AIX System Administration Part 1 — A 5 day course

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This IBM AIX System Administration training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of an AIX System.

Reference will be made to the AIX commands required to administer the system, although practical work, where applicable, will concentrate on using the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to achieve the course objectives.

Although the course is based on AIX Version 7.1 it is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX.


On completion of the AIX System Administration - Part I course the delegate will have practical experience of the Systems Management Interface Tool (SMIT), allowing them to administer an IBM AIX System. The delegates will have knowledge and practise in:


Introduction to the P-Series and AIX

AIX Installation

Startup and Shutdown

AIX Administration Tools

AIX On-Line Documentation

Software Installation and Maintenance


Serial Devices

Printers and Queues

Users and Groups

AIX Security Features

The Logical Volume Manager

Paging Space

AIX File Systems

Backup and Restore

Scheduling Jobs

TCP/IP Configuration


Introduction to Workload Partitions (wpars)

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London — £1995 (+VAT)

Suitable For

The course is designed for AIX System Administrators and Programmers and other Technical IT staff who require a full working knowledge of how to administer an AIX system.

Follow-On Courses

AIX System Administration Part II


The course assumes knowledge of the AIX Operating System to the level covered in the AIX Basics Course. Some shell programming experience may also prove advantageous; this can be gained on the AIX Shell Programming Course.


The AIX System Administration - Part I course in conjunction with either the AIX System Administration - Part II course or the AIX Jumpstart for UNIX/Linux Professionals course covers the major topics for the IBM Certified Associate System Administrator - AIX 7.1 exam.

Following attendance on the relevant courses, delegates will need to dedicate time for self study and researching the topics covered on the course. They will also need to gain hands-on experience so they can put into practice what they have learnt on the courses.

Attending courses alone will not guarantee exam success, previous experience, practice, self study and aptitude are also key requirements.

Before taking any exam, delegates should ensure they have the recommended experience by checking the vendor website for current exam requirements and pre-assessment questionnaires.

Exams are not included as part of the course nor in the course fee.