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Introduction to Solaris

Course Fees: $3219.00 excl. GST
Printed Manual: $0.00 excl. GST
Course Duration: 3 days
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The Introduction to Solaris course provides instruction in the key features and capabilities of Sun's flagship Solaris 10 Operating System. Topics include file and directory management, controlling the user work environment, installing the Solaris 10 OS and user management. In addition, this course explains fundamental command-line features of the Solaris OS, including file system navigation, the vi text editor, file permissions, command shells, basic network use, and reading shell scripts. This course provides Technical Evaluators and System Administrators with the skills they need to install and begin using the Solaris 10 Operating System.

This course does not support the Sun Certified Solaris Associate exam.

Students who can benefit from this course: Individuals who are preparing to perform basic system administration duties and are new to the Solaris OS, or those who are unfamiliar with the UNIX operating system.
Use basic computer hardware (monitor, keyboard, and mouse)
Input commands and control characters from a keyboard
  • Use command-line features and help resources
  • Manage and view files and directories and change the directory contents
  • Create and modify files and use basic file permissions
  • Control the user work environment
  • Use commands within the shell
  • Perform basic process and job control
  • Install the Solaris 10 OS
  • Manage user Administration

Installation Requirements for the Solaris 10 OS

  • Identify fundamentals of DVD installation
  • Solaris 10 OS installation and upgrade options
  • Hardware requirements for Solaris OS installation
  • Using Command-Line Features and Online Help Resources

  • Construct and execute commands from the command line
  • Use online documentation
  • Viewing Directories and Files
  • Work with directories
  • Work with files
  • Print files
  • Changing the Solaris OS Directory Contents
  • Copy files and directories
  • Move and rename files and directories
  • Create files and directories
  • Remove files and directories
  • Use symbolic links
  • Introducing the Solaris 10 OS Directory Hierarchy
  • Describe / (root) subdirectories
  • Describe file components
  • Describe file types
  • Use hard links
  • Using the vi Editor
  • Describe the fundamentals of the vi editor
  • Modify files by using the vi editor
  • Using Commands Within the Shell
  • Use shell metacharacters
  • Describe the Korn shell variables
  • Display the command history
  • Describe the command-line interpreter
  • Work with user initialization files
  • Performing User Administration
  • Describe user administration fundamentals
  • Manage user accounts
  • Manage initialization files
  • Using Basic File Permissions
  • View file and directory permissions
  • Determine file or directory access
  • Change the permissions
  • Modify the default permissions
  • Searching Files and Directories
  • Search for content in files
  • Search for files and directories
  • Advanced Shell Functionality
  • Manage jobs in the Korn shell
  • Describe the Korn shell alias utility
  • Use Korn shell functions
  • Set Korn shell options
  • Performing Basic Process Control
  • Describe Solaris OS processes
  • View a process
  • Search for a specific process
  • Send a signal to a process
  • Controlling System Processes
  • View system processes
  • Kill frozen processes
  • Schedule an automatic one-time execution of a command
  • Schedule an automatic recurring execution of a command
  • Reading Shell Scripts
  • Describe shell scripts
  • Run shell scripts
  • Pass values to shell scripts
  • Use the test command
  • Perform conditional commands