Number of badges issued: 9
Successful completion of the IBM Z System Administrator Level 2 Apprenticeship Program at IBM which includes the following learning activities:
Understand, articulate, and demonstrate agile principles and practices.
Understand, articulate, and demonstrate IBM Design Thinking.
Demonstrate teamwork and collaborative behaviors.
Demonstrate strong communication skills.
Understand and model good feedback behaviors.
Demonstrate the importance of using a standard approach to implementing change, and adopting a risk mitigation approach.
Demonstrate an ability to follow process and procedures with accurate and complete documentation.
Understand structured programming design and its relationship to data structures.
Understand mainframe hardware components and the structured nature of the mainframe I/O architecture.
Understand the associated software and system components that comprise a z/OS system, their purpose and how they interact.
Understand the concepts, functions and facilities of CICS.
Understand how security is implemented on the mainframe.
Understand file transfer tools, concepts and configurations.
Understand what can go wrong in a mainframe environment.
Understand how to create and use programs written in the REXX language.
Basic understanding of how to perform an upgrade on a major product.
Demonstrate basic understanding of how to apply automation solutions to test transaction processing.
Demonstrate understanding of IMS fundamentals .
Demonstrate understanding of DB2.
Demonstrate understanding of performance capacity management.
Demonstrate the use of SMP/E to manage the deployment and lifecycle of mainframe software products.
Demonstrate an ability to perform an upgrade of a major product in a production like environment.
Earn the IBM New Collar Professional Skills badge.
Earn the IBM Agile Explorer badge.
Earn the Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner badge.