System i Operations

4 days


This course is designed to develop i system (System i, i5, iSeries and AS/400) operations skills. Both 5250 and iSeries Navigator are used on the course.

On completion, delegates will be able to use:

  • System displays.
  • Menus.
  • Common commands.
  • iSeries Navigator.
  • Help tools.
  • Batch and print jobs.
  • A range of utilities to handle common problems.


This course is designed to help new system operators develop the basic skills needed for day-to-day operations of the iSeries/i5.


Successful completion of our Introduction to iSeries/i5 course, or equivalent knowledge, is useful but not an essential prerequisite.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to i (System i , i5, iSeries and AS/400) and IOS (OS/400)
  • Introduce the basics of the system architecture and system objects.
  • Familiarization with some displays.
  • Describe some of the basic terminology used with the system (objects, libraries etc...).
  • Interfaces
  • Introduce the various interfaces that may be used.
  • System menus, displays and iSeries Navigator.
  • Understand the working environment.
  • Control Language.
  • Object management.
  • Library Management.
  • Library Lists.
  • Messages.
  • Know where to go for HELP.
  • On-line Help.
  • Information Centre.
  • Managing Work on the System
  • Jobs.
  • Job descriptions.
  • Interactive work.
  • Batch work.
  • Subsystems.
  • Scheduled jobs.
  • Find that job.
  • Job Commands.
  • Printing
  • Output Queues, Writers, Devices.
  • Printing commands.
  • How print finds its way to the printer.
  • How to find it if it gets lost.
  • Print Writers.
  • Security Concepts
  • System Values.
  • User profiles.
  • Class and Special Authority.
  • Group Profiles.
  • Permission's (Object Authority).
  • Public Authority.
  • Authorization Lists.
  • Authority Checking.
  • Spooled file security.
  • Navigator.
  • Application Administration.
  • Device Configuration
  • Controllers.
  • Auto configure.
  • System values.
  • Local, LAN, Remote.
  • Manual Configuration.
  • Controlling and Monitoring Lines.
  • Controllers and Devices.
  • Hardware Resources.
  • Service tools.
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Types of Failure.
  • Recovery Options.
  • Backup Media.
  • Save.
  • Restore.
  • Complete System Save.
  • Disaster Recovery.
  • Starting and Ending the System (IPL)
  • Manual, Normal and Automatic IPL.
  • *CNTRLD, *IMMED and Emergency Power Down.
  • Performance
  • Definitions.
  • Observing Performance.
  • Active Jobs.
  • System Status.
  • Disk Status.
  • Problem Determination
  • Useful Commands.
  • Working with jobs.
  • Job Logs.
  • History Log.
  • Message Queues.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite4 1395 £1395 2019-07-17