IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-161
May 22, 2001

Developer Marketing: Learn UNIX Fundamentals through UNIX Computer-Based Training from NETg

 ENUS201-161.PDF (39KB)


At a Glance

Achieve basic UNIX learning skills through these self-paced computer-based training courses from National Education and Training Group, Inc. (NETg).

Topics covered in these courses include:

  • Introduction to UNIX
  • Files, directories, and printing
  • Input, output, and compression
  • UNIX shell environment
  • UNIX file information
  • Networking concepts and commands
  • Data backup
  • UNIXWare 7 Installation and startup
  • System administration
  • System optimization

Overview

Learn the basics of UNIX® and understand how UNIX can be best used by advanced users in a UNIX-based enterprise.

These courses are designed for IT professionals and offer you the opportunity to gain a good working knowledge of a UnixWare environment.

The products in this announcement are available as a part of the IBM National Remarketing Program. Product information has been provided by the program supplier, National Education and Training, Inc. (NETg).

For a brief description of these courses, call IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322), or visit the IBM Learning Services Web site at:

Key Prerequisites

  • IBM-compatible PC with:
    • A 133 MHz Pentium™, or higher, processor
    • A CD-ROM drive
    • An SVGA 256-color display
  • Windows® 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT®, or Windows Me

Planned Availability Date

May 23, 2001

Description

UNIX Part 1: User Fundamentals (5620-FCI)

Learn how to get started with UNIX. This course introduces the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) and the terminal window. Understand how to manipulate input and output, as well as how to compress and uncompress files. It also introduces the UNIX shell environment, shell functionality, and text patterns.

Audience (All UNIX courses): IT professionals, such as:

  • End users
  • Application developers
  • Technical managers
  • System analysts
  • System administrators
  • Software engineers
  • Database administrators
  • Help desk/support

Total Learning Time: Six to eight hours

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you can:

  • Identify the:
    • Differences between working with windows and with shells
    • Features of X-windows
    • Components of the CDE
    • Command options used to change directories
    • Functions of filters and pipes
    • Methods for condensing command names by using wildcards and metacharacters
  • Identify:
    • Print commands for printing options in System V
    • Ways of manipulating shell variables

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to UNIX

  • Identify the:
    • Milestones in the development of UNIX
    • Standards relating to UNIX
    • Components of the CDE
  • Identify the features of:
    • X-windows
    • Mailer
  • Identify the differences between:
    • Working with windows and with shells
    • X-windows managers
  • Log in and out of a UNIX system
  • Launch a basic application by using the CDE
  • Get help in the CDE
  • Open a terminal from the CDE
  • Display information about UNIX users
  • Access a man page from the terminal window

Unit 2: Files, Directories, and Printing

  • Identify the:
    • Components of the UNIX file tree
    • Main file types
    • Characteristics of users and groups
  • Identify the command options:
    • Used to change directories
    • For listing directory contents
  • Identify:
    • Commands that locate files from the command line
    • Print commands for printing options in System V
  • Create:
    • Directories
    • Files from the command line
  • Edit a simple file by using the vi editor
  • Copy a file from one directory to another
  • Remove a file from a directory
  • Control access to certain files in a UNIX system
  • Print a document from a Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) system

Unit 3: Input, Output, and Compression

  • Identify the:
    • Characteristics of standard input, output, and error
    • Functions of filters and pipes
  • Pipe a command
  • Compress a file by using the compress and gzip commands
  • Access a compressed file by using the uncompress and gunzip commands

Unit 4: UNIX Shell Environment

  • Identify the:
    • Variables of common shells
    • Features of shell startup sequences
    • Ways in which you can edit the .profile login script
    • Methods for condensing command names by using wildcards and metacharacters
    • Functions of basic regular expressions
  • Identify ways of manipulating:
    • Shell variables
    • The command history
  • Create an alias
  • Search a string pattern by using the grep commands

UNIX Part 2: Advanced Topics for Users (5620-FCJ)

Learn how UNIX handles resources. Gain an understanding of how UNIX can be best used by advanced users in a UNIX-based enterprise. This course can even act as a starting primer for users interested in becoming administrators.

