This series presents the features of UNIX that are most useful to new users, as well as system administration tasks and process management. Basic features discussed include logging in and out, file administration, command processing, displaying text, and using mail. UNIX shells - Bourne, Korn, and C - are presented, including a comparison of their advantages and disadvantages, and writing basic shell programs that include repetitions, conditional statements, and functions. Many system administration tasks are discussed, including installation, file systems, user accounts, system accounting, performance monitoring, device management, and security. Advanced topics covered in the series include how to control UNIX programs, how to start and kill programs, and prioritizing processes.
This series is for anyone who is new to UNIX or who wants to expand what they already know about UNIX.
- Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
- A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
- Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
- Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
- Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
- A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
- A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
- Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.