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BMC Mainframe: Essential Subscription z/OS Foundation - Developers, Technicians & Specialists

This subscription is designed for newcomers to the mainframe world, and provides a set of courses that will teach the essential skills needed by everyone starting a career in a Z Systems environment.

Using examples, demonstrations, and scenarios, the content of the online education subscription provides an overview of BMC Mainframe z/OS Foundation concepts.

The major benefits of the subscription are:

  • Role-based - Pay only for trainings relevant to your role
  • Get More – Continuous access to entire fundamental education portfolio for one product including all courses and certification exams
  • Future Proof - New content and latest releases automatically added at no additional cost so your subscription is always up to date
  • Save Money – You receive for the price of one course the complete Fundamentals learning track including web based and certification exam for free
  • Ease of Use – One-stop-shop to a complete product portfolio of education
  • Flexibility – Train on what you need, when you need it, and how you want to access - multiple learning options (ASP, WBT, ILT, Virtual Instructor Led)

This is an annual subscription and is regularly updated and changed, without notice, based on product updates, improvements, and additions. During the duration of the subscription, users will have access to the latest content without incurring additional fees or being subject to additional registrations.

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Course Delivery:

Instructor-Led Training (ILT) | 192 hours

Learner Objectives

  • Introduction and explanation of IBM Z Systems environment
  • Understand the basics of TSO/ISPF
  • Learn the foundation skills of z/OS JCL
  • Learn the advanced functions and utilities of z/OS JCL
  • Understand the concepts and facilities of z/OS
  • Learn about the VSAM Essentials
  • Understand the concepts and facilities of Parallel Sysplex
  • Introduction to Mainframe Networks
  • Understand RACF
  • Understand the concepts and facilities of the CICS Transaction Server
  • Introduction and understand the concepts and facilities of Db2

Subscription Courses


  • ILT Course 1: BMC Mainframe: IBM Z Systems Environment - Introduced & Explained
  • ILT Course 2: BMC Mainframe: TSO/ISPF Users' Workshop
  • ILT Course 3: BMC Mainframe: z/OS JCL Workshop Part 1 - Foundation Skills
  • ILT Course 4: BMC Mainframe: z/OS JCL Workshop Part 2 - Advanced Functions & Utilities including ICETOOL
  • ILT Course 5: BMC Mainframe: z/OS Concepts & Facilities
  • ILT Course 6: BMC Mainframe: VSAM Essentials Workshop
  • ILT Course 7: BMC Mainframe: Parallel Sysplex Concepts & Facilities
  • ILT Course 8: BMC Mainframe: Mainframe Networks - an Introduction
  • ILT Course 9: BMC Mainframe: Understanding RACF
  • ILT Course 10: BMC Mainframe: CICS Transaction Server - Concepts & Facilities
  • ILT Course 11: BMC Mainframe: Db2 for z/OS: Introduction, Concepts & Facilities