IBM Mainframe Computer Certificate

Program provides a global understanding of functionality and programming

April 21, 2012—The University of Redlands through its Continuing Studies will offer this fall one of the first IBM System z Certificate programs in the region.

More and more top-tier companies throughout the nation are turning to IBM System z mainframe computers to drive innovation while reducing costs. The IBM System z is used by corporate and government organizations for critical applications, bulk data processing and planning.

The 12-unit program provides participants with a global understanding of IBM System z with special attention given to system administration and programming, DB2 administration and application development. It is designed to help participants become proficient in these areas in order to become employed at one of the growing number of companies deploying System z.

Required courses include: 

  • Enterprise Systems using the z/OS Operating System 
  • Enterprise Server Data Management using DB2 
  • Enterprise Application Programming for the z/OS Operating System 
  • Administration, Networking and Security for Enterprise Systems using the z/OS Operating System.

There are no application or admission requirements for this program, but students should have a basic understanding of common programming language such as C++ and Java. Cost is $350 per unit, and the program is offered in Santa Ana and Redlands.

The program may also be delivered as a custom on-site offering where organizations are able to integrate existing work-related issues and projects in the curriculum. Credits earned during the program may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

For more information, visit, or call 909-748-8868.

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