The Master the Mainframe Learning System is available year-round to anyone wanting to learn and earn IBM Digital Badges. From September through December, academic students ages 13 and up can compete in the Master the Mainframe Global Virtual Contest to earn prizes and IBM Digital Badges. Master the Mainframe is a three-part learning journey.
Learn the basics
Meet the mainframe and complete step-by-step instructions to become familiar with the user interface, basic concepts and data structures.
Learn and develop on the mainframe using program commands, programming languages (C, JAVA, COBOL, assembler and REXX) and get familiar with the z/OS operating system.
Dive deeper using scenarios to solve challenges encountered by experienced mainframe programmers at companies that rely on mainframe technologies.
Use the Learning System
Anyone can register year-round to use the Learning System and earn IBM Digital Badges. No prizes are awarded.