These courses, one of which is available through IBM Training and the other only through IBM's Academic Initiative, will help you gain the skill and product knowledge which is represented in the test objectives. Additionally, consideration has been given to those job role skills most desired by potential employers.
Typical IBM certification tests presume a certain amount of "on-the-job" experience which is not present in any classroom or Web presentation. This Certified Associate Administrator exam, however, derives all its questions and answers from the listed courses and the reference material (F1 in-line help text, InfoCenter, Fix Central, etc.) discussed in them. Instructors may or may not choose to use the selected course material, or portions of it, when creating and teaching their classes. Therefore, no test candidate should presume that any course they attend will address every question they will see in the exam, nor that by attending any course they will achieve certification.
System Operator Workshop for IBM i
Course duration: 4 days
Course number: AS24
Abstract: This course enables a new system operator to develop basic to intermediate level skills needed for day-to-day operations of System i. Specifically, the course explains how to: Use the online help and references; Send, display, and reply to messages ; Monitor and control jobs, devices, and job and output queues; Start and stop the system; Create and change user profiles; Use authorization lists and group profiles; Manage system configuration; Save and restore objects, libraries, and the system; Monitor job and history logs; Diagnose a system problem; Order, receive, and apply PTFs. You will learn how to perform all of these functions using a 5250 emulation session as well as System i Navigator and Systems Director Navigator for IBM i. Hands-on exercises reinforce the lecture topics and prepare the student to successfully operate a System i.
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: System Operator Workshop for IBM i - ILO (OV240).
Instructor-Led Online Course
This basic course is for individuals new to the System i and responsible for daily system operations. Skills Taught: - Control system operation using both System i Navigator GUI, System I Access for Web, as well as 5250 emulation also called green-screen interfaces - Send and receive messages - Find and use Control Language (CL) commands - Use the online help and reference materials - Monitor and control jobs, job queues, output queues, and devices - Save and restore objects and libraries , Virtual Tape - Start and stop the system - Perform problem determination and reporting , SST - Describe PTF management - Create and maintain user profiles, group profiles, and authorization lists - Manage system security - Define how Management Central is used to manage multiple System i servers NOTE: - Experienced System i system operators should attend: Advanced System Operator Workshop for System i (AS27) - Programmers should attend: System i Application Programming Facilities Workshop (OL49)