Why invest in mainframe skills?

Your digital transformation requires the right enterprise IT platforms and skills so that you can make the most of your investment in this highly secure, resilient, and agile IT platform. See why mainframe skills matter and how IBM® is collaborating with the academic community, clients and partners to build the next generation of talent.


Build IBM mainframe skills

IBM Z Xplore

Get hands-on, virtual platform experience (formerly Master the Mainframe).

Start coding

Explore tutorials, code patterns, learning series and more.

Access courseware

Use these 13 courses for 56 hours of online, self-paced skill building.

Find training

Future-proof your skills.

Stay in the know

Connect with experts in the new Z community.

Learn mainframe basics

Get to know the IBM Z mainframe.


Employ mainframers

Cultivate talent

Recruit, train and retain IBM Z skills.

Explore new collar skills

Consider non-traditional programs and apprenticeships.

Try new to Z programs

Help new mainframers build their career.


Teach mainframe skills

Course materials

Find presentations, labs, and hands-on exercises.

Share and promote

Share your courses with employers and students.

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