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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.

All of our courses are web based and run in all popular browsers.

Special Introductory Price: Free!

A typical Manta course takes two to three hours to complete. This was designed so that even the slowest student should be able to finish a complete course in a morning or an afternoon. Thanks to the efficiencies inherent with web-based training, the amount of material covered is roughly equivalent to that of a one-day seminar presented in a traditional classroom setting.

Given the attention spans of typical adult learners, each course is divided into six to eight sessions, each 15 to 20 minutes long. This lets the student take breaks as needed or respond to "emergencies" from the office.

Rather than providing cherry-picked references or a list of our thousands of customers world-wide, Manta has always felt that you are the best judge of what will work in your organization. To enable you to perform a detailed review of our product, we let you take the first session of any course in the IBM i Training Library for free. These are not the "bait-and-switch" demos provided by some vendors, but the actual training provided by MantaNow!, our Internet delivery system. In all, approximately 130 sessions — totalling over 40 hours of training — are available for free. If that can't convince you that Manta provides the best and most cost-effective training in the IBM i marketplace, then nothing will!

You can take a sample session by drilling down to any individual course, starting from Courses in the navigation bar above. When you get to the description for a course, click the Sample Sessions tab. For detailed instructions, see Sample Sessions under the Options link.

New Courses and Updates

Manta has recently posted updates to the Fundamentals of IBM i Operations series. As always, customers with an active license for this series received the updates at no charge.

We also released a new course in July, Basic Operations Using Navigator for i. This course shows how to use IBM's Navigator for i (also called the web console) to perform basic IBM i operator tasks. The course assumes the student has already completed Using Navigator for i, which is available as part of either of the following Manta series:

See the Manta catalog for course objectives and detailed course information. In addition, as is the case with every Manta course, a free demo for Basic Operations Using Navigator for i is available from this web site.

Basic Operations Using Navigator for i is the second of several web console courses that will be released this year. For customers who are still using System i Navigator, these older courses will remain available in the library.

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