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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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Birmingham
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476597

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

Birmingham - Quayside Tower

Description:

The Centre is open from 8:30am and is located on the 4th floor of the Quayside Tower. When you enter the building, proceed to the lifts.  The lifts are located beyond the front desk, on the left around the corner. On the 4th floor the Highbury Apprenticeships reception is located to your right.  Once you have registered, you will be directed to the refectory area where refreshments will be available for you. The instructor will call you into the room about 9:30am.

Note: Please be cautious if you take any hot or cold drinks to the training room - this is to protect your own health and safety as well as the equipment.

Amenities

Disabled Access

Quayside Tower has step free access, the lifts will take you to the Highbury Apprenticeships floor where again there are no steps.  If you are attending a course at the centre and will be using a wheelchair please notify us before your attendance and we make sure the staff will be ready to assist if needed.  A disabled access toilet is also available.

Toilets

Male, female and disabled WCs are located on the floor.

Lunch

Luncheon vouches will be provided on each day of the training. There is a selection of shops/restaurant within 5-10 min walk where the vouchers can be used.

Location:

Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2HF

 

Directions:

Our training facilities in Birmingham are easily accessible from all major routes in and out of Birmingham and only 15 minutes walk or a short bus ride from Birmingham New Street Rail Station.  Birmingham Snow Hill Station is also nearby.

Travelling by Foot

From New Street Train Station

Exit into New Street follow sign for Victoria Square. At the square keep left and walk onto Paradise Street.

Turn right towards Fletchers Walk, walk under the dual carriageway. Turn right and walk along Paradise Circus.

Turn left into Broad Street and walk past the Hyatt Hotel (on your left) and The International Convention Centre on your right.

The entrance to Quayside Tower is on your left and next door to the Highlight Comedy Club and the Risa restaurant, the entrance is almost opposite to The Brasshouse.

Enter through the tinted glass doors and report to the reception desk at the 4th floor.

From Snow Hill Train Station

Exit Snow Hill station onto Livery Street. Turn right onto Edmund Street.

Carry on until you pass Birmingham City Council on your right and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on your left. Turn left and carry on until you reach Paradise Street. Turn right onto Paradise Street.

Turn right towards Fletchers Walk, walk under the dual carriageway. Turn right and walk along Paradise Circus.

Turn left into Broad Street and walk past the Hyatt Hotel (on your left) and The International Convention Centre on your right.

The entrance to Quayside Tower is on your left and next door to the Highlight Comedy Club and the Risa restaurant, the entrance is almost opposite to The Brasshouse.

Enter through the tinted glass doors and report to the reception desk at the 4th floor.


Travelling by Car

From the M5 / south and west

From Junction 3 M5 and from Dudley/Halesowen take the A456 Hagley Road.

Continue along the A456 until you reach Five Ways – move over to the right and take the underpass into Broad Street.

After about 100 metres at the first main traffic lights turn left into Sheepcote Street.

After about 50 metres at the roundabout turn right into Brindley Place where there is a multi-storey pay car park.

Exit the car park onto Brunswick Street, turn right and walk towards Central Square.

Cross the square and proceed onto Oozells Street.

At the end turn left onto Broad Street. Quayside Tower is on your right.

From M6 Junction 6 and Sutton Coldfield

Take the Aston Expressway A38M towards the City Centre.

Go over the flyover into St Chad’s Queensway and through the underpass.

As you leave the underpass move off to the left and do not enter the next underpass.

Continue across the traffic lights top Paradise Queensway.

Take the second exit, following signs to the ICC.

Carry straight on up Broad Street, pass the Hyatt Hotel (on your left) until the second set of traffic lights.

Turn right into Sheepcote Street.

After about 50 metres at the roundabout turn right into Brindley Place where there is a multi-storey pay car park.

Exit the car park onto Brunswick Street, turn right and walk towards Central Square.

Cross the square and proceed onto Oozells Street.

At the end turn left onto Broad Street. Quayside Tower is on your right.


Travelling by Bus

From New Street Train Station

Walk east towards Bullring Link, turn left at Bullring Link, turn right towards Smallbrook Queensway and right again onto Smallbrook Queensway.

Walk about 7 minutes and turn right onto Suffolk Street Queensway.

Walk to bus stop “Alexandra Theatre” (Stop SF1), take bus no. 22, 23, 24 or 29 and go two stops.

Get off at bus stop “Brindley Place” (Stop BR3), turn left and walk for about 1 minute you will reach Quayside Tower where Highbury Apprenticeships  is based on the 4th floor.


Travelling by Air

From Birmingham International Airport take a train to New Street Station.

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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