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IBM System z and z/OS Fundamentals Mastery Test Curriculum

Course Title Duration Description
This group of courses and assessments prepares the student for the IBM System z and z/OS Fundamentals Mastery test. It examines entry level zEnterprise fundamental concepts, system programmer and other user role tasks. The test is applicable to those completing the recommended education or those who have recently moved into a zEnterprise environment.

Once completed you may decide to schedule your exam with Pearson VUE(an external testing provider)
Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment 4 This course examines what a mainframe is, why it has survived and the IT personnel that need to interact with it. It then discusses the basic hardware, software and networking components and the methods used to access and process data on the mainframe.
z/OS Systems Programming Fundamentals 6 This course provides the learner with a more in-depth view of the z/OS system and covers concepts such as virtual storage, system initialization and how system data sets and parameters can be modified in response to system and network issues.
Systems Programming on z/OS Practice Assessment 1 This assessment measures your general knowledge of the tasks performed by the system programmer.
IBM Development Environment 6 This course discusses the use of mainframe data sets and database files to store organizational data and examines the batch and online methods used to process that data. Widely used mainframe programming languages such as COBOL, PL/I, C++, REXX, CLIST and Java are introduced and a description of the Language Environment used to provide many of these languages with common runtime routines is presented.
Application Programming on z/OS Practice Assessment 1 This assessment measures your general knowledge of the z/OS programming languages and processes associated with creating an executable module.
Using Online System Facilities – TSO/ISPF 5 The Using Online System Facilities - TSO/ISPF course explains the purpose of TSO is and how it is accessed. It then describes how to log on to ISPF and provides details of navigation methods, program function key definition and explains how basic ISPF settings can be configured.
CICS TS - Introduction 4 The CICS TS - Introduction course provides an overview of the CICS Transaction Server product and how it is used to process work. A description of the components that comprise CICS TS and how they are integrated.
Introduction to RDBMSs and the DB2 4 The Introduction to RDBMSs and DB2 course describes from a Database Administrator's (DBA) viewpoint how DB2 is used and the types of DB2-related tasks that the DBA performs. The course also looks at DB2's system configuration requirements and how it is implemented in a z/OS environment.
Introduction to Websphere Application Server 1 This course introduces IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. The course includes, the role of an application server and how WebSphere Application Server provides Web access to mainframe data
Introduction to WebSphere MQ 5 This course provides the learner with basic information about WebSphere MQ on z/OS: features, functions and issues that differ from WebSphere MQ on other platforms.
Managing Data Files and Definitions with ISPF/PDF 5 The Managing Data Files and Definitions with ISPF/PDF course explains how to use the ISPF menu options to display the contents of data sets and how functions such as; copying, printing, renaming and deleting are performed on these objects.
Maintaining Data in Files with the ISPF Editor 7 The Maintaining Data in Files with the ISPF Editor course explains how the ISPF Editor is used to view, browse and edit data within a data set.
Online Workloads for z/OS Practice Assessment 1 This assessment measures your general knowledge of the middleware products commonly used to facilitate z/OS online processing
JCL (z/OS) – Introduction to z/OS JCL 3 The JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL course describes the purpose of Job Control Language (JCL) in a z/OS environment and describes the three most commonly used JCL statements: JOB, EXEC and DD. Details of common parameters associated with these statements, along with examples on how they are used, are also provided.
Introduction to z/OS and the Mainframe Environment Practice Assessment 1 The assessment is designed for IT staff who work with z/OS or the mainframe, and those preparing to take the IBM System z Entry Level for z/OS System Programmer Mastery Test.
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