This course provides an introduction to System i Access for Windows.
The course begins by describing the key differences between System i Access for Windows and other members of the System i Access family. It then introduces the primary System i Access components, including PC5250, Data Transfer, System i Navigator, and the AFP Workbench Viewer. You will see how to invoke System i Access functions from either the System i Access for Windows folder or the Windows Start menu. The course then describes the remaining services and functions provided by System i Access for Windows and its various components.
Next, the course describes how to keep your copy of System i Access for Windows up to date. Finally, you will see how to obtain online directions for performing various tasks using System i Access for Windows, and how to obtain additional information on System i Access for Windows screens.
Approximate Study Time: 2 hours
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the function and capabilities of PC5250, Data Transfer, System i Navigator, the AFP Workbench Viewer, and System i Access middleware
- Start System i Access functions using the Windows Start menu or desktop icons
- Create a desktop icon to represent PC5250 or the System i Navigator
- Identify the services and facilities provided by System i Access for Windows
- Describe the methods available for specifying the user ID and password for an System i Access for Windows connection
- Check the service level of the installed copy of System i Access for Windows
- Define a service schedule
- Use the online System i Access for Windows User's Guide
- Use System i Access help facilities to learn more about a screen area
The Primary System i Access Functions
Starting System i Access
The System i Access for Windows Folder
Keeping System i Access Up to Date
This course should be taken by anyone who will be using System i Access for Windows to access an IBM i system host via a personal computer.
This course assumes you are familiar with both the Windows and IBM i environments. The IBM i-related prerequisites are covered in the Manta series Introduction to the IBM i Environment.