Do have Notes/Domino? I have an old Domino database that gives an intro
to the "AS/400" (ok, the database is old). Gives an overview of messages,
jobs, and all that basic stuff. I could forward this on, if you do.

One reference page suggested this reading (which you can tell is also
quite dated):
About AS/400 documentation

Your AS/400 system arrives with a basic set of books and CD-ROM
information, including the following:
Getting Your AS/400 Working for You (SC41-5160) provides information to
help the new AS/400 administrator get the system up and running.
EZ Setup (CD-ROM) provides an easy way to get started for the first-time
AS/400 administrator.
Getting to Know Your System (CD-ROM) provides introductory education for
the first-time AS/400 user or administrator.
Software Installation (SC41-5120) provides step-by-step instructions for
installing the OS/400 operating system and IBM-supplied licensed programs
(such as Client Access and TCP/IP).
Basic System Operation, Administration, and Problem Handling (SC41-5206)
provides fast-path descriptions of common operator tasks, such as starting
and stopping the printer, responding to messages, working with printers,
and problem determination. It also provides basic information about
security, backup and recovery, and system management.
Tips and Tools for Securing Your AS/400 (SC41-5300) describes techniques
for securing your system, particularly in a networked environment. It also
includes a description of the integrated AS/400 security tools.
Backup and Recovery (SC41-5304) provides planning information and
step-by-step instructions for saving information off-line and restoring it
in the correct sequence.
AS/400 softcopy library (CD-ROM) provides the entire AS/400 library of
publications in a format that you can display and search at your
workstation. The AS/400 library of publications is also available on the
Web at:
http://as400bks.rochester.ibm.com

See also: "Basic system operations"
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/rzal2/rzal2kickoff.htm

For an official IBM suggested education path:
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=page&c=a0000670

Also COMMON is rapidly coming up.
There's a couple of suggested "Roadmaps"
- "Getting To Know i5/OS"
- well, actually they DON'T have a Roadmap that takes you through the
stuff that the IBM education site does. Anyone want to hand tool a one
and suggest an update to the website?
http://www.common.org/conferences/sguide/S08/main.htm


Rob Berendt

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