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Anybody trained as mainframe admin?

 
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komal

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:45 am    Post subject: Anybody trained as mainframe admin?
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(Please excuse me incase I posted this in wrong category also for posting it twice exactly donno in what category to post this)

Hi,

Recently I have seen many companies looking for mainframe administrators with hands on exp(few were posting the requirement as system startup shutdowns and some system/server related stuff).

Is there anyone here who got placed into such type of job? I am working on mainframes but into application development infact really donno about system/server related stuff but interested in knowing this and if possible wanna to work on it.

The problem comes finding such ppl who can provide me some sol to learn. (And please dont say "ask ur mf admin" - the problem here is my shop works on leased mf links and the mf admins are sitting in some other country).

As I am located in India, it would be better to me if there are any such institutions here to help me finding a way to know MF-Administration

Thanks,
Komal.
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:08 am    Post subject:
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Mainframe administrators are also called system programmers. They use tools like SMP/E, IEBCOPY, IEBGENER, and SORT to install system software, update and maintain system software, address system resource issues, and fix system problems such as application dumps. They are also involved in setting up the hardware, reviewing system performance, and performing capacity planning studies.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject:
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Just ading a bit to what Robert has said, there are many things which comes under Sytem Programming -- a variety of tasks for MVS, OS/390, z/OS, including: IPLs. System parameter (PARMLIB) customization and tailoring. Started task setup. ISPF profiles. Catalog management. User and RACF management. REXX and OMVS Perl programs for system management and reporting. Bringing up IMS DB region and using sample programs and DFSDDLT0 for testing. Setting up job streams for DBD and PSB generations and compile/link/run for IMS DB programs. Test programs in COBOL and assembler for using IMS, VSAM files...and much more.

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As I am located in India, it would be better to me if there are any such institutions here to help me finding a way to know MF-Administration
I believe there is no such institute in India and probably across globe, FWIW -- this is kind of career path one choose for.

Coming out fron same institute...I'm in Mainframes, other is in Java and some other is in Management. Institutes usually teach general purpose education, suggest you try to learn those skills while "on job" instead of searching for some institute.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject:
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Thanx Robert and anuj for ur replies.
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Anuj Dhawan

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You're welocme . . . Good Luck. . . icon_smile.gif
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Hunny Sachdeva

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject:
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I am a trained MF administration and the training was outsourced to IBM. In India whichever company we work for this training is always outsourced to IBM. And individuals can not take up such trainings,they are always company sponsored as these traininngs are very costly.

In your case you will have to see if your company send people for such a training.
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