New and Updated Course Releases
Checkout some of our NEW and updated mainframe training courses. As a customer, you automatically receive access to these courses. Be sure to ENROLL for them when you access the LMS. We add and/or update courses several times per year, so check this page often!
New and Updated Courses Released This Quarter
Z Enterprise Curriculum
We have added a new curriculum that replaces our previous Z Enterprise Curriculum.
IBM Z – Introduction to the IBM Z Systems IBM Z – Hardware Models – z16 IBM Z – Hardware Models – z15 IBM Z – Hardware Models – z14 IBM Z – Hardware Models – z13 IBM Z – Introduction to LinuxONE
IDz - IBM Developer for z/OS Curriculum
We have added a new curriculum that replaces our previous RDz Curriculum.
Cloud Computing Curriculum
A new course was added to our existing Cloud Computing Curriculum.
New and Updated Courses Released 1st Quarter 2022
We have released our first of many new Expert Video type courses.
We have added 2 new WebSphere courses
WebSphere - Introduction to Java and WebSphere Application Server WebSphere - Introduction to Java and WebSphere Application Server on z/OS
CICS v5.6 Curriculum
We have updated all the CICS v5.3 to CICS v5.6 courses
We have 1 new course!
New VSAM Curriculum
Two new courses
New and Updated Courses Released 4th Quarter 2021
We have updated all of our RACF courses!
Cloud Computing Curriculum
We have 2 new course!
IBM Z Enterprise Curriculum
Three new courses with the latest Z hardware.
New and Updated Courses Released 2nd & 3rd Quarters 2021
We have a new course!
Parallel Sysplex Curriculum
We have a new curriculum and a new course!
IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition Curriculum
A new revised version of the z/OS Connect EE - IBM z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition V3 is available.
z/OS Related Curriculum
We have added all new z/OS v2.4 related courses. (2.3 versions are still available until November 1, 2021)
Data Center Storage Management 2.4 Curriculum IBM Mainframe Communications 2.4 Curriculum IBM Environment Intro 2.4 Curriculum JCL 2.4 Curriculum JES 2.4 Curriculum SDSF 2.4 Curriculum TSO/ISPF 2.4 Curriculum Utilities 2.4 Curriculum z/OS 2.4 Curriculum
z/OS 2.4 Assessments
All new z/OS 2.4 Assessments now available. (2.3 versions are still available until November 1, 2021)
New and Updated Courses Released 1st Quarter 2021
IBM MQ Curriculum
We have added 2 new courses to the IBM MQ Curriculum.
New and Updated Courses Released 4th Quarter 2020
We have updated all of our Db2 v11 courses to Db2 v12.
IBM Power Systems - IBM i Curriculum
We have added a new course to the IBM Power Systems - IBM i Curriculum
We have added a new course "COBOL - IBM Enterprise COBOL 6.3 for z/OS" that replaces the previous "IBM COBOL for z/OS" course.
IBM Mainframe Performance and Capacity Management Curriculum
We have added a new curriculum with 4 new courses!
Z Performance - Introduction to Mainframe Performance Z Performance - z/OS I/O Performance and Capacity Planning z/OS Performance Tools and Software Pricing Z Performance - z/OS Workload Manager
IBM Z System Automation Curriculum
We have added a new curriculum with 5 new courses!
SA z/OS - Introduction to IBM Z System Automation SA z/OS - IBM System Automation: Planning, Installation, and Customization SA z/OS – IBM System Automation: Operations SA z/OS - Automation Definitions Introduction and Workshop SA z/OS - Advanced Automation and Reporting
IBM MQ Curriculum
We have added a course to the IBM MQ Curriculum.
Course updated to release 3.0.x.
z/OS UNIX System Services
The entire z/OS UNIX System Services curriculum has been updated to z/OS v2.4
z/OS UNIX - z/OS UNIX System Services - Basics z/OS UNIX - Interacting with the z/OS UNIX System z/OS UNIX - Working with z/OS UNIX
New and Updated Courses Released 3rd Quarter 2020
IBM MQ Curriculum
We have added a new curriculum with a new course for IBM MQ!
z/OS Connect Curriculum
Course updated to release 3.0.x.
z/OS Management Facility Curriculum
Course updated to release 2.4.
SMP/E - Introduction to SMP/E Course added to curriculum.
Mainframe Training Sandbox Exercises(Labs)
Two new labs added.
IBM i Power Series
The entire IBM i Power Series is now complete with the additional Fundamentals and System Administraion Series added.
