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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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Manchester
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429987

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

Manchester - Nowgen Centre

Description:

Our training rooms are located in the NOWGEN building. The NOWGEN Centre is in a prime location and is situated between The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The venue is easily accessible from Manchester City Centre, with buses running at 10 minute intervals from Piccadilly Station. From the station there is also a 15 minute rail service to Manchester International Airport which is eight miles away. Many buses run very frequently from Piccadilly Gardens to the University and hospital complex.

On arrival at the Nowgen reception which is located on the ground floor of the building shown above, please ask to sign in on the course registration sheet.

The training and breakout rooms are also situated on the ground floor.

Location:

Nowgen Centre
29 Grafton Street
Manchester
M13 9WU

 

Directions:

by Train /Bus

Manchester Piccadilly train station

A new bus service is now operating between Manchester Piccadilly train station and the Nowgen Centre. The service starts outside Piccadilly train station on Fairfield Street and stops on Grafton Street outside the Nowgen Centre.

To get to Fairfield Street from Piccadilly station concourse follow the signs for the taxi rank, which is located down the escalators. From the taxi rank, cross over to the far side of the main road outside the station complex and then turn left along this road. Now make your way towards the railway bridge which crosses this road. The 147 bus stop/shelter is located directly under the railway bridge.

The 147 service runs every 10 minutes during peak times and every 15 minutes at other times, Monday to Friday. At the time of writing these instructions (May 2014), the bus costs 80p for a single journey and £1.50 for unlimited travel on that route for a day. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes to the hospital complex - (Central Manchester University Hospital).

If you use the 147 bus you can wait whilst the bus travels around the hospital complex and finally stops in Grafton Street with just a short walk back to the Nowgen building.  Alternatively you can get off the bus just past the large sandstone church. This is located on your left hand side just after going past the old sandstone Manchester University building which is situated on your right.  The Church and the Medical School (Stopford Building) are at the corner of Ackers Street and the bus stop is located just after this street.

After getting off the bus continue along the road in the same direction as the bus, go past Sainsburys until you reach Grafton Street.  On the corner of Grafton Street there is Costa and Red Chilli restaurant. Walk about 100 yards up Grafton Street and Nowgen is situated on the right hand side. The entrance is down the right hand side of the building.

Alternatively, the following buses travel from Piccadilly Gardens to the Hospital complex:  11, 14, 15, 16, 41, 42, 43, 46, 48, 142, 143 and 157.

Taxis take about 15 minutes from Piccadilly station and 20 minutes from the airport.

Victoria train station

If you arrive at Victoria train station, catch a tram (cost included in the train ticket) to Piccadilly train station or Piccadilly Gardens and then catch one of the buses listed above. These buses can also be caught outside Oxford Road train station. Depending on which bus you catch will depend on which bus stop you will alight. Look for the landmarks mentioned above for the 147 bus especially Sainsburys, Costa and Red Chilli

Taxis take about 15 minutes from Piccadilly station and 20 minutes from the airport.

For further information on public transport links visit the Transport for Greater Manchester web site or telephone the Transport Executive on 0161 228 7811 (open 8am to 8pm).


By Car

Parking

A multi-storey car park is available on Grafton Street, next to the Nowgen Centre. This is situated at the Oxford Road end of Grafton Street. Spaces are limited and it is best to arrive before 9am. Parking costs are up to 30 minutes free and then on a sliding scale.  For the purposes of the course 6 to 24 hours cost £15.00.

Road Directions to the Nowgen Centre

From the West via M62

  • When on the M62 at Junction 12 continue straight on and join the M602 (Salford).
  • The end of the motorway will join the A57 (Manchester), becoming A57(M) after 1 mile.
  • Leave the Mancunian Way, A57(M) at the A34 Congleton sign, bearing left onto the A34.
  • Once on Upper Brook Street (A34) turn right at the 5th set of traffic lights into Grafton Street. This junction is after the fork in the road signposted Stockport and Longsight and has traffic lights at the fork. The next set of lights is your turning into Grafton Street.

From the North East via M62

  • Leave the M62 at Junction 18 and join the M60 (Manchester) (M62 - J21 to J18 can be very slow moving on a Monday morning).
  • Leave at the next Junction, to join the A576 (Manchester Central). After approximately 1 mile, bear left at the traffic lights into the A665 Bury Old Road.
  • At the 5th set of traffic lights turn right and go past the Phones 4U Arena - (originally the M.E.N Arena) into Trinity Way.
  • At the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill turn left into Great Ducie Street.
  • Drive under the railway bridge and follow the road round to the right to traffic  lights with a turning to the left.
  • Turn left at these lights passing hard landscaped area with large metal   sculptures on your left. The next set of lights turn right onto Victoria Street / Deansgate.
  • At the third set of lights (past House of Fraser on your right) turn left into John Dalton Street.
  • Go straight through the next set of traffic lights. Albert Square with the Town Hall will be on your right.
  • Travel through several sets of traffic lights for approximately 1½ miles (A34). At the fork in the road signposted Stockport and Longsight keeping right carry straight on through the lights and then turn right at next set of traffic lights into Grafton Street.

From the South via M6

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 19 onto the A556.
  • Then join the M56 at Junction 8 heading towards the Airport.
  • Continue along the M56, which will continue as the A5103 (Princess Road).
  • Turn right into the B5219 (Moss Lane East by the Brewery).
  • Continue to the end and at the T junction turn left into the B5117 which is Oxford Road.
  • Follow Oxford Road past the Hospitals and then turn right into Grafton Street. (Costa Coffee on the corner).

From the North via M6

  • Leave M6 via the M61 and continue to the M60.
  • Join the M60 and travel anti?clockwise to Junction 12 and join the M602 (Salford).
  • At the motorway end join the A57 Regent Road (Manchester) which becomes A57(M) after 1 mile.
  • Leave the Mancunian Way A57(M) at the A34 Congleton sign bearing sharp left, following signs for the Universities into Upper Brook Street (A34).
  • Turn right at the fifth set of traffic lights into Grafton Street. This turning is after the forked junction in the road to Stockport and Longsight.

From the South via M6

  • Leave the M6 at Junction 19 onto the A556.
  • Then join the M56 at Junction 8 heading towards the Airport.
  • Continue along the M56, which will continue as the A5103 (Princess Road).
  • Turn right into the B5219 (Moss Lane East by the Brewery).
  • Continue to the end and at the T junction turn left into the B5117 which is Oxford Road.
  • Follow Oxford Road past the Hospitals and then turn right into Grafton Street (Costa Coffee on the corner).

From M56

  • At Junction 3 the M56 exits off on a slip road. Do not exit here.
  • Keep going straight ahead onto A5103 to Manchester for about 4 miles.
  • Turn right at traffic lights signed Whitworth Art Gallery and Universities.
  • Go straight over the first set of lights and at the second set of lights, turn left.
  • Turn right at the next lights into Grafton Street.

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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