IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner


This Professional Certificate in IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner is designed to provide learners with the essential skills required to launch a career in the enterprise platform that powers over 68% of worldwide transactions. Through a series of three comprehensive courses, participants will gain hands-on experience on an IBM Z server and be introduced to various operating systems and mainframe applications.

Upon completion, learners will have the foundational knowledge to pursue a career as a mainframe application developer, system programmer, system administrator, or a DBA Practitioner.

  • Develop foundational skills in enterprise computing and architectural families
  • Gain hands-on experience with z/OS commands and panels, including TSO and ISPF/PDF
  • Learn basic system programming on IBM Z, including JCL output submission and the use of applications such as CICS, IMS, and DB2 on z/OS
  • Understand the purpose, benefits, and functions provided by z/OSMF

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IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner
Course Modules

This Professional Certificate consists of three courses that cover enterprise computing, z/OS commands and panels, and basic system programming on IBM Z, providing learners with comprehensive skills and knowledge to excel in the mainframe industry.

Introduction to Enterprise Computing

Identify the different architectural families and explain the enhancements for each architecture family

Explain the concept of a Sysplex and describe methods available for z/OS security

Define the IOCP statements for the IOCDS and explain the concept of activation profiles

Describe the process of IPLing an operating system

Getting Started on Mainframe with z/OS Commands and Panels

Review the main concepts of z/OS and log on to TSO, start ISPF/PDF, and navigate through ISPF/PDF dialogs

Use ISPF/PDF to allocate data sets and edit data sets using the ISPF Editor primary and line commands

Basic System Programming on IBM Z

Explain how to submit and view JCL output

Describe the use of applications such as CICS, IMS, and DB2 on z/OS

Summarize the application services provided in UNIX

Describe the purpose, benefits, and functions provided by z/OSMF

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