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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011Online Course

12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
This series provides comprehensive coverage of Solaris 8 system administration; it is designed to help users prepare for the Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Operating Environment, Part I exam. It covers basic topics such as installation methods, the boot process, and system shut down. The OpenBoot environment and architecture are discussed, along with the use of user and group logon accounts, and software package administration. System security and protection of data is covered, including remote connection. An introduction to Solaris processes and their management is provided, and file systems, files, and directories are covered in detail. Additional topics covered in this series include disk configuration, backup and recovery, the viEditor, shell programming, and print administration. The series concludes with a practice exam that helps the user self-assess readiness for the certification exam.

Certification:
Solaris 8 310-011

Audience:
This series is for anyone preparing for the Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Operating Environment, Part I exam; or anyone who is interested in learning more about Solaris 8 system administration.

Features:
●  Exercises that allow users to practice the application
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●  Activities that allow users to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment
●  A glossary
●  A Skill Assessment

Topics included in this course:
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : The Boot Process and Boot PROM
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : User and Software Package Administration
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : System Security and Remote Connection
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Process Control
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : File Systems, Files, and Directories
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Disk Configuration
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Backup and Recovery
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : vi Editor and Command Syntax
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : LP Print Service
Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Practice Exam

Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Installation, Initialization, and Shutdown
Summary:
This course provides an introduction to Solaris system administration terms and commands. It describes the various system configurations and the installation of the Solaris operating system on a workstation. It also provides an overview of the hardware and the operating system functions required to bring the system to a running state, and the steps required to properly shut down the system.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Selected system administrator terms
Requirements and preparation for installation
Software and configuration clusters
System configuration to be installed
Disk storage systems
Device drivers
Installing the Solaris 8 software
Power on and booting the system
System run states
Init phase
Stopping and starting services with control scripts
System shutdown

Topics:
Selected system administrator terms
Requirements and preparation for installation
Software and configuration clusters
System configuration to be installed
Disk storage systems
Device drivers
Installing the Solaris 8 software
Power on and booting the system
System run states
Init phase
Stopping and starting services with control scripts
System shutdown
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : The Boot Process and Boot PROM
Summary:
This course provides a general overview of the startup process, presents an introduction to OpenBoot, and gives specifics on /sbin/init, run levels, and run control scripts. Specific details on the OpenBoot firmware and kernel loading are also included.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Access the OpenBoot environment and run commands to gather system information
Identify the OpenBoot architecture
Use commands to create and manipulate custom device aliases

Topics:
OpenBoot environment
OpenBoot architecture
OpenBoot interface
PROM full device names
OpenBoot device aliases
OpenBoot non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
OpenBoot security
OpenBoot diagnostics
Input and output control
boot
Kernel
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : User and Software Package Administration
Summary:
This course explains the use of user and group login accounts, and shows how to add and remove additional applications after the operating system has already been installed.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Manage user accounts from the command line
Manage user accounts with Admintool
Manage software packages from the command line
Manage software packages with Admintool and Solaris Product Registry

Topics:
Adding user accounts with Admintool
Managing user accounts with Admintool
Managing users from the command line
User initialization files
Home directories and name services
Managing software
Listing and spooling software packages
Adding and removing software
Software patches
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : System Security and Remote Connection
Summary:
This course shows how to protect data against loss due to a disaster, system failure, or intrusion. Topics include permissions, access control lists, auditing, network security, and controlling remote access to the system.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Locate the files that control default system access
Locate where password encryption and password aging information is stored
Control default file or directory permissions
List the places where unneeded network services and processes can be disabled
Describe the process of restricting root and remote access to the system

Topics:
Physical security
Controlling system access
Storing user account information
Controlling file access
Permission schemes for user and group IDs
Access Control Lists (ACLs)
Managing ACL entries
Setting path and identification permission
Monitoring users and system usage
Obtaining login information
Using firewalls and securing network services
Other network security methods
Remote system operations and the trusted host
Restricting FTP
Restricting root access
Monitoring superuser access
Automated Security Enhancement Tool (ASET)
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Process Control
Summary:
This course provides an introduction to Solaris processes, and shows how to view processes, understand the effects signals have on processes, and manage processes.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
List the commands which display information for all active processes on the system
State the effect of sending a specified signal to a process
List the commands used to terminate an active process

