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Aix Fundamentals

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Name Aix Fundamentals
DescriptionIBM AIX Operating System and Korn Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the AIX Operating System.  The most commonly used commands 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.It is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing shellscripts. Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures.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 environment    Writing simple scripts to enhance basic command output    Using the various shell quoting mechanisms appropriately    Manipulating shell variables and user-defined variables in scripts    Implementing conditional execution facilities    Using the shell's built-in loop constructs where appropriate    Writing scripts to trap user interrupts    Developing menu-driven shellscriptsWho will the Course Benefit?There are no formal pre-requisites for the AIX Fundamentals course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous.Programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand the AIX Operating system, existing shellscripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.Some programming experience may also prove advantageous.Course ObjectivesTo provide the skills needed to work productively in an IBM AIX environment to develop and customise shell programs.RequirementsAn understanding of IT is required.
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Overview

IBM AIX Operating System and Korn Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the AIX Operating System.  The most commonly used commands 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.

It is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing shellscripts. Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures.

Who will the course benefit?

There are no formal pre-requisites for the AIX Fundamentals course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology is advantageous.

Programmers, administrators and support personnel who need to understand the AIX Operating system, existing shellscripts, automate procedures and write their own utilities.

Some programming experience may also prove advantageous.

Learning Objectives

To provide the skills needed to work productively in an IBM AIX environment to develop and customise shell programs.

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
  • Writing simple scripts to enhance basic command output
  • Using the various shell quoting mechanisms appropriately
  • Manipulating shell variables and user-defined variables in scripts
  • Implementing conditional execution facilities
  • Using the shell's built-in loop constructs where appropriate
  • Writing scripts to trap user interrupts
  • Developing menu-driven shellscripts

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for this AIX Fundamentals training course, although an understanding of and exposure to information technology and  an understanding of operating systems is required.

Course Content

This IBM AIX Operating System and Korn Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the AIX Operating System.  The most commonly used commands 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.

It is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing and writing shellscripts. Most of the built-in shell commands are introduced together with the main program control structures.


Typical 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 facilitie

 

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
Replacing text
Using the vi editor
Using sed for search and replace
Searching for text with grep
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: PROCESSES
What is a process?
Monitoring processes
Killing processes
Background processes
Job Control
Grouping commands
Exercise:   Monitoring and controlling processes

Session 9: THE USER ENVIRONMENT
Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
Exercise:   Setting up an environment

Session 10: MORE BASIC COMMANDS
The find command
The cut command
The sort command
The finger command
Exercise:   Using file handling commands

 

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 11: UNIX COMMAND REVIEW
Basic Unix commands
General commands
File and directory handling commands
Filename generation characters
I/O Redirection features
Other commands

Session 12: GETTING STARTED
What is a shell script?
Development guidelines
Creating and editing shell scripts
Naming and storing shell scripts
Executing shell scripts
Exercise:   Write a simple shell script

Session 13: USING VARIABLES
Environment variables
Local variables
Assigning values to variables
Assessing variable values
Using quotes
Delimiting variable names
Echo control sequences
Exercise:   Add variables to a script 

Session 14: INTEGER ARITHMETIC
Using the expr command
Using the (( )) notation
Exercise:   Add integer arithmetic to a shell script

Session 15: HANDLING RUN TIME DATA
The read command
Command line arguments
Exercise:   Writing a generic shell script
Exercise:   Writing an interactive shell script

Session 16: CONDITION EXECUTION
The if statement
The test command
Other test notations
Default and substitute variables
Exit status codes
Exercise:   Adding validation to previous scripts
 

Course Contents - DAY 5

Session 17: LOOP CONSTRUCTS
The while loop
The until loop
The for loop
The while true and until false loops
Loop control commands
Exercise:   Enhancing the previously written scripts
Exercise:   Writing a guess-the-number game

Session 18: MULTI-BRANCH DECISIONS
The case statement
Menu driven applications
Exercise:   Developing and writing a menu system
Session 19: FUNCTIONS
What is a function?
Syntax
Examples
Exercise:   Add a function to a script 

Session 20: INTERRUPT HANDLING
Interrupt signals
Trapping interrupts
Exercise:   Adding traps to the menu script

Session 21: ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FACILITIES
The exec commands
The includes notation
More about loops
Arrays
Here Documents
Exercise:   Create a here script



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:

c/o Global Knowledge
Halsbury House
Chancellor Court
21 The Calls
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, Global Knowledge Training 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 Global Knowledge Training building is a short distance up the road on your left.

This AIX Fundamentals course, together with the 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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