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An Introduction to AIX


This course is 5 days. Customizing the topic list will affect the time requirement.


System and application end-users who have little or no experience with the AIX Operating System. Application support personnel, such as database administrators and 4GL programmers, who need a functional familiarity with basic system tools and commands.

Course Contents

  1. AIX Concepts and Basics

  2. AIX Files (manipulating and printing files, directories)

  3. Shell Basics (history, alias, environment variables)

  4. Using the Korn/Bourne/C Shell "Note1"

  5. AIX Processes (ps, nice, and kill commands, process scheduling)

  6. The vi/emacs/ed Editor "Note1"

  7. AIX Data Tools (grep, sort, sed, find, others)

  8. AIX Productivity Tools (mail, news, calendar, at, cron, write)

  9. Operating System Fundamentals "Note2"

  10. Using Graphical User Interfaces "Note2"

  11. Introduction to Korn/Bourne/C Shell Programming "Note1" "Note2"

  12. Using TCP/IP "Note2"

  13. Introduction to Selected User Applications "Note1" "Note2"

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Instructional Technique

Students are invited to bring their current ideas and questions to the classroom for discussion. Case studies, lecture, group problem solving, and online laboratories will be used. Students will be encouraged to enhance their skills utilizing the techniques presented through classroom problem solving and controlled online workshops. This course is approximately 50% labwork.



Note1 Selection based on customer preference. The Korn shell and the Vi editor are recommended.
Note2 Optional Topics.