SanEd consulting

Company profile

SanEd consulting is an IT training company which initiated its services in 2005 primarily as Sun Microsystem's authorised training provider. Our training portfolio was Solaris and Java focused. Later on we upgraded our portfolio and included authorisations from Veritas / Symantec and Oracle after aquisition of Sun. 

As the global IT market is rapidly changing and developing we must have accepted its needs and trends. Thus, beginning of 2014 we decided to "refurbish" our services and included new, young and perspective partners and together prepared number of interesting trainings you can find in our catalogue.

We are looking forward to successful cooperation with you.

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Introduction to Solaris - A Unix / Solaris foundation

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This comprehensive two-day course aims to equip the novice Solaris/UNIX user with all the skills necessary to navigate the system and make productive use of the tools available, including the Windows system, the vi editor and essential Solaris/UNIX commands. It also forms the necessary foundation for subsequent courses. This course, combined with the Solaris Utilities and Shell Programming course, provides preparation for the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System (1Z0-876, was CX-310-105) exam.

Training days

2 days



This course is suitable for new computer users and those who are using Solaris or UNIX for the first time. Previous experience with an interactive computer system is desirable but not essential. If you have previous experience of any other version(s) of Unix, the follow up courses described in the next paragraph may be more appropriate. Please call for advice if in doubt.


Course content


Solaris / UNIX / Linux overview

  • What are Solaris, Linux and Unix?
  • Advantages and disadvantages.
  • Basic command examples.
  • Other versions of Unix.
  • Future of Unix.
  • Logistics and support.


Getting started

  • Logging in and out.
  • Basic Gnome Window system use.
  • Keyboard basics.
  • Files, directories and path names.
  • Creating and examining files.
  • Effective use of directories.
  • Moving, copying and removing files.
  • Basic system password security.
  • Online Documentation and the man command.
  • Common problems.


The vi editor

  • Invoking vi.
  • Insert and Append.
  • Moving around the text.
  • Deleting text.
  • Change operators.
  • Other insert operators.
  • Searching for text.
  • Search and replace.
  • Saving and quitting.

The Next stage

  • Introduction to UNIX shells.
  • Shell interaction.
  • Input and Output control using Re-direction and piping.
  • Shell metacharacters (wild cards).
  • The command history mechanism, and command line editing facilities.
  • The shell quoting mechanism.
  • Setting up and using command aliases.
  • Job and Process monitoring and control.
  • More complex copying and moving.
  • Protecting files and directorie using chmod.
  • Shell variables and setting up the environment.
  • Introduction to Solaris utilities.
  • Halting the workstation.


Gnome Window System

  • Examination of the major tools.
  • The Panel.
  • File Manager.
  • Text editor.
  • Help system.
  • Customising the Workspace and setting basic user preferences.


Introduction to networking

  • Introduction to network concepts.
  • Ethernet Overview.
  • Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines with ssh).
  • Network File System (NFS) - overview, benefits and uses.
  • Overview of Samba file sharing with Microsoft machines.


Price:  700 €


Date:  on demand

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