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About Mainframe System Admin Course Training

What is this course about?

This course gives you a clear understanding of the basic mainframe system administration roles and responsibilities in maintaining the mainframe system.

What are the course objectives?

At the end of this course by Gangboard, you will be able to,

  • Understand the basics of mainframe hardware & OS(z/OS)
  • Understand JCL & VSAM
  • Understand the basics of JES and other subsystems
  • Understand the basics of OS initialization & SMPE concepts
  • Understand the basics of SAF & RACF
  • Understand the basics of DB2 & CICS administration

Who should do this course?

Since mainframe system administration does not require any programming knowledge. This training will be suitable for

  • Fresh Graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Who wants to get better job opportunities in mainframe servers

Pre-request: Basic knowledge about the computer system

Job Opportunity for Mainframe System Administration?

Mainframe Servers are one of the oldest servers used in the market successfully. IBM provides continuous support in implementing the latest technology to the new z servers. These Mainframe servers are mostly used in Fortune 500 companies, so we have a lot of scopes till the server runs.

Course Duration Information

This Mainframe system administration course happens on weekdays and weekends according to the batch formation. Weekend classes will happen for 4hrs and weekdays will be 2hrs a day. So the total course duration will be 45hrs including assessment and mock interview.


What you'll learn from this course?

  • Introduction to the Mainframe system
  • Introduction to z architecture
  • Storage Management
  • Other Subsystems
  • DB2 Administration
  • CICS Administration

Upcoming Batches for Mainframe System Admin Training

Our Mainframe System Admin Online Course give students the opportunity to take classes on your flexible timings. Choose from a number of batches as per your convenience. If you got something urgent to do, reschedule your batch for a later time. The classes can be attended to at any place and any time as per your choice.

23-09-2023 Saturday (Saturday - Sunday)Weekend Regular 11:00 AM (IST) (Class 3Hrs) / Per Session 18-09-2023 Monday (Monday - Friday)Weekdays Regular 08:00 AM (IST)(Class 1Hr - 1:30Hrs) / Per Session 21-09-2023 Thursday (Monday - Friday)Weekdays Regular 08:00 AM (IST)(Class 1Hr - 1:30Hrs) / Per Session

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Course Syllabus of Mainframe System Admin Online Training

Introduction to the Mainframe system

  • Basic understanding of mainframe systems
  • Characteristics of mainframe systems
  • Different processing(Online, Batch & TSO) in mainframe systems

Introduction to z architecture

  • Evaluation of z architecture
  • Basic z architecture
  • Hardware & OS
  • Mainframe Virtual Storage(MVS)
  • Dynamic Address Translation(DAT)
  • LPAR


  • Time sharing option(TSO)
  • Basics of Interactive System Productivity Facility(ISPF)
  • Navigating to different ISPF options
  • Different types of datasets used in mainframe


  • Coding a Job Control Language(JCL)
  • Basic Utilities
  • Different parameters used in the JCL
  • Virtual Storage Access Method(VSAM)
  • GDG


  • Catalog types
  • Master Catalog & User catalogs
  • Create, List & Resizing catalog datasets


  • Initial Program Load(IPL)
  • Different startups in IPL
  • SYStem RESident(SYSRES) Volumes
  • Different subsystems


  • Job Entry Subsystem(JES)
  • Start & stop of JES
  • JES processing

Storage Management

  • Basics of DASD & TAPE servers
  • SMS
  • Different CLASS parameters
  • Storage Parmlib Member
  • ADRDSSU utility


  • System Management Facility(SMF)
  • SMF MAN datasets
  • SMF Record types
  • SMF dataset status


  • Resource Management Facility(RMF)
  • Different Monitoring

Other Subsystems

  • VTAM
  • USS


  • Resource Access Control Facility(RACF)
  • Different Profiles
  • Resource profiles
  • SMP/E
  • System Modification Program Enhanced(SMPE)
  • Different installation packages
  • Types of SYSMODs
  • Different Zones
  • Temporary datasets

DB2 Administration

  • DataBase Administration(DB2)
  • DB2 address spaces
  • DB2 components
  • Online & Offline Utilities

CICS Administration

  • Basics of CICS transactions

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Program Features

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Own Course Materials

We have every course material to understand which is prepared by our trainers and we will share with you after session completes.


How I can practise?
Detailed installation of required software will be displayed in your LMS. Our support team will help you to setup software if you need assistance. Hardware requirements need to be fulfilled by participants.
No worries. It might happen. We will reschedule the classes as per your convenience within the stipulated course duration with all such possibilities. And if required you can even attend that topic if any other live batches.
Top-notch professionals in that field who understands how to convey things in technical as well as subject matter experts.
We offer this course in “Live Instructor-Led Online Training” mode. Through this way you won’t mess anything in your real-life schedule. You will be shared with live meeting access while your session starts.
You can get a sample class recording to ensure you are in right place. We ensure you will be getting complete worth of your money by assigning a best instructor in that technology.
We are absolutely loved to talk in-person about group training (or) corporate training. So, please get in touch with our team through “Quick Enquiry”, “Live Chat” or “Request Call-back” channels.
Payments can be made using any of the following options and a receipt of the same will be issued to you automatically via email. Debit Card / Credit Card, American Express, Master Card, or PayPal.
You can reach us through +91-9707240250. Or you can share your queries through enq@gangboard.com. Estimated turnaround time will be 24 hours for emails.

Mainframe System Admin Exams & Certification

GangBoard Certification is Accredited by all major Global Companies around the world. We provide after completion of the theoretical and practical sessions to fresher’s as well as corporate trainees.

Our certification at GangBoard is accredited worldwide. It increases the value of your resume and you can attain leading job posts with the help of this certification in leading MNC’s of the world. The certification is only provided after successful completion of our training and practical based projects.


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