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ISERIES SYSTEM COMMAND OPERATIONS V5R2 CERTIFICATION TEST | by Vic Sbrega
I'm in search of books, study guides, software, etc. for the iSeries System Command Operations V5R2 certification test. Can you point me in the right direction?
DIRECTORY OF ISERIES SHOPS | by Vic Sbrega
Is there any way to find a directory of some sort that lists companies that have an iSeries? I'm currently unemployed and thought I would try that approach.
UPGRADING YOUR ISERIES SKILL SET | by Vic Sbrega
I am going to be taking some courses to upgrade my iSeries programming skill set. I'm considering a Java course. What languages are in the highest demand -- especially for entry-level programmers?
MAKING A WISE CAREER CHOICE | by Vic Sbrega
I currently work for an IBM Business Partner as a consultant doing facilities management work. My work is project/programming and consulting. I am each facility's MIS manager once or twice a week. Recently, one of my clients offered me a MIS manager position at their company. I don't think this is a good career move. Initially it would be for more money, but in looking at the top five paying jobs, consulting is number five -- MIS manager is lower. I have six years at this job, 18 years with System 36 and AS/400s, and a BBA in Computer Science. Where does one go from here?
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This was first published in December 2003