IBM Mainframe Corporate Training Course

Discover the comprehensive instructor-led IBM Mainframe Training Program by Edstellar. Benefit from a wide range of tailored programs, customizable scheduling, AI-driven assessments, and valuable tools. Elevate your team's skills, bridge competency gaps, and unlock the potential of your workforce.

32 - 40 hrs
Instructor-led (On-site/Virtual)
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IBM Mainframe Training

Drive Team Excellence with IBM Mainframe Corporate Training

On-site or Online IBM Mainframe Training - Get the best IBM Mainframe training from top-rated instructors to upskill your teams.

Mainframes play a critical role in large-scale data processing and have been the backbone of mission-critical applications for decades. The IBM Mainframe Training Program covers a wide range of modules and topics, providing professionals with a holistic understanding of mainframe technologies. Organizations need to enable their employees to efficiently manage and manipulate data in a mainframe environment. 

Edstellar's instructor-led IBM Mainframe Training Program begins with an introduction to mainframe computing, offering insights into the history, architecture, and significance of mainframes in the IT industry. The training program also addresses performance tuning and optimization techniques for mainframe systems. 

How does the IBM Mainframe Training Program benefit the organization?  

  • Enhances the technical expertise of employees, enabling them to become proficient in mainframe technologies such as z/OS, TSO/ISPF, COBOL programming, and database administration 
  • Empowers employees to handle complex mainframe tasks with confidence and efficiency.
  • Ensures that organizations have a competent workforce capable of effectively utilizing mainframe systems. It bridges the gap between existing knowledge and the specialized skills required for mainframe development and administration
  • Enables seamless integration of mainframes into business operations.
  • Improves the overall performance of mainframe systems by equipping employees with performance tuning and optimization techniques
  • Trains employees to maximize the efficiency and productivity of their mainframe infrastructure, resulting in improved system performance and reduced processing time

Facilitates effective collaboration among cross-functional teams by providing a common understanding of mainframe technologies

IBM Mainframe Training for Employees: Key Learning Outcomes

Develop essential skills from industry-recognized IBM Mainframe training providers. The course includes the following key learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the IBM Mainframe Training Program, employees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in mainframe technologies, including z/OS and TSO/ISPF
  • Apply mainframe development and administration skills to real-world scenarios
  • Analyze and troubleshoot mainframe-related issues efficiently
  • Implement security measures and best practices in mainframe environments
  • Optimize mainframe performance through effective resource management
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams in mainframe projects

Key Benefits of the Training

  • Competency matrix for skill gap analysis
  • Onsite or virtual delivery options for global teams
  • Get your teams trained by experienced and expert instructors
  • Customizable scheduling, trainer selection, and HRMS integration
  • Choose an instructor from a network of experienced corporate trainers
  • Extensive catalog of over 1000 tailored programs across various disciplines
  • Assessments to evaluate the understanding and application of the training outcomes
  • Post-training support, including access to resources, materials, and doubt-clearing sessions
  • The training schedule that minimizes disruption and aligns with the operational requirements
  • Specialized tools and cutting-edge techniques are used for driving tangible results and impact within the organizations
  • Training methodology includes a mix of theoretical concepts, interactive exercises, case studies, and group discussions
  • Flexibility in program duration, training format, and the ability to tailor the content to align with the organization's unique needs and goals

IBM Mainframe Training Topics and Outline

This IBM Mainframe Training curriculum is meticulously designed by industry experts according to the current industry requirements and standards. The program provides an interactive learning experience that focuses on the dynamic demands of the field, ensuring relevance and applicability.

