Quite valuable for me, I'd say. My title is OPERATOR but I told my boss I believe I'm more like an Administrator for the following reasons: I'm the 1st, 2nd and 3rd level of support for all iSeries operations. If I can't fix something, software or hardware, I call IBM. I schedule and run all daily saves and GO save 21s as I deem appropriate. I load and apply PTFs as I deem appropriate. I install all third party software. I administer a Windows 2000 server that provide remote access to our iSeries via a java based emulator. I am responsible for all OS/400 security. I implemented auditing on my own several years ago and recommended and specified a third party exit point product for ODBC security. (If I had my way, we'd implement object level security). I run month end at midnight from home using a run doc which I've maintained for the last 6 years. I solely responsible for all the above. I handle application errors to the extent I can. If it's a simple monmsg in a CL or authority issue, I can usually take care of it. I kick RPG errors to the developers. This is in addition to buying and installing printers, toner, tapes, RF printers and scanners, thin clients, wedges, etc. Boss says he wants me to pass the admin test though. Maybe then I would not have to be called operator. Poll: In your shop would I be called an operator or an administrator? Bryan -----Original Message----- From: midrange-jobs-bounces+bryan_burns=echo-usa.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-jobs-bounces+bryan_burns=echo-usa.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David Gibbs Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 10:58 PM To: Midrange-jobs Subject: Certifications? An interesting thread was started on Slashdot about IT Certifications (http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/06/0337209). I'm curious as to how valuable certifications are in the System i market. david
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