AIX Shell Programming — A 2 day course

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This course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing AIX shell scripts. Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures. This course is not suitable for C shell programmers. The delegates will practise: -


To provide the skills needed to develop and customise shell programs.


AIX Command Review

Getting Started

Using Variables

Integer Arithmetic

Handling Run Time Data

Condition Execution

Loop Constructs

Multi-Branch Decisions


Interrupt Handling

Additional Features and Facilities

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 25 December 2019, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Birmingham — £820 (+VAT)

Bristol — £820 (+VAT)

Edinburgh — £820 (+VAT)

Leeds — £820 (+VAT)

London — £820 (+VAT)

Manchester — £820 (+VAT)

Suitable For

Programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand existing shell scripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.

Follow-On Courses

AIX Advanced Shell Programming Tools

AIX System Administration Part I

AIX System Administration Part II


The course assumes knowledge of the AIX Operating System to the level covered in the AIX Basics Course

Some programming experience may also prove advantageous


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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