Mainframe Fundamentals for
Distributed and Web Programmers
|Duration: 1 day|
|Participants: People who wish to become IBM z/OS mainframe application programmers or support personnel, or people who are working in a client/server or Enterprise web environment who need to interface with mainframe computer software and data and need to know the basics of mainframe computer processing.|
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the concept of application programming.
- Explain the functionality of different hardware components of a computer and the different sizes and capabilities of different hardware platforms.
- Discuss the purpose of an operating system and ways one communicates with an operating system.
- List the various subsystems of the z/OS operating system.
- Describe how data is stored and encoded, and contrast mainframe and PC encoding and storage techniques.
- Describe networks and their features.
- Contrast computer jargon on different platforms environment in which they work.
|Overview: This lecture/discussion course is designed to introduce mainframe computer application programming concepts to participants interested in becoming a programmer or programming support person, and for C/S and web developers who need to interface with mainframe software and data. This course focuses on mainframe architecture and data and is very helpful to developers who need to develop a greater understanding of the computing environment in which they work.|
|Prerequisites: No knowledge of programming is assumed.|
|Format: Lecture and discussion course. Questions are encouraged.|
- Information Processing
Batch vs online
Operating system interfaces
- Numbering Systems and Data Processing
Concept of bases
Possible Hex meanings
HEX arithmetic using a Number Wheel
Converting between numbering systems
Fixed point binary