LiveFire Labs: Online UNIX Training with Hands-on Internet Lab

"Taking a LiveFire Labs' course is an excellent way to learn Linux/Unix. The lessons are well thought out, the material is explained thoroughly, and you get to perform exercises on a real Linux/Unix box. It was money well spent."

Ray S.
Pembrook Pines, Florida

"LiveFire Labs' UNIX and Linux Operating System Fundamentals course was very enjoyable. Although I regularly used UNIX systems for 16 years, I haven't done so since 2000. This course was a great refresher. The exercises were fun and helped me gain a real feel for working with UNIX/Linux OS. Thanks very much!"

Ming Sabourin
Senior Technical Writer

Nuance Communications, Inc.
Montréal, Canada

"When I couldn't locate a school in my area that offered a Unix course for beginners, I went to the Internet. Performing a Google search on "unix" brought up many hits, but LiveFire Labs had the most reasonable offer.

I finished the course in a week, and got just what I was looking for. The course’s hands-on exercises were inclusive, well written, and the answers were just a link away if needed.

I especially liked it when a company representative contacted me about halfway into the course to inquire whether or not I needed anything. I will definitely look to LiveFire Labs again for any additional courses I may require."

Denise D.
Claymont, Delaware

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Korn Shell Scripting


This course teaches you the skills required for developing basic and intermediate-level Korn shell scripts.  It begins with a summary of the concepts and operators that make the Korn shell one of the most powerful scripting environments in UNIX and Linux today, then shows you in a step-by-step manner how shell scripts are written, their common uses, how they interact with other operating system functions, and examples of well-written shell scripts.  Hands-on lab exercises allow you to write and execute shell scripts on a system in our Internet Lab from your work or home computer.

LiveFire Labs - Online UNIX Course - Learn UNIX Shell Scripting

Course Modules (view detailed course outline)

  1. The Korn Shell Environment
  2. Standard Files and Special Operators
  3. Using Aliases
  4. Shell Variables and Functions
  5. What is a Shell Script?
  6. Writing a Basic Shell Script
  7. Advanced Shell Scripting


Completion of our UNIX and Linux Operating System Fundamentals course, or an understanding of the concepts covered in that course is required.

Course Length

You will have access to the online course material and Internet Lab system for 8 weeks (24/7). If you need a few extra weeks to complete the course, just be sure to request an extension before your initial access period expires. There is no additional fee for this.


Experienced UNIX technologists will answer any questions you may have about the course material or hands-on exercises, both during and after the course.

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