All IBM certification tests presume a certain amount of "on-the-job" experience which is not present in any classroom or Web presentation. The 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 attend all of the courses listed on a training path. The courses listed are intended to assist those who seek certification to close gaps in their experience.
Courses listed are usually offered in several delivery formats, including face-to-face classes, instructor led on-line (ILO) classes, and self-paced on-line (SPVC) classes, but are only listed here in the classroom format. Please check the IBM Training course abstracts or web pages for links to other course delivery options, to see a list of scheduled classes and to enroll in a class.
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.
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).
Advanced System Operator Workshop for IBM i
Course duration: 3 days
Course number: AS27
Abstract: This course is designed to enhance the skills of a System i System Operator. In this class, we will explain the concepts of how LPAR works and discuss the functions provided by the HMC. We will discuss how disk is attached to the system and discus the concepts of independent auxiliary storage pools (IASPs). We will discuss the different type OS security that you can implement to control who has access to your data and what they can with that data if they are allowed access. We will discuss security control via system values, user and group profiles, authorization lists and adopted authority. This course will help you to develop additional skills in the areas of work management and how to create a basic CL program. In the area of CL programming we will discuss concepts of programming, then how to create a basic CL program using the traditional application development tools PDM and SEU; then, you will learn how to use the GUI tools in RDi (RSE and LPEX). You will also learn the steps to create a menu using SDA. You will learn some tips that you can use to help improve your System i operations. We will also discuss how you can use Management Central as to tool to manage a single system or a network of TCP/IP connected System i servers.
Backup and Recovery Media Services (BRMS) for System i
Course duration: 4.5 days
Course number: AS28
Abstract: This is an intermediate course for System I administrators, IBM Business Partners, and anyone else who would like practical knowledge of the features and functions supported by BRMS.
IBM Power HA for i, Clustering, and Independent Disk Pools Implementation
Course duration: 4 days
Course number: AS54
Abstract: Successfully implementing a continuously available environment requires knowledge of the application, data, and end-user requirements. Examine the considerations for a well-coordinated continuously available environment using IBM i clustering support. Learn about many of the concepts from a series of presentations and gain practical experience through hands-on lab exercises.
In this course you will learn to:
- Create disk pools (IASP) and place highly available objects into them
- Use the methods that allow users to access information in a disk pool
- Manage an environment with multiple disk pools (server consolidation)
- Define an availability Environment using 5761-HAS Power HA for i.
- Compare and contrast the different options available for implementation under 5761-HAS Power HA for i: (Cross-site mirroring(XSM) using Geographic Mirroring, Metro Mirror using IBM System Storage Copy Services, and Global Mirror using IBM System Storage Copy Services.
- Make data and applications continuously available
- Create and manage an IBM i family cluster
- Use the fundamentals of problem determination and correction in an IBM i cluster
- Create a geographic mirror disk pool
- Establish and manage an environment with continuously available application objects using a geographic mirror disk pool
- Maintain consistent copies of key system objects like user profiles through operating system cluster resource services
PowerVM on IBM i - I: Implementing Virtualization & LPAR*
Course duration: 3 days
Course number: AS5E
Abstract: *Note: URL to be added when course is available.
This course gives the student base description of all the PowerVM features available for IBM i. The topics covered in detail include: dedicated, shared and virtual processors, shared processor pools and memory settings. There are topics that discuss: Ethernet virtualization options, virtual SCSI (vSCSI) implementation; both which are implemented with IBM i or VIOS as server partition; installation of IBM i from NFS or from a VIOS repository. Also covered is related information about HMC, IVM, VPM, POWER hardware for IBM i, and SPT.
In exercises the students will practice:
- SPT (System Planning Tool) design of solutions on Power Systems servers
- Setting virtual Ethernet connection in an environment with IBM i or VIOS as a server partition
- Setting virtual SCSI (vSCSI) disks mapping in an environment with IBM i or VIOS as server partition
- Installation IBM i from NFS or VIOS repository
IBM i Administration and Control
Course duration: 4.5 dayys
Course number: OL19
Abstract: Learn how to plan for, implement, and manage the ongoing operations of an IBM i. Emphasis is on security, system availability, backup and recovery, system software management, and problem determination. Also, get an introduction to the architecture and terminology of the IBM i.
IBM i Security Concepts and Implementation
Course duration: 2 days
Course number: OL50
Abstract: Learn how to plan for, implement, and manage security on the IBM i. Also, get an introduction to the features and functions of Management Central.
IBM i Recovery and Availability Management
Course duration: 2 days
Course number: OL51
Abstract: Learn how to plan for, implement, and manage the ongoing operations of an IBM i. Emphasis is on system availability, backup and recovery, system software management, and problem determination. Also, get an introduction to the architecture and terminology of the IBM i.