Believe it or not, webjunction.org offers a stellar intro to Unix
course which provides emulations for hands-on practice exercises.
I'm using it for training people in my department here at Caltech and
they like it.
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:16 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
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>> Library Systems Administrator
>> Rolfing Library/Trinity International University
>> Deerfield, IL, 60015 / (847)317-4021
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