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z/OS Fast Start for Rookies

Technology advancements in the mainframe environment continue to accelerate. Every new IT generation which enters the workforce provides an opportunity to bring new skills into your IBM Z team. Performance and capacity optimizations are a mission-critical function, and keeping skills fresh in your organization will keep you on track.

Send your early career IBM Z programmers and engineers to the new track z/OS Fast Start for Rookies at upcoming IBM Systems Technical Universities. Participants can earn up to seven IBM Badges to show their knowledge.

This full track of sessions helps your newer team members to get started and go deep on IBM Z with hands-on training delivered by IBM technical training instructors. But that’s not all. We are partnering with Interskill to offer 77 e-learning courses hand-selected for Rookies. The Interskill courses are available at no additional charge to attendees of the z/OS Fast Start for Rookies track from the time you register for TechU to three months after the event. Check out the Rookies e-learning curriculum.

This package combines face-to-face with e-learning. Look for the question while registering for TechU to signal your interest in the z/OS Fast Start for Rookies track. If you would like to access e-learning from Interskill without registering for TechU, click here.

Istanbul – IBM Systems TechU - February 6 -8 – Interskill courses available through April 30, 2019. Register for Istanbul now!

Atlanta – IBM Systems TechU – April 29 – May 3 – Interskill courses available through July 26, 2019. Register for Atlanta now!

Berlin – IBM Systems TechU – May 20 – 24 – Interskill courses available through August 16, 2019. Register for Berlin now!

Melbourne – July (TBD) – Interskill courses available through October 31, 2019. Registration for Melbourne coming soon!

Johannesburg – September 11 -13 – Interskill courses available through December 6, 2019. Registration for Johannesburg coming soon!

Las Vegas – October 7 – 11 – Interskill courses available through January 3, 2020. Registration for Las Vegas coming soon!


Who should attend?

  • Engineers
  • Administrators
  • Specialists
  • Systems Programmers
  • Network Administrators
  • IBM Business Partners
  • Application Developers and Testers
  • New users of z/OS
  • Other IT Professionals

IBM Badges available

Complete at least 75% of the courses in the z/OS Fast Start for Rookies track and all lab sessions as validated by the instructor to get your IBM Badge for 2019 TechU z/OS Fast Start for Rookies. The badge demonstrates that the holder understands and can articulate foundational knowledge of IBM Z mainframes and z/OS. See the full details here.


Participants will automatically receive these IBM Open Badges on completion of the prescribed Interskill courses.

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