I agree with David about setting up a Linux machine for you to play
around with and learn from. You'll find you'll learn much more about
how it works from diving head first into it than you will from most
classes. You can get a trial of vmware for free to install on your
computer and then install any flavor of Unix you want.
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 6:16 PM, Edward M. Corrado <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Cindee,
> I would look at your local community colleges to see if they have any
> classes if yu haven't already done so. I know not all of them have a good
> practical course in UNIX, but many of them do.
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Cindee Phillips <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I realize this is a bit off-topic for this list, but I'm hoping someone
>> might have some advice or recommendations for me concerning Unix training.
>> I moved from cataloging to our systems position two years ago. At the time,
>> we were on a maintenance contract with our ILS vendor, meaning I only needed
>> to do very basic things with the server (my job primarily entailed running
>> reports against our data and working with some other locally developed
>> Access applications.)
>> Last summer, we joined a consortium and migrated our catalog to their
>> servers, and would like to do something else now with the server we were
>> previously using for our ILS, probably along the lines of archiving locally
>> produced media on it.
>> But I obviously need more training. It's a Sun box, running Oracle 9, and
>> I've looked at several companies that do short term classroom training
>> (i.e., www.learningtree.com ( http://www.learningtree.com/ )), but I've
>> also been considering online coursework, either by Sun (
>> http://www.sun.com/training/) or, perhaps O'Reilly
>> I learn pretty well on my own (I figured out by myself most of the basic
>> Unix stuff in respect to copying and moving files, working with vi, working
>> with the crontab, etc.) but would want any course I sign up for to have an
>> instructor to ask questions of.
>> Does anyone have any experience with any of these programs they'd be
>> willing to share?
>> I'm sending this to several lists, so apologies for cross-posting.
>> Cindee Phillips
>> [log in to unmask]
>> Library Systems Administrator
>> Rolfing Library/Trinity International University
>> Deerfield, IL, 60015 / (847)317-4021