• Subject: Re: Education
  • From: Quazy <quazy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 13:16:10 -0600

IBM does have some CBT courses, but they are not cheap and very dry.
I went through three of them, and were helpful, but very hard to stay 
awake.  (At least the ones that I have)

I have attended a few classes, and I would say that it depends on the 
instructor and the age of the material.

The first class I went to was taught by someone that had been a teacher for 
the last 20 years, with basically no actual as/400 work experience besides 
teaching, and was using 3 or 4 year old material.  This class was basically 
a waste of money for me.

The most recent class I attended was in Rochester and taught by a couple of 
guys that actually do what they teach every day.  And the material was 
printed the week before I took the class, and I felt that it was worth 
every penny.

So I would suggest you find out as much as you can get them to tell you 
before you go to a class. (I know it can be hard to get anything out of them).

Quazy

At 01:07 PM 11/8/00 -0500, you wrote:
>MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com writes:
> >I am new to the AS400 world, previously coming from an IBM VSE
> >environment. Can anyone recommend any educational resources available to
> >me as a "newbie" to the AS400? Where do I start? I have found and am
> >pursuing the classes available through IBM, but was wondering if anyone
> >is familiar with other options which may be better or more convenient,
> >like CBT or internet types of classes, or any experiences with the IBM
> >classes - how helpful are they?.
> >Thanks.
> >
> >
> >Dave Snyder
> >Systems Analyst
> >Bank of Lancaster County
> >Phone: 717-735-5876
> >dsnyder@blcnet.com
>
>Hi Dave,
>
>I recommend Wayne Madden's book, "Starter Kit for the AS/400" (Duke
>Press). It seems to give a pretty good and readable overview of the
>system, and despite its name it offers some pretty in-depth information.
>
>Mike Naughton
>Senior Programmer/Analyst
>Judd Wire, Inc.
>124 Turnpike Road
>Turners Falls, MA  01376
>413-863-4357 x444
>mnaughton@juddwire.com
>
>
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