Chapter 1. Certification Overview

1.1 IBM Certified Specialist - AIX V4.3 System Administration

This certification validates the ability to install, configure, and perform a broad range of AIX system administrative activities. The certification is applicable to AIX System Administrators who are responsible for supporting end-users and the day-to-day operation of an AIX RS/6000 environment.

Certification Requirements (1 Test):

To attain the IBM Certified Specialist - AIX V4.3 System Administration certification, candidates must pass one test: Test 181: AIX V4.3 System Administration

Recommended Prerequisites:
Registration for the Certification Exam:

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1.1.1 AIX V4.3 System Administration Test 181 Objectives

The following objectives were used as a basis when the certification exam was developed. Some of these topics appear in this publication in a different order to help with the learning process.

Section 1 - Installation and Configuration
  1. Installation

  2. Configuration
Section 2 - Problem Determination
Section 3 - System and User Maintenance
  1. User Maintenance

  2. Storage Maintenance

  3. Storage Maintenance Problem Determination

  4. Backup and Recovery
Section 4 - Communications
  1. TCP/IP

  2. NFS
Section 5 - System Performance

1.2 Certification Education Courses