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AIX Basics

  • Tuition USD $1,250 GSA  $1,070.53
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2368 Ratings
  • Course Code AN10DG-SPVC
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Self Paced
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AIX Basics (AN10G)

This IBM Self-Paced Virtual Class (SPVC) includes:
- PDF course guide available to attendee during and after course
- Lab environment where students can work through demonstrations and exercises at their own pace

This course is designed from a user's perspective. The students are not required to have any prior knowledge of AIX or any other UNIX-based system.

The course units have been designed in a logical order to enable the novice user to identify the major components of AIX. The students are introduced to the operating system by logging in and out of the system and carrying out a few basic operations. The hierarchical tree structure is explained in detail, as well as functions that can be carried out on files and directories. The concept of a shell is introduced and the operations that are supported through it. The one editor that is covered is vi, as it is available on most UNIX platforms. The concept of users owning jobs and processes is introduced, including the environment in which processes execute. Finally, to pull together all the ideas from the previous units, a few useful tools are introduced which help users customize their environments and write very simple shell scripts.

This course provides content and hands on labs in self paced virtual class (SPVC) environment.

Upon meeting course and badge completion criteria, students may receive an IBM issued badge:
Power AIX User Essentials badge  -->

Skills Gained

  • 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

Who Can Benefit

This course is suitable for anyone who requires basic AIX user skills. This course is also a prerequisite for students who plan to attend the AIX System Administration courses.


You should be familiar with:

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

Course Details

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

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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