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Course Number
M18X2 - AWIPS 2 System Administration

Type of Course

The AWIPS 2 System Administration course provides knowledge of hardware and software, data flow and configuration, etc. to the various personnel at field offices and national centers responsible for performing system administration. Class lectures and lab exercises stress the importance of system monitoring, knowledge of configuration and troubleshooting to ensure a secure and stable operating environment.

Course Structure
The AWIPS 2 System Administration course is completed in residence at the National Weather Service Training Center. Enrollment in the residence course should be coordinated with your supervisor and Regional Headquarters.

Prior to attending the residence course, the following requirements shall be met:

  • Six months of AWIPS 2 system administration experience including software/hardware installation, basic system monitoring (Appendix I of the System Managers Manual), configuration and troubleshooting in conjunction with NCF.
  • Completion of a LINUX System Administration residence course at NWSTC. Linux certifications or proof of extensive experience with Linux is also acceptable.

A copy of the residence course lecture modules and lab exercises are provided by the NWSTC and include:

  • A hard copy consisting of four binders for use during the residence course
  • A digital copy in pdf format on VLab. Permission to access the digital materials is granted after attending the residence course.

Randy Schupbach

Dennis Blondin

Wes Craven

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