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Associate AIX 7 Administration

Associate AIX 7 Administration is an entry-level certification that demonstrates your knowledge and skills to employers using this operating system.

Online Exam: 39 questions, 60-minute time limit

Price: $125/Student, $250/Member, $300/Non-Member

The AIX 7 exam also is administered online by a virtual proctor. If you do not pass the exam, you are eligible to retake the exam after 30 days.

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Candidate Profile

This certification is meant for anyone with system administrative duties implementing and managing an AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. The candidate should be able to install, customize and administer the AIX operating system in a POWER (System p) partitioned environment.

AIX 7 Exam Topics

Note: the exam is based on AIX 7.1 running on a Power7 system managed by HMC Version 7

  • Install and the AIX operating system, filesets, and RedHat Package
  • Manager (RPM) packages
  • Perform system startup and shutdown
  • Discuss and use system management tools such as System
  • Management Interface Tool (SMIT) and IBM systems director console for AIX
  • Manage physical and logical devices
  • Discuss the purpose of the logical volume manager
  • Perform logical volume, paging space and file system management
  • Create and manage user administration
  • Manage AIX user security including enhanced RBAC and implement customized access of file and directories
  • Perform and restore system backups
  • Utilize administrative subsystems, including cron to schedule system tasks
  • Configure TCP/IP networking
  • Define and run basic Workload Partitions (WPAR)