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Course Retirement/Replacement Information

Interskill Learning is constantly keeping our students training in the most up to date industry technology. From time to time, we must retire courses and also replace them with new content. This page will be updated periodically with the latest news regarding course retirements/replacements.

For students on the LMS, we give you at least 3 months of notice prior to removing/retiring courses.


Courses & Curriculum Retirement/Replacement Information

Course/Curriculum Title Notice Retirement Date
CICS v5.3 Curriculum REPLACEMENT: CICS v5.6 Curriculum now available. May 1, 2022
Cloud Computing Course REPLACEMENT: 2 new Cloud Computing Course titles added Jan 1, 2022
The RACF and Introduction to Mainframe Security Courses REPLACEMENT: z/OS v2.4 of the same titles Jan 1, 2022
Introduction to DevOps Course REPLACEMENT: DevOps - Introduction to DevOps in the Workplace Course Jan 1, 2022
The Zowe Basics course REPLACEMENT: Zowe Fundamentals July 5, 2021
The z/OS Connect - IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition REPLACEMENT: z/OS Connect EE - IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition V3 November 1, 2021
The z/OS v2.3 group of curricula(z/OS, JCL, JES2, SDSF, Data Center Storage, TSO/ISPF, MF Communications, Utilities, Intro to IBM Environment) REPLACEMENT: v2.4 With similar titles. November 1, 2021
Db2 v11 Curriculum REPLACEMENT: Db2 v12 Curriculum June 1, 2021
Websphere Curriculum REPLACEMENT: None July 1, 2021
IBM COBOL for z/OS REPLACEMENT: COBOL - IBM Enterprise COBOL 6.3 for z/OS May 1, 2021
Unix System Services v2.2 Curriculum REPLACEMENT: Unix System Services v 2.4 Curriculum April 1, 2021
IBM Power i 7.1 Curriculum/Course REPLACEMENT: IBM Power i 7.4 Curriculum/Course Feb 1, 2021
z/OS Management Facility Curriculum/Course REPLACEMENT: z/OS Management Facility Curriculum/Course Feb 1, 2021
z/OS Connect Course REPLACEMENT: z/OS Connect - IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition Feb 1, 2021
Tivoli Curriculum REPLACEMENT: IBM Z Workload Scheduler Curriculum Nov 1, 2020
IBM Explorer for z/OS 2.1 Curriculum/Course REPLACEMENT: IBM Explorer for z/OS 3.2 Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
Data Center Storage Management Curriculum v2.2 REPLACEMENT: Data Center Storage Management Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
IBM Mainframe Communications Curriculum v2.1 REPLACEMENT: IBM Mainframe Communications v2.3 July 1, 2020
Introduction to the IBM Environment Curriculum v2.1/v2.2 REPLACEMENT: Introduction to the IBM Environment Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
JCL Curriculum v2.2 REPLACEMENT: JCL Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
JES Curriculum v2.2 REPLACEMENT: JES Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
SDSF Curriculum v2.2 REPLACEMENT: SDSF Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
TSO/ISPF Curriculum v2.2 REPLACEMENT: TSO/ISPF Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
Utilities Curriculum v2.2 REPLACEMENT: Utilities Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
z/OS Curriculum v2.2 REPLACEMENT: z/OS Curriculum v2.3 July 1, 2020
Blockchain Foundations Course REPLACEMENT: Blockchain Technologies Course Feb 1, 2020
z/VM/Virtualization v6.3 Curriculum REPLACEMENT: z/VM/Virtualization v7.1 Curriculum Feb 1, 2020
Tandem Curriculum REPLACEMENT: Possibly in the future Aug 1, 2019
iSeries Curriculum REPLACEMENT: IBM i Power Series Aug 1, 2019
FOCUS Course REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
System Managed Storage (SMS) REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
HSM Overview REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
Parallel Sysplex REPLACEMENT: Expected in Q2 2020 Aug 1, 2019
CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Overview REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Administration and Security REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Implementation REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
CA Jobtrac™ Job Management Course REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
CA Easytrieve® Report Generator REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
CA NetMaster® Network Management for TCP/IP REPLACEMENT: None Aug 1, 2019
JES3 Concepts and Commands Course REPLACEMENT: None May 1, 2019
Performance Monitoring Basics Course REPLACEMENT: None May 1, 2019
VSE Curriculum REPLACEMENT: z/VSE Curriculum May 1, 2019


