AN10G: AIX Basics

IBM Systems Training

on August 01, 2022


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Table of Contents

  1. Short Summary
  2. Duration
  3. Content Description
  4. Objectives
  5. Agenda
  6. Audience
  7. Skill Level
  8. Labs?
  9. Keywords
  10. Prerequisites
  11. Enrollment
  12. Errata
  13. Follow-on Courses

Short Summary

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

Duration in Hours ⌚


Content Description

This course enables you to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system. Learn to perform everyday tasks using the AIX operating system.

This course provides lectures and hands on labs in an instructor lead course environment, either in a face-to-face classroom or in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online). The lab images are using the AIX 7.2 operating system.


  • 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


Day 1


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 

Day 2

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 

Day 3

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: Part 1
Unit 11: AIX utilities: Part 2
Exercise 11: AIX utilities: Part 2



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.

Skill Level


Labs? 💻



AN10G;AN10;Introduction to AIX; File permissions


You should be familiar with:

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



None specified.

Follow-on Courses


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