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AIX Basics (4 days)

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Name AIX Basics (4 days)
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This course enables students to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system.

Learn to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system.

Target Audience

This basic course is intended for anyone who requires basic AIX/UNIX user skills to be able to work in an AIX environment.

This course is also a prerequisite for many courses in the AIX Systems Administration curriculum.

Learning Objectives

  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user password 
  • Use AIX online documentation 
  • Manage AIX files and directories 
  • Describe the purpose of the shell 
  • Use the vi editor 
  • Execute common AIX commands and manage AIX processes 
  • Customize the working environment 
  • Use common AIX utilities 
  • Write simple shell scripts 
  • Use the AIXWindows Environment 
  • Use the Common Desktop Environment


Students should be familiar with:

  • Basic information technology (IT) concepts and the role of an operating system.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Unit 1 - Introduction to AIX 
  • Unit 2 - Using the System 
  • Exercise 1 - Using the System
  • Unit 3 - AIX Documentation 
  • Exercise 2 - AIX Documentation
  • Unit 4 - Files and Directories 
  • Exercise 3 - Files and Directories
  • Unit 5 - Using Files 
  • Exercise 4 - Using Files

Day 2

  • Unit 6 - File Permissions 
  • Exercise 5 - File Permissions 
  • Unit 7 - The vi Editor 
  • Exercise 6 - The vi Editor 
  • Unit 8 - Shell Basics 
  • Exercise 7 - Shell Basics 
  • Unit 9 - Using Shell Variables 
  • Exercise 8 - Using Shell Variables

Day 3

  • Unit 10 - Processes 
  • Unit 11 - Controlling Processes 
  • Exercise 9 - Controlling Processes
  • Unit 12 - Customizing the User Environment 
  • Exercise 10 - Customizing the User Environment 
  • Unit 13 - AIX Utilities, Part I 
  • Exercise 11 - AIX Utilities (1) 
  • Unit 13 - AIX Utilities, Part I (Continued) 
  • Exercise 12 - AIX Utilities (2) 
  • Unit 14 - AIX Utilities, Part II 
  • Exercise 13 - AIX Utilities (3)

Day 4

  • Unit 14 - AIX Utilities, Part II (Continued) 
  • Exercise 14 - AIX Utilities (4) 
  • Unit 15 - Additional Shell Features 
  • Exercise 15 - Additional Shell Features 
  • Unit 16 - The AIX Graphical User Interface

Leeds - The Calls


training centre - 21 the calls leeds


Most courses begin at 09:30 on the first morning. Please register with the customer service team at Reception on the ground floor. To maintain building security and comply with health and safety legislation, delegates will be asked to sign in on a daily basis.


Lunch arrangements for any delegates with disabilities can be organised with the customer services team at Reception. Refreshments are provided during breaks and consist of a selection of hot drinks and biscuits.

  • The centre is a ten-minute walk from Leeds railway station
  • The main bus station is five minutes from the centre
  • Buses are available throughout Leeds travelling to most locations throughout the district
  • Nearest NCP car park can be found on The Markets Harper Street Leeds, LS2 7EA


Halsbury House
Chancellor Court
21 The Calls



How to find us

Our Leeds training centre is located in the heart of Leeds city centre, a short walk away from Leeds train station.

Centre Access

The centre is open between 08:30 and 17:30 on working days. The Reception is situated on the ground floor. All floors are accessible via lift or staircase. Disabled toilets are available on the ground floor.

By Car

From the M1: Exit the M1 at Junction 43 onto the M621 towards Leeds City Centre.

From the M621: Exit the M621 at Junction 3 onto the A653. Follow the signs towards 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. Just before the Hilton Hotel, manoeuvre to the right hand filter lane, and turn right into Sovereign Street.


By Rail Leeds Railway Station (10 minutes)

Leave the station at City Square, turn right along Boar Lane. After approximately 200 metres you will approach a junction with Macdonald’s on your left. Turn right onto Briggate, which takes you under the railway track. Take the next left onto Call Lane. Continue walking up to The Calls where Halsbury House can be found on the left hand side just after Crown Street.


On Foot from Sovereign Street (10 minutes)

At the Swinegate end of Sovereign Street, turn right into Call Lane. Continue walking up to The Calls where Halsbury House can be found on the left hand side just after Crown Street.

From Corn Exchange (1 minute): Walk down Crown Street towards The Calls. The training centre is on the left hand side.

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