AIX Basics

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

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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.

Who should attend

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.


You should be familiar with:

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

Course Objectives

  • 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

Outline: AIX Basics (AN10G)

Day 1

Welcome Unit 1: Getting started with AIX Exercise 1: Getting started with AIXUnit 2: Files and directories Exercise 2: Files and directories Unit 3: The vi editor Exercise 3: The vi editor 

Day 2Unit 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 3Exercise 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 1Unit 11: AIX utilities: Part 2Exercise 11: AIX utilities: Part 2