IBM eServer Certification Study Guide - pSeries AIX System Support

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published 14 December 2001, updated 06 December 2004

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ISBN-10: 0738423769
ISBN-13: 9780738423760
IBM Form #: SG24-6199-00
(474 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Christian Pruett, Kristian Strickland


This IBM Redbooks publication is designed as a study guide for professionals wishing to prepare for the certification exam to achieve: IBM eServer Certified Specialist - pSeries AIX System Support. The system support certification validates a broad scope of AIX problem determination and resolution skills and the ability to perform general AIX software system maintenance.

This book helps AIX support professionals seeking a comprehensive and task-oriented guide for developing the knowledge and skills required for the certification. It is designed to provide a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. It also provides sample questions that will help in the evaluation of personal progress and provide familiarity with the types of questions that will be encountered in the exam.

This book does not replace practical experience you should have, but is an effective tool that, when combined with education activities and experience, should prove to be a very useful preparation guide for the exam. Due to the practical nature of the certification content, this publication can also be used as a desk-side reference. So, whether you are planning to take the pSeries AIX System Support certification exam, or if you just want to validate your AIX system support skills, this book is for you.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Certification overview
Chapter 2. System installation and maintenance
Chapter 3. System initialization and boot
Chapter 4. Hardware installation and configuration management
Chapter 5. Object Data Manager
Chapter 6. Storage management, LVM, and file systems
Chapter 7. SMIT fast path commands
Chapter 8. Problem determination
Chapter 9. System backup and restore
Chapter 10. System performance
Chapter 11. Networking
Chapter 12. Printers
Chapter 13. Asynchronous Point-to-Point Protocol
Chapter 14. The cron daemon and crontab
Chapter 15. Editing and viewing files and strings
Chapter 16. The shell and shell scripts

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