IBM Z System Administrator Level 2 Apprenticeship Certificate

Number of badges issued: 9

This badge earner has demonstrated ability in mainframe administration to implement change, adopting a risk mitigation approach and structured programming design and its relationship to data structures. The badge earner will have knowledge in mainframe hardware components and the structured nature of the mainframe I/O architecture. They will also understand the associated software and system components that comprise a z/OS system, their purpose and how they interact.

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IBM Z System Administrator Level 2 Apprenticeship Certificate

What is needed to earn this credential or badge

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Successful completion of the IBM Z System Administrator Level 2 Apprenticeship Program at IBM which includes the following learning activities:

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Understand, articulate, and demonstrate agile principles and practices.

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Understand, articulate, and demonstrate IBM Design Thinking.

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Demonstrate teamwork and collaborative behaviors.

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Demonstrate strong communication skills.

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Understand and model good feedback behaviors.

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Demonstrate the importance of using a standard approach to implementing change, and adopting a risk mitigation approach.

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Demonstrate an ability to follow process and procedures with accurate and complete documentation.

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Understand structured programming design and its relationship to data structures.

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Understand mainframe hardware components and the structured nature of the mainframe I/O architecture.

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Understand the associated software and system components that comprise a z/OS system, their purpose and how they interact.

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Understand the concepts, functions and facilities of CICS.

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Understand how security is implemented on the mainframe.

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Understand file transfer tools, concepts and configurations.

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Understand what can go wrong in a mainframe environment.

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Understand how to create and use programs written in the REXX language.

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Basic understanding of how to perform an upgrade on a major product.

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Demonstrate basic understanding of how to apply automation solutions to test transaction processing.

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Demonstrate understanding of IMS fundamentals .

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Demonstrate understanding of DB2.

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Demonstrate understanding of performance capacity management.

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Demonstrate the use of SMP/E to manage the deployment and lifecycle of mainframe software products.

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Demonstrate an ability to perform an upgrade of a major product in a production like environment.

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Earn the IBM New Collar Professional Skills badge.

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Earn the IBM Agile Explorer badge.

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Earn the Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner badge.

IBM Z System Administrator Level 2 Apprenticeship Certificate

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IBM Z System Administrator Level 2 Apprenticeship Certificate

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