IBM i - Fundamentals IBM i - Introduction to IBM i for System Operators IBM i - Monitoring and Managing IBM i Workloads IBM i - System Administration Fundamentals IBM i - Security Implementation IBM i - Journal Management IBM i - Storage Management
New and Updated Courses Released 2nd Quarter 2020
IBM Explorer for z/OS Curriculum
We have updated the IBM Explorer for z/OS course from 2.1 to 3.2
IBM Z Workload Scheduler Curriculum
We have updated our Tivoli Curriculum with the most up to date IBM Z Workload Scheduler Curriculum.
zWS - Understanding How IBM Z Workload Scheduler Processes Work zWS - Monitoring and Managing the IBM Z Workload Scheduler Environment zWS - Scheduling with IBM Z Workload Scheduler zWS - Maintaining the Integrity of IBM Z Workload Scheduler
We have updated the Utilities Curriculum with an updated version of Introduction to VSAM
Seven new Mainframe Training Sandbox Exercises (Labs) added!
Labs - COBOL (z/OS) – COBOL Basics Labs - COBOL (z/OS) – COBOL and VSAM Data Set File Processing Labs - COBOL (z/OS) – COBOL and Sequential Data Set File Processing Labs - COBOL (z/OS) – Working with COBOL Data Labs - JES2 (z/OS) Labs - SDSF (z/OS) Labs - z/OS Operator
The IBM i Power Series Programming and Database courses updated to version 7.4
IBM i - CLP Control Language Programming IBM i - CLP - Programming Functions and Messaging RPG/400 Introduction RPG/400 Coding RPG/400 Programming RPG/400 Workstation Programming RPG/400 Advanced Workstation Programming Query - Database Basics and the Need for Query Query - Creating a Simple Query Query - Advanced Query Features and Management Db2 for IBM i - Introduction for Programmers
New and Updated Courses Released 1st Quarter 2020
IBM Mainframe Communications Curriculum
We have updated the IBM Mainframe Communications to z/OS v2.3.
IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts VTAM Commands Mainframe TCP/IP Commands VTAM Command Simulations Mainframe Network Communications Assessment 2.3
Managed File Transfer Curriculum
We have added this new curriculum and 1 new course.
We have updated the SDSF Curriculum to z/OS v2.3.
SDSF Concepts and Operation Using SDSF to Control Job Processing Using SDSF to Display, Manipulate and Print Job Output Using SDSF to Manage System Resources and Devices SDSF – Advanced - Tips and Tricks
We have added a new course to our BMC Curriculum.
We have added two new courses to our z/OS.
We have updated our JES2 Curriculum to z/OS v2.3.
JES2 System Initialization and Shutdown JES2 - Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2 JES2 - Using JES2 in Scheduling Batch Jobs JES2 - Identify and Resolve JES2 Batch Problems JES2 – Advanced - Tips and Tricks JES2 Command Simulations
We have updated our JES2 Assessments to z/OS v2.3.
New and Updated Courses Released 3rd and 4th Quarter 2019
Data Center Storage Curriculum
We have updated the Data Center Storage Curriculum new and updated courses.
Storage - Introduction to Storage and Disk Systems 2.3 Storage - Understanding Tape Storage 2.3 Storage - Networks, Administration, and DASD Management Using ICKDSF 2.3 Storage - Managing z/OS Data Using DFSMS Constructs 2.3 Storage - Storage and Tape Administration Using DFSMShsm and DFSMSrmm 2.3
We have updated the Security Curriculum with many new RACF v2 courses this quarter.
Introduction to Mainframe Security v2.3 RACF Introduction Defining and Managing Users to RACF Managing RACF Groups and Administrative Authorities RACF for System Programmers Protecting Data Sets Using RACF RACF - Protecting General Resources Using RACF RACF - RACF and z/OS UNIX Managing Digital Certificates RACF for Auditors
All courses in the Virtualization(z/VM) Curriculum have been updated to version 7.1
New and Updated Courses Released 2nd Quarter 2019
Mainframe Application Performance Tuning - NEW Course
A general introduction to mainframe application performance. In this course, you will be introduced to the basic concepts of improving application performance by tuning. This course includes suggestions on when and why to tune, tuning for CPU vs service time, and also considers batch and online performance objectives.
Zowe Curriculum - NEW Curriculum
The Zowe Basics course discusses the components that comprise Zowe and the benefits of using Zowe and how its capabilities can be extended.
Coaching and Mentoring for Technical Specialists - NEW Curriculum
We the Coaching and Mentoring for Technical Specialists course that explains how learning has evolved from the traditional on-the-job and classroom training, to a myriad of learning resources to suit a wide range of people.
z/VSE - NEW Curriculum
We had retired our VSE curriculum last year and promised new z/VSE replacement courses this year. This is two of the many more z/VSE courses to come.
