Course 8412

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11: Introduction to the Bash Scripting Environment

This course introduces the environment in which system administrators create scripts in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11. It covers the Gnome Desktop, the Gnome Terminal and the Vim editor, as well as giving an introduction to scripting for system administrators.

During this course, you learn the following basic scripting environment concepts and skills:

  • Gnome Desktop Environment
  • Vim Power User Primer
  • Bash Scripting

These are essential and prerequisite to learning the skills of an entry level Linux administrator or help desk technician in an enterprise environment.

Audience Summary

This course is designed for

  • Students new to the default Bash scripting environment for Gnome on SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.
  • Students new to Bash scripting in general.

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have fundamental knowledge of the Linux Operating System either through attending the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.2 Fundamentals (3115) and SUSE Linux Enterprise 11.2 Administration (3116) courses, or have equivalent workplace experience.

Course Outline

Section 1: Introduction to the Gnome Desktop Environment

  • Objective 1: Introduction to the Gnome Desktop Environment
  • Objective 2: Adjusting Gnome Window Shortcut Keys
  • Objective 3: Setting Gnome-Terminal Window Preferences for Scripting

Section 2: The Vim Power User Primer

  • Objective 1: The Value of Vim in System Administration and Scripting
  • Objective 2: Introduction to Vim Features
  • Objective 3: Vim Standard Editing
  • Objective 4: The Vim Power Editing Concept
  • Objective 5: Changing Vim Default Behavior

Section 3: Introduction to Bash Scripting

  • Objective 1: The Value of Bash Scripting to System Administrators
  • Objective 2: Bash Interpreter Components
  • Objective 3: The Role of Shell Profiles
  • Objective 4: The Advanced System Administrator Paradigm

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