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Fundamentals of UNIX Lab Companion (Cisco Networking Academy Program)

Fundamentals of UNIX Lab Companion (Cisco Networking Academy Program)

2nd Edition

Cisco Systems, Inc., Jim Lorenz, Dan Myers

Jan 2004, Paperback, 256 pages
ISBN13: 9781587131394
ISBN10: 1587131390
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The only official lab companion to be used within the Fundamentals of Unix Networking Academy course

  • Lab Companion provides students the opportunity for hands-on activities
  • Labs map to the most current version of the online course
  • Labs developed by the course developers and subject matter experts

The lab manual and course address the demand for Information technology professionals with UNIX training and experience. This course offers an introduction to the UNIX operating system, and provides a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to more advanced courses in UNIX system administration such as the IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems course. This manual is the lab activities book for a one-semester course on UNIX Fundamentals, and the course and book are both co-sponsored by Sun Microsystems. A primary focus of the Fundamentals of UNIX, Second Edition is on the Linux operating system, a popular variant of UNIX. Linux has been integrated into every chapter of the Second Edition while maintaining compatibility with the Fundamentals of UNIX course. The second edition describes general Linux characteristics and covers some of the key basic objectives of the CompTIA Linux+ exam. Students will become familiar with powerful UNIX command line utilities as well as the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) and GNOME graphical user interfaces. The manual provides some new generic UNIX information on subjects such as the Emacs editor, working with disks and CDs, advanced string searching, Bash shell features and customization, etc. that will be reflected in the up-to-date labs. A new lab on shell scripting has been added.

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The only official lab companion to be used within the Fundamentals of Unix Networking Academy course

  • Lab Companion provides students the opportunity for hands-on activities
  • Labs map to the most current version of the online course
  • Labs developed by the course developers and subject matter experts

The lab manual and course will address the demand for Information technology professionals with UNIX training and experience. It is an introduction to the UNIX operating system. This course will provide a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to more advanced courses in UNIX system administration such as the IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems. This manual will be the lab activities book for a one-semester course on UNIX Fundamentals. The course and book are co-sponsored by Sun Microsystems. A primary focus of the Fundamentals of UNIX, Second Edition is on the Linux operating system, a popular variant of UNIX. Linux has been integrated into every chapter of the Second Edition while maintaining compatibility with the Fundamentals of UNIX course. The second edition describes general Linux characteristics and covers some of the key basic objectives of the CompTIA Linux+ exam. Students will become familiar with powerful UNIX command line utilities as well as the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) and GNOME graphical user interfaces. The manual provides some new generic UNIX information on subjects such as the Emacs editor, working with disks and CDs, advanced string searching, Bash shell features and customization, etc. that will be reflected in the up-to-date labs. A new lab on shell scripting has been added.

Dan Myers, is an international program manager for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He is responsible for the international implementation of Academy curriculum. Dan was the curriculum and operations manager for the Sun Microsystems Academic Initiative and the Subject Matter Expert in the development of the Sun sponsored Fundamentals of UNIX course. Jim Lorenz is an instructor, a senior technical writer, and curriculum developer for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He has over 20 years of experience in information systems and has held various positions ranging from programming and system administration to network support and program management.



The UNIX Computing Environment.


Accessing Your System.


Becoming familiar with CDE.


Customizing your CDE workspace.


Exploring GNOME.


Using CDE Mail Tool.

New optional Lab: Using Command Line Mail programs.

Using CDE Calendar Manager.
Other Built-in CDE Applications.

New optional Lab: Installing a UNIX Application.

Using CDE Help.
Referencing AnswerBook2 Help.
Using Command Line Help.
Basic Command Line Syntax.
Navigating the File System.
Listing Directory Information.
Directory Listings with Metacharacters.
File Information Commands.
Basic Command-Line File Management.
Basic CDE File Manager.
Basic GNOME File Management.
Copying Files and Directories.
Renaming and Moving Files and Directories.
Redirection and Piping.
Advanced CDE File Manager.
Finding, Searching, and Sorting Files.
Using the vi Editor.
Using Emacs.
Using the CDE Text Editor.
Determining File System Permissions.
Changing Permissions from the Command Line.

  • Maps to online course Lab Companion complements and maps to the current version (version 2.X) of the online course.
    • Provides the student and the instructor with integrated labs strengthen classroom learning.

  • Only Cisco-Approved Study Materials for the Networking Academy Course Cisco Press is the only publisher endorsed and recommended by Cisco Systems.
    • This provides the instructor and the student with the confidence that the same individuals who developed the online course have reviewed and recommended the text from Cisco Press.

Dan Myers, is an international program manager for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He is responsible for the international implementation of Academy curriculum. Dan was the curriculum and operations manager for the Sun Microsystems Academic Initiative and the Subject Matter Expert in the development of the Sun sponsored Fundamentals of UNIX course. Jim Lorenz is an instructor, a senior technical writer, and curriculum developer for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. He has over 20 years of experience in information systems and has held various positions ranging from programming and system administration to network support and program management.