Total Learning Time: Six to eight hours

Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you can:

  • Identify the:
    • Hardware requirements for a UNIX system
    • Guidelines for managing disk space usage
    • Benefits of networking
    • Requirements for remote access
  • Identify the features of:
    • Job control
    • TCP/IP
    • Network Information Services (NIS)
    • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Course Content

Unit 1: Hardware and Processes

  • Identify the:
    • Hardware requirements for a UNIX system
    • Memory requirements of a UNIX system
    • Features of job control
  • Track multiple processes
  • Change the state of a running process
  • Schedule a script for later execution

Unit 2: UNIX File Information

  • Identify the characteristics of:
    • The main types of UNIX disks
    • UNIX file systems
  • Identify the features of:
    • The home directory
    • File security
  • Identify the:
    • Methods of disk organization
    • Guidelines for managing disk space usage
  • Display available disk space
  • Create hard and symbolic links between files

Unit 3: Networking Concepts and Commands

  • Identify the:
    • Benefits of networking
    • Requirements for remote access
  • Identify the features of:
    • LANs
    • WANs
    • TCP/IP
    • Network file systems
    • NIS
    • Hostname resolution
    • LDAP
    • UNIX e-mail services
  • Log in to a remote computer
  • Copy remote files
  • Transfer files by using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Start a remote X-window

Unit 4: Data Backup

  • Identify the:
    • Features of the backup process
    • Guidelines for backup scheduling
    • Considerations involved in selecting backup media
    • Method for backing up files to a magnetic tape by using the tar command
  • Create backup files
  • Verify a backup
  • Restore a backup

SCO/SVR 5 Part 1: Basic Administration (5620-FCK)

Understand basic user and system administration in the UnixWare environment. This course focuses on the common skills that an administrator will perform and how they are handled in this flavor of UNIX.

Total Learning Time: Six to eight hours

Prerequisites: Learners should have a good understanding of:

  • Multitasking
  • The multiuser nature of the UNIX environment
  • Hardware/software and file structure used in UNIX systems
  • Basic networking

Course Objectives: After completing the course, you can:

  • Identify the:
    • Function of the UNIX system administrator
    • Hardware requirements for installing
    • Location of user setup and login files
    • Characteristics of disk partitions
    • Different types of file systems
    • CLI performance monitoring commands
  • Identify the features of the:
    • System Logs Manager
    • System Monitor utility
  • Identify:
    • Factors to be considered before installing UnixWare 7
    • CLI commands that can be used to manage a file system
    • Optimal system performance parameters

Course Content

Unit 1: Installation and Startup

  • Identify the:
    • Function of the UNIX system administrator
    • Hardware requirements for installing
    • CLI performance monitoring commands
    • UnixWare 7 startup directory options
  • Identify:
    • Factors to be considered before installing UnixWare 7
    • Optimal system performance parameters
  • Identify the steps required to:
    • Install UnixWare 7
    • Boot the UnixWare 7 system
  • Identify the features of the:
    • System Logs Manager
    • System Monitor utility
    • Device configuration utility (DCU)
    • System Tuner utility
    • SCOadmin utilities
  • Identify the features of:
    • Devices and drivers in UnixWare 7
    • SCOhelp
  • Change the boot options for the UnixWare 7 Monitor processes by using the ps command
  • Modify processes by using the Process Manager
  • Schedule a process by using the Task Scheduler
  • Configure a device using the DCU
  • Tune system operations
  • Shut down the UnixWare 7 system
  • Install an application on the UnixWare 7 system
  • Remove an application from the UnixWare 7 system

Unit 2: System Administration

  • Identify the:
    • Location of user setup and login files
    • Characteristics of disk partitions
    • Different types of file systems
    • Functions of backup procedures and levels
    • CLI backup commands available in SCO SVR
    • Procedure for recovering from a system disaster
  • Identify the features of the:
    • Filesystem Manager
    • RAID data storage solution
    • ARCserveIT utility
  • Identify the features of:
    • Standard UNIX file permissions
    • ACLs
  • Identify:
    • CLI commands that can be used to manage a file system
    • Factors to consider when selecting backup media
  • Add a user:
    • In Account Manager
    • By using the CLI
  • Modify user:
    • Settings by using the Account Manager
    • Accounts by using the CLI
  • Modify group accounts with the Account Manager
  • Modify a:
    • Group using the CLI
    • Mount configuration
  • Mount a local file system
  • Install a new hard disk

