Introduction to Solaris - A Unix
/ Solaris foundation
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 (course code SA),
provides preparation for the Oracle Certified
Associate, Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System
(1Z0-876) exam. Further courses lead to
administrator certifications; for full details
click here: Solaris Certification
Our Solaris courses are suitable
training for Solaris Certification
for related courses
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OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
A foundation course to instill
confidence 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.
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DATES: This course is scheduled on
demand, please call or email us to arrange a
INTENSITY: About 30% of the
course is practicals, and 70% lectures.
RESOURCE: 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
PREREQUISITES: 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. Please
call for advice if in doubt.
FOLLOW UPS: First
Alternative offers 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) course. If you
are responsible for looking after day-to-day
administration, then we can offer a very
comprehensive range of Solaris 11 Systems
Administration courses, right up to Advanced
Solaris 11 Administration
Solaris 11 Administration
Linux courses are also available,
to Linux through to Linux System Administration.
PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each
student leaves the course with their own set of
training notes for the material covered; around
120 pages per day of training.
|Every student who attends
this course will be issued with a signed
certificate of course completion, which we
will be happy to "authenticate" upon
|On this course, we hand out
a number of quick reference sheets to each
student on subjects such as vi and Unix
The examples from this course are
available (via the internet) to students
who have attended.
- This course is
suitable for Solaris (any version) on SPARC
or PC (Intel) platforms.
- Most topics
are also relevant to other versions of Unix
or Linux, for example Irix, HPUX, Ultrix,
AIX, SuSE and RedHat. Our tutors will be
able to advise which features are
Solaris-specific as they present the course..
COURSE PROFILES: During the
course, the student will learn from many
practical examples written for this course and
supplied in the manual. For ease of use during
and after the course, we have provided these
TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE
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
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
directorie 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