If you are looking for a great place to go to have a virtual IBM i partition, or need to be able to "timeshare" to get some V7R1 exposure, then look at www.idevcloud.com .

Pete

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Pete Massiello
iTech Solutions
http://www.itechsol.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gordon Mott
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:07 AM
To: Consulting on the iSeries / AS400
Subject: Re: [Consult400] How can one get into development (was something totally unrelated)

Of course, whatever route you go... it's also a good idea to get some quality time on an i series.

I'm not sure how others feel about services like Timeshare/400... I cannot remember the service I used to use years ago... I think they closed.

Anyways... here's a list of i series timeshares:
http://www.cobug.com/cobug/docs/computer_timeshare0129.html

Gordon Mott
Former Code Monkey
================
Paratum cor meum, Deus, paratum cor meum.


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 8:53 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

prabhat mishra,

I would start with education.

First, there's formal classroom education. In my experience community
colleges often offer a better choice of education. Often located
closer to where you live and work allowing you to further your
education while saving on living expenses and continuing to work.
Finding educational institutions which offer IBM i based education is a tougher choice.
Educational institutions often stick to closed proprietary legacy
systems based off of Windows or Apple. But there are ones which offer
education on the i - you just have to look a little harder.

Then there are computer based training (or CBT) options like
http://www.ibmuser.com/ http://www.as400online.com/index.htm
http://www.mantatech.com/
Some of the above also offer web based training.

IBM offers education at
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/education/

There are other places which specialize in education like:
http://partner400.com/

There are conferences (but you better have some education first) like
http://www.common.org

I have no suggestions for books to offer as far as a mythical "How to
develop applications for the IBM i for Dummies". There are books out
there for the platform however.

You could get some general IT education and try to get an internship
with an IBM i shop. Although this summer we hired 1 intern for every
10 salaried employees only one was in IT and it wasn't for IBM i development.
He was just hired on full time. Not bad for a person who couldn't go
from one plant to the next when he was first interning because the
terms of his parole didn't allow that.

PS: You can actually start a new thread on these lists by typing in
an address on the "to:" line in your email program. Or by adding the
list address in your contacts. Replying to a thread to start a new
one looks strange in the archives. And replying WITH HISTORY and not
even changing the subject line really vexes people. Therefore it
doesn't leave them to be inclined to put your resume' at the top.


Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: "prabhat mishra" <mrmorning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <consult400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 08/08/2012 07:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Consult400] Northwest Ohio - RPG Free Contract
- Some can be remote
Sent by: consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx




How can one get into development, any guidance ?

On Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:46:19 +0530 wrote


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