  1. Evolution of mainframe technology
  2. Advantages and use cases of mainframe computing
  1. Navigating the TSO/ISPF environment
  2. Understanding the mainframe home screen
  3. File management on the mainframe
    • Introduction to datasets and files
    • Types of datasets and their usage
    • Creating, editing, and deleting datasets
  4. Working with TSO/ISPF functions
    • Using function keys for various tasks
    • Copying records between datasets
    • Moving lines of data within a dataset
    • Renaming and scrolling datasets
    • Utilizing line commands for dataset management
  5. Introduction to PDS (Partitioned Data Sets)
    • Creating and managing PDS
    • Creating and copying PDS members
  1. Connecting to UNIX from the mainframe
  2. File directory structure in UNIX
  3. Using OEDIT and ISPSHELL for UNIX operations
  4. Copying data between UNIX and the mainframe
  5. Opening and manipulating files on both platforms
  6. Sorting data in UNIX
  1. Origin and Evolution of COBOL
  • History of COBOL
  • Development and Adoption
  • Influence on Business and Technology
  1. Handling Numbers in COBOL
  • Data Types for Numbers
  • Arithmetic Operations
  • PICTURE Clause and Numeric Formats
  • Decimal and Floating-Point Arithmetic
  • Handling Overflows and Underflows
  1. Symbols in COBOL
  • Reserved Words and Keywords
  • Identifiers and Data Names
  • Rules for Naming Variables
  • Special Characters and Their Usage
  1. COBOL Editing
  • Source Code Format and Structure
  • Commenting in COBOL
  • Divisions and Sections
  • Indentation and Layout Conventions
  1. COBOL Procedures
  • Introduction to Procedures
  • Procedure Division Syntax
  • CALL Statement and Subroutines
  • Parameter Passing Mechanisms
  • Nested Procedures and Scope
  1. COBOL Program Structure
  • Basic Structure of a COBOL Program
  • Identification and Environment Divisions
  • Data Division and Data Layout
  • Procedure Division and Program Logic
  • File Handling and I/O Operations
  1. Introduction to JCL and its role in job execution
  2. Job execution control statements
    • Positional parameters at the JOB level
    • Keyword parameters and their usage
    • Practical sessions on various keyword parameters
  3. Writing comments in JCL
  4. Working with EXEC and DD statements
    • Defining and using data definition statements (DD)
    • DD statements with DSN (Data Set Name), SPACE attributes, RLSE (Release), and DISP (Disposition)
  5. Temporary file creation in JCL
  6. Introduction to IBM utilities in JCL
  7. Working with GDG (Generation Data Group)
  8. Bypassing steps and conditional parameters in JCL
  9. Restarting JCL execution
  10. Introduction to SORT cards in JCL
  11. Sorting and manipulating data using SORT cards
  12. Control cards and in-stream PROC
  13. Catalog PROC usage
  1. Understanding and using multiple SORT cards in JCL
  2. Different types of SORT cards for sorting and manipulating data
  1. Introduction to SDSF and its functions
  2. Submitting jobs and verifying job status in SDSF
  3. Exploring options in SDSF for managing jobs
  4. Managing job output in the spool
  5. Cancelling and purging jobs in SDSF
  6. Scanning JCL and managing job holds and releases
  7. Viewing system information in SDSF
  8. Customizing SDSF columns
  1. Introduction to VSAM and its advantages
  2. Comparison of VSAM files and PS files
  3. Creating and managing VSAM files using IDCAMS
  4. KSDS (Key Sequenced Data Set)
    • Overview and creation
    • Loading and displaying data in KSDS
    • Loading data from VSAM to PS files
    • Managing and deleting KSDS files
  5. ESDS (Entry Sequenced Data Set)
    • Creating ESDS files
    • Differences between KSDS and ESDS
  6. RRDS (Relative Record Data Set)
    • Creating RRDS files
  7. Linear Data Set (LDS) in VSAM
  8. Recap of the complete VSAM concept
  1. Introduction to AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive)
  2. Overview of AIX usage and applications

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Our customized corporate training packages offer various benefits. Maximize your organization's training budget and save big on your IBM Mainframe training by choosing one of our training packages. This option is best suited for organizations with multiple training requirements. Our training packages are a cost-effective way to scale up your workforce skill transformation efforts..

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64 hours of training (includes VILT/In-person On-site)

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400 hours of training (includes VILT/In-person On-site)

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Unlimited duration

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This Corporate Training for IBM Mainframe is ideal for:

IBM Mainframe Training Program is designed for organizations across industries, including banking, insurance, healthcare, retail and manufacturing, education and software. It upskills mainframe developers, system administrators, IT managers and directors, mainframe consultants and performance analysts.

Prerequisites for IBM Mainframe Training

No specific prerequisites are required to enroll in the IBM Mainframe Training Program. However, a basic understanding of computer systems and programming concepts would be beneficial.

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