AIX Basics – AN10D1DG

Course Name:

AIX Basics


Skill Level:



SPVC – Self-Paced Virtual Training


1.625 Day/s

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This course enables the basic AIX/UNIX user to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system.

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 sCR – Classroom Trainingipts.

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

Upon meeting course and badge completion CR – Classroom Trainingiteria, students may receive an IBM issued badge: Power AIX User Essentials badge

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Target Audience:

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


  • Unit 1 – Getting started with AIX
  • Exercise 1 – Getting started with AIX
  • Unit 2 – Files and Directories
  • Exercise 2 – Files and Directories
  • Unit 3 – The vi editor
  • Exercise 3 – The vi editor
  • Unit 4 – Using Files
  • Exercise 4 – Using Files
  • Unit 5 – File Permissions
  • Exercise 5 – File Permissions
  • Unit 6 – Shell Basics
  • Exercise 6 – Shell Basics
  • Unit 7 – Using Shell Variables
  • Exercise 7 – Using Shell Variables
  • Unit 8 – Processes
  • Exercise 8 – Processes
  • Unit 9 – Customizing the User Environment
  • Exercise 9 – Customizing the User Environment
  • Unit 10 – AIX Utilities, Part I
  • Exercise 10 – AIX Utilities (1)
  • Unit 11 – AIX Utilities, Part II
  • Exercise 11 – AIX Utilities Part 2


  • Log in to an AIX system and set a user password
  • Use AIX online documentation
  • Manage AIX files and directories
  • DesCR – Classroom Trainingibe 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 sCR – Classroom Trainingipts
  • Use the AIX Windows Environment


Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.


GBS practitioners that use the EViTA system for requesting external training should use that same process for this course. Go to the EViTA site to start this process:


Once you enroll in a GTP class, you will receive a confirmation letter that should show:



  • The current GTP list price
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  • The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.
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Product Name:

IBM AIX 7 Enterprise Edition

Badge and Certification Info:




Power Systems – AIX

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Replaced By:

This is a replacement for AN10DG. It has been updated to AIX 7.3 TL1 SP1. The course includes recorded lectures and live labs. AN10DG did not have recorded lectures.

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