How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?



How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby sandynaidu » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:53 am

Hello,
I am New to IBM MAINFRAME,How do I Learn IBM Mainframe from my Home along with working practically at my home itself?
Is there Any software that i can install in my Home PC have Windows XP installed and also learn and practice at same time?Please anybody suggest me in this matter.
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:38 am

Hello and welcome to the forum,

What in particular are you interested in? Do you intend to become a programmer or work in some other area?

You might look here for the Hercules pc-loadable mainframe emulator:
http://www.hercules-390.org/
Hercules will you to run "mainframe things" on your pc, but it typically requires a rather thorough understanding of the IBM mainframe environment.

Depending on your interest, i'd suggest looking for an education center near your location and enroll there for some training.

Keep in mind that systems like Linux, and Windows are meant to be "run out of the box" (i.e. anyone can install and run them). This is not the case with the mainframe. . .
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby hakghen » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:45 pm

You could also look for the IBM's Master the Mainframe Contest, they hold it every year (in june/august), keep a look at their website, here's the direct link:

https://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/us/en ... ntest.html

It's a gret opportunity to learn at home, taking me as an example, when I started (sep/2008) I knew nothing about mainframes and nowadays (mar/2009) I'm working at IBM as a z/OS student intern.

So, good luck, feel free to ask your questions! ;)
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby sandynaidu » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:23 am

Thanks for your reply i will try to work from home.

Is there any material and CD pack that i can get online for free to learn IBM Mainframe.
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:05 am

Hello,

I believe you need to decide where you want to begin. What in particular is your interest? Once you have learned some the mainframe environment, what would you like to do for a career?

Is there technical training avaiable near where you are (or will be). Enrolling in some mainframe training would be a good "jump start". There would already be some groundwork laid and there would be an instructor or some tutor or mentor available to talk with.

You might look at this link and consider buying the cd pack.
http://www.mainframesindia.com/

Good luck and someone will be here if you have questions :)
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby sandynaidu » Fri May 15, 2009 6:51 pm

hakghen wrote:You could also look for the IBM's Master the Mainframe Contest, they hold it every year (in june/august), keep a look at their website, here's the direct link:

https://www-304.ibm.com/jct09002c/us/en ... ntest.html

It's a gret opportunity to learn at home, taking me as an example, when I started (sep/2008) I knew nothing about mainframes and nowadays (mar/2009) I'm working at IBM as a z/OS student intern.

So, good luck, feel free to ask your questions! ;)




Hello the link above you have sent url i check and it is showing the below message
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So where exactly i find that contest details and when this contest happen?
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby dick scherrer » Sat May 16, 2009 1:34 am

Hello,

It appears that particular contest has ended.

IBM has run several contests, so there may be another later. . .
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby vishal_sinha » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:49 pm

Hello,
Can you please help me in step -by-step installation of Hercules in my laptop. Tried using online documents but unable to access it. I use Windows-7 as OS.

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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby NicC » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:41 pm

Try reading the entire topic before posting - the links required are in previous responses.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: How to Learn IBM Mainframe at home?

Postby dick scherrer » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:45 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Did you go to the Hercules site? This is the first info on their home page:
Hercules is an open source software implementation of the mainframe System/370 and ESA/390 architectures, in addition to the new 64-bit z/Architecture. Hercules runs under Linux, Windows (98, NT, 2000, and XP), Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X (10.3 and later).


Of some importance is the list of Windows operating systems - which does not include 7 . . .

If you run your Win7 system in "XP Mode", it might but work, but i don't know anyone who has tried this.
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