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DescriptionWhat we offer

This workshop offers a detailed technical introduction to the IBM System z Personal Development Tool, usually known as zPDT. zPDT is the core element of the RDz UT and RD and T offerings. It produces a System z environment on an Intel-compatible computer, capable of running z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE or Linux for System z. This workshop concentrates on z/OS usage.

ObjectivesWhat you learn

  • Understand position and typical usage of zPDT

TopicsThe best for you

  • Day 1 : is a very detailed lecture (and demonstrations) of zPDT and a little z/OS. If students have a laptop with (1) wireless connection and (2) a 3270 emulator, they may connect to the instructor's zPDT system and log onto TSO. There is usually much discussion about capacity and performance. Students should have a little Linux background and some z/OS skills in order to understand the lecture.
  • Day 2 : has the students (or student teams) installing Linux, zPDT, and z/OS. It does not involve specific Rational products. We can do some basic networking to allow the various student z/OS systems to communicate with each other.

PrerequisitesWhat should you know

You are expected to have:

  • System z background, a general familiarity with z/OS
  • basic familiarity with Linux (desirable but not required)

Many technical elements are discussed without much introduction. The workshop is intended to cover practical aspects of zPDT (and AD-CD) usage rather than provide an academic lecture about zPDT design A team approach might be used. Some z/OS skills and minor Linux skills are needed by the students or teams.

AudienceWho should attend

The primary target of this intermediate course are application developers and systems programmers. Other IT specialists may be interested, too.