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Digital Badge Program z-Systems

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Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop - Code: ES90G

Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop - Code: ES90G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding advanced operator actions to implement new policies, coupling facilities, structures and sysplex related operational enhancements. This includes diagnosing problems and recovery techniques in these areas. These include: identifying HMC problems and recovery, including IPL problems during system and sysplex activation; recovery with and without SFM policies; couple data set failures; and CF and CF structure failures.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop - Code: ES90G

Advanced z/OS Performance: WLM, Sysplex, UNIX Services, z Systems - Code: ES85G

Advanced z/OS Performance: WLM, Sysplex, UNIX Services, z Systems - Code: ES85G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding the performance management and monitoring components of the Parallel Sysplex, USS, and WLM environment using extensive Resource Management Facility (RMF) reports and console displays to understand what is happening in the system.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Advanced z/OS Performance: WLM, Sysplex, UNIX Services, z Systems - Code: ES85G.

Advanced z/OS Security: Crypto, Network, RACF, and Your Enterprise - Code: ES66G

Advanced z/OS Security: Crypto, Network, RACF, and Your Enterprise - Code: ES66G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding the evolution of the current z/OS security architecture. Topics cover various technologies that are involved in z/OS Cryptographic Services, z/OS Resource Access Control Facility (RACF), as well as z/OS Integrated Security Services.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Advanced z/OS Security: Crypto, Network, RACF, and Your Enterprise - Code: ES66G.

Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager - Code: ES54G

Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager - Code: ES54G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to establish a practical performance management program for a z/OS system. This includes how to work with the Workload Manager (WLM) in goal mode; concepts of WLM and performance management in the z/OS system using the WLM; how to analyze Resource Monitoring Facility (RMF) reports and implement service definitions using the WLM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) application.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager - Code: ES54G

DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration Part 2 - Code: CV842G

DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration Part 2 - Code: CV842G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to perform database administration tasks.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration Part 2 - Code: CV842G

Db2 10 for z/OS System Administration - Code: CV851G

Db2 10 for z/OS System Administration - Code: CV851G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding of a view of the architecture and fundamental processes required to manage a Db2 10 for the z/OS subsystem.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Db2 10 for z/OS System Administration - Code: CV851G

Db2 11 for z/OS Implementation Workshop - Code: CV862G

Db2 11 for z/OS Implementation Workshop - Code: CV862G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding Db2 11 components and pointers, and the processes used to install or migrate from Db2 10 for z/OS. Topics include hands-on experience installing Db2 10 for z/OS and migrating to Db2 11 for z/OS.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Db2 11 for z/OS Implementation Workshop - Code: CV862G

Db2 11 for z/OS System Administration - Code: CV852G

Db2 11 for z/OS System Administration - Code: CV852G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding a view of the architecture and fundamental processes required to manage a Db2 11 for z/OS subsystem. Topics include: relating the z/OS IPL process to a Db2 subsystem; effects of stopping and starting Db2; Integrated Catalog Facility (ICF) catalog names; DSN command processor; using views; controlling access; catalog search; Internal Resource Lock Manager (IRLM); implementing Db2 and RACF security; and more.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Db2 11 for z/OS System Administration - Code: CV852G

Db2 LUW Performance Tuning & Monitoring for Single or Multiple Partition DBs - Code: CL443G

Db2 LUW Performance Tuning & Monitoring for Single or Multiple Partition DBs - Code: CL443G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for how to optimally tune the IBM DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows relational database management system and associated applications written for this environment. Topics include: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows in support of single or multiple partition database environments; performance issues affecting the design of the database & applications using the database; major database performance parameters, and the different tools.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: DB2 LUW Performance Tuning & Monitoring for Single or Multiple Partition DBs - Code: CL443G

Effective RACF Administration - Code: BE87G

Effective RACF Administration - Code: BE87G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding using the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server. Topics covered include hands-on exercises to use the RACF component of the z/OS Security Server to define users, set up group structures, define general resources, protect z/OS data sets, and use several RACF utilities.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Effective RACF Administration - Code: BE87G.

Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF - Code: ES88G

Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF - Code: ES88G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding implementing advanced facilities available in RACF. Topics cover: features and benefits of the various advanced functions in RACF; deciding what features to implement in your installation; identifying migration considerations associated with these functions; tasks that must be performed to implement the advanced security features; implementation plan development; and implementing the advanced security functions.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Exploiting the Advanced Features of RACF - Code: ES88G.

Hardware Configuration and Definition (HCD) for z/OS - Code: ES96G

Hardware Configuration and Definition (HCD) for z/OS - Code: ES96G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for z/OS Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) and to plan and initiate dynamic reconfiguration of a zSeries hardware environment. This includes using the HCD dialogs of z/OS to create an Input/Output (I/O) configuration, how to dynamically alter the I/O configuration, creating an I/O Configuration Dataset (IOCDS), and defining various reports that HCD can build.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Hardware Configuration and Definition (HCD) for zOS - Code: ES96G

IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for z Systems - Code: SSF1G

IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for z Systems - Code: SSF1G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding the DS8000 storage subsystem and its hardware components and logical structure. This includes: configuring the DS8000 storage subsystem using a DS8000 Storage Manager GUI; reviewing the DS CLI interface for scripting configuration functions; performing dynamic data relocation using Easy Tier function; and understanding the DS8900F product.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: IBM DS8000 Implementation Workshop for z Systems - Code: SSF1G

IBM z/OS 2.4 Update - Code: ESC9G

IBM z/OS 2.4 Update - Code: ESC9G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding the new features and enhanced functions provided in z/OS Version 2 Release 4. Topics include enhancements to the base control program, sysplex features, UNIX System Services, the data storage subsystem, Communications Server, and security components, such as RACF. In addition, the course covers the installation and migration issues relating to installation of z/OS V2.4.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: IBM z/OS 2.4 Update - Code: ESC9G.

IBM z/OS Bootcamp - Code: ESZ0G

IBM z/OS Bootcamp - Code: ESZ0G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding an introduction into the IBM Z environment. This includes the IBM mainframe servers, operating systems and software products. Through lecture and hands-on labs, the earner has gained the basic skill set to jump start productivity on the mainframe environment. They have learned skills which can be applied across multiple mainframe job roles.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: IBM z/OS Bootcamp - Code: ESZ0G

IBM z/OS Container Extensions zCX - Code: ESX0G

IBM z/OS Container Extensions zCX - Code: ESX0G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) make it possible to run Linux on IBM Z® applications that are packaged as Docker container images on z/OS. Topics include how application developers can develop and data centers can operate popular open source packages, Linux applications, IBM software, and third-party software together with z/OS applications and data.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: IBM z/OS Container Extensions zCX - Code: ESX0G

Implementing RACF Security for CICS/ESA and CICS/TS - Code: ES84G

Implementing RACF Security for CICS/ESA and CICS/TS - Code: ES84G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to implement security for your CICS systems using RACF as the external security manager. Topics cover: implementation tasks for a single-region CICS system as well as MRO or ISC-connected multregion CICS systems; CICS & RACF definitions to establish effective security controls for CICS; & a wide variety of mechanisms to initiate transactions within CICS & techniques to impose security controls on each mechanisms.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Implementing RACF Security for CICS/ESA and CICS/TS - Code: ES84G.

Introducing z/OS UNIX System Services - Code: OP05G

Introducing z/OS UNIX System Services - Code: OP05G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how open standards are implemented in a z/OS system by z/OS UNIX. It includes an introduction to UNIX System Services and the role of z/OS as a server in the open systems environment. Topics also cover an overview of z/OS UNIX System Services (usually abbreviated to z/OS UNIX) as seen by the user.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: Introducing z/OS UNIX System Services - Code: OP05G

LearnQuest z-Systems Advanced Topic - CICS

LearnQuest z-Systems Advanced Topic - CICS

This badge indicates the recipient is ready for an entry-level Mainframe Developer position with focus on CICS. The recipient can design, code, and debug command-level CICS application programs.
Topics and application include: CICS commands, Worldwide Books Online, Debugging applications, Completing the WB Presentation and Customer Program, CICS Web Applications.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, and participation in question & answer sessions and/or assessments associated with:

