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This Competency Exam tests your mastery of the objectives for the courses that make up the Using Rational Developer for Power Systems series:

  • Introduction to RDi
  • Using the Remote System Explorer (RSE)
  • Using the Integrated i Debugger

The exam is divided into separate parts. Each part corresponds to a course in the series. Successfully completing all parts of the exam demonstrates your proficiency in the basic skills required to use RDi.

Approximate Study Time: 90 minutes

Recommended Uses

This Competency Exam was designed as a mastery test for the Using Rational Developer for i (RDi) series. We recommend that you take the exam after you complete the series. Alternatively, you can take the corresponding portion of the exam when you complete each course.

Another use for the Competency Exam is as a pretest. Depending on your previous experience and training, you may feel that you already know the material covered by a given course. If this is the case, you should take the exam corresponding to that course. If you successfully complete the exam, you can skip the course, confident that you have already mastered the skills it teaches.


The exam automatically evaluates your performance and reports how you did. To "pass" the exam, you must successfully work at least 80% of the exercises corresponding to each topic. If you score less than 80%, you will be directed to the appropriate course for review.


The Using Rational Developer for Power Systems series, including this exam, is intended for programmers, web designers, and other personnel who will use RDi for application development.


This series assumes that you have an understanding of basic IBM i program development concepts and facilities. This prerequisite can be satisfied by completing The IBM i Programming Environment series. You may also have obtained these skills by taking other courses or through relevant work experience.