AIX Basics — A 3 day course

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This 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. The delegates will practise: -


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


Introduction to the AIX Operating System

Basic Commands

Redirection and Pipes

Introduction to the vi Editor

Searching and Replacing Text

Recalling and Editing Commands

File Permissions and Access Control


More Basic Commands

The User Environment

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 21 September 2019, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Birmingham — £1125 (+VAT)

Bristol — £1125 (+VAT)

Edinburgh — £1125 (+VAT)

Leeds — £1125 (+VAT)

London — £1125 (+VAT)

Manchester — £1125 (+VAT)

Suitable For

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

Follow-On Courses

AIX Shell Programming

AIX Advanced Shell Programming Tools

AIX System Administration Part I

AIX System Administration Part II


Experience of IT and an understanding of operating systems is required.


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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