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iBegin: IBM i Essentials

When first beginning work on IBM i, people always ask the same types of questions. How does it differ from other OS? What are the primary interfaces? What is the organizational structure like? In this bootcamp directed at new graduates and early-career professionals, we answers all of these questions and more.

This bootcamp will be released over 13 weeks, from January 25th, 2024 through April 19th, 2024.

All sessions will appear on the CONTENT tab of this page at 2:00PM CT on Fridays. Register now and return here on the premier dates to access the content.

The primary subjects of the bootcamp are as follows.

  • Overview of IBM i
  • Acronyms and Terminology
  • Programming Languages
  • Career Pathways
  • Soft Skills
  • Interfaces and Connections
  • Security
  • Database

This bootcamp is being provided at no charge to COMMON members through a generous sponsorship from Fortra.

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    In the first part of the iBegin Bootcamp series, Scott Klement will begin with an overview of IBM i aimed towards individuals new to the platform.

    In the first part of the iBegin Bootcamp series, Scott Klement will begin with an overview of IBM i aimed towards individuals new to the platform.

    Scott Klement

    Director, Product Development and Support

    Scott volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors, Strategic Education Team, Certification Committee and Innovation Awards. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help out the IBM i Community have resulted in dozens of awards and accolades, including an IBM Innovation Award, Gary Guthrie Award, Al Barsa Scholarship, John T Earl Scholarship, medals from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and the COMMON Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame. IBM has named Scott an IBM Champion for Power Systems.

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    In the 2nd installment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp series, Scott Klement will walk you through the basics of the IBM i OS.

    In the 2nd installment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp series, Scott Klement will walk you through the basics of the IBM i OS.

    Scott Klement

    Director, Product Development and Support

    Scott volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors, Strategic Education Team, Certification Committee and Innovation Awards. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help out the IBM i Community have resulted in dozens of awards and accolades, including an IBM Innovation Award, Gary Guthrie Award, Al Barsa Scholarship, John T Earl Scholarship, medals from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and the COMMON Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame. IBM has named Scott an IBM Champion for Power Systems.

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    In the 3rd installment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp series, Scott Klement will continue with the basics of the IBM i OS.

    In the 2nd installment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp series, Scott Klement will continue with the basics of the IBM i OS.

    Scott Klement

    Director, Product Development and Support

    Scott volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors, Strategic Education Team, Certification Committee and Innovation Awards. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help out the IBM i Community have resulted in dozens of awards and accolades, including an IBM Innovation Award, Gary Guthrie Award, Al Barsa Scholarship, John T Earl Scholarship, medals from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and the COMMON Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame. IBM has named Scott an IBM Champion for Power Systems.

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    Marina Schwenk will be discussing the available career paths in the IBM i ecosystem in this segment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp.

    Marina Schwenk will be discussing the available career paths in the IBM i ecosystem in this segment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp.

    Marina Schwenk

    Software Developer, Everbrite

    Marina started her career in January 2015 at Everbrite LLC in Greenfield WI after graduating from Gateway Technical College in May of 2014 with an Associate’s degree in IT Software Development. Marina works as a developer in both RPG and Java and she also is one of two junior IBM i admins at Everbrite. Marina earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems Software Development from Bellevue University in June of 2017. She is currently working on her Master’s degree program in Computer Information Systems Software development, with the goal of teaching part time, and empowering the younger generation. Marina is also a member of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association, Women in IT committee and has recently started speaking on a couple of topics, ranging from RPG to SQL. She has completed one open source project and is currently working on releasing iUnit an open source RPG unit testing framework written in RPGLE.

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    In the 4th installment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp series, Scott Klement will talk about the architecture of IBM i. This will include information on the history of IBM i and the basic object structure.

    In the 4th installment of the iBegin: IBM i Essentials bootcamp series, Scott Klement will talk about the architecture of IBM i. This will include information on the history of IBM i and the basic object structure.

    Scott Klement

    Director, Product Development and Support

    Scott volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors, Strategic Education Team, Certification Committee and Innovation Awards. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help out the IBM i Community have resulted in dozens of awards and accolades, including an IBM Innovation Award, Gary Guthrie Award, Al Barsa Scholarship, John T Earl Scholarship, medals from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, and the COMMON Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame. IBM has named Scott an IBM Champion for Power Systems.