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AIX Basics (3 days)

Course Details

Name AIX Basics (3 days)
DescriptionThis IBM AIX Operating System training 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.Skills GainedThe delegates will practise:    Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories    Using the shell's redirection and pipe facilities    Editing text files using the vi editor    Setting and changing access permissions on files    Monitoring and controlling their own processes    Using the basic file and text searching utilities    Customising their own login environmentWho will the Course Benefit?Anyone who needs to understand and use the AIX Operating System.There are no formal pre-requisites for this AIX Basics course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous.Course ObjectivesTo provide the skills needed to work productively in the AIX environment.RequirementsExperience of IT and an understanding of operating systems are required.
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Edinburgh
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422071

Overview

This IBM AIX Operating System training 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.

Who will the Course Benefit?

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

Learning Objectives

Course Objectives

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

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
  • Using the shell's redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi editor
  • Setting and changing access permissions on files
  • Monitoring and controlling their own processes
  • Using the basic file and text searching utilities
  • Customising their own login environment

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this AIX Basics training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and  an understanding of operating systems is required.

Follow-On Courses

  • AIX Shell Programming
  • Oracle SQL
  • TCP/IP Networking
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE AIX OPERATING SYSTEM

  • A brief history of UNIX
  • The UNIX kernel
  • The UNIX file system
  • Getting started navigating the file system
  • The file system structure
  • Directories and files
  • Pathnames
  • Navigating the file system
  • Exercise: Logging on to the system
  • Exercise: Navigating the file system

Session 2: BASIC COMMANDS

  • Command line syntax
  • Basic file handling commands
  • Basic Directory handling commands
  • Filename wildcard characters
  • Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Session 3: REDIRECTION AND PIPES

  • Input redirection
  • Output redirection
  • Pipes
  • Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE vi EDITOR

  • Overview of the vi editor
  • Basic functions
  • Switching to input mode
  • Other useful commands
  • Exercise: Using the vi editor
  • Exercise: Using more advanced vi features

Session 5: SEARCHING AND REPLACING TEXT

  • Searching and replacing text using the vi editor
  • Using regular expressions (regex)
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep, egrep and fgrep
  • Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

Session 6: RECALLING AND EDITING COMMANDS

  • Overview
  • The bash shell
  • The korn shell
  • Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

Session 7: FILE PERMISSIONS AND ACCESS CONTROL

  • Users and user groups
  • File access permissions
  • Changing file attributes
  • Switching users and user groups
  • Linking files
  • Exercise: Setting and access permissions

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 8: FILTERING TEXT

  • Overview
  • The cut command
  • An introduction to awk
  • The nl command
  • Exercises: Filtering Text

Session 9: PROCESSES

  • What is a process?
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Background processes
  • Job Control
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

Session 10: THE USER ENVIRONMENT

  • Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  • Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
  • Exercise: Setting up an environment

Session 11: MORE BASIC COMMANDS

  • The find command
  • Using xargs command
  • Using the locate command
  • The df command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • Finding duplicate content
  • The finger and pinky commands
  • Exercise: More Basic Commands

Edinburgh - St Mary's Street

Location:

Edinburgh Training Centre
16 St Mary's Street,
Edinburgh
EH1 1SU

 

Directions:

Outside the main Airport Terminal there is a rank for Airport Taxis  These are not 'Black Cabs' but private licences at standard rates.  The trip to the Training Centre takes around 25 minutes and costs around £16.

Arriving by Rail at Waverley Station:


Leave the Station by the steps to Market Street (or by the main pedestrian exit to Waverley Bridge, turning left then left again into Market Street).  Cross Market Street along from the City Art Centre.  Go under the large decorated Bridge. Bear right into Jeffrey Street past Jury's hotel and continue to the junction (traffic lights) with High Street  Cross the High Street into St Mary's Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the Training Centre is down the hill on the left.

Arriving by Car from the West:

From the M8, approaching the Hermiston Gait junction take 'City Bypass North' to the major 'Gogar' roundabout then follow 'City Centre' signs; From the M9 follow 'Edinburgh City Centre' signs, through the underpass to the Maybury  Come in past PC World (on right) and the Zoo (left) - stay off the Bus Lanes! Shortly after passing Haymarket Station on your right, go straight ahead at the next junctions, soon passing a Church (tall steeple) on the left and lots of shops both sides (incl Habitat on left)  Turn right at the next junction (Fraser's store left, Caledonian Hotel right) into Lothian Road.

Turn left at the 3rd set of lights into Bread Street, then go straight ahead down West Port through the Grassmarket  Continue straight ahead along Cowgate to the lights at the junction of Pleasance / St Marys St (Travelodge hotel on the left)  Go straight ahead into Holyrood Road and park on the right in the 'Scot Park' multi-storey car park  The TTL Centre is half way up St Mary's St on the right.

Arriving by Car from the North:


Follow 'City Centre' signs from the A90/Forth Road Bridge via Cramond and Barnton, approaching the City via Blackhall (bear right at the junction at the Kwik-Fit garage)  After crossing Dean Bridge (approaching West End) stay on Queensferry St as it bears left at Fraser's store and Ryan's Bar, into Charlotte Square  Take right lane along the Square and turn right into S.Charlotte St (turn into left lane), right into Princes Street and immediately left into Lothian Road  Now follow from 'Turn left ...' of the paragraph above.

Arriving by Car from the South:

From the A1, or South East, take the City Bypass, and exit 'City Centre' at the Dalkeith junction  (From A68, after Dalkeith go across the bypass, not onto it)  Coming in on Old Dalkeith Road, you will approach a roundabout at the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre (railway bridge over)  Take the 3rd exit (under the bridge), effectively going straight ahead, into St.Leonards  Stay on this road past the Commonwealth Pool and Scottish Widows former HQ (brown building) on your right until down the Pleasance you meet the 4-way junction (lights) of Pleasance, St Mary's St (ahead), Cowgate (left) and Holyrood Rd (right)  Turn right into Holyrood Rd and the 'Scot Park' car park is just down the road on the right  The Centre is half way up St Mary's St on the right.

This AIX Basics course, together with the AIX Shell Programming,  AIX System Administration - Part I and  AIX System Administration - Part II courses, cover the major topics for  the C9010-022: IBM AIX Administration V1 exam.

Attending this course will help gain some of the skills and product knowledge outlined in the exam objectives. Studying this course and its associated reference  materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The IBM website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

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