UNIX System Architecture

IT professionals needing to familiarize themselves with the UNIX environment

Some familiarity with system administration

Expected Duration
240 minutes

To describe the core components of a UNIX system


UNIX System Architecture

  • describe the role of the operating system in providing a productive environment for computer users.
  • describe the layered architecture of the UNIX operating system.
  • describe the kernel process and explain how data is accessed, displayed, and stored.
  • list the key system calls made available by a POSIX compliant kernel.
  • describe the different types of files used in UNIX systems.
  • describe the filesystems used by UNIX systems.
  • provide an overview of the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).
  • locate files within filesystems based on their functions and permissions.
  • describe the function of a UNIX shell.
  • provide an overview of the shell environments available on UNIX systems.
  • provide an overview of the core features of a UNIX shell environment.
  • use standard input and output, and pipe commands.




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