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StayAhead AIX Basics Training Course
 
 

AIX Basics

Course Code: AB

Duration: 3 days

 
 
 
 

AIX Basics Course Overview

This IBM AIX Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the AIX Operating System. The most commonly used commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities. The mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment are discussed and the main features of the Korn/Posix/Bash Shells are introduced.

Similarly, the course is targeted to closely follow the official IBM AIX curriculum for certification.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to work productively in the AIX environment.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to understand and use the AIX Operating System.

There are no formal pre-requisites for this AIX Basics course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • The history of the UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • Navigating and creating files and directories within the UNIX filesystem
  • Navigating and searching manual pages
  • Structuring commands
  • File and directory management commands
  • Shell redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi / Vim editor
  • Customising the vi / Vim environment
  • Searching and replacing text and regular expressions (regex)
  • Recalling and editing commands with the Bash and Korn Shell
  • Setting and changing file and directory permissions
  • Creating hard and symbolic links
  • Filtering and formatting text
  • Monitoring and killing processes and process priorities
  • Configuring the Shell environment and variables
  • The find and locate commands
  • Further basic commands

AIX Basics Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE AIX OPERATING SYSTEM

  • A brief history of UNIX / Linux
  • The UNIX / Linux kernel
  • The UNIX / Linux file system structure
  • File and directory management commands
  • Absolute vs Relative Pathnames
  • Further basic commands
  • Exercise: Navigating the file system

Session 2: BASIC COMMANDS

  • Command line syntax
  • Basic file handling commands
  • Basic Directory handling commands
  • Filename wildcard characters
  • Using commands with logical AND and OR
  • Sequential command execution
  • Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Session 3: REDIRECTION AND PIPES

  • Input and Output redirection
  • Redirecting errors
  • Piping commands
  • Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

AIX Basics Training Course

Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi/Vim EDITOR

  • Overview of the vi/Vim editor
  • The language of vi
  • Undoing and Redoing changes
  • Input Mode and Last Line Mode
  • Further vi functions
  • Executing commands within vi / Vim
  • Customising the vi / Vim Environment
  • Getting Help
  • Exercises: Using the vi editor

Session 5: SEARCHING AND REPLACING TEXT

  • Searching and replacing text using the vi/Vim editor
  • Using regular expressions (regex)
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep, egrep and fgrep
  • Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

Session 6: RECALLING AND EDITING COMMANDS

  • Overview
  • The bash shell
  • The korn shell
  • Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

Session 7: FILE PERMISSIONS AND ACCESS CONTROL

  • Users and user groups
  • File access permissions
  • Changing file attributes
  • Switching users and user groups
  • Linking files
  • Exercise: Setting and access permissions

AIX Basics Training Course

Session 8: FILTERING AND FORMATTING TEXT

  • Overview
  • The paste command
  • The cut command
  • An introduction to awk
  • The nl command
  • Exercises: Filtering Text

Session 9: PROCESSES

  • What is a process?
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Background processes
  • Job Control
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

Session 10: THE USER ENVIRONMENT

  • Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  • Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
  • Exercise: Setting up an environment

Session 11: MORE BASIC COMMANDS

  • The find command
  • Using xargs command
  • Using the locate command
  • The df command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • Finding duplicate content
  • Number sequencing
  • Exercise: More Basic Commands
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Examinations

This course together with the AIX System Administration - Part I and AIX System Administration - Part II courses are an excellent choice for delegates preparing to take the following exam:

  • Exam S1000-007 IBM AIX v7 Administrator Specialty

Attending these courses and studying the associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The IBM website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this AIX Basics training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and an understanding of operating systems is required.

Course Reviews

John explained everything very well and in great detail. The training format is easy to use and follow. Will happily be putting forward for further courses in this area.

Alex - Automotive - November 2023


Mark was very friendly, approachable and understanding and delivered the course in a professional manner. I am certainly taking away a better understanding of AIX and have enhanced my knowledge base due to the content of the course.

Zander - Automotive


Very enjoyable, delivered at a manageable pace.

Keith - IT Business Analyst - Automotive


Good course, lots of explanation all on subjects and the practical exercises were very rewarding. Excellent trainer.

George - Open System Engineer - Finance


Having previously undertaken a similar course in the past I expected this course to not be especially beneficial, however this was not the case at all. I have garnered some very useful new skills and knowledge. The trainer's subject knowledge and delivery are a credit to himself and Stayahead. I was constantly engaged and rarely found myself requiring a repeat of the coursework but when needed he was more than helpful in explaining where I was struggling.

Laurence - Operations Support - Finance


The course was set at a good pace and the course content was structured very well. The facilities within the training complex were excellent!! The staff were very professional & helpful & the food was of a very high standard. Very happy with my 3 days on the course.

Stewart - Technical Specialist - Automotive


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