Topics:
Viewing a process
The pgrep and prstat commands
Process Manager
Using signals
Scheduling processes
The crontab command
The at command
syslog and other logs
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : File Systems, Files, and Directories
Summary:
This course introduces the Solaris file systems, and explains the fundamentals of disk drives and their geometry and how Solaris uses a disk for file storage through its file systems. The management of Solaris file systems and disk space usage is also discussed.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the file system types available in Solaris 8
Create disk slices
Construct, install, display, customize, mount, unmount, and tune file systems with special emphasis on the UFS file system
Mount files systems on a CD-ROM or diskette using the Volume Manager

Topics:
A file system defined
Solaris file system types
Disk slices
Creating slices with the format utility
Parts of a UFS file system
Creating a UFS file system
Custom file system parameters
File system operations
Mounting file systems
Displaying mounted file systems
Constructing a file system
Tuning file systems
Options for mounting a file system
Unmounting a file system
Volume Manager
Modifying devices with the Volume Manager
Troubleshooting media devices
Information on file systems
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Disk Configuration
Summary:
This course shows how to add, remove, and manage peripheral devices such as tape drives, disk drives, printers, and modems, as well as how to add a third-party device driver. Disk device naming conventions and administration are also covered.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Differentiate physical device names, instance names, and logical device names
Configure peripheral devices in a Solaris 8 system
Recognize how Solstice DiskSuite and StorEdge Volume Manager allow better utilization of system disk space

Topics:
Device drivers
Physical device names
Device auto-configuration
Instance names
Transparent configurations
Major and minor device numbers
Logical device names
Virtual volume management
Metadevices and drivers
StorEdge Volume Manager
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Backup and Recovery
Summary:
This course explains the types of backups, the methods available for performing a backup, the importance of developing a solid backup strategy, and how to restore data if a loss is encountered.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the backup, archive, and restore utilities and their functions
Back up a file system to tape
Restore a file system from tape

Topics:
Backup media and utilities
The tar command
The dd command
The cpio command
The pax command
The ufsdump command
The ufsrestore command
Recovering file systems
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : vi Editor and Command Syntax
Summary:
This course describes the use of the vi Editor in Solaris 8 system administration, and provides an introduction to shell programming.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Manipulate text in a shell script file using the vi Editor
Select a shell that is comfortable to use and capable of performing the basic tasks required
Automate tasks and run Solaris and third-party programs using Bourne shell variables, built-ins, conditionals, repeated-action commands, and functions

Topics:
vi Editor
Shell script basics
Selecting a shell to use
Bourne shell variables
Bourne shell built-ins and conditionals
The if and case conditionals
Repeated-action commands and functions
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : LP Print Service
Summary:
This course describes how to set up local printers, set up access to remote printers, and perform printer administration tasks using the Admintool GUI or the command line. It also examines the hardware and configuration issues involved in connecting a printer to a Solaris system.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Manage Solaris 8 print services locally and across a network
Add and change user access to various LP print services
Troubleshoot print queues

Topics:
The Solaris LP print service
The print spooler and LP daemons
Printer hardware
Printer software
Print servers
Creating printer classes
Managing printers with GUI tools
Routine printer tasks
Checking printer status
Managing user access to printers
Managing printer queues
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Solaris 8 System Administrator 310-011 : Practice Exam
Summary:
This course provides practice questions to help the user self-assess readiness for the Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8 Operating Environment, Part I exam, as well as gain familiarity with the exam format.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Develop a sound study strategy for the Sun Certified System Administrator exam
Answer practice questions in exam format
Assess readiness to take the exam and identify topic areas requiring further practice

Topics:
System concepts
The boot PROM
Installation
Initialization and shutdown
User administration
Security
Process control
File systems
Files and directories
The boot process
Disk configuration
Backup and recovery
Basic command syntax
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12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30