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New to z Systems? SHARE Has a Program for You

By Destination Z posted Mon December 23, 2019 03:28 PM

During SHARE in Orlando this August, the user group will debut a new program: New to z Systems. Aimed at individuals who are new to working with the mainframe and are looking to develop basic z Systems skills quickly, prior knowledge of the platform is not required.

New to z Systems is a three-day event Aug. 10 to 12 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. It includes access to hands-on labs and presentations, both SHARE in Orlando keynote addresses, networking receptions and admittance to one additional SHARE technical session Wednesday afternoon.

Upon completion of the New to z Systems program, attendees will:

  • Understand the basic z Systems platform architecture and features
  • Be familiar and comfortable with z Systems terminology and proper vocabulary
  • Be able to have a conversation with an experienced z Systems technician
  • Be comfortable using z Systems interfaces such as 3270 and be able to navigate them without assistance
  • Be familiar with SHARE, how it works and the education it offers
  • Receive a certificate of completion
Registration is now open and is $1,110 for members and $1,380 for non-members.
Learn more about the New to z Systems program or register here. Send questions to SHARE Headquarters at

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