z Systems Certification Bootcamp (U5UK003G)

This course prepares the attendeefor taking IBM's z System Certification Test C9030-644 IBM z Systems Technical Support V7.  We will introduce the IBM z System z13 and z13s hardware and associated services and operating systems.  In addition, we will discuss strategies for sitting certification tests.

Attendees should have an awareness of the z Systems market and its role in terms of IT Hardware Solutions.  It is expected that attendees will have practical or theoretical experience of z Systems concepts.

Attendees are required to have read the following materials prior to taking the class (unless they have equivalent experience)

Additional recommended reading
1. http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg248250.html?Open
2. http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246981.html?Open
3. http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg246990.html?Open

Course objectives
After completing the course attendees should be able to:
1. Differenciate between z Systems and other hardware solutions
2. Identify and describe workloads that are commonly used on z Systems
3. Describe the basic functions, characteristics, and terminology of z System
4. Identify and list the various z System servers and hardware models, from z Series Server to the latest z Enterprise Z13 and z13s
5. List IBM z System servers supporting multiple channel subsystems and Z/Architecture
6. Identify key components of the z System servers and their purpose
7. Describe and compare z System I/O infrastructure and processor usage
8. Use and exploit the IBM z System Sales Plays and Sales tools
9. Sit and achieve high results in the Pre-sales and Solution Sales certification tests

1. Mainframe directions and System z servers
2. z13 and z13s under the hood
3. Certification test general principles
4. IBM Certification Tests
5. IBM Certified Specialist - z Systems Technical Support V7
6. Test preparation
7. z Systems Sales and Technical glossary