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30+ Years of Mainframe Training
The LearnQuest System Operator Boot Camp Program also features several professional services that address the Curriculum, Instructor, and Client/Learner requirements.
System Operator Bootcamp
Let LearnQuest do what we do best: train your employees in Mainframe technologies. When your employees complete a LearnQuest System Operator Boot Camp, they will have the skills to run your Mainframe systems. The specialized curriculum covers the skills needed by operators to monitor and control system console messages, process and troubleshoot job processing problems, perform system backups, maintain peripheral devices, etc. Our System Operator Boot Camp has several key differentials.
A Blended Approach to Training
Our core program consists of ISPF, z/OS and JES2 operations and JCL training. We will review the topics with you, and if needed, add or remove any topics your organization needs.
If your staff needs training in other tools/technologies not listed here, we can usually incorporate it into the boot camp. In short, let us know your training needs and we will do everything possible to meet them.
Curriculum Features include:
Hands-on labs and exercises
Instructor and student mentoring and coaching
A blended learning solution that steadily builds upon topics
Progress/Mastery assessments are given once a week
An in-house developed Learning Management System designed to maintain all aspects of a boot camp, including registration/enrollment, assessments, and document management.
The 5 week Program
Weeks 1-2: During the first three weeks, students acquire basic skills. The boot camp starts off with a z/OS overview which is followed by ISPF and basic JCL training
Weeks 3-5: Moving along, the student then learns JCL and z/OS utilities, along with z/OS and JES2 commands
The LearnQuest System Operator Boot Camp Program also features several professional services that address the Curriculum, Instructor, and Client/Learner requirements:
Pre-Training Technology Overview and Learning Seminars
Technology Overviews and Learning Sessions are scheduled prior to the boot camp kickoff. This "pre-training" activity provides each student a basic level of familiarity in the concepts, topics covered, boot camp structure, and direction for self-study prior to the start of the boot camp.
Cumulative Lifecycle Project Work
LearnQuest provides a project for the students to work on throughout the boot camp, or they can create an example using company-specific documents.
LearnQuest offers project mentoring to support the students working on their initial projects. LearnQuest can provide one-on-one and project group mentoring. Post-training project mentoring allows LearnQuest instructors to work with the students on an actual deliverable under the guidance of an experienced professional.
The System Operator's Boot Camp can be delivered in your office using your resources, or if you'd like, LearnQuest can provide the entire mainframe training environment. The latter alternative means your IT staff does not have to do any preparation work, and so, more than 75% of our mainframe clients prefer to use LearnQuest provided environments.
Alternatively, LearnQuest's patented Virtual Delivery platform allows the students to listen and talk with the instructor and connect to either your mainframe or ours from anywhere in the world. Our Virtual Delivery platform offers the same experience as if the students and instructor were in the same classroom; however, it eliminates the travel, associated expenses, and your training room utilization.
Ideal training candidate include new hires to the organization along with existing employees who lacked prior IT experience
Doubt whether a person can become proficient in just a few weeks of training? Don't. We've prepared thousands of students over the years, and the full immersion in all things Mainframe, really makes the difference!
Summary of Benefits of LearnQuest's Boot Camp
For the learner
Longer duration to grasp new concepts and apply them to industry-related projects
Successful return and integration to the workplace
Development of peer-to-peer relationships
Each course builds upon the preceding course's concepts to provide continuity
Real-time feedback and assessment to evaluate their progress
Accountability for their participation, testing, and required course deliverables
Unlimited access to the instructor throughout the boot camp
For the client
Immediate feedback in the form of conference calls, test results, and progress reports
Guardianship over students' learning process
Better equipped to make key decisions regarding future staffing and performance management
Firsthand knowledge of individual learner's strengths, technical abilities, and capacity for future growth
LearnQuest's recognition of the importance of this long-term commitment and the value of the client's investment
Traditional, Instructor-Led and Virtual Training Delivery Modalities