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Digital Badge: z/OS Network Security - Foundations


Get your z/OS Network Security Foundations badge now!

Badge description

The badge earner has knowledge and foundational understanding of z/OS network security, including network security overview, IPSec general knowledge, zERT general knowledge, AT-TLS general knowledge, and IDS general knowledge. This individual is able to begin using communications facilities on z/OS to perform basic operations.



Mainframe, z/OS, network security, zERT, IPSec, AT-TLS, IDS


What it takes to earn this badge

You are required to complete the following learning activity along with an end-of-course assessment.
- Complete the digital course for z/OS Network Security - Foundations (coming soon)
- Take the final test and receive a passing grade of 80% or greater (coming soon)

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