SMP/E for z/OS Workshop - Code: ES26G

SMP/E for z/OS Workshop - Code: ES26G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to install and maintain optional features in the z/OS operating environment. This includes: defining the SMP/E database and invoking SMP/E to add, modify, or replace system elements; SMP/E tasks involved in installing a z/OS product; interpreting results of SMP/E processing; modification control statements, the consolidated software inventory, zone structure, and error analysis; and more.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: SMP/E for z/OS Workshop - Code: ES26G

z/OS 2.3 Update - Code: ESC8G

z/OS 2.3 Update - Code: ESC8G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding the new features and enhanced functions provided in z/OS Version 2 Release 3. Topics include: software updates and enhancements for z/OS V2R3 based on closely associated z/OS components; enhancements to the base control program; sysplex features; UNIX System Services; data storage subsystem; Communications Server; security components, such as RACF; and installation and migration issues.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: z/OS 2.3 Update - Code: ESC8G.

z/OS Facilities - Code: ES15G

z/OS Facilities - Code: ES15G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding the base elements, optional features, and servers that are provided in z/OS. Topics include: system service facilities that are provided by the z/OS Base Control Program (BCP); functions of major software base elements in the management of jobs, tasks, storage, data and problems; server services which execute in the z/OS environments, such as the Communications Server and the Security Server; and Installation options.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: z/OS Facilities - Code: ES15G.

z/OS JCL and Utilities - Code: ES07G

z/OS JCL and Utilities - Code: ES07G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to use z/OS job control language (JCL) and selected z/OS utility programs in an online batch environment. Topics also included both Storage Management Subsystem (SMS) and non-SMS JCL.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: z/OS JCL and Utilities - Code: ES07G.

z/OS Security Server RACF, Implementing and Customization - Code: SZ81G

z/OS Security Server RACF, Implementing and Customization - Code: SZ81G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to implement and customize RACF on z/OS. Topics cover: creating and maintaining the RACF databases; functions a resource manager can use to work with RACF; RACF profiles and administration; RACF customization such as the class descriptor table and started procedure table; performance and tuning of RACF; program control and the interaction between storage management components and RACF; and multilevel security.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: z/OS Security Server RACF, Implementing and Customization - Code: SZ81G.

z/OS UNIX System Services Implementation - Code: OP25G

z/OS UNIX System Services Implementation - Code: OP25G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to install and customize z/OS UNIX (full name z/OS UNIX System Services), and to manage and monitor the z/OS UNIX environment.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: z/OS UNIX System Services Implementation - Code: OP25G

z/VM and Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Bootcamp - Code: ZL00G

z/VM and Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Bootcamp - Code: ZL00G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding the tasks required to support a z/VM operating system. Topics cover: an overview of the processes required to install z/VM; the required tailoring steps to support guest operating system virtual machines and CMS users; steps for adding guest systems and other virtual machines to the z/VM system; how to apply service to the z/VM system; and how to define a minimal TCP/IP configuration.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: z/VM and Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Bootcamp - ZL00G

z/VM and Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Bootcamp - Code: ZL00G

z/VM and Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Bootcamp - Code: ZL00G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding tasks to support a z/VM operating system. This includes processes required to install z/VM, & the required tailoring steps to support guest operating system virtual machines & CMS users; steps for adding guest systems & virtual m/c's to the z/VM system; applying service to the z/VM system; defining a minimal TCP/IP configuration; implementation of SUSE, RedHat, & Ubuntu distributions of Linux on IBM Z and on LinuxONE.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: z/VM and Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE Bootcamp - Code: ZL00G

Z-Systems Developer Foundations Series

Z-Systems Developer Foundations Series

This badge indicates the recipient has demonstrated basic COBOL and mainframe developer knowledge and skills including ISPF and JCL. The recipient can write a simple program, submit the compile, run the program and debug.

