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UNIX Shell Programming Course Outline

Our UNIX Shell Programming training follows the following course structure:

UNIX Commands

  • File & Directory Handling Commands
  • Common Commands
  • Filename Generation Commands
  • I/O Redirection and its Characteristics

What is a Shell Script?

  • Development Procedures
  • Making and Customising Shell Scripts
  • Naming and Storing Shell Scripts
  • Implementing Shell Scripts


  • Environmental Variables
  • Allocating Values to Variables
  • Evaluating Variable Values
  • Echo Control Sequences
  • Utilising Quotes
  • Determine Variable Names

Integer Arithmetic

  • Utilising the expr Command
  • Use of the (( )) Notation

Run Time Data Handling

  • Using the read Command
  • Command Line Arguments

Condition Execution

  • The if Statement
  • The Test Command

Korn, Bash, and POSIS Syntax

  • Alternative Test Notations
  • Exit Status Codes
  • Default & Substitute Values

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Who should attend this UNIX Training Course?

Our UNIX Shell Programming course is intended for those who would like to learn how to develop and modify UNIX shell scripts. This course is not appropriate for C shell Programmers.


There are no official prerequisites. Some previous programming knowledge would however be beneficial.

UNIX Shell Programming Course Overview

UNIX Shell is a command-line interpreter, which is designed to run shell scripts. A UNIX shell script is a text file containing a group of commands that can be read by humans. These commands could also be used manually one at a time via the UNIX operating system command prompt. However, usually, the commands are kept in a file, or script, to avoid the need to type the commands at the command prompt each time the user wishes to perform a particular task. Unlike other advanced programming languages, such as C or C++, shell scripts do not need to be arranged into a binary format to be used. 

Our two-day UNIX Shell Programming training course will give delegates the practical skills required to develop and write UNIX shell scripts. Our experienced UNIX trainers will introduce most built-in shell commands, in addition to the core program control structures. Candidates will also be taught how to write basic scripts to improve command output and write scripts to trap user interrupts. Furthermore, delegates will obtain the practical skills required to be able to effectively influence shell variables as well as user-defined variables in scripts and put in place conditional execution facilities. 

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What's included in this UNIX Training Course?

This UNIX Shell Programming training includes the following:

  • The Knowledge Academy UNIX Shell Programming Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Frequently asked questions


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 2 day's
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for UNIX Shell Programming certification in Australia starts from AUD4395
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for UNIX Shell Programming.
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Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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