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IBM Certified System Administrator - AIX 7

Job Role Description / Target Audience

Note: This certification will be withdrawn on 12/31/2015.

The successful candidate has at least 2 years experience administering AIX in a variety of environments, including virtualized systems, small business and enterprise-class data centers.  The AIX 7 administrator has strong networking and device management skills.  Additionally, the AIX administrator leads and mentors less experienced administrators and operators in their daily tasks.  

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

The qualified candidate is expected to have skills in the following areas:

  • Configure and manage networking in AIX 
  • Manage and configure VIO client partitions
  • Manage devices
  • Manage storage
  • Use HMC and SDMC to manage system resources
  • Perform user administration tasks (such as limiting resources, creating/using groups, etc). 
  • Have strong knowledge of system backup and recovery
  • Have strong and AIX installation and maintenance skills
  • Configuring and managing system security
  • Use NIM, WPAR Manager and Systems Director (base product)
  • Understand PowerVM components such as AME, AMS, Shared Processor Pools, etc.


This certification requires 1 test(s).

Test(s) required:

Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests.

  1. Test C4040-221 - AIX 7 Administration


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