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 courses and roadmaps will help you gain the skill and product knowledge which is represented in the test objectives.
You are not expected to take all classes. The courses listed are intended to assist those who seek certification to close gaps in their experience. Courses 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.
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 III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination
Course duration: 5 Days
Course number: AN15
Abstract: Learn advanced AIX system administrator skills focusing on availability and problem determination. Learn detailed knowledge of the ODM database where AIX maintains configuration information.
Learn to monitor for and deal with AIX problems with emphasis on Logical Volume Manager problems, including procedures for replacing disks.
Learn how to migrate AIX Workload Partitions to another system with minimal disruption. While the course includes some AIX 6.1 enhancements, most of the material is applicable to prior releases of AIX.
There is also an instructor-led online version of this course: Power Systems for AIX III: Advanced Administration and Problem Determination (ILO) (AX150)
AIX Workload Partitions Installation and Management - Updated
Course duration: 4 days
Course number: AN17
Abstract: You will learn how to configure and manage Workload Partitions (WPAR) in the AIX environment. Hands-on exercises will reinforce the lecture and give students practice creating and managing both application and system WPARs using the command line interface. You will explore various configuration options such as implementing private and shared file systems, exporting devices, setting resource controls, and configuring network options. You will practice operations such as starting and stopping WPARs, performing dynamic configuration changes, and tracking data in log files. The course also covers the installation, configuration and management of versioned WPARs using the AIX 5.2 Workload Partitions for AIX 7 licensed program product.
This course provides lectures and hands on labs in a face-to-face classroom setting. The course is also offered in a live virtual classroom environment (ILO - Instructor Led Online) with hands-on labs: AIX Workload Partitions Installation and Management (ILO) (AX170).
AIX Network Installation Manager (NIM): Concepts and Configuration
Course duration: 2 days
Course number: AN22
Abstract: Learn the fundamental capabilities of the Network Installation Manager (NIM) facility of the AIX 6 operating system.
This course uses a combination of instructor lecture and machine exercises to provide the student with practical background knowledge.
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.
Power Systems for AIX IV: Performance Management
Course duration: 5 days
Course number: AN51
Abstract: Develop the skills to measure, analyze, and tune common performance issues on IBM POWER systems running AIX 6.
Learn about performance management concepts and techniques and how to use basic AIX tools to monitor, analyze, and tune an AIX6 system. The course covers how virtualization technologies such as the PowerVM environment and workload partitions affect AIX performance management. Monitoring and analyzing tools discussed in this course include vmstat, iostat, sar, tprof, svmon, filemon, netstat, lvmstat, and topas. Tuning tools include schedo, vmo, ioo, no, and nfso.
Also learn to use Performance Problem Reporting (PerfPMR) to capture a variety of performance data for later analysis.
Each lecture is reinforced with extensive hands-on lab exercises which provide practical experience.