Unit 3: Optimizing the System

  • Monitor processes by using the ps command
  • Modify processes by using the Process Manager
  • Schedule a process by using the Task Scheduler
  • Identify the features of the:
    • System Logs Manager
    • System Monitor utility
    • Devices and drivers in UnixWare 7
    • DCU
    • System Tuner utility
  • Identify:
    • The CLI performance monitoring commands
    • Optimal system performance parameters
  • Configure a device using the DCU
  • Tune system operations

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

These are third-party products, not IBM products. Contact NETg with any questions regarding accessibility by people with disabilities.

Trademarks

 
Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Technical Information

Primary Industry: Cross industry

PC (stand-alone) and LAN (network) Versions

  • 486DX 33 MHz processor, or higher, required to adequately support audio playback
  • Windows® 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT® 3.51, or later, Windows 2000, or Windows Me
  • At least 8 MB RAM
  • Microsoft™-compatible mouse
  • VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512 K video RAM (1 MB video RAM recommended)
  • 2x, or faster, CD-ROM drive
  • MPC-compliant sound card with attached speakers or headphone is recommended
  • Network card, if courses are to be stored on a network server

Web (Internet and intranet) Version

  • 486DX 33 MHz, or higher, microprocessor
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0, including TCP/IP protocol
  • Microsoft-compatible mouse
  • VGA graphics capability with a minimum 800 x 600 resolution with 256 colors (1024 x 768 and 16-bit high color recommended)
  • Netscape Navigator 3.01, or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0, or later

Hardware Requirements

Hardware and software requirements for each course are on the Internet at:

Support

Training, Education, and On-Site Installation: These are a self-study courseware product, employing a straightforward user interface. Installation is simple, requiring little interaction with the user, and student navigation within the course is accomplished by an easily learned graphical interface. Formal training is therefore not required. Technical assistance for installation and usage, if required, is provided by the IBM Learning Services Help Desk at 770-644-5050.

Program Support: NETg software includes a 90-day defect warranty.

Packaging: The products are packaged on CD-ROM. Media and documentation are shipped from IBM Learning Services.

Ordering Information

One-Time Charge (OTC): The program supplier products are available from IBM at an OTC for a Single-Learner Perpetual License or for multiple learners in an Enterprise Network Perpetual License. The software is licensed to the end user for a one-time licensing charge for their exclusive use.

12-Month License: These products are also available in a Subscription Library Plan for multiple learners on a 12-Month License basis at 5-, 10-, 15-, 25-, 50-, 100-, and 150-course levels.

Deployment Options: These NETg products can be deployed through a variety of methods. The following options are available:

  • PC:
    • Stand-alone version
    • Available on CD-ROM
  • LAN:
    • Typically used by multiple user in a network environment
    • Available on CD-ROM
  • Web — Internet and intranet:
    • Learning Object Delivery (LOD) — CD-based media that can be downloaded via an Internet browser to a user's workstation. Courses can be downloaded in any combination of unit, lesson, and topic increments. Once downloaded, they can be launched on your local workstation.
    • Web Player 2.0 — Using NETg Learning Object (NLO), this is the latest NETg deployment option for browser-playable content.

New Licenses: Orders for new licenses are accepted now and scheduled for shipment by IBM Learning Services.

To order a basic license:

  • Specify the program number (5620-nnn)
  • Feature number of the desired course
  • Feature number 9001 for asset registration
  • Quantity (maximum 250) corresponding to the number of copies
  • Feature number of the distribution medium:
    • 5809 for PC (stand-alone) or LAN (network)
    • 5003 for Web (Internet and intranet)

The following NETg UNIX® training courses are available with the following OTC feature numbers. For requirements not listed, contact IBM Learning Services at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) and ask for extension LIBRARY.

