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AIX Basics (4 days)

Course Details

Name AIX Basics (4 days)
Virtual Classroom
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£2379.00 +vat
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This course enables students to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system.

Learn to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system.

Target Audience

This basic course is intended for anyone who requires basic AIX/UNIX user skills to be able to work in an AIX environment.

This course is also a prerequisite for many courses in the AIX Systems Administration curriculum.

Learning Objectives

  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user password 
  • Use AIX online documentation 
  • Manage AIX files and directories 
  • Describe the purpose of the shell 
  • Use the vi editor 
  • Execute common AIX commands and manage AIX processes 
  • Customize the working environment 
  • Use common AIX utilities 
  • Write simple shell scripts 
  • Use the AIXWindows Environment 
  • Use the Common Desktop Environment


Students should be familiar with:

  • Basic information technology (IT) concepts and the role of an operating system.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to AIX 
  • Unit 2 - Using the System 
  • Exercise 1 - Using the System
  • Unit 3 - AIX Documentation 
  • Exercise 2 - AIX Documentation
  • Unit 4 - Files and Directories 
  • Exercise 3 - Files and Directories
  • Unit 5 - Using Files 
  • Exercise 4 - Using Files

Day 2

  • Unit 6 - File Permissions 
  • Exercise 5 - File Permissions 
  • Unit 7 - The vi Editor 
  • Exercise 6 - The vi Editor 
  • Unit 8 - Shell Basics 
  • Exercise 7 - Shell Basics 
  • Unit 9 - Using Shell Variables 
  • Exercise 8 - Using Shell Variables

Day 3

  • Unit 10 - Processes 
  • Unit 11 - Controlling Processes 
  • Exercise 9 - Controlling Processes
  • Unit 12 - Customizing the User Environment 
  • Exercise 10 - Customizing the User Environment 
  • Unit 13 - AIX Utilities, Part I 
  • Exercise 11 - AIX Utilities (1) 
  • Unit 13 - AIX Utilities, Part I (Continued) 
  • Exercise 12 - AIX Utilities (2) 
  • Unit 14 - AIX Utilities, Part II 
  • Exercise 13 - AIX Utilities (3)

Day 4

  • Unit 14 - AIX Utilities, Part II (Continued) 
  • Exercise 14 - AIX Utilities (4) 
  • Unit 15 - Additional Shell Features 
  • Exercise 15 - Additional Shell Features 
  • Unit 16 - The AIX Graphical User Interface

Virtual Training Centre


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This new approach provides an exciting new opportunity for attending courses where time, geographical location, cost of travel and accommodation or lack of ‘quality alternatives’ are prohibitive factors to people having access to effective training.

V&C Select™ is about delivering flexibility and choice as well as a quality experience and therefore total delegate class sizes will be the same as with a ‘classic’ instructor-led course.

V&C Select™ Technology

Whilst the concept is simple, what really makes V&C Select™ unique is the technology that underpins it. Using the latest collaborative tools and technologies, we offer a solution where the classroom and virtual delegate attend the same course. The in-class experience is exactly the same as a standard instructor-led course and the remote delegate receives a browser based interface that allows them to see and hear the tutor and classroom delegates, and they can communicate in real time.

If the tutor is discussing the supporting slides or demonstrating on the interactive whiteboard– the interface is ‘tuned’ to ensure the remote delegate has the same experience. All delegates (in class and remote) are provided with dedicated learning labs for a quality 'hands-on' experience. If assistance is required, the tutor can address the full group, or any virtual individual via a quick and easy private call function (in the interface) to ensure all delegates get the support they require.

V&C Select™ Benefits

  • Learn at home, office, or anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Save time and money by avoiding travel and accommodation charges
  • Same expert instructors as our ‘classic’ classroom training
  • Same content and official materials (where applicable) and support for all delegates
  • To have the flexibility to start the course as a classroom delegate and to have the choice how to complete the remaining days (as a classroom or virtual delegate)
  • Dedicated ‘hands-on’ Lab access for full duration of class
  • Effective and interactive learning for employees across multiple locations

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