Excellent course which provides an introduction to enterprise computing with IBM Z, presented in a very engaging manner by Jeff Bisti. Highly recommended for those who want to learn about mainframes.
The more I re-watch the videos, study materials the more exciting it is. I also want to thank Jeff Bisti and his team, Brenton Belmar, Mark Nelson for the captivating and passionate lectures.
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This is really good course for starting with IBM Z. Even though (technically) it is pre-recorded & self-paced course, Jeff and other instructors made it very interactive. I loved the puns and surprise quizzes too. I wish there should be more.
Saying all this, I also want to highlight some points of improvement:
For IT professional like me, who is all into Intel & Windows & Linux guy, there is lots of unlearning required. PC and Mainframe worlds are different right :D. It would be helpful if you guys highlight the similarities such as Bootstrap module in IPL is like Bootloader in PC world etc.
Another issue, I observed that some of the captions are incorrect i.e. spelling mistakes.
By Scott J S•
I felt this was a great course to learn what the mainframe is, some mainframe related terminology, and a good in-depth description of how some of those things function. I don't think this is a true beginner's course though, as it was presented to be, without some computer background knowledge and schooling, there is a lot a person would have to google and expand on to truly grasp what is being presented. As someone who is finishing up a Computer Science degree and is highly interested in the mainframe however, I found the overall course to highly informative and enjoyable.
By Fabian D A G•
Provides a high level idea of what IBM mainframes are capable of and how there are structured, in both hardware and software perspectives. Occasionally, several topics dip into technical details as well, with the Instructor assuring that the concepts discussed will become much clearer when doing the other courses in the series. Looking forward to the other courses!
By Rocky R A•
This is a great course for an introduction to IBM Z Mainframes. There are a lot of acronyms and terms to be familiar and it can be daunting. Yet, the course is able to provide great reading materials for us to peruse. This is not for beginners per se, it's really for those familiar with IT terms and wants to get their foot at the door with IBM Z Mainframes.
By Vivian W•
-The course layout makes learning easier than traditional methods of learning.
--Information is broken down into smaller pieces
--The amount of test questions is commensurate to the material that was covered.
--Jeff Bisti is a great instructor; he presents the technical jargon in a fun format
By Manuel L d S C R•
Excelent course I just think more information should be given in presentations or videos instead of Redbooks or Manuals. They tend to be very boring to read
By Shuvojit B•
It was really very informational and compact. I would have liked it more if i got to know more about IOCDS configurations in the videos.
By Pratik G•
Excellent course, that I really enjoyed a lot. learned new terminology of IBM z/os mainframe. thanks to @team IBM and my instructor.
course was very good..but needs to improve a little bit in explanation on complicated topics..
otherwise ,it was quite good for me
By Juan F B A•
Muy interesante, bien explicado y en el se empiezan a obtener conocimientos de mainframe de una manera sencilla y amena.
By Reymark C L•
Its a nice and easy course which starts slow but the last part felt rushed and tried to cram to much information.
By Ali K•
The verbally explained parts were short and useful but perhaps presenting more slides and charts could be useful.
By Christian G•
I learned a lot of good lessons thank you ... I used to teach you a lot like me .the lord will have mercy on you
By Amrita M•
It was tough but with all help from the instructor to break it into pieces I manage to complete
By Ken S•
Very good course. I really liked it. A couple quiz questions and test questions were not covered.
By Andreana P•
It helped me to refresh on sections I knew and learned things I did not know. Great job!