Specifically,

  • Using ISPF
  • COBOL Environment, Data Division, SAM file Processing, Simple compute and IF statements
  • JCL Job, Exec and simple DD statement, JCL Creating a Sequential File

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions and/or assessments associated with the following topics:

z-Systems Developer - Intermediate

z-Systems Developer - Intermediate

This badge indicates the recipient has demonstrated intermediate COBOL and mainframe developer knowledge and skills including DB2, ISPF and JCL. The recipient can write COBOL programs using the following:

  • COBOL Control Breaks, Subroutines, VSAM Processing, Embedded Select statement & Cursor
  • DB2 Simple Select statement
  • JCL IDCAMS, Condition codes, concatenation, GDG
  • ISPF library options

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions and/or assessments associated with the following topics:

z-Systems Developer - Advanced

z-Systems Developer - Advanced

This badge indicates the recipient has mastered advanced COBOL mainframe programming and demonstrated principles of program maintenance. The recipient can create basic programs to support the business’ development or maintenance needs.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question and answer sessions and/or assessments associated with the following topics:

LearnQuest IBM zOS JCL and Utilities Foundations

LearnQuest IBM zOS JCL and Utilities Foundations

This badge holder can use z/OS job control language (JCL) and selected z/OS utility programs in an online batch environment. Recipients understand both Storage Management Subsystem (SMS) and non-SMS JCL.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, & participation in question & answer sessions and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest IBM zOS System Foundations

LearnQuest IBM zOS System Foundations

This badge holder has demonstrated a solid foundation of the fundamental practical skills to navigate and work in a z/OS environment, which includes the use of ISPF/PDF dialogs, TSO/E commands, JCL, UNIX System Services shell, and BookManager.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions and/or assessments associated with the following topics:

LearnQuest IBM z/OS Environment Foundations

LearnQuest IBM z/OS Environment Foundations

This badge holder has demonstrated an acquired knowledge of the basics of the Z/OS operating systems and services and installation requirements for an enterprise server.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions and/or assessments associated with the following topics:

LearnQuest IBM z Systems Fast Track

LearnQuest IBM z Systems Fast Track

This badge holder has demonstrated a well-rounded introduction to the System z environment, current servers, operating systems, software utilities, and middleware. Through discussion and hands-on labs, they have proven the basic skill set to jump start productivity for technical professionals new to the mainframe environment. The skills earned in this badge can be applied across multiple mainframe job roles.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions and/or assessments associated with the following topics:

LearnQuest IBM z/OS Facilities

LearnQuest IBM z/OS Facilities

This badge holder has demonstrated understanding of the base elements, optional features, and servers that are provided in z/OS via the z/OS Base Control Program (BCP). The recipient can use functions to manage jobs, tasks, storage, data, and problems.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest IBM z/OS System Programmer Foundations

LearnQuest IBM z/OS System Programmer Foundations

This badge holder has demonstrated understanding of the basic components that apply to all z/OS systems. Recipient understands concepts that apply to the z/OS hardware platform and the z/OS software. Badge holders have performed detailed analysis & lab activities that can be applied to the system programmer role to maintain z/OS systems.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest IBM System z Hardware Management Console Operations

LearnQuest IBM System z Hardware Management Console Operations

This This badge holder has demonstrated experience with navigation, operation, and recovery techniques for the HMC in the System z environment. The earner knows setup and operating procedures for the HMC, and has gained in-depth problem determination skills. The individual also has experience practicing HMC operations, and knows how to utilize recovery capabilities provided by the System z servers.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest Pervasive Encryption on z/OS

LearnQuest Pervasive Encryption on z/OS

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with how to implement Pervasive Encryption in your z/OS installation. The badge earner can setup of a hardware crypto environment (CCA crypto express and CPACF), load and activate AES master keys, setup ICSF and its Key datasets (CKDS PKDS TKDS), then define data encryption keys, activate your data set encryption policy, and encrypt your data sets and zFS filesystems.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest IBM z/OS VSAM and Access Method Services

LearnQuest IBM z/OS VSAM and Access Method Services

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with managing VSAM and non-VSAM data sets by coding and using functions and features of the Access Method Services program, IDCAMS. The recipient is able to code and test selected IDCAMS commands such as DEFINE, REPRO, ALTER, and LISTCAT. They also learn to manage VSAM and non-VSAM data sets.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest z/OS Management Facility Implementation and Use

