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Manta Technologies: Your Resource for IBM i Training

Manta offers a complete library of courses for programmers, operators, system administrators, and users of the IBM i operating system, which runs on IBM Power Systems.

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President's Letter

It has been a busy year. It was only last December that I announced the release of Coding Free-Form RPG. This is a "differences" course that is designed for experienced RPG programmers who wish to learn how to code free-form H, F, D, and P specs.

In January, I did something quite daring for the training and software industries. I announced that Manta would be developing a new, seven-course series called Free-Form RPG Programming. This series would be similar to our existing RPG Programming series and be intended for entry-level students. The difference is that it would cover only the free-form version of ILE RPG. What was daring was the promise to deliver a course per month, starting in May and ending in November. Not only did we make our dates, we finished a month early.

The extra month will allow me to squeeze in one more new course before year end, Coding SQL Statements in a Free-Form RPG Program. This course will be added to our popular Using Structured Query Language (SQL) series. The new series will contains five courses and a Competency Exam:
  • SQL Fundamentals
  • Coding SQL Statements in a Free-Form RPG Program
  • Coding SQL Statements in an RPG Program
  • Coding SQL Statements in a COBOL Program
  • SQL Stored Procedures
  • Using Structured Query Language (SQL) Competency Exam
The addition of another course will not change the price, as we feel that an individual student would take only one of the courses on embedding SQL in an RPG program.

Like all Manta courses, Coding SQL Statements in a Free-Form RPG Program can be order by itself for $120 for a single-user, one-year license. Or, you can get the entire series for $380.This course will also be available automatically to MantaNow customers who have purchased the entire IBM i Training Library, or any of the following Combination Packs.For more information, contact Manta at (800) 40-MANTA (800-406-2682). International customers can call (303) 862-4562. Or, visit the Manta web site ( and begin training today.

Keep learning,


William A. Hansen, Ph.D.