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Manta Technologies: Your Resource for IBM i Training

Manta offers a complete library of courses for programmers, operators, system administrators, and users of the IBM i operating system, which runs on IBM Power Systems.

All of our courses are web based and run in all popular browsers.

Save with a Multi-Year License!

Manta is extremely proud of the large percentage of customers who renew their training licenses year after year. If you haven't already noticed, all of our prices are set to encourage new customers to join this group. The fee to renew any license for the second year is 50% of the current base price at the time of renewal. For the third and subsequent years, the fee is 25% of the base price.

An even better deal is available by purchasing a two- or three-year license from the beginning. Not only are the second- and third-year discounts built it, we take an additional 10% off the price for those years. As always, all updates (including any new courses added to your base package) are free during the term of your license. Moreover, this deal can be applied during a sale, locking in the savings for another year or two.

As you explore the Manta catalog, click the "Pricing" tab on any product to see the discounts that are available to you. Once you make your choice, you can begin training today!

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New Courses and Updates

Manta has recently posted updates to its most popular series, Introduction to the IBM i Environment. As always, customers with an active license for this series received the updates at no charge.

During the update, we swapped the fourth course of the series, Using System i Navigator, with a brand new course, Using Navigator for i. As you may know, System i Navigator has been around for many years and is showing its age. A major disadvantage of System i Navigator is that it requires software (the Access for Windows product) to be installed on your PC. In contrast, Navigator for i — also called the web console — is a browser-based, graphical interface to the IBM i operating system. Because Navigator for i is IBM's strategic GUI for IBM i, enhancements are being added to it that will never appear in System i Navigator.

Using Navigator for i covers the basic skills introduced in other courses of the Introduction to the IBM i Environment series, including signing on, sending and receiving messages, and working with IFS files. It shows how to locate functions, get help, and perform generic actions such as tailoring list displays to your needs. The course also covers entering commands and using the web console's built-in 5250 emulator.

Using Navigator for i is the first of several web console courses that will be released this year. For customers who are still using System i Navigator, the older courses will remain available in the library.

As is the case with every Manta course, a free demo for Using Navigator for i is available from this web site.