Badge Retirement/Replacement Information

Badge Name Notice Retirement Date
3 CICS v5.3 Badges REPLACEMENT: 3 new CICS v5.6 Badges May 1, 2022
Business Operations Bagde REPLACEMENT: none Jan 1, 2022
3 RACF Security Badges REPLACEMENT: 3 new RACF Security v2.4 Jan 1, 2022
Zowe Basics REPLACEMENT: Zowe Fundamentals July 5, 2021
Job Control Language - Experienced (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Job Control Language - Experienced (2.4) November 1, 2021
Job Control Language - Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Job Control Language - Expert (2.4) November 1, 2021
Mainframe Storage Administrator - Data Management Using DFSMS (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Mainframe Storage Administrator - Data Management Using DFSMS (2.4) November 1, 2021
z/OS Batch Utilities - Experienced (2.3) REPLACEMENT: z/OS Batch Utilities - Experienced (2.4) November 1, 2021
z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition REPLACEMENT: z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition v3 November 1, 2021
Systems Programming - Fundamentals (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Systems Programming - Fundamentals (2.4) November 1, 2021
IBM Mainframe Environment - Fundamentals (2.3) REPLACEMENT: IBM Mainframe Environment - Fundamentals (2.4) November 1, 2021
IBM Development Environment – Fundamentals (2.3) REPLACEMENT: IBM Development Environment – Fundamentals (2.4) November 1, 2021
Mainframe Specialist – Network Communications – Foundations (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Mainframe Specialist – Network Communications – Foundations (2.4) November 1, 2021
Mainframe Specialist – Network Communications – Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: none November 1, 2021
Mainframe Specialist – Network Communications – Experienced (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Mainframe Specialist – Network Communications – Experienced (2.4) November 1, 2021
TSO and ISPF Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: TSO and ISPF Expert (2.4) November 1, 2021
SDSF Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: SDSF Expert (2.4) November 1, 2021
SDSF Experienced (2.3) REPLACEMENT: SDSF Experienced (2.4) November 1, 2021
z/OS Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: z/OS Expert (2.4) November 1, 2021
z/OS Experienced (2.3) REPLACEMENT: z/OS Experienced (2.4) November 1, 2021
JES2 Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: JES2 Expert (2.4) November 1, 2021
JES2 - Experienced (2.3) REPLACEMENT: JES2 - Experienced (2.4) November 1, 2021
Managing and Maintaining Disk, Tape and Network Storage (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Managing and Maintaining Disk, Tape and Network Storage (2.4) November 1, 2021
Disk and Tape Storage Foundations (2.3) REPLACEMENT: Disk and Tape Storage Foundations (2.4) November 1, 2021
VSAM IDCAMS Utility - Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: VSAM IDCAMS Utility - Expert (2.4) November 1, 2021
General z/OS Utilities - Expert (2.3) REPLACEMENT: General z/OS Utilities - Expert (2.4) November 1, 2021
Db2 Operations REPLACEMENT: Db2 v12 Operations June 1, 2021
Db2 Programming - Experienced REPLACEMENT: Db2 v12 Programming - Experienced June 1, 2021
Db2 SQL Coding REPLACEMENT: Db2 v12 SQL Coding June 1, 2021
COBOL Programming - Expert REPLACEMENT: New badge will replace this single badge. May 1, 2021
Programming Tools REPLACEMENT: New badges will replace this single badge at various times this year. July 1, 2020
All IBM i Power Badges REPLACEMENT: We will be releasing new courses in August 2020 to replace the entire curriculum which will include all new badges. Feb 1, 2021
JES2 Monitoring & Management REPLACEMENT: JES2 Experienced and JES2 Expert badges available now. July 1, 2020
SDSF REPLACEMENT: SDSF Experienced and SDSF Expert badges available now. July 1, 2020
Network Operations REPLACEMENT: 3 new Network Communications badges available now. July 1, 2020
Blockchain Foundations REPLACEMENT: New Blockchain Technologies due in late March 2020. Feb 7, 2020
Job Control Language REPLACEMENT: Job Control Language - Experienced and Job Control Language - Expert badges available now. Feb 28, 2020
Mainframe Programming Environment REPLACEMENT: None Feb 28, 2020
Mainframe Utilities and VSAM REPLACEMENT: New Utilities badges due in March 2020 Feb 28, 2020
Managing Mainframe Storage REPLACEMENT: 3 new Mainframe Storage Administrator badges badges available now. Feb 28, 2020
RACF - Expert REPLACEMENT: 4 new RACF/Security Badges badges available now. Feb 28, 2020
TSO and ISPF REPLACEMENT: TSO and ISPF Expert Feb 28, 2020
z/OS Infrastructure and Systems Operation REPLACEMENT: none Feb 28, 2020
z/OS System Problem Analysis and Resolution REPLACEMENT: None Feb 28, 2020
z/VM Monitoring & Management REPLACEMENT: Managing the z/VM Environment badges available now. Feb 28, 2020
Data Management REPLACEMENT: z/OS Foundations badges available now. Feb 28, 2020
Problem Diagnosis and Resolution REPLACEMENT: None Feb 28, 2020
System Monitoring and Management REPLACEMENT: z/OS Expert badges available now. Feb 28, 2020
Workflow Management REPLACEMENT: None Feb 28, 2020
System Configuration, Initialization and Shutdown REPLACEMENT: z/OS Experienced badges available now. Feb 28, 2020