Multi-vendor UNIX Administration

4 Day Course
Hands On

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Unix Training Courses.


Course Topics (12 topics)

  • Use responsibly the privileges of UNIX administrative user, the 'superuser'
  • Identify system requirements and software installation issues
  • Make effective use of system logs and diagnostic tools
  • Analyse hard disk partitioning/slicing and creating file systems
  • Alter and customise the start-up sequence of a UNIX system
  • Manage the UNIX file system, file and directory attributes
  • Add and delete users whilst implementing the security principles and techniques
  • Back up and restore portions of the file system using various tools and methods
  • Set up and administer the UNIX printing service
  • Set up file sharing among systems using NFS and use common TCP/IP utilities
  • Create automated task scheduling
  • Perform simple system diagnostics


Delegates must be experienced UNIX users – the course is aimed at prospective UNIX systems administrators, network administrators and support staff Delegates should have an existing knowledge of a UNIX editors, file manipulation, data handling and have familiarity with shell scripting with, ideally, several months practical experience of working in a UNIX environment Note that existing course: “Multi-Vendor UNIX Fundamentals” (MVUXFUND) provides the correct level of theoretical pre-requisites

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Multi-vendor Unix Fundamentals

    The Unix Fundamentals training course teaches students how to use the basic facilities of a Unix system and is applicable to all UNIX variants

    4 Day Course Hands On Training Course Code MVUXFUND-1
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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