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Transition from z/OS to AS400

 
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ajay_diaz
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Transition from z/OS to AS400
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Hi.
I've been working on z/OS mainframe for about 9 years and now I'm considering applying for a job, which requires knowledge about AS/400.
Has anyone else made this type of transition earlier? What were your experiences ? How easy/difficult it is to switch from z/OS to AS400?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

What kind of work do you do on z/OS? What is the as/400 job? (these do not need posted answers - just your consideration).

My wife was a mainframe programmer/analyst for about 12 years, stayed home for several years after we moved to the island, and then decided to get back into IT and went back to school to learn pc, unix, and as/400.

She was offered a job with a software company that licensed products that ran on the as/400, written in COBOL and rpg. As far as coding was concerned, COBOL on the as/400 was quite similar to what she knew from the mainframe. System support was rather different, but there were specialists for these tasks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject:
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I was mostly into application development & support all throughout.
I haven't got the complete details of the new job yet but is kind of simillar.
Just wanted to fathom what I'm jumping into!!
Thanks Dick.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Transition from z/OS to AS400
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I believe you will find your skills are transferrable - good luck icon_smile.gif

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