Course Catalog                2012 Class Schedule

NEW FOR 2012!  We now provide wirless laptops and UNIX / Solaris / Linux servers in an isolated environment for use at your site.  All you need to provide is an available conference room large enough for your audience.  UNIX training in a nice, neat, quickly installed environment.  Call for more details!

   Updated on November 30, 2010

UNIX / Linux Fundamentals

Don't let the Fundamentals tag fool you.  Although constructed for those technicians new to UNIX, these Fundamental classes demystify many of the secrets that have confounded UNIX users for decades.  One of the most often heard comments made by "experienced" users attending our classes is "I've always wondered why it did that."   In our fundamental classes, we teach those components that we've suffered through over the years, so you don't have to.

Whether you're new to UNIX, getting reintroduced to the UNIX world, or just needing to tighten up your UNIX skill set, the fundamental classes are a great way to learn how to work with UNIX, what not to do with UNIX, and what tools are available to make you more productive with UNIX.

Updated on November 14, 2009

Scripting / Shell and Perl

If you're going to be working with UNIX, you are going to work with shell and Perl scripts.  If you are a UNIX user, you're going to be running scripts.  If you are an administrator, you are going to, hopefully, use scripts to automate many of your tasks.  If you are a programmer, you will use scripts to launch your programs, make programatic decisions, and develop reuseable tools.

You don't have to be a programmer to work with scripts.  You do, however, have to have a working knowledge of scripts to be an effective UNIX technician.  If anyone tells you otherwise, they are incorrect.

We offer Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Shell and Perl Scripting.  You will be amazed at how quickly you will improve your productivity by learning scripting  concepts.

Updated on November 14, 2009


C++, Java, Perl, PHP.  Four great languages, four similar syntaxes, four different tools for developing robust applications.  Whether inheriting applications from a third party, constructing applications from scratch, or migrating applications from platform to platform, we have the tools to help you along.

From simple utilities, to tool development, to database interaction, to advanced concepts such as shared memory, semaphores, message queues, etc., we can get your programming staff to a level needed to support and enhance your applications.

Updated on November 14, 2009


Great administration starts with great fundamentals.  Administrators need to know the internals of why things happen the way they do in UNIX.  They then need to know the idiosyncrasies of their particular variant of UNIX.  Finally, they need to know the tools available for monitoring and adjusting the system, solving problems, and maintaining the effective running of their UNIX box(es).

Our administrative courses teach administrators (and prospective administrators) how to work with their systems to acheive these objectives.  The best administrators should be the best UNIX users.  Our courses keep that simple concept at the forefront of these classes. 

Updated on November 14, 2009