Updates to z/OS 2.3
We have recently updated some of our z/OS 2.2 group of courses to z/OS version 2.3. These courses have new added content relating to z/OS v2.3.
JCL 2.3 Curriculum Updated
JCL (z/OS) – Introduction to z/OS JCL JCL (z/OS) – JCL Coding Basics - JOB and EXEC Statements JCL (z/OS) - JCL Coding Basics - DD Statements
JCL (z/OS) - Advanced JCL Data Set Use JCL (z/OS) - Controlling Job and Step Processing JCL (z/OS) - Working with Procedures and Symbols JCL (z/OS) - Running and Debugging JCL
Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment 2.3
Introduction to the IBM Enterprise Environment z/OS Systems Programming Fundamentals IBM Development Environment
ISPF (z/OS) - Using Online System Facilities - TSO/ISPF ISPF (z/OS) - Managing Data Files and Definitions with ISPF/PDF ISPF (z/OS) - Maintaining Data in Files with the ISPF Editor
z/OS Concepts and Components Initializing and Terminating the z/OS System Monitoring the z/OS System Identifying z/OS System Problems Resolving z/OS System Problems
Assessments Updated to z/OS v2.3
JCL Concepts Assessment 2.3 JCL Problem Resolution Assessment 2.3 JCL Coding Assessment 2.3 TSO/ISPF Concepts Assessment 2.3 TSO/ISPF Operation Assessment 2.3 z/OS Concepts Assessment 2.3 z/OS System Operations Assessment 2.3 z/OS Problem Diagnosis and Resolution Assessment 2.3
New and Updated Courses Released 1st Quarter 2019
Three new IMS v15 courses!
FIVE New Advanced "Tips & Tricks" Courses!
Students can find these courses in the LMS under the curriculum associated with each course topic.
An Additional Course added to our Linux Curriculum
New and Updated Courses Released 2nd Quarter 2018
BMC Curriculum - NEW
We have updated our entire BMC curriculum. The Control-M curriculum introduces this product, describing its role in today’s data processing environment. It describes how job definitions are used to schedule jobs for processing, providing in-depth details of parameters used for job scheduling, prerequisites, and post-processing. Note: The previous 3 BMC courses will be retired on June 1, 2018.
Introduction to CONTROL-M for z/OS Defining and Scheduling Jobs Using Control-M for z/OS Monitoring and Managing Job Processing
DevOps and Agile Curriculum - NEW Course
The Agile Fundamentals course discusses the business value of adopting an Agile philosophy, introducing a real-life software development project, and describing how Agile is used to restructure traditional software development and deployment tasks.
Cryptography Curriculum - NEW
We have added a new curriculum with the addition of a new Cryptography course. This course begins by discussing the evolution of encryption, describing its importance, benefits and how pervasive encryption has only recently become a viable solution for organizations looking to meet data security requirements and compliance regulations.
New and Updated Courses Released 1st Quarter 2018
Data Analysis, Analytics, and Machine Learning Curriculum
We've added a new course titled "Machine Learning and Spark" to our Data Analysis, Analytics, and Machine Learning Curriculum. This course is designed for those working with organizations looking to implement Machine Learning solutions. It is also of benefit for those looking to implement Spark on z/OS. Note: This curriculum was previously named "Big Data, Hadoop and Analytics."
Mainframe Application Performance Curriculum - NEW
This course introduces sampling-based performance tools such as Compuware Strobe, IBM Application Performance Analyzer, and Macro4 FreezeFrame, which are available for z/OS environments. It describes what these tools are, the information that they provide, and how this assists with application performance tuning. It includes information on the tools currently available, performance implications when using them, and how to minimize any impact they may have on the system. It also steps through how sampling sessions can be started, and the key parameters for such sessions.
New and Updated Courses Released 4th Quarter 2017
We've added a new course titled "Java on z/OS for Java Programmers" to our Java Curriculum. The course is designed for Java programmers who need to port their skills and knowledge to Java in a z/OS environment.
z/OS UNIX System Services - NEW
Our entire UNIX curriculum has been updated to z/OS UNIX System Services! Students be sure to enroll for this new curriculum when you login to the LMS. Theses courses contain many new features and training benefits for UNIX users.
Introduction to the IBM Z Mainframes is a new course that replaces the previous Introduction to zEnterprise - EC12, BC12 & zBX.
Note: The current UNIX Curriculum and Introduction to zEnterprise - EC12, BC12 & zBX course will be retired on March 31, 2018. Students please be sure to use the new versions of these courses.