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Intro Linux/Unix for Auditors

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Date(s): Dec 13, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $349.00
Cancellation Date: Dec 06, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

Working as an Auditor on a Unix/Linux system requires basic survival skills, including the ability to move around the file system, check permissions, understand system time stamps, list jobs running, browse through logs, and much more. This hands-on course focuses on the basic survival skills required to work in Unix/Linux. This course is designed for Auditors and highlights critical files and locations that an Auditor should understand.

Potential CPE Credits: 24.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 24.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 24.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: BEGINNING
Category: Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to move around the file system, check permissions, understand system timestamps, list jobs running, browse through logs, and much more.


  • Overview

  • Understanding the Unix/Linux File system

  • Working with Files and Directories

  • Coping and Moving files

  • Understanding Permissions

  • Unix/Linux Job Control

  • Working with Superuser Access

  • Basic Commands to Examine File Content

  • Working with Unix/Linux Editors

  • Survival Skill vi

  • An Auditor's Look at Critical Files

  • Summary


No Prerequisites Required.

YellowBook Government hours granted per 4.23(k).


Jonathan Earl

Jonathan has over 20 years experience in the computer industry. His experience includes extensive IBM Mainframe expertise, featuring CICS, DB and COBOL, Jonathan is a contributor to several Java open source projects including acting as a tech lead for the JCP 86 project. Jonathan has extensive experience with all the .Net version and languages, including ASP 4.0, C# 4.0 and has worked on several conversion projects for Fortune 500 companies. Jonathan's expertise includes Unix and Linux internals including teaching Solaris Internals at Sun Microsystems SunU.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(k) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

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