License Feature Numbers

Single-Learner Perpetual License

                                   Program
Description                        Number
 
OTC Feature Number:  0001
 
UNIX Part 1:  User                 5620-FCI
  Fundamentals
UNIX Part 2:  Advanced             5620-FCJ
  Topics for Users
SCO/SVR 5 Part 1:  Basic           5620-FCK
  Administration

Multiple-Learner — Enterprise Network Perpetual License

                                   OTC
                                   Feature
Description                        Number
 
1 to 25 Learners                   0002
26 to 50 Learners                  0003
51 to 100 Learners                 0004
101 to 250 Learners                0005
251 to 500 Learners                0006
501 to 999 Learners                0007
1,000 to 1,999 Learners            0008
2,000 to 3,499 Learners            0009
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0010

Multiple-Learner — Subscription Library License — 12-Month

                                   OTC
                                   Feature
Description                        Number
 
5 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                   0011
50 to 99 Learners                  0012
100 to 249 Learners                0013
250 to 499 Learners                0014
500 to 999 Learners                0015
1,000 to 2,499 Learners            0016
2,500 to 3,499 Learners            0017
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0018
5,000 to 9,999 Learners            0019
 
10 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                   0020
50 to 99 Learners                  0021
100 to 249 Learners                0022
250 to 499 Learners                0023
500 to 999 Learners                0024
1,000 to 2,499 Learners            0025
2,500 to 3,499 Learners            0026
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0027
5,000 to 9,999 Learners            0028
 
                                   OTC
                                   Feature
Description                        Number
 
15 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                   0029
50 to 99 Learners                  0030
100 to 249 Learners                0031
250 to 499 Learners                0032
500 to 999 Learners                0033
1,000 to 2,499 Learners            0034
2,500 to 3,499 Learners            0035
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0036
5,000 to 9,999 Learners            0037
 
25 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                   0038
50 to 99 Learners                  0039
100 to 249 Learners                0040
250 to 499 Learners                0041
500 to 999 Learners                0042
1,000 to 2,499 Learners            0043
2,500 to 3,499 Learners            0044
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0045
5,000 to 9,999 Learners            0046
 
50 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                   0047
50 to 99 Learners                  0048
100 to 249 Learners                0049
250 to 499 Learners                0050
500 to 999 Learners                0051
1,000 to 2,499 Learners            0052
2,500 to 3,499 Learners            0053
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0054
5,000 to 9,999 Learners            0055
 
 
100 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                   0056
50 to 99 Learners                  0057
100 to 249 Learners                0058
250 to 499 Learners                0059
500 to 999 Learners                0060
1,000 to 2,499 Learners            0061
2,500 to 3,499 Learners            0062
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0063
5,000 to 9,999 Learners            0064
 
150 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                   0065
50 to 99 Learners                  0066
100 to 249 Learners                0067
250 to 499 Learners                0068
500 to 999 Learners                0069
1,000 to 2,499 Learners            0070
2,500 to 3,499 Learners            0071
3,500 to 4,999 Learners            0072
5,000 to 9,999 Learners            0073

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the distribution media.

                         Medium
                         Feature        Media
Environment              Number         Type
 
PC                       5809           CD-ROM
Web                      5003           CD-ROM

Terms and Conditions

Licensing: Products presented under the IBM National Remarketing Program are licensed and distributed by the program supplier. With the exception of billing and payments terms, terms and conditions are as provided by the program supplier. The IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) must be in effect.

For a Single-Learner Perpetual License and Perpetual Network License, the software is licensed to the end users for a one-time licensing charge for their exclusive use. They cannot sell it, transfer it, or otherwise make it available to any other entity.

Prices: Prices listed and payment terms are as provided by IBM.

Pricing Allowance: Products are not eligible for volume, educational, or other discounts.

Disclaimer of Warranty: The information in this document concerning non-IBM products was obtained from the program supplier or from their published announcements. IBM has not tested the program supplier's products and cannot confirm the accuracy of performance, compatibility, or any other claims related to the program supplier's products. Questions on the capabilities of the program supplier's products should be addressed to the program supplier.

The program supplier's products are not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, is as provided by the program supplier. IBM makes no warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Address any questions pertaining to warranty to the program supplier.

Trial Period: None

Test Period: None

Technical Assistance: Technical assistance, installation, and usage support, if any, are as provided by the IBM Learning Services Help Desk at 770-644-5050.

