All IBM certification tests presume a certain amount of "on-the-job" experience which is not present in any classroom or Web presentation. These recommended roadmaps will help you gain the skill and product knowledge which is represented in the test objectives. They do not teach the answers to the test questions, and are not intended to do so. These courses may not cover all subject areas in the certification test(s), or may contain more recent information than is present in the certification test. Taking any class does not guarantee that you will achieve certification.
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Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning
Course duration: 3 days
Course number: AN11
Abstract: Learn the skills needed to become an effective administrator on IBM's POWER7-based systems. Learn about the features of PowerVM Editions, and how to configure and manage LPARs running AIX 7 using the Hardware Management Console (HMC).
This is an intermediate course for architects, system integrators, security administrators, network administrators, software engineers, technical support individuals, and IBM Business Partners who implement LPARs on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration
Course duration: 5 days
Course number: AN12
Abstract: Learn to install, customize, and administer the AIX operating system in a multiuser POWER (System p) partitioned environment. This course is based on AIX 6.1 running on a Power6 system managed by HMC version 7. This course is also appropriate for prior releases of AIX and has a high practical content.
There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: Power Systems for AIX II: AIX Implementation and Administration (ILO) (AX120)
Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization
Course duration: 3 days
Course number: AN30
Abstract: This course provides an overview of the PowerVM edition's features on POWER6 and POWER7 processor-based systems. Learn about the new features and benefits of virtualization including: the processor virtualization, the Integrated Virtual Ethernet, the virtual I/O server, and the virtual devices such as the virtual Ethernet and virtual SCSI adapters. Basic and advanced configurations of the virtual I/O server and its clients are discussed including various availability options.
Expand your knowledge about PowerVM features that were introduced in Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (AN110) / Power Systems for AIX I: LPAR Configuration and Planning (ILO) (AX110).
There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: Power Systems for AIX - Virtualization I: Implementing Virtualization (ILO) (AX300).
This advanced course is appropriate for System Administrators, Technical Support Personnel, and Business Partners responsible for implementing LPARs on IBM System p servers.