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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 z/OS Fast Start for Rookies at upcoming IBM Systems Technical Universities. 

This opportunity combines face-to-face with e-learning. The 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 e-learning courses hand-selected for Rookies. The Interskill courses are available at no additional charge to enrollees of the Fast Start learning paths 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.

Enrollees can earn an IBM Digital Badge during the event week, and additional IBM Digital Badges from the related Interskill e-learining courses.

Look for the question while registering for TechU to signal your interest in the z/OS Fast Start for Rookies track. . The learning path is included with your TechU tuition registration fee.


Who should attend?

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

IBM Badges available

Attend at least 75% of the courses in the z/OS Fast Start for Rookies track and complete all required lab exercises as validated by the instructor to get your IBM Digital 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 can also earn these IBM Open Badges on completion of the prescribed Interskill courses.