UNIX Sysadmin Resources – Training Courses & Certification

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Free, online training courses | Unix SysAdm Certification

Free, online training courses:
Unix System Administration Independent Learning: An excellent online course from the Unix Workstation Support Group at Indiana University. Good for learning Unix the first time, and as a refresher with some good nuggets for the seasoned pro, as well. Don’t miss their Unix system administration self-evaluation test
Basic Linux Training is a free online course, though it requires registration. Specifically written for those coming from a DOS/Windows background. General discussion mailing list included in the course.
CRISP (College Resource and Instructor Support Program) was created for instructors to share ideas, materials, techniques, syllabi, etc. and to help each other teach Unix and about Unix.
Introduction to Unix System Administration: Course notes from University Technology Services at Ohio State University.
Unix System Administration-A Survival Course: Course notes from a University of Washington class.
Essential system administration how-to for Linux in the online book Linux Installation and Getting Started by Matt Welsh.
85321 Systems Administration: Course notes and study information from System Administration course at Central Queensland University. Cool presentation!

Unix System Administration Certification:

Multi-Version Unix System Administration Certification:

Boson Software provides low cost practice tests for many technical certifications.
Cochise College Online Unix System Administration Certificate Program contains college courses you can take online for a small fee.
cramsession.com contains information, sample tests, tips and tricks, and more for Unix and other OS and application certifications.
eQuizWare sells practice tests for Unix and other certifications. Free download of sample questions.
InstantCert.com provides a reasonably-priced online question and answer database and preparation materials for several system administration certifications.
SAGE Certification is a multi-vendor certification designed for junior-level system administrators with 1-3 years of experience. Core exam, plus a platform specific module. Created by SAGE, the System Administrators Guild.
unixcert.net contains general information, exams, study guides, training links and more for Unix certification. Covers at least AIX, SCO, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux and Unixware.

Solaris Certification:

Solaris Certified Administrator exam sample questions and study books from Network Essentials Inc.
SolarisPrep.com contains free practice exams for Solaris certification.
Sun Certified Guru provides low-cost access to sample questions that help you prepare for the Sun certifications.
SunGuru.com includes good, free Solaris System Administration and E10K Certification sample tests.
Search for Sun Microsystems Education JavaTutor is a set of CD-based self-paced courses, including Solaris System Administration courses. Part of the Sun Education Certification site.
UnixEd provides downloads of free demo questions from each Sun certification exam. Low cost purchase of additional questions and study materials available. Site is from Bill Calkins, author of the Solaris Administrator Certification Training Guides.
Unix Porting Solaris 8 Administrator Certification Exams provides exams and a free sample test.

AIX Certification:

IBM Certified Specialist – AIX System Administration gives test objectives, recommended education and publications, assessment test, contact information.
Redbooks.ibm.com contains Redbook SG24-5139, “IBM Certification Study Guide, AIX V4.3 System Support” and other useful study guides.

Linux Certification:

LinuxCertified.com offers fast-paced Linux certification training for busy IT professionals. All attendees get a free Linux Laptop.
O’Reilly/University of Illinois Linux/Unix System Administration Certificate Series offers training and certification, fully online format, access to a Linux server. Part of O’Reilly’s Useractive Learning Lab offerings.<
Red Hat Certified Engineer Program details the courses required for Red Hat Linux certification.
Whizlabs’ Red Hat Certified Engineer training and certification with exam preparation and instructor-led online training. Study notes, unconditional 100% money back guarantee, free tech support.

HP-UX Certification:

HP-UX and OpenView certification from HP. Site includes curriculum, guidelines, and certification.

SGI Certification:

SGI Global Education Services covers exam preparation courses, sample exam questions, pricing, test center information.