Monday, July 9, 2018

Interskill Learning's Mainframe Training Newsletter has Arrived!

The Interskill e-Newsletter is a FREE bi-annual newsletter. Each issue contains useful training tips, information on leading industry trends, and insightful advice to help you get the most from your mainframe training investment. Sign up to receive the mainframe training newsletter via email as soon it is released, or click here for the latest newsletter available.

Inside the latest issue:

  • Interskill Learning New Releases
  • Pervasive Encryption – Why is IBM making a big thing about it?
  • Vendor Briefs
  • Tech-head Knowledge Test
  • Learning Spotlight – Blockchain Fundamentals
  • Management: DASD Mirroring Part 3: Putting a Solution Together
  • Management: A Different Set of Goalposts for Application MQ Performance

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New and Updated Courses Released this Quarter

BMC Curriculum - NEW

We have updated our entire BMC curriculum. The Control-M curriculum introduces this product, describing its role in today’s data processing environment. It describes how job definitions are used to schedule jobs for processing, providing in-depth details of parameters used for job scheduling, prerequisites, and post-processing. Note: The previous 3 BMC courses will be retired on June 1, 2018.

DevOps and Agile Curriculum - NEW Course

The Agile Fundamentals course discusses the business value of adopting an Agile philosophy, introducing a real-life software development project, and describing how Agile is used to restructure traditional software development and deployment tasks.

Cryptography Curriculum - NEW

We have added a new curriculum with the addition of a new Cryptography course. This course begins by discussing the evolution of encryption, describing its importance, benefits and how pervasive encryption has only recently become a viable solution for organizations looking to meet data security requirements and compliance regulations.

Monday, April 9, 2018


 
 
To promote Interskill Learning’s role in the IBM Open Badge Program, we are running a Free Prize Draw to see U2 live in Dublin, Ireland at the 3 Arena on 6th November 2018, plus TWO Airfares & 3 nights luxury accommodation!
 
If you have earned two or more, Z Mainframe specific IBM Open Badges (tagged “POWERED BY INTERSKILL LEARNING”) before July 31, 2018, you can enter the draw via this form www.interskill.com/U2/enter.html
 
Before entering, please read the full Terms and Conditions at www.interskill.com/u2/contestrules.html
 
Winner will be drawn at 4pm (GMT) on August 1st, 2018 at Interskill Learning UK's offices!

Entry into this prize draw is subject to the rules and conditions referred to below:
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS PRIZE DRAW. Any person wishing to enter the Prize Draw can do so. Please refer to full rules and conditions at www.interskill.com/u2/contestrules.html. Certain exclusions and limitations apply. Employees of Interskill Learning and IBM are ineligible to enter. The Prize Draw shall be managed and conducted by Interskill Learning Ltd., a corporation incorporated under the laws of England and Wales and the prize draw shall be regulated in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
 



Tuesday, February 27, 2018

We've Done It Again! New Courses Released!

Interskill Learning has recently released new courses! Qualified students on the Interskill LMS, please make sure to enroll for these new courses and expand your knowledge and skills. Interskill Learning is constantly providing up-to-date training on the newest Mainframe Technologies. The three new UNIX System Services courses below make up a new IBM Open Badge.

  • Machine Learning and Spark
  • Introduction to Sampling Performance Tools
  • Java on z/OS for Java Programmers
  • z/OS UNIX System Services - Basics
  • Interacting with the z/OS UNIX System
  • Working with z/OS UNIX
  • Introduction to the IBM Z Mainframe

Get more details at https://www.interskill.com/recently-released.html




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Blockchain Fundamentals Course +Blockchain IBM Badge

A new course - “Blockchain Fundamentals” has been added to our curriculum of 250+ Interskill z Mainframe elearning courses. You can also earn an official “Blockchain Foundations” IBM Credential badge by completing this course.

Remember as a student account holder of Interskill Learning you receive access to new and updated courses throughout the year. Be sure to login to your Interskill Learning Account and take advantage of this new course and IBM Badge.


Blockchain Fundamentals Course Details

- Introduction to Blockchain
- Embracing Blockchain
- How Blockchain works
- Blockchain Fundamentals Mastery Test
Superior Quality course content, teamed with the delivery benefits of cutting edge HTML5 elearning technology, offers high levels of interactivity, immersive graphics, engaging animations and is now MOBILE FRIENDLY!

More information at www.interskill.com


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New and Updated Courses Released by Interskill Learning

The entire CICS curriculum has been updated to version 5.3! These courses contain many new features and training benefits for CICS operators and programmers.

We have also added 4 new assessments to our collection for PL/I and COBOL.

As always, existing students receive these courses with their qualifying license/subscription. Be sure to enroll for this new curriculum when you login to the Learning Management System training portal.

CICS TS Operations Series
  • CICS TS - Introduction
  • CICS - Explorer Fundamentals
  • CICS TS - Controlling CICS Operations
  • CICS Command Simulations

 
CICS TS Programmers Series

  • CICS - Programming Basics
  • Program Control and Communication
  • Files and Databases
  • Storage and Transient Data
  • Programming for Web Access
  • Using CICS Transaction Gateway
  • CICS Terminal Communications
  • Using SDF II To Maintain CICS TS Maps
  • Programming for Recovery
  • Debugging CICS Programs

New Assessments

  • COBOL Basics Assessment
  • COBOL Advanced Assessment
  • PL/I Basics Assessment
  • PL/I Advanced Assessment

COMING SOON! – Courses on Blockchain Technology


Note: The current CICS Curriculum will be retired on October 31, 2017. Students please be sure to use the new CICS 5.3 curriculum. learn more at
https://interskill.com/recently-released.html


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Interskill Learning's Mainframe Training Newsletter has Arrived!

Get the latest Mainframe Training Newsletter from Interskill Learning!
 
 
Inside this issue:
  • Interskill Learning New Releases
  • IBM releases new Global Industry Benchmarks for z Systems Mainframe Knowledge & Skills!
  • Applying for a Data Center Job….5 years from now!
  • Vendor Briefs
  • Tech-head Knowledge Test
  • Learning Spotlight – Introduction to Big Data
  • Management: The Best Mainframe DASD and Dataset Innovations
  • Technical: Disk Mirroring Part 1: A Review of XRC, PPRC and Friends
  • Technical: Disk Mirroring Part 2: Performance

Goto https://interskill.com/mainframe-newsletter.html for the latest issue.