2020 FOCUS

Focus replays are available until the end of January as an exclusive free benefit for COMMON Members who have renewed for 2021! Members can enjoy 18 workshop style sessions that will take you on a deep-dive of essential IT topics.

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1:00-5:00 p.m. CT

December 8-10, 15-17, 2020




Thank you to our sponsors!


Over a two-week period, attend six, half-days packed with in-depth education from industry experts.
There are 18 workshops that have been organized into topic-specific paths to maximize your learning experience and grow your skills.
They will be presented live by industry experts and will include Q&A and discussions to get your questions answered.

Register and gain access to each of the tracks and the recordings for all sessions for the next 30 days.

Series Topics

  • RPG Programmer Bootcamp

    • All You Need to Know About RDi in Four Hours
    • REST APIs and RPG
    • How should RPG Programmers be Doing their Testing

  • Basics for Admins

    • IBM i Admin - Back to the Basics
    • Database Engineer Bootcamp
    • Managing Your IBM i in a Modern Way
    • Understanding and Managing the Performance of your IBM i

  • ACS Trail Map

    • Managing your IBM i in a Modern Way
    • Configuring, Controlling and Setting up ACS for your enterprise
    • Managing Open Source on the Platform

  • Security Dive

    • Regulations and Security Standards and Impact on the IBM i
    • Security Tune-Up

  • SQL Bootcamp

    • SQL Basics
    • Practical SQL in RPG

  • Open Source - Management, Languages, and Solutions

    • Introduction to Open Source and Open Source Languages
    • Managing Open Source on the Platform
    • Enterprise Messaging in an Open Source World

  • Database Engineer Essentials

    • Database Engineer Bootcamp
    • Understanding Data Analytics

  • Career Growth & Development

    • Your First Five Years in IT: Are You Ready?
    • The Art of Advancing Your Career Beyond the Technical