Learning Guide

iSeries Resource Guide for Newbies

For both iSeries newbies and seasoned professionals, the challenge of learning the ins and outs of the iSeries can be extremely overwhelming. With this in mind, we've developed a guide to provide you with some basic iSeries information and helpful resources. Let's just consider this guide your 12-step program to iSeries smarts. Do yourself a huge favor -– bookmark this page and visit often.

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   Answers to basic questions
   iSeries industry gurus
   iSeries user groups
   Commands, code downloads & error messages
   Glossary: Learn the ABC's of the iSeries
   Helpful iSeries sites
   Hardware, software & freeware
   Events & conferences
   Career resources
   General resources
   Stress relievers

Answers to basic questions
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  • iSeries time line

  • What is an iSeries?

  • Where can I find iSeries books for beginners?

  • iSeries vs. mainframes -- Give me the lowdown!

  • Search400.com's Best Web Links on e-learning

  • WebSphere Product Overview

  • IBM WebSphere Development Tools for AS/400: An Introduction

  • Get started building Java Web apps in WDSC

  • IBM iSeries and AS/400e System Builder: OS/400 V5R2

  • AS/400 Applications: A Fast and Easy Way to Install, Set Up and Work with VRPG and CODE/400

  • Search400.com's Best Web Links on education

  • Free iSeries Learning Guides

  • COBOL programming - tutorials, lectures, exercises, examples

  • Free Java tutorials

    Feel like you're drowning in as sea of acronyms? Let us throw you a life ring – Search400.com's Glossary. With our glossary on your side, it will be smooth sailing from here on in.
    Big Blue
    eServer iSeries 400
    relational database
    user profile
    virtual machine

    iSeries industry gurus
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  • Richard J. Belles: Systems management

  • John Blenkinsop: Application development, systems management

  • Glen H. Bunnell: Systems management

  • Ken Graap: OS/400, backup and recovery

  • Paul Holm: WebSphere, Java, and DB2

  • Scott Ingvaldson: Systems management

  • Jim Mason: Web development

  • Shahar Mor: PC/Windows connectivity

  • Carol Woodbury: security

  • iSeries user groups
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  • Worldwide user group directory

  • North American user group directory

  • South American user group directory

  • European user group directory

  • African user group directory

  • Middle Eastern user group directory

  • Search400.com Best Web Links: iSeries user groups

  • Commands, code downloads & error messages
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  • Common iSeries commands

  • Users' 10 favorite iSeries commands

  • Prompting iSeries commands: A closer look

  • eServer Magazine's code library

  • Free code samples

  • IBM's code pages

  • iSeries navigation and commands

  • Fast guide to common iSeries error messages

  • Glossary: Learn the ABC's of the iSeries
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  • Visit Search400.com's glossary

  • iSeries concepts and terminology

  • iSeries definitions and FAQs

  • iSeries definitions

  • WhatIs.com

  • Helpful iSeries sites
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  • Search400.com

  • eServer Magazine iSeries Edition

  • IBM eServer iSeries Resource Library

  • IBM's eServer iSeries Web site

  • IGNITe/400

  • iSeries 400 Experts

  • iSeries Nation

  • iSeries Network

  • MCPressOnline


  • Midrange Server

  • Midrangelink.com

  • Hardware, software & freeware
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  • Tips, advice, articles on managing iSeries hardware

  • iSeries freeware and shareware guide

  • Search400.com's Buyer's Guide

  • Netshare400

  • Software Mall

  • Free iSeries software

  • IBM eServer: Hardware for purchase

  • Events & conferences
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  • Guide to FREE iSeries educational resources -- part 1

  • FREE iSeries educational resources -- part 2

  • iSeries 400 events

  • IBM's hosted educational events

  • iSeries Network's event listing

  • COMMON conference

  • Career resources
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  • Search400.com Career Center

  • How to stay on the iSeries career path

  • Fast Guide to career resources

  • iSeries salary ranges

  • AS/400 Computer Jobs

  • Tips, advice, articles on iSeries careers

  • Expert offers tips for job-hunting mainframers

  • General resources
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  • Fast track to iSeries Fast Guides and Learning Guides

  • Favorite iSeries cheat sheets

  • IBM's Redbook portal

  • Contact IBM

  • iSeries media handbook

  • Search400.com iSeries Resource Library

  • Search400.com Webcast Library

  • Search400.com news

  • ITKnowledge Exchange (ITKE)

  • Stress relievers
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  • Bizarre but true IT tales

  • Search400.com's "Just for Fun" section

  • Top iSeries blunders

  • Quiz: iSeries (AS/400) Commands

  • Quiz: Terms associated with the iSeries

  • Quiz: iSeries (AS/400) History

  • This was first published in April 2004

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