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UNIX/Linux for advanced users


In this course participants learn to interpret and to influence the functioning and the actual state of a UNIX/Linux system. A correct analysis of problem events and a good explanation of the tools to determine the cause, is what most of this course is about. The tools discussed are system oriented, they help to collect system data or to let you influence system operations.

Main topics

  • Understanding processes:
  • scheduling, priority, daemons and attached processes
  • ps, top, ...
  • cron and at
  • Disk space usage:
  • free inodes versus free space, du, df, ...
  • disk quota
  • logical volume managers (LVM)
  • Paging space
  • Archiving, backup and recovery
  • compression versus archiving
  • tar, zip, cpio, gzip, bzip2, dd
  • User and group administration
  • Network diagnosis and communication tools:
  • ftp, sftp and Unix "remote" commands: rlogin, rsh, rcp, ssh, scp
  • arp, netstat, ifconfig, ping, dig, nslookup, ...
  • basic tcp/ip configuration
  • Security:
  • sudo, restricted shell, ssh, ...
  • Terminal manipulation, X-window
  • For Power users:
  • tty • non-Unix file formats • task scheduling • ksh vs. bash

Intended for

Helpdesk and support people who have to solve problems or who have to support their UNIX (like AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, BSD, Mac OS X) or Linux user community. This course is not meant for those intending to follow an administration course (e.g. Linux system administration), or aiming for an LPI certificate (for which we refer to our LPIC-1 certification track (exam 101)).


Participants are expected to have followed the UNIX/Linux/AIX fundamentals course or to have equivalent practical experience.

Training method

Classroom instruction with demonstrations and practical exercises.

Course leader

Koen De Backer, Peter Vanroose, Kris Van Thillo.


2 days.


You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
26 Oct2NWoerden  (NL)900 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
07 Dec2ELeuven  (BE)900 EUR  (excl. VAT) 

Global score

3.9/5 (based on 43 evaluations)


Prima cursus, leuk gegeven (, )
Zeer bruikbaar. Was ruimte om naar gelang vragen in te gaan op gewenste onderdelenn. (, )
Inhoudelijk ruim voldoende (, )
Prima training. Gaat er diep genoeg op in! (, )
Goede cursus, trainer heeft duidelijk verstand van de materie. Duidelijk cursusmateriaal. Locatie prima. Lunch prima. (, )
Goed, alleen er werd wel veel aan stuk uitgelegd. presentatie langer dan 1 uur achter elkaar is lastig om nog informatie op te nemen. (, )
veel stof in korte tijd. een gedegen ondergrond van Linux was een absolute noodzaak (, )
Was erg goed en goed duidelijk ingedeeld. (, )
Zeer leerzaam. (, )
Veel diepgang in de stof, theoretisch kader wordt goed toegelicht (, )