About this Professional Certificate

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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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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 3 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Enterprise Computing

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Course2

Course 2

Getting Started on Mainframe with z/OS Commands and Panels

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220 ratings
38 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Basic System Programming on IBM Z

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202 ratings
35 reviews

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  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Certificate, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Certificate. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • 9 weeks, about 3 to 6 hours of learning every week. The first three weeks are lightest on content and can be done quicker, but the second half of the course is very lab intensive.

    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 

  • Ideal candidates will have some background in computer programming or, system admininstation.

  • P​lease go in the right order to optimize your time and learning:

    Introduction to Enterprise Computing

    G​etting Started on Mainframe with z/OS Commands and Panels

    B​asic System Programming on IBM Z

  • N​o, however, you will earn a professional certificate badge

  • Learners will build complete foundational skills in IBM Z hardware and software, especially around z/OS and System Administration. Each workplace will be different, but with these skills, you'll have the starting point to receiving on-the-job training.

    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 

  • A​ rapidly retiring workforce is leading to a skills gap that needs new professionals ready to take on IBM Z administration and system programming.

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