About UnixEd


My name is Bill Calkins and I’m the author of the Solaris Administrator Certification Training Guide (Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, and 9), Inside Solaris 9, and the Solaris 10 System Administration Exam Prep books. Thousands of readers have been certified as a result taking my training courses and using my study materials.

I draw from over 20 years of experience as a UNIX Specialist and educator. I’ve solicited the help of other education professionals to build this site. I feel that we provide the most effective training and certification preparation materisl available.

I began my career in the early 1980's managing Sun systems for a manufacturing companyin Michigan. In 1994 I formed my own consulting and training business, UnixEd. Since that time I've worked as a contract system administrator at over 200 companies across the United States and I've trained thousands of system admniistrators in Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, HP's HP-UX, and Linux. Not only have I spent my career administering these platforms, I've worked on nearly every UNIX platform that has existed including SCO, Digital UNIX, IRIX, and the many implmentations of Linux. In my spare time, I've written 10 best selling books about the Solaris Operating System. These books have been sold around the world and published in several languages.

UnixEd has been in business for 16+ years. We continue to provide thew best UNIX training in the industry because that's all we do. We are focused and dedicated to providing the best training in the industry and I invite you to read what our clients have written about UnixEd.