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The IBM i System Management series is designed for the person responsible for the day-to-day operation of an IBM i system. It covers those tasks relating to the overall management of the system.

Approximate Study Time for the Entire Series: 14-18 hours


This series should be taken by any person responsible for the physical operation of an IBM i system. This person may be a system operator, a designated user, or a system administrator.

While most of the tasks described in this series can be performed by any system operator (someone with a user class of *SYSOPR), some tasks can be performed only by personnel with a user class of *SECADM or *SECOFR.


All courses in this series assume that you can perform basic IBM i operations. You can satisfy this prerequisite by successfully completing the courses from the following Manta series:

If you feel you already have the necessary skills, you can verify your belief by successfully completing the Competency Exams for these series.