COMMON Virtual Labs
COMMON Virtual Labs are a brand new product designed to meet the needs of those members that are seeking in-depth, hands-on, education on a particular topic. The instructor uses a combination of lecture, demonstrations, and labs to help attendees understand the subject matter. The Virtual Lab is a full-day workshop, with one break and an hour for lunch – that’s 6.5 hours of actual learning time. The software for the Virtual Lab provides you with access to your own computer for lab exercises through a browser window – you’re effectively in a lab room with your own lab computer. It’s the perfect option to attend a hands-on lab without all the travel expense.
Virtual Lab Benefits:
- All-day educational lab workshops on leading edge topics
- Focused, interactive education presented by industry experts
- A cost-effective option for in-depth education, right from your PC
- Access to your own lab computer for exercises through just a browser window
- Hands-on lab exercises for each attendee with one-on-one interaction with the presenter
- Workshop handouts including Lab scripts and presentation slides
Virtual Lab Pricing:
- $299 for COMMON members
- $399 for non-members
Upcoming Virtual Labs
IBM i Access for Web
by Wayne Bowers, IBM
December 11, 2012 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Central Time
IBM i Access for Web is a member of the IBM i Access Family product. If you want a solution for your desktop users that does not require you to install or configure anything on any desktop, then Access for Web is what you are looking for! It enables end users to work with IBM i resources fast and easily through a Web browser. This session will show you how users can run 5250 Sessions in a browser, work with the database, get to printer output, and use the file system, and at the same time eliminate the need to roll out and maintain desktop connectivity software.
During this virtual Lab, we will begin with a presentation introducing the Access for Web product, how to deploy it, and looking in depth at the 5250 interface functions.
Then there will be a live demonstration of deploying Access for Web in the IBM i Integrated Web Application Server environment, followed by a self directed lab that will allow the participant to test drive the 5250 display interface capabilities.
Coming out of the lab, the session will continue with an instructor led presentation on the rich Database and Print functions provided by Access for web followed by self directed labs on those functions of the product.
The final portion of our time will be a lecture on the tools that Access for Web provides to allow an IBM i OS Administrator to control the capability and look of the product to different groups of end users, and we will end with another self directed lab that will allow the participant to be guided through implementing those tools.
About the Speaker: Wayne Bowers has been with IBM since 1997, where he works with the IBM i Global Support Center in Rochester MN. He is an Advisory Software Engineer specializing in the support of the IBM i Access (aka Client Access) products, Integrated Blade server solutions, and the TCP Telnet communications server. Wayne has been developing and delivering presentations on IBM i Access products since 1999, and at COMMON since 2009.