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UNIX Operating System Classes

Linux was developed as a version of UNIX, for use on personal computers. Its syntax, kernal compilation, and environment are very similar to other versions of UNIX. Students interested in Linux can take the UNIX series of classes to learn the basics of the operating system.

Virtual Classes: Our Unix classes are now available online with an instructor present for the entire course. You will see the instructor's screen throughout the class and you can share your screen if you need individual help from the instructor. You will have time to practice, ask questions, and receive hands-on training. During class, you will be able to access our servers in order to learn UNIX.

In-person classes are also available at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing. When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: virtual or in-person.

  • Select Live Online" if you want to attend virtually from your workplace or home.
  • Choose "West County In-Person" if you want to attend a class at our West County location.

Introduction to UNIX

This course introduces the UNIX operating system, focusing on the essential components of UNIX in the context of the overall operating system structure. Explore the UNIX file system and learn techniques and commands for managing files, including copying, renaming, and deleting files. Learn how to create and edit files using the vi editor. Understand the concept of a shell, along with specific aspects of the Bourne shell and K shell. Additional topics include working with foreground and background processes, using pipes and wildcards, interpreting file access permissions, setting default file and directory permissions and changing file ownership, and linking files. [Course Outline]
Fee: $399

Two-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (13 hours)
Code Dates Location Instructor
E2080 Mon., Oct. 4 & Tues., Oct. 5Virtual/WCBeth Arrowsmith

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

We also have classes in Powershell a scripting language that can be used to automate some of your Windows system administration tasks.

For more information, please email