NT for Unix People
Accelerated Technical Training
Making the switch? There's lots to learn -- new ways of thinking
about data and computing, new ways to get your work done.
This course covers a variety of basic Windows NT tasks that a technical user
of the Unix operating system will find useful when transitioning to a
Windows NT environment and integrating the two.
Brief lectures are accompanied by hands-on exercises.
- NT and Unix Comparisons
- Transitioning to NT
- Files and Folders
- Using and Customizing Menus and Icons
- Security and User Management
- System Configuration and Monitoring
- NT and Unix Integration
- Basic Networking and Troubleshooting
- The courseware is available on the web at
There is a substantial workbook for this course.
It is complete with labs, examples, discussion topics,
an extensive bibliography and resource list.
- Emphasis on practical skills
- Lots of hands-on
- Over half the classroom time is spent on labs and exercises.
- NT's major elements are covered.
- You practice using each technique
and facility presented in the class.
This course is for Unix people who are getting started working
with Microsoft's Windows NT operating system.
Experienced Unix users
Administrators of Unix systems, of networks, of databases
IT and non-IT Unix users
Attendees are productive technical people
Their goal is to reach
the same comfort level and productivity
on a new computing platform.
This course answers such questions as,
"Here's the way I'm used to getting
my work done. Now, how do I do the same
things in this new environment?"
This class speaks to Unix people in their own language.
For audiences whose technical experience is on
the HP 3000's MPE operating system, extended
course materials are available.
To support them in their transition from MPE
and integration of MPE with NT, these topics
- Integrated file systems with Samba
- Print service on MPE for NT
- Login access via telnet and WRQ Reflection
- Security issues
Check the ones your background satisfies:
If you checked
or more, you're well-equipped to take this class.
Chapter 1: Vocabulary
Chapter 2: Usage Basics and Beyond
Chapter 3: Essential Concepts
Chapter 4: System Administration
Chapter 5: Networking
Chapter 6: User Management
Chapter 7: Security
Chapter 8: Network and Process Administration
Chapter 9: NT/Unix Integration
Chapter 10: The Big Picture
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain major differences between Unix and NT.
- Transition from Unix on your desktop to NT on your desktop,
and get your work done in this new environment.
- Set up services from either platform to the other,
integrating the two environments on a network.
- Describe the basic differences between IRIX and Windows NT.
- Boot the system.
- Log on.
- Locate and use help information.
- Customize menus.
- Create shortcuts.
- Work from the command line.
- Create users and groups.
- Create user profiles.
- Create files and folders.
- Control access to files and folders.
- Browse the network.
- Share folders.
- Map drives.
- Set environment variables.
- View and change the system configuration.
- Monitor the system.
- Perform basic system and network troubleshooting.
- Prepare for system recovery.
- Establish mutual access between IRIX and NT files.
- Set up a print service.
- Set up a name service for an NT client.
- Set up an e-mail service.
- Install the telnet service.
- Perform batch processing.
Delivery of this class requires:
- A workbook for each student
- A whiteboard or flipchart
- An NT-equipped PC for each student
- An NT-equipped PC for the instructor
- Student and instructor accounts are members
of the administrator group on the NT boxes
- A data projector for the instructor's computer
- A web browser on each computer
- Connection to the Internet
- A Unix box (needn't be physically present in the classroom)
- An account for each student on the Unix box
- All the above computers mutually accessible on a network
- Windows NT 4.0
- Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3
- Windows NT Resource Kit 4.0 with Supplements 1 and 2 (optional)
- MKS Tool Kit (optional)
- On the Unix machine: Samba, Sendmail, POP3
- For MPE audiences wishing to do the
extended lab exercises, an MPE server
with manager.sys access (or Samba pre-configured) is needed.
We don't require exclusive use of this machine,
and we don't compromise its security.
Please call to plan and implement this
at least three weeks before the class.
- Detailed system configuration instructions are
available at http://www.keller.com/nt4unix
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Updated Wednesday, 31-Oct-2001 13:18:39 MST
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