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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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Bristol
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£1099.00 +vat
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Course ID:
433271

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

Bristol - Almondsbury

Description:

This Training and Conference centre is situated in the Westerleigh Business Park in Yate.  The centre facilities include a dining area seating up to 40 people, free wireless internet access throughout, full wheelchair access and parking for 60+ cars.


Location:

C/O Computerworld
Apex House
Westerleigh Business Park, Turner Drive, Yate
Bristol,
BS37 5YX

 

Directions:

From M4 West

At Junction 18, take the A46 exit to Bath/Stroud.  At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A46/Bath Road heading to Yate / A432 / Stroud / Cirencester / A433.  Turn left at A432/Badminton Road.  Go through two roundabouts, then turn left at A432/Station Road.  Go through one roundabout, then at the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Culvert Avenue.

From Bristol/M32

Exit the M32 at Junction 1, take the A4174 exit to Ring Road and follow directions to Kingswood/Frenchay.  Go across the traffic lights, over a roundabout, then at the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A432/Badminton Road (signposted Yate).  Carry on for approx 3 miles to the outskirts of Yate.  At the first roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Culvert Avenue, then right at the next roundabout.  The Computerworld building is on your right.

From M5 Midlands

Exit the M5 at Junction 14. Take the B4509 exit marked Thornbury.  Turn left. After 0.8 miles turn right towards Bibstone and the B4508. At Bibstone turn right onto the B4508 and contiune on this road for 6 miles until you get to Iron Acton. Turn left onto the B4059 (Yate Road). Carry on until you come to a roundabout and take the 3rd exit, staying on the B4059.  Turn right onto the main Badminton Road (A432).  At the next roundabout turn left onto Culvert Avenue, then right tat the next roundabout.  The Computerworld building is on your right.

From M4 East

Exit the M4 at Junction 18 (Bath/Stroud).  At the roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Yate/Stroud/Cirencester.  300 yards after the roundabout turn left onto the B4465 and follow this road for nearly 4 miles.  At the traffic lights turn right onto Shorthill Road which becomes Westerleigh Road.  After 2 miles turn right at the main Badminton Road (A432).  At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Culvert Avenue, then right at the next roundabout.  The Computerworld building is on your right.


Travelling by Train

From Yate Railway Station

Yate Railway Station - 0.3miles

Walking from Yate Railway Station - Platform 1

Walk up the steps to the main road and turn left.  You will see a sign for 'Town Centre' - you should walk in the opposite direction, away from the town centre.

Walking from Yate Railway Station - Platform 2

Walk up the steps to the main road, turn right.  At the first set of traffic lights, cross the road to the opposite side.

Directions continued (from Platform 1 and 2)

You're now on Badminton Road.  You should now walk in the same direction as the flow of traffic, away from the town centre.  You will see a traffic sign for 'M4 West, M5, Bristol M32, A432' straight ahead, continue walking down this road.

You will pass a Kwik Fit garage on your left, and a bit further you will see 'South Avenue' on your left.  You will pass a bus stop and on the opposite side of the road, a big building with green and blue coloured frontage.

You will reach a roundabout at which you need to turn left on to Culvert Avenue.  There is no pavement on the side of the road you are on so you will need to cross over so that you're standing outside the South Gloucestershire Council building.  Do not walk off the main road.  Continue up Culvert Avenue - you will see a Corus sign on a building at the end of the road and a roundabout.  At this roundabout you need to turn right onto Woodward Avenue and then right again on to Turner Drive, if you look to your right now you will see the Computerworld building.

From Bristol Parkway or Temple Meads Railway Stations

Bristol Parkway Railway Station - 4.3 miles

Temple Meads Railway Station - 10.5 miles

From Bristol Parkway or Temple Meads Railway Stations, take the Warminster Great Malvern train service to Yate Railway Station.


Bus Services

From Bristol Parkway Railway Station

Take the 581 Wessex Connect bus service to 'The Swan' on Badminton Road in Yate. Walk along Badminton Road, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Culvert Avenue.  The Swan pub is 0.4 miles from the training centre.

From Bristol City Centre

Take the service 342 or 327 FIRST Somerset & Avon from Bristol City Centre, Marlborough Street Bus Station to 'The Swan' on Badminton Road in Yate.  Walk along Badminton Road, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Culvert Avenue.  The Swan pub is 0.4 miles from the training centre.

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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