IBM i (aka i5/iSeries/AS400) Training Courses

FormaServe employ a team of PC & IBM Certified Professionals, this means we can offer high quality training courses & consultants to suit your every requirement.
We have been providing IBM i classes for over 34 years.
Our trainers & consultants are one team, ensuring that both stay up to date, & our courses revolve around real-world experience. They have over 40 years IT experience.
We are a leading provider of IBM i (i5, iSeries & AS400) development, education & consultancy.
We are dedicated to providing innovative & useful products & training for the IBM i.
Our mission is to aid you & your staff to take advantage of new & existing technologies & become more productive in your everyday work.
We offer a broad range of courses relating to operations, programming & technical support.
Each class consists of presentation & hands-on exercises/labs that help to reinforce the concepts.
All class presentations & workshop materials developed are based on our methodology of instruction by example.
Andy Youens
Unlike other training providers, we never cancel a course through lack of students, even if you are the only one on the course.
Andy Youens


We can provide customised courses for companies. Furthermore, our instructor's knowledge is not limited to what's in the book; this allows a flexible approach with instructors answering related questions outside the course content.
We offer bespoke courses remotely, this is usually the most popular & cheaper option.
We also advise one-to-one training tailored to individuals & offered at a time & place to suit you. This offers great value.
We have IBM i training solutions tailored for individuals, businesses & enterprise.

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Our Training Courses

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Code Category Description Duration (Days)
iSWs03 Programming Rational Development Tools (RDi) 1
iSCl01 Programming CL Programming 1
iSCl02 Programming CL Programming - Advanced 2
iSDe01 Programming Developing On the IBM i 5
iSDb01 Database DB2 for i - Advanced Database 2
iSLe01 Programming Integrated Language Environment (ILE) 2
iSMg01 Management IBM i Management Overview 2
iSSo01 Programming IBM i Operations 3
iSSo02 Programming IBM i Advanced Operations 3
iSDb02 Database Programming & Supporting DB2 for i 2
iSPh02 Programming PHP For IBM i Programmers 5
iSRg08 Programming RPG Free Format 1
iSRg08 Programming RPG & Programming 5
iSRg07 Programming RPG Refresher & New Advances 3
iSRg05 Programming RPG Using Embedded SQL 2
iSDb03 Database Using Temporal Tables On DB2 for i 1
iSWs03 Programming Creating/Using Webservices on IBM i 2
iSOs01 Open Source Using & Managing Open Source On IBM i 1
iSPy01 Open Source Python for IBM i programmers 1
iSOs02 Open Source Developing Open Source On IBM i 1
iSOs03 Open Source Using Open Source Databases On IBM i - Advanced 1
iSAn01 Open Source Ansible for IBM i 2
iSNr01 Open Source Node-RED on IBM i 1
iSNr02 Open Source Advanced Node-RED on IBM i 2
iSNr03 Open Source Use the New Dashboard on Node-RED 1
iSNo01 Open Source Using Node.js on IBM i 1
iSHt01 Open Source Using CSS/HTML on IBM i 1
iSIn02 Open Source Integrating IOT with IBM i 1
Code Category Description Duration (Days)

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