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Advanced Linux/Unix for Auditors

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Date(s): Mar 07, 2022 - Mar 09, 2022
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $589.00
Cancellation Date: Feb 28, 2022
City: Austin
Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

Auditors occasionally are required to understand the tasks and skills of a System Administrator.  This hands-on course explores the role of the System Administrator, with an Auditor's viewpoint.  This course explores Backup, Restore tasks, managing configurations, and much more. The focus is on the Auditor's responsibility and understanding.

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: ADVANCED
Category: Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to backup, restore tasks, and manage configurations and much more.


  • Overview

  • Installation

  • Patching the Systems

  • Deploying Applications

  • Users and Groups

  • User Profile Management

  • Databases

  • Jobs, Background Jobs, and Daemon Jobs

  • Single User Mode

  • Startup and Shutdown Scripts

  • Managing the Hardware

  • Backups and Disaster Recovery

  • Monitoring the System

  • Security

  • Logging

  • Summary


Intermediate Unix/Linux skills.

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(g) 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.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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