The Manta IBM i Training Library
The Manta IBM i Training Library is a collection of online courses for programmers, operators, system administrators, and users. Most courses take 2-4 hours to complete. The library is designed as an integrated curriculum. Students can progress from entry-level courses to advanced topics that prepare them for professional certifications.
All courses use interactive training sessions that run in any popular browser.
Related courses are combined into a series. An example is the 7-course RPG Programming series. Similarly, related series are combined into a combination pack. An example is the RPG Development Combination Pack, which includes not only the RPG Programming series, but also 35 other courses that cover everything an RPG programmer needs to be productive.
When a course is not contained within a series, we call it a stand-alone course. Examples include Using Screen Design Aid (SDA) and Using the ILE Source-Level Debugger, which are also in the RPG Development Combination Pack.
Our largest combination pack is the complete IBM i Training Library. This package includes all of our 100+ courses.
Every course has a corresponding Competency Exam, which tests the student's mastery of the course objectives. At the end of each exam is a report that shows the student's results and, if they are not satisfactory, points the student to the appropriate session for review. For stand-alone courses, the exam is packaged at the end of the course. For courses within a series, the exams are packaged together and offered as a separate product. (Some customers use the exams as a pretest because, if you pass the exam, there is no need to take the course.) If you purchase the entire series, the exams are included at no additional cost.
Student Reference Guides (SRGs) are available for all Manta series and stand-alone courses. Because the Student Reference Guides summarize all major topics, they make an excellent reference when students have finished their studies and are back on the job. Because each guide also provides a place to take notes, we recommended that each student acquire his or her own copy. Students can download the SRGs in PDF format from the Manta main menu.
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