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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.

Free-Form RPG Success Story

Manta customers tend to be a quiet bunch. They rarely comment on what they like or dislike, even when we ask for feedback. This would be a cause for concern except for the fact that most of our customers have renewed their licenses for 10 to 20 years now. We seem to be doing something right!

Nevertheless, it made us feel good to hear from a new customer who purchase the RPG Development Combination Pack during the sale this spring. Mark, who is the IT Development Manager at a small company, had this to say:

Just wanted to share that we have our 1st success with the RPG Free course. We hired a young guy with C and C## who's willing to learn and within in 45 days is an active RPG programmer and working our backlog !!.

Thanks, Mark. That was exactly our intention when we developed the Free-Form RPG Programming series.

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New Courses and Updates

To date, Manta has released the following courses covering IBM Navigator for i:

These courses are available individually or as a set (the IBM Navigator for i series). Like all Manta series, it comes with a Competency Exam for each course and a Student Reference Guide in PDF format.

For people new to IBM i, more appropriate options are available. First, the Using Navigator for i course has been added to Manta's Introduction to the IBM i Environment series. This series, which is the prerequisite to all other Manta courses, covers IBM i concepts and basic skills required to access an IBM system, whether through the green-screen, text-based interface or the graphical web-console interface.

For new computer operators, Manta Fundamentals of IBM i Operations has traditionally come next. It covers basic operational tasks performed using the text-based interface (in particular, using basic commands and the menus of the Operational Assistant). Thanks to IBM Navigator for i and Manta, this path is no longer required. New operators can jump immediately to the web console by taking the Introduction to the IBM i Environment series followed by Manta's newest series, Fundamentals of Operations Using Navigator for i. This series included the following components:

Using Manta courses and Navigator for i, a new operator can now become productive within a week. Training on commands and text-based menus can be postponed until they are needed for more advanced administration tasks.

For more information, follow the links on this page to see detailed course descriptions. Sample sessions are also available.