Give yourself a quick upgrade
WHILE obtaining an MBA is an excellent way to upgrade yourself, continuing professional development (CPD) programmes are also great alternatives. Regardless of your background, pursuing a CPD will serve as a quick career upgrade. In this issue, we take a look at CPD programmes from the ICT sectors that are available to make sure you stay competent and relevant.
AIX Jumpstart for UNIX professionals
This course is for experienced UNIX administrators to learn about and understand AIX systems, how to set up and install, administrate, and run it in a multiuser POWER partitioned environment. It is for those who wish to make a jump from UNIX to AIX run on POWER processors and POWER (System p) environment. After completion, they will be able to handle the basics of the AIX 7 operating system, use the complicated but powerful vi editor, write basic shell scripts and learn about the basics of the Korn shell.
AIX Network Installation Manager (NIM): Concepts and Configuration
The objective of this course is to provide knowledge of the Network Installation Manager (NIM) facility for the AIX 6 operating system. This course combines theory and a hands-on approach to give students a holistic view of the facility.
Those who are responsible for maintenance and administration of AIX in a multiuser POWER (System p) environment are encouraged to apply.
Linux system administration: Implementation
This course helps students get ready for administration tasks on a Linux server. The covered topics include: installing Linux from a network server, managing the system’s tasks, configuration of printers, configuring the X Window System, backups and logging, PCMCIA and USB configuration, filesystem and Xen management, using scheduling tools and troubleshooting problems.
Korn and Bash shell programming
If you are unfamiliar with the names Korn and Bash, it is because they are used on an operating system that is not mainstream: Linux. This course will help you learn more about the shell environment and to create and use the scripts within. Shell scripts are often used to automate mundane and repetitive tasks, so learning how to create some on the fly will be a useful skill to have as an administrator.
Linux jumpstart for UNIX system administrators
This course bridges the gap between UNIX and a selected amount of Linux distributions, so that administrators can port their knowledge between these two operating systems. It aims to build more Linux knowledge, specifically the RHEL and SUSE Linux systems, and helps students to identify system administration tools, manage software packages, understand block devices, create Linux filesystems, manage users and groups, and to get familiar with Linux memory management utilities.
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Students who enrol in this course are encouraged to test and hack their own systems in order to find a way to break through systems. This hands-on approach helps students understand deep knowledge about securities and how to go around scanning and penetrating their own networks. Through this knowledge, students will learn how to prevent attacks from happening. They will also explore other forms of attacks such as DDoS, buffer overflows and virus creation. This course is typically catered to security specialists and network managers.
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