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IBM i Fundamentals


5 hours


The IBM i Fundamentals course explains the origins of the IBM i system and describes the configuration of hardware and software needed to support it. It discusses the types of devices that can be used to access the IBM i system and the interfaces most commonly used. Examples are also provided of several products commonly used to perform IBM i administration tasks.


IT professionals who have no previous experience with IBM i.




After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify IBM i Hardware and Software Requirements
  • Access an IBM i System
  • Display IBM i System Activity Using Different System Interfaces
  • Describe how Data is Stored in an IBM i System

Course Content

IBM i System Introduction

Introduction to IBM i
IBM i Origins
Power 7 Hardware
Logical Partitions
IBM i Software
Accessing the IBM i System

Accessing the System and Help Facilities

Application Interfaces
Access Sources
Products and Methods used to Connect to IBM i
Signing-on to the IBM i System
Help Facilities

Sample System Tasks via Different Interfaces

Understanding User Profiles
Creating New Users
Displaying Active Jobs

Object and File Management

What are Objects?
Storing Objects
Displaying and Accessing Objects
Integrated File System

IBM i Fundamentals Mastery Test

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