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  • 1.  Level equivalent: Internal vs external courses

    Posted Mon January 08, 2024 01:01 PM

    Hola, mundo. Привет. God dag. 

    I need some assistance in making my brain understand about this.

    IBM Mainframe Developer

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    IBM Mainframe Developer
    Mainframe COBOL Programmer Developer Analyst . Learn and use COBOL programming language Enroll for free.
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    I saw some courses in coursera, the likes of this: & many other offered in other websites. 

    So, specifically coursera professional certs like mainframe developer, is there any pathway in ibm training is equivalent to that?

    I noticed ibm z practitioner course in ibm & coursera as pro cert. How about others? Can anyone in ibm list them for us, so we know which matches which & can save us time not relearn same thing, or earning same badge with different design. 

    Anyway. I'm new here. Eager for mainframe & cobol, hope to finish relevant courses before December 2024, welcome suggestions, engagement, & etc. 

    Thanks, happy new year.


  • 2.  RE: Level equivalent: Internal vs external courses

    IBM Champion
    Posted Tue January 09, 2024 01:47 PM

    I don't think this will answer you question, however you did also ask for additional training resources.  ProTech Training offers COBOL and other Mainframe classes with both instructor led online classes.  Here is a link to the COBOL offerings.  Search for ProTech Courses

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    ProTech Training Virtual Classroom Schedule Browse Full Catalog (3000+) View Courses By Location Guaranteed To Run Courses Recently Added Courses Multi-Week Bootcamp Courses Voucher Eligible Courses Course Delivery Options Digital Badge Program Government Training Solutions
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    Happy to address questions regarding these offerings, if any. 

    Marc Smith
    Mainframe Education Consultant
    ProTech Training Corp.

  • 3.  RE: Level equivalent: Internal vs external courses

    Posted Wed January 10, 2024 02:52 PM

     I haven't taken this but did receive an email promoting it last week: It's a free one-day COBOL course from OpenText (Microfocus). 

    Nancy Campbell

  • 4.  RE: Level equivalent: Internal vs external courses

    Posted Wed January 10, 2024 04:45 PM
    Hi Nancy,

    Link does not work.



  • 5.  RE: Level equivalent: Internal vs external courses

    Posted Thu January 11, 2024 11:22 AM

    It appears that the link erroneously included the period (full stop) into the link. Here is another attempt: 

    Alternatively, do a search on "OpenText COBOL one day" 

    Nancy Campbell