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What you will learn

  • Identify the different architectural families, explain the enhancements for each architecture family and the functions of an operating system

  • 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

Skills you will gain

Mainframez/OSEnterprise SoftwaresecurityIBM Z
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to the Mainframe Environment

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Computer Architecture7m
Mainframe Architecture3m
Virtualization6m
What is an Operating System?4m
Mainframe Operating System11m
1 reading
Diving deeper into z/OS45m
5 practice exercises
Computer architecture5m
Virtualization5m
Operating System5m
Mainframe Operating system5m
Week 1 graded quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Mainframe Infrastructure

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
IBM Z Hardware Components3m
Mainframe Features5m
What is Millicode?2m
HMC and SE5m
Sysplex6m
2 readings
IBM Z Configuration Setup30m
A complete IBM Z Glossary of Terms45m
3 practice exercises
Why use Mainframe?5m
Sysplex5m
Week 2 graded quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Mainframe Security and Start-up

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
Security addendum6m
Transaction level security4m
Crypto Express Key Management1m
IOCDS11m
Activation Profiles3m
IPLing an operating system4m
2 readings
Input/Output Configuration Program User's Guide for ICP IOCP25m
z/OS MVS System Initialization Logic Initial Program Load (IPL)30m
8 practice exercises
z/OS Security6m
RACF2m
Transaction level security6m
Crypto express key management6m
IOCDS6m
Activation Profiles6m
IPLing an operating system4m
Week 3 graded quiz40m

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About the IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner Professional Certificate

This Professional Certificate is intended to provide the foundational skills required to launch a career in the enterprise platform that powers over 68% of worldwide transactions. Companies around the world are searching for these skills to run their critical system workloads. In this series of courses, the learner will be introduced to various operating systems, mainframe applications, and get real-time hands-on experience on an IBM Z server. The skills acquired on completion of this Professional Certificate allows the learner to pursue a career as a mainframe application developer, system programmer, system administrator, or a DBA Practitioner. There are three courses in this specialisation, please be sure to complete all three in order to maximise your time and effort. Course 1: Introduction to Enterprise Computing Course 2 : Getting Started on Mainframe with z/OS Commands and Panels Course 3 : Basic System Programming on IBM Z On successful completion of this professional certificate, the learners will be eligible to claim the IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner Professional Certificate badge. More information can be found here...
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