  • Standard Input and Output
  • Standard Output Redirection
  • Standard Input Redirection
  • Simultaneous Redirection
  • Pipes

Organizing Files

  • The Touch Command
  • Creating Directories
  • Deleting Files and Directories
  • Copying and Moving Files and Directories
  • Moving and Renaming
  • Creating Links to a File
  • Organizing Files and Directories in X

File/Directory Permissions

  • What are Permissions?
  • The CHMOD Command
  • The UMASK Command
  • The CHOWN Command
  • Changing Permissions in X

Working with Applications and Packages

  • Installing: The Traditional Unix Method
  • Installing: The Linux Package Method (RPM)

Working with Text Documents and Editors

  • Viewing and Editing Text Files in X
  • Viewing Text Files from the Command Line
  • Editing Text Files from the Command Line
  • Using the Pico Editor
  • The VIM Editor
  • Deleting and Changing Text

Using Floppies and CDs

  • Mounting/Unmouting File systems
  • Mtools
  • Auto mounting in X

Power User Utilities

  • Regular Expressions
  • Wildcards
  • Locating Files from the Command Line
  • Locating Files from Within X
  • The GREP Command
  • Determining Disk Usage
  • The WC Command
  • The SORT Command
  • The UNIQ Command

Network Utilities

  • The Control Panel – Network Configuration
  • Networking Commands from the Shell
  • The /ETC/Hosts File

Process Management

  • Listing Processes from Within Gnome
  • Listing Processes from the Command Line
  • Killing Processes from Within Gnome
  • Killing Processes from the Command Line

Background Mode Operation (&)

  • Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown
  • The Boot Process and Boot PROM
  • User and Software Package Administration
  • System Security and Remote Connection
  • Process Control
  • File Systems, Files, and Directories
  • Disk Configuration
  • Backup and Recovery
  • vi Editor and Command Syntax
  • LP Print Service
  • Practice Exam

Lesson Detail:

Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown

  • Selected system administrator terms
  • Requirements and preparation for installation
  • Software and configuration clusters
  • System configuration to be installed
  • Disk storage systems
  • Device drivers
  • Installing the Solaris 8 software
  • Power on and booting the system
  • System run states
  • Init phase
  • Stopping and starting services with control scripts
  • System shutdown

The Boot Process and Boot PROM

  • OpenBoot environment
  • OpenBoot architecture
  • OpenBoot interface
  • PROM full device names
  • OpenBoot device aliases
  • OpenBoot non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
  • OpenBoot security
  • OpenBoot diagnostics
  • Input and output control
  • boot
  • Kernel

User and Software Package Administration

  • Adding user accounts with Admintool
  • Managing user accounts with Admintool
  • Managing users from the command line
  • User initialization files
  • Home directories and name services
  • Managing software
  • Listing and spooling software packages
  • Adding and removing software
  • Software patches

System Security and Remote Connection

  • Physical security
  • Controlling system access
  • Storing user account information
  • Controlling file access
  • Permission schemes for user and group IDs
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Managing ACL entries
  • Setting path and identification permission
  • Monitoring users and system usage
  • Obtaining login information
  • Using firewalls and securing network services
  • Other network security methods
  • Remote system operations and the trusted host
  • Restricting FTP
  • Restricting root access
  • Monitoring superuser access
  • Automated Security Enhancement Tool (ASET)

Process Control

  • Viewing a process
  • The pgrep and prstat commands
  • Process Manager
  • Using signals
  • Scheduling processes
  • The crontab command
  • The at command
  • syslog and other logs

File Systems, Files, and Directories

  • A file system defined
  • Solaris file system types
  • Disk slices
  • Creating slices with the format utility
  • Parts of a UFS file system
  • Creating a UFS file system
  • Custom file system parameters
  • File system operations
  • Mounting file systems
  • Displaying mounted file systems
  • Constructing a file system
  • Tuning file systems
  • Options for mounting a file system
  • Unmounting a file system
  • Volume Manager
  • Modifying devices with the Volume Manager
  • Troubleshooting media devices
  • Information on file systems

Disk Configuration

  • Device drivers
  • Physical device names
  • Device auto-configuration
  • Instance names
  • Transparent configurations
  • Major and minor device numbers
  • Logical device names
  • Virtual volume management
  • Metadevices and drivers
  • StorEdge Volume Manager

Backup and Recovery

  • Backup media and utilities
  • The tar command
  • The dd command
  • The cpio command
  • The pax command
  • The ufsdump command
  • The ufsrestore command
  • Recovering file systems

Vi Editor and Command Syntax

  • Shell script basics
  • Selecting a shell to use
  • Bourne shell variables
  • Bourne shell built-ins and conditionals
  • The if and case conditionals
  • Repeated-action commands and functions

LP Print Service

  • The Solaris LP print service
  • The print spooler and LP daemons
  • Printer hardware
  • Printer software
  • Print servers
  • Creating printer classes
  • Managing printers with GUI tools
  • Routine printer tasks
  • Checking printer status
  • Managing user access to printers
  • Managing printer queues

Practice Exam

  • System concepts
  • The boot PROM
  • Installation
  • Initialization and shutdown
  • User administration
  • Security
  • Process control
  • File systems
  • Files and directories
  • The boot process
  • Disk configuration
  • Backup and recovery
  • Basic command syntax


Mode of Training


Total duration of the course

5 to 7 weeks

Training duration per day

50 mins - 90 mins

Communication Mode

Go to meeting, WEB-EX

Software access:

Software will be installed/Server access will be provided, whichever is possible


Soft copy of the material will be provided during the training.


Both weekdays and weekends

Training Fee