The New Mainframe: IBM System z

IBM System z creates an optimized infrastructure, integrates operational data with analytics, and enables cloud delivery, generating ongoing savings and value for many of today's leading international, national and regional companies and organizations.  This program provides participants with a global understanding of IBM System z with special attention given to system administration, programming, DB2 administration and application development.

IBM Sys z At a Glance

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This program is currently offered as an on-site or custom offering. If your company has six or more participants interested in pursuing a course or certificate, please contact the School of Continuing Studies.

Required courses include (12 units):

Enterprise Systems using the z/OS Operating System (3 units)

Acquire knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and manage the mainframe and distributed computing environment using the IBM z/OS operating system. Topics include interface knowledge, file system structure, system utilities and common subsystems.

Enterprise Server Data Management using DB2 (3 units)

Learn database management skills for large scale enterprise systems using DB2. Topics include DB2 database administration, tools for managing and programming databases within the z/OS operating system, and special topics related to large scale enterprise database administration.

Enterprise Application Programming for the z/OS Operating System (3 units)

Explore IBM Rational Developer for System z, and develop application programming skills for large scale enterprise systems. Topics include JCL and COBOL for applications, Websphere application development, DB2 programming and enterprise server transaction management using CICS.

Administration, Networking and Security for Enterprise Systems using the z/OS Operating System (3 units)

Develop advanced skills to support large scale mainframe and distributed computing applications using the IBM z/OS operating system. Topics include system administration, networking, hardware connectivity, network architecture, authentication, communications strategies, problem solving and threat analysis

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