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Using Open Source tools on IBM i

  • Tuition USD $2,625
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4841 Ratings
  • Course Code AS40G
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course is designed to teach the installation and administration of open source packages on IBM i as well as teach how to use some of the open source packages that can be downloaded. Class activities include showing how to download and manage open source packages using Access Client Solutions, and how to use python, node.js, and PHP to access data in different ways on the IBM i.

Skills Gained

  • Understand how to install and manage open source packages on IBM i
  • Learn what open source packages are available on IBM i
  • Comprehend how to use open source languages to interface with procedural programs and procedures on IBM i
  • Comprehend how to use open source languages and SQL to access data on the IBM i

Who Can Benefit

  • IBM i System Administrators
  • IBM i Programmers
  • API/Cloud enablers


  • Knowledge of one of python, node.js or PHP
  • Understanding of IBM iconcepts

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Introduction to open source packages on IBM I
  • Unit 2: IBM I and the PASE environment
  • Exercise 2: Working in the PASE environment
  • Unit 3: Install and manage open source packages
  • Exercise 3: Using the open source package manager
  • Unit 4: XMLserviceand iToolkit
  • Exercise 4: Access programs and procedures using python, node.js or PHP 
  • Unit 5: Using SQL to access IBM i
  • Exercise 5: Access data using python, node.js or PHP
  • Unit 6: Message queues
  • Exercise 6: Using data queues with python, node.js or PHP
  • Unit 7: REST on IBM i
  • Exercise 7: Using REST with python, node.js or PHP
  • Unit 8: Apache Camel on IBM i
  • Exercise 8: Using Apache Camel 

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

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It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

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ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

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