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Helpful education opportunities for administrators

I am a new administrator, but I have been in operations for about 10 years now. I have the opportunity to take a couple of classes from IBM and was wondering what would be the most helpful?

Without knowing your work experience, or your long term goals, I really can't give you a specific class to take, but I can give some places to look.

If I were you, the first thing I would do would be to attend COMMON. COMMON covers a variety of topics which are presented by IBM and industry experts. The next COMMON conference is coming soon May13-17 in New Orleans. This will help you decide which topics you want to further explore.

IBM offers some free Web based education.

There are a multitude of specialty seminars targeted at a variety of AS/400 topics and professionals. Having attended several of these, I can tell you that the cost and quality of these vary greatly.

etnetworks.com delivers multimedia training directly to your office thru a combination of satellite and the Internet. They appear to offer an excellent range and depth of subjects as well as being reasonably priced.

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