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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Explain how to submit and view JCL output

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

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    Summarize the application services provided in UNIX

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

Skills you will gain

System ProgrammingUnixDB2System AdministrationJCL

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Professional Certificate are

  • Software Engineers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Introduction to JES and JCL

5 videos (Total 25 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
JES and JCL Part 17m
JES and JCL Part 23m
How to submit and view JCL output2m
JCL tidbits2m
2 readings
Download Exercise Guide for this Course15m
Check to see if you have connectivity with Skytap10m
7 practice exercises
JCL Procedures6m
JES and JCL part 16m
JES and JCL part 24m
Submit a job4m
Lab JCL exercises6m
JCL Tidbits4m
Week 1 graded quiz30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Week 2

11 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
11 videos
VSAM6m
z/OS Components5m
z/OS System Libraries7m
Language Environment3m
Generation data groups4m
RAIM2m
Application Infrastructure - part 15m
Application Infrastructure - part 25m
Networking5m
Utilities7m
1 reading
IBM DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview45m
8 practice exercises
System Programmer4m
VSAM
z/OS Components10m
z/OS System Libraries6m
Language Environment
Generation Data Groups4m
RAIM4m
Week 2 graded quiz20m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Week 3

7 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
7 videos
z/OSMF Exercise Introduction41s
UNIX System Services5m
USS File System1m
ISHELL and hierarchical file system exercise introduction21s
USS processes and permissions7m
Final words1m
1 reading
IBM z/OS Management Facility V2R345m
5 practice exercises
Using z/OSMF10m
UNIX System Services
ISHELL and hierarchical file system2m
Lab ISHELL and HFS6m
Week 3 graded quiz30m

Instructor

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Jeff Bisti

IBM Z Ecosystem Architect
IBM Systems

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

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...
IBM z/OS Mainframe Practitioner

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Certificate, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • E​very client that uses IBM Z hardware and software is unique. This course specifically focuses on z/OS skills with fundamental knowledge needed to be a system administrator and programmer. This course provides hireable skills, but expect to take additional education in either the form of classroom, online, or through job mentorship to get the skills needed specific to the job you're applying for. You won't know everything, no one knows it al, so some into a job interview confident the skills that you have and an understanding that there will be skills specific to the emlpoyer that you won't possess.

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