LearnQuest z/OS Management Facility Implementation and Use

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with installing & customizing IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) & using functions features provided by z/OSMF. The badge earning can install and customize z/OS Management Facility and can customize several system components to exploit the following z/OSMF functions.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, and participation in question & answer sessions and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest IBM System Automation for z/OS Architecture

LearnQuest IBM System Automation for z/OS Architecture

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with the System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS) components, architecture, and concepts. The badge earner has knowledge on the System Operations component with Processor Operations as an optional topic.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest System Automation for z/OS Operations

LearnQuest System Automation for z/OS Operations

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with the System Automation for z/OS (SA z/OS) commands that are used for system operations. The System Automation for z/OS automation manager and automation agent that the badge earner uses, run in a z/OS environment.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest Parallel Sysplex Implementation

LearnQuest Parallel Sysplex Implementation

This badge holder is a systems programmers who is able to work on an implementation of a Parallel Sysplex. The badge earner has knowledge of z/OS and z/OS-related products and subsystems exploiting the Parallel Sysplex components, focused on the resource sharing side.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

LearnQuest z/OS System Services Structure

LearnQuest z/OS System Services Structure

This badge earner has demonstrated a solid foundation of knowledge on the structure and control blocks of the z/OS BCP and system services. The badge earner can prepare the new z/OS system programmer to identify potential bottlenecks and performance problems, perform initial error symptom gathering, and identify opportunities & requirements for tailoring a z/OS system.

Course Objectives

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Badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions and/or assessments associated with the following topics:

LearnQuest Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager

LearnQuest Basic z/OS Tuning Using the Workload Manager

This badge holder has demonstrated experience working with the Workload Manager (WLM) in goal mode. The earner understands concepts of WLM and performance management in the z/OS system using the WLM. The badge earner can analyze Resource Monitoring Facility (RMF) reports and implement service definitions using the WLM Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) application.

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During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with:

IBM Z: Technical Overview of HW and SW Mainframe Evolution - Code: ES89G

IBM Z: Technical Overview of HW and SW Mainframe Evolution - Code: ES89G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding today’s complex system mainframe environment on the IBM Z Systems. The individual has a gained an overall understanding about the history of the mainframe, different types and components, basic tasks, and how the hardware and operating systems interact.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: IBM Z: Technical Overview of HW and SW Mainframe Evolution - Code: ES89G

LearnQuest IBM Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop

LearnQuest IBM Advanced Parallel Sysplex Operations and Recovery Workshop

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with learning how to use advanced operator actions to implement new policies, coupling facilities, structures and sysplex related operational enhancements. The holder can diagnose problems and demonstrate recovery techniques in the following areas: Identifying HMC problems and recovery, including IPL problems during system and sysplex activation; Recovery with and without SFM policies; Couple data set failures; and CF and CF structure failures.

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During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated w/: Use HMC classic or tree UI, create HMC groups, load profiles, & provide tips/recommendations for HMC use; Initialize sysplex system images and identify problems reported via system consoles & the HMC; Identify sysplex components, define resource and data sharing

LearnQuest IBM DS8000 Implementation for z Systems

LearnQuest IBM DS8000 Implementation for z Systems

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with configuring the DS8000 storage subsystem using a DS8000 Storage Manager GUI and reviewing the DS CLI interface for scripting configuration functions. The badge earner can also perform dynamic data relocation using Easy Tier function.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with: Describing the hardware components of IBM DS8000; Recognizing the architecture of DS8000; Installing DS CLI interface; Configuring DS8000 for System z using DS CLI; Configuring DS8000 for System z using DS GUI; Recalling zSeries host attachment considerations.

LearnQuest IBM Hardware Configuration and Definition for z/OS

LearnQuest IBM Hardware Configuration and Definition for z/OS

This badge holder has demonstrated the ability to work with the HCD function for z/OS, to plan and initiate dynamic reconfiguration of zSeries hardware environment. They are also familiar with HCD dialogs of z/OS to create an I/O configuration and dynamically alter the I/O configuration, the creation of an IOCDS and various reports that HCD can build.

