IBM Mainframe Foundations - Explorer Award

Number of badges issued: 33

This badge earner has demonstrated the ability to perform exercises by using basic tools to administer the z/OS. This individual also demonstrated an understanding of IBM mainframe concepts such as IBM Z environment, mainframe servers, OS and software products, HMC and SE, TSO ISPF panels to manage z/OS, JCL and JES, platforms supported by z/OS, and z/OS security.

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IBM Mainframe Foundations - Explorer Award

What is needed to earn this credential or badge

Member

Must be the following: a student; faculty member from a higher education institution; or IBM Customer, Business Partner or IBM employee. All badge earners must be either attending or are involved in the IBM Skills Academy Program.

Course

Completion of Module I - IBM mainframe overview: Purpose of mainframes and their unique characteristics; Brief history of mainframes; Who uses mainframes and the value they provide; Operating systems and middleware that can run on mainframes; Six videos included in this course provide the student with a high level; overview of the mainframe environment, including the architecture, hardware and...

Course

Completion of Module II - Fundamental system Skills in z/OS: Introduction to the z Systems environment;  z/OS security; TSO ISPF panels; TSO commands; JES and JCL; UNIX.

Course

Completion of Module III -IBM Mainframe Foundations: Why IBM Z?; IBM Z H/W & S/W; H/W Mgmt Console & Support Element basics; Application infrastructure; IOCDS; TSO/E review; System familiarization; Allocate new data sets; ISPF editor primary commands; ISPF editor line commands; Copy, move, rename & delete data sets & members; Data set lists; Using TSO/E commands; Use JCL & submit job; JCL...

Assessment

Passing the IBM Mainframe Foundations practice test.

IBM Mainframe Foundations - Explorer Award

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IBM Mainframe Foundations - Explorer Award

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