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IBM i System Administration Fundamentals


5 hours


This course introduces the learner to the core tasks performed by the IBM i System Administrator, and includes information on system configuration, security, backup, recovery, performance monitoring and capacity planning. The use of third-party and IBM products to achieve these tasks is also discussed. The Management Central software, which is used to monitor and control IBM i system activity and performance is also explained in detail.


IBM i System Administrators or those needing to perform administrator tasks.


Familiarity with the IBM i green screen command, IBM i Access for Windows and/or IBM i System Director Navigator is assumed.


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

  • Describe the role of IBM i System Administrator
  • Identify tools used by Administrators
  • Effectively work with Management Central

Course Content

The Role of IBM i System Administrator

System Set-up
Company Security Policy
Back Up Strategies
Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing
Upgrades and Fixes
System Performance
Capacity Planning


System Identification
TCP Settings
System Values
Start Up Program
Create Additional System Server Tool Users
Create Additional Security Officer Users

System Tools

System Tools Used by Administrators
Additional IBM Products
Third Party Products

Working with Management Central

Using Monitors to Send Alerts
Schedule Jobs on Multiple Machines
Collect and Extract Inventory
Compare and Update Systems from a Model System
Set Up Performance Data Collection
Use Performance Graphs for Capacity Planning

IBM i System Administration Fundamentals Mastery Test

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