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During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with: Describing & coding new zSeries processors; Coding FICON channels & CTCs, CF & CF links; Creating an IODF work file on a z processor using CHPID mapping tool; Performing Dynamic I/O changes; Building a LOADxx parmlib member for initial program load (IPL).

LearnQuest IBM System z Parallel Sysplex Operations

LearnQuest IBM System z Parallel Sysplex Operations

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with learning how z/OS systems operate in a Parallel Sysplex environment. The recipient also learns problem determination skills, practices enhanced sysplex operations, including management of the coupling facility (CF), and how to use recovery capabilities provided by the System z servers.

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Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with: Describing sysplex terminology, CF operation, z/OS MVS commands & IPL sequence; Using CF operator commands; Identifying key areas with IPL, CF structure or CDS usage.

LearnQuest IBM TCP/IP for z/OS Implementation Workshop

LearnQuest IBM TCP/IP for z/OS Implementation Workshop

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with basic implementation and customization of TCP/IP on z/OS.

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Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with: Describing IBM's z/OS TCP/IP product offering; Describing installation requirements & system customization for z/OS TCP/IP implementation; Constructing TCP/IP configuration statements for z/OS; Configuring TCP/IP for z/OS.

LearnQuest IBM z/OS JES2 Operator

LearnQuest IBM z/OS JES2 Operator

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with JES2 commands at the z/OS Console and managing SDSF functions.

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Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with: Understanding the z/OS environment & JES2 role; Starting JES2 with focus on options & shutdown; Controlling JES2 with commands & SDSF; Controlling job flow, selection, processing, output processing & printers; Understanding z/OS influence on JES2 processing.

LearnQuest IBM z/OS REXX Programming Foundations

LearnQuest IBM z/OS REXX Programming Foundations

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with writing programs using the REXX language in z/OS. The recipient is also able to use TSO extensions for REXX and interaction with other environments such as the MVS console, running REXX in batch jobs, and compiling REXX.

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Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with: Writing programs using REXX; Using data parsing; Creating user-defined internal & external functions & subroutines; Using debugging tools; Reading & writing data sets; Using commands to manipulate the data stack; Using compiler, batch, & MVS console.

LearnQuest IBM z/OS UNIX System Services Foundations

LearnQuest IBM z/OS UNIX System Services Foundations

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with how open standards are implemented in a z/OS system by z/OS UNIX. UNIX System Services are introduced, and the role of z/OS as a server in the open systems environment is discussed. The recipient will have an overview of z/OS UNIX as seen by the user.

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Badge Criteria and Activities

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with how open standards are implemented in a z/OS system by z/OS UNIX. UNIX System Services are introduced, and the role of z/OS as a server in the open systems environment is discussed. The recipient will have an overview of z/OS UNIX as seen by the user.

LearnQuest IBM z/OS UNIX System Services Implementation

LearnQuest IBM z/OS UNIX System Services Implementation

This badge holder has demonstrated experience with installing and customizing z/OS UNIX (full name z/OS UNIX System Services). The individual can manage and monitor the z/OS UNIX environment.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

During a LearnQuest delivered course, badge earners have successfully achieved class objectives demonstrated by student progress in lab exercises, attendance, participation in question & answer sessions, and/or assessments associated with: Executing tasks to prepare a z/OS installation and install z/OS UNIX software features; Putting in place RACF security required for z/OS UNIX resources and applications.

IBM System Automation for z/OS 4.1 Implementation and Administration - Code: SM937G

IBM System Automation for z/OS 4.1 Implementation and Administration - Code: SM937G

This credential earner has completed instructor-led learning for understanding how to define an automation policy for IBM System Automation for z/OS® (SA z/OS). Through hands-on labs, the earner has learned how to create policy definitions for systems, applications, application groups, and monitor resources. Other skills covered include defining an automation policy for several environments: single system and multiple system within a basic sysplex.

Course Objectives

Badge Criteria and Activities

Successfully complete the following IBM Instructor-Led course: IBM System Automation for z/OS 4.1 Implementation and Administration - Code: SM937G

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