To benefit from this ourse, you must be familiar with basic UNIX system administration functions and must know how to:
- Configure the system kernel
- Start and stop the system
- Set up user and group accounts
- Monitor the system
- Configure the system log
Knowledge of shell programming is helpful, but not required.
An operating system (or OS) is usually sitting between the user's application programs and the computer hardware, which exploits the computer hardware resources to provide a set of services to the computer system users.
The hierarchical view of a typical computer system is shown in Figure 1.1.