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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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Leeds
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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

Leeds - The Calls

Description:

Halsbury House is situated in central Leeds close to major shopping areas and other amenities. Fresh coffee, tea, biscuits and cold drinks will be available for you on your arrival at the training centre with an opportunity for you to relax with a newspaper or magazine prior to the start of your course or seminar.

Location:

Halsbury House
Chancellor Court
21 The Calls
Leeds
LS2 7EH

 

Directions:

 

By Road:

Approaching Leeds via the M1/M621, take the A653 (Junction3), signposted towards the City Centre. Follow the signs for the City Centre, which will take you over a large roundabout with a car dealership on your left. The road into the City Centre becomes Neville Street and you can see the Hilton Hotel in front of you.  Get into the right hand lane, and just before the Hilton turn right into Sovereign Street. 

 

There are three car parks in this area and all are reasonably priced and well positioned for the Training Centre.  At the end of Sovereign Street turn right which leads to Call Lane, the training centre is 150 meters on your left.

 

By Rail:

The training centre is a 10 minute walk from the main BR station.  As you leave the station at City Square, turn right along Boar Lane. After approximately 200 meters you will approach a junction with Macdonald's on your left. Turn right onto Briggate, which takes you under the railway track.  Take your next left onto Call Lane and the training building is a short distance up the road on your left.

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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