AIX Advanced Shell Programming Tools — A 3 day course

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This course is designed to give delegates practical experience using a range of AIX tools to manipulate text and incorporate them into AIX shell scripts.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, the delegate will be able to make effective use of a wide range of standard AIX programming and development tools. The delegate will practice:-


Review of Shell Fundamentals

Using Unix Shells

Redirection, Pipes and Filters

Backup and Restore Utilities

Background job Scheduling

Regular expression Notation

Searching for File Patterns

The Stream Editor - sed

Commands for Comparing Files

File Manipulation Commands

Identify and Translate Characters

Sorting Files

Introduction to the Pattern Scanning Utility - awk

awk Program control structures

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 26 December 2019, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

London — £1295 (+VAT)

Suitable For

Programmers, developers and system administrators who need to construct shellscripts using advanced text handling facilities.

Follow-On Courses

AIX System Administration Part I

AIX System Administration Part II


Knowledge of the AIX Operating System to the level covered in the AIX Basics course

Shell programming experience to the level covered in 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 topics for the IBM Certified Operator - AIX 6.1 Basic Operations exam.

This certification is for people with at least 6 months of experience in a variety of tasks, and can involve the System Administrator when appropriate. The Operator is not expected to manage LUNs or hdisks, install AIX, configure the system, or diagnose and solve system problems.

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.

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