By Axel Timo Purr-Oracle on Apr 21, 2014
by Mike Lanker, Senior Oracle University Instructor
After many years of working with prior versions of Solaris, I was asked to learn and teach Solaris 11 classes.
I wondered what could be different?
Old vs. New Versions of Solaris 11
I quickly discovered there are many differences between older and newer versions of Solaris 11.
My first course of action on my training path was to take the UNIX and Linux Essentials course. This training explored the basics, so I followed up by taking the Solaris 11 Administration course.
If you’re working toward becoming a Systems Administrator (SA), I can tell you from experience that these courses will help you excel within this position. How, you ask? Let’s take a look at the skills these courses will help you develop.
This four-day, beginners course is designed for those who work in the Solaris environment. It begins by deep diving into the Operating System (OS) structure and then explores archiving and performing remote file transfers. It teaches you the basic commands, a very beneficial skill set to have if you’d like to take the Solaris Admin class.
This course is based on OL 6.2 and Solaris 11. It gives you an opportunity to participate in hands-on lab exercises to reinforce your learning.
- Discover different shells.
- Set file permissions.
- Customize your initialization files so you can use tailored commands.
- Work with the vi editor to create and modify existing files.
- Understand the basic commands used to create, copy, move and rename files and directories.
Once you’ve completed the Essentials training, this five-day course builds on that material, plus expands to other categories.
- Perform OS installs.
- Verify the software/drivers are current.
- Create boot environments.
- Work with the terrific ZFS file system.
- Create zones.
- Perform network administration.
- Create, update and delete user accounts.
- Control access to the system.
- Change the password algorithm.
- Establish user quotas, in case you have limited space.
- Run recurring programs.
You’ll also get the opportunity to participate in interactive lab sessions, which creates a more enjoyable, hands-on learning environment.
Become a System Administrator by Enrolling in Oracle University Training
By investing in the above mentioned courses, you’ll develop the skills to oversee the system and keep unauthorized users out. Furthermore, you’ll be able to keep tabs on anyone who may be switching over to another user. You’ll know how to set up the password and handle failed logins to adhere to established policy or procedures.
If your company decides to expand the password length, plus the encryption level, you’ll have the knowledge to do so with great ease. You’ll establish and maintain the storage requirements, while creating the storage pools and related file systems.
These courses will prepare you to successfully execute System Administrator responsibilities. Possessing this skill set will help you stand out amongst your peers. Investing in training is an effective way to build the knowledge you need to pass the Oracle Solaris 11 OCA Certification exam.
Get introduced to Solaris 11 with me, Mike Lanker, in this free one-hour webinar.
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About the Author:
|Mike Lanker is a Senior Instructor with Oracle University.
He has been working as an instructor since 1979 and currently teaches classes for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle Storage solutions and Oracle Database.