Here are some additional highlights: A friendly, hands-on style lets you first read about a task and then accomplish it. End-of-chapter exercises repeat the same steps found in the examples, but with different data. Each new topic is introduced step by step via the menus. Then the Control Language (CL) command is presented as a Tip. Understanding the menu system first makes the Control Language commands easier to use. Simple topics, such as sending messages, are presented early; more complex tasks are introduced as skills are mastered. Features a "language-free" approach. More than 80 screen illustrations. The condensed approach of this text includes references to the appropriate IBM AS/400 documentation in every chapter. Includes review questions, end-of-chapter exercises, and topical summeries.