Program Services: Program services, if any, are as provided by the IBM Learning Services Help Desk at 770-644-5050.

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Single-Learner Perpetual License Charges

                                      OTC
                                      Feature
Description                           Number        OTC
 
OTC Feature Number:  0001
 
UNIX Part 1:  User                    5620-FCI      $150
  Fundamentals
UNIX Part 2:  Advanced                5620-FCJ       150
  Topics for Users
SCO/SVR 5 Part 1:  Basic              5620-FCK       150
  Administration

Multiple-Learner — Enterprise Network Perpetual License Charges

                                      OTC
                                      Feature
Description                           Number        OTC
 
1 to 25 Learners                      0002          $ 2,135
26 to 50 Learners                     0003            2,935
51 to 100 Learners                    0004            4,270
101 to 250 Learners                   0005            5,520
251 to 500 Learners                   0006            6,625
501 to 999 Learners                   0007            8,465
1,000 to 1,999 Learners               0008           10,675
2,000 to 3,499 Learners               0009           13,250
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0010           16,560

Multiple-Learner — Subscription Library 12-Month License Charges

                                      OTC
                                      Feature
Description                           Number        OTC
 
5 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                      0011          $  6,250
50 to 99 Learners                     0012            10,000
100 to 249 Learners                   0013            15,130
250 to 499 Learners                   0014            18,220
500 to 999 Learners                   0015            23,250
1,000 to 2,499 Learners               0016            32,500
2,500 to 3,499 Learners               0017            36,440
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0018            45,500
5,000 to 9,999 Learners               0019            60,630
 
10 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                      0020            12,190
50 to 99 Learners                     0021            15,000
100 to 249 Learners                   0022            20,130
250 to 499 Learners                   0023            25,300
500 to 999 Learners                   0024            29,310
1,000 to 2,499 Learners               0025            38,750
2,500 to 3,499 Learners               0026            47,500
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0027            65,000
5,000 to 9,999 Learners               0028            96,130
 
15 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                      0029            18,130
50 to 99 Learners                     0030            21,250
100 to 249 Learners                   0031            24,280
250 to 499 Learners                   0032            30,350
500 to 999 Learners                   0033            38,440
1,000 to 2,499 Learners               0034            47,500
2,500 to 3,499 Learners               0035            60,630
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0036            84,380
5,000 to 9,999 Learners               0037           126,500
 
25 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                      0038            21,880
50 to 99 Learners                     0039            24,380
100 to 249 Learners                   0040            29,440
250 to 499 Learners                   0041            39,500
500 to 999 Learners                   0042            47,250
1,000 to 2,499 Learners               0043            62,500
2,500 to 3,499 Learners               0044            82,630
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0045           112,500
5,000 to 9,999 Learners               0046           177,250
 
                                      OTC
                                      Feature
Description                           Number        OTC
 
50 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                      0047          $ 31,250
50 to 99 Learners                     0048            37,500
100 to 249 Learners                   0049            47,060
250 to 499 Learners                   0050            57,810
500 to 999 Learners                   0051            70,880
1,000 to 2,499 Learners               0052            97,500
2,500 to 3,499 Learners               0053           125,000
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0054           162,500
5,000 to 9,999 Learners               0055           283,750
 
 
100 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                      0056            46,880
50 to 99 Learners                     0057            56,250
100 to 249 Learners                   0058            74,190
250 to 499 Learners                   0059            84,880
500 to 999 Learners                   0060           108,630
1,000 to 2,499 Learners               0061           150,000
2,500 to 3,499 Learners               0062           196,880
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0063           262,500
5,000 to 9,999 Learners               0064           467,500
 
150 Course
 
1 to 49 Learners                      0065            62,500
50 to 99 Learners                     0066            77,500
100 to 249 Learners                   0067           105,940
250 to 499 Learners                   0068           121,880
500 to 999 Learners                   0069           155,000
1,000 to 2,499 Learners               0070           198,500
2,500 to 3,499 Learners               0071           262,500
3,500 to 4,999 Learners               0072           343,750
5,000 to 9,999 Learners               0073           627,500

Trademarks

 
Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Windows NT and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
UNIX is a registered trademark is a registered trademark of the Open Company in the United States and other countries.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.