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IBM (z/OS) – The Evolving Mainframe 2.5


3 hours


This course describes what a mainframe is, how it has survived, and the IT personnel that need to interact with it. It then discusses the basic hardware, software and networking components that you will find in a typical mainframe environment.


This course is designed for any personnel that are required to have a broad understanding of the IBM mainframe environment.




    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify job roles that work with the mainframe and the types of skills they require
  • Explain the difference between batch and online processing
  • Identify types of mainframe operating systems and their benefits
  • Describe common hardware, software, and networking components of the mainframe

Course Content

Today’s Mainframe

What are Today’s Mainframes?
Organizations Using Mainframes
Mainframe Personnel
Technical Competencies
How are Mainframes Used?
Batch and Online Processing

Mainframe Configurations

Mainframe Operating Systems – z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, KVM, Linux on IBM Z, and z/TPF
Mainframe Middleware
Mainframe Processor Types and Purposes
Channel Subsystem
Network Communication Protocols Used in the z/OS Communications Server

IBM (z/OS) – The Evolving Mainframe 2.5 Mastery Test

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