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Solaris 10 Certification
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Remote Lab
Free Prep Class

The course is self paced and delivered online. Students will learn around their schedules from the comfort of their own homes or workplaces. Any computer with an internet connection will do.

A weekly web teleconference is held where students can get face time with the instructor if they need help and want to work "face to face" with the instructor.

The weekly web teleconference serves a dual purpose role:

  • Students can ask questions and get extra help with any topic and can also
  • Complete lab exercises in the presence of the instructor to receive certification on the module they are working on.
For example, if a student has been studying users and groups, they can show me that they are competent in that area, add some users and groups as I watch and once they prove to me and to themselves that they really can do those tasks, they earn resume bullet items that really mean something.

You can add items to your online bio or your resume like "Can manage users and groups from the command line" and actually have something to back up your claim.

The full course covers the modules listed below. The module path is segmented into three levels, Junior, Mid level and Senior level based on what I know employers expect to see in terms of skill for various position types/titles.

Basic UNIX User

  • What is Solaris?
  • Computer Hardware Components
  • How to Login to a Solaris System Resource
  • Becoming a Command Line Guru and Helping Yourself
  • Working at the Command Line
  • Using man pages
  • Working with Directories
  • Working with Files
  • Managing Files and Directories like a Pro
  • Copying Files and Directories
  • Moving/Renaming Files and Directories
  • Removing Files and Directories
  • Links: Symbolic and Hard
  • Intro to the vi Editor
  • Cruising in the Shell to Amaze your co-workers
  • Using the Shell Meta characters Resource
  • Korn Shell variables
  • Command History: Speeding things Up
  • Command Redirection
  • Searching for Files and Directories
  • Looking for Files and Directories: the find command
  • Looking inside Files: grep
Junior Level UNIX Administrator
Salary range: $30,000 to $45,000 per year or $20.00 to $30.00 per hour for hourly positions
  • Solaris 10 Operating System Concepts
  • Installing Solaris 10 Operating System
  • Managing File Systems
  • Pseudo File Systems
  • Disk Management
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Using the vi Editor
  • Remote Connections
  • Package Administration
  • Patch Administration
  • Boot Prom
  • Shutdown and Boot
  • User and Group Administration
Mid Level UNIX Administrator
Salary range: $45,000 to $65,000 per year or $30.00 to $45.00 per hour for hourly positions
  • Managing System Security
  • Managing Print Services
  • Process Management
  • Using UFS Snapshot
  • Client Server Environment
  • Managing Swap Space
  • NFS (Network File System)
  • Managing Crash Dumps and Core Files
  • Managing AutoFS
  • Solaris Volume Manager
  • RBAC (Role Based Access Control)
  • Syslog (Logging)
  • Naming Services
  • NIS (Network Information Service)
  • Zones/Containers
  • Jumpstart
  • Advanced Installation Procedures
  • SMF (Service Management Facility)
  • DHCP/PXE Boot
  • Network Management
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Network Troubleshooting
Senior Level UNIX Administrator
Salary range: $65,000 to $110,000 per year or $45.00 to $90.00 per hour for hourly positions
  • Apache Webserver Setup and Administration
  • Solaris Volume Manager
  • Veritas Volume Manager
  • Oracle 9i Solaris Server Setup
  • Sun Cluster Hardware and Software
  • Perl Scripting
  • Performance Management
  • Server hardening and Security Implementation
  • BCP (Business Continuity Planning)
  • Solaris server consolidation via Containers

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