OE98G - Introduction to IBM i for New Users

In this classroom course, you will learn basic concepts and skills you need to be productive users on the IBM i. With plenty of hands-on labs, we show everything from signing to the available user interfaces; green screen environment, System i Navigator and Systems Director Navigator for i. You will learn how objects are managed on the system and how you display these objects. You will learn to use Control Language (CL) commands (fast path) and how to work with and manage messages on the system. We will also address how the system manages work and how you manage your printouts. We will also provide a basic overview of security.

Duration: 1.0 day

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the functions supported by IBM i operating systems
  • Explain Power System with IBM i models and generations
  • Explain which applications are supported
  • Sign on / off the system
  • Use the display station keyboard
  • Use the online help that is available
  • Use the different interfaces available for IBM i
  • Understand how objects are managed
  • Enter control language (CL) commands
  • Send and receive messages and work with message queues
  • Manage work and output
  • Explain basic security concepts on IBM i


Unit 1 - Introduction and overview to IBM i

Unit 2 - Using the 5250 emulation interface

  • Exercise 1- Using the 5250 emulation interface

Unit 3 : Overview of IBM I Access Client Solutions

  • Exercise 2 : Overview of IBM i Access Client Solutions

Unit 4 - Using IBM Navigator for i

  • Exercise 3 - Using IBM Navigator for i

Unit 5 - Using the messages function on IBM i

  • Exercise 4 - Using the messages function with a display session
  • Exercise 5 - Using the messages function with IBM Navigator for i

Unit 6 - Using CL commands on IBM i

  • Exercise 6 - Using CL commands with a display session
  • Exercise 7 - Using CL commands with IBM Navigator for i

Unit 7 - Managing objects on IBM i

  • Exercise 8 - Object management on IBM i

Unit 8 - Managing your work on IBM i

  • Exercise 9 - Tracking jobs and printouts on IBM i

Unit 9 - IBM i security overview

Unit 10 - Additional education


This course is intended for new end users employed in a data processing environment, who are new to the Power System with IBM i.





This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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