Using the Master the Mainframe (MTM) Contest to Provide Hands-on Experiences for any level of CS/IS or IT Core Operating System Course
Misty Decker IBM
Joseph Packy Laverty Robert Morris University
Objectives Wouldn't it be great if someone gave you a hands-on lab you could use in your classroom... but they managed the SW and HW support for you... and they GRADED it for you too? Yes, it's true! Such a unicorn does exist and in this hands-on work workshop you'll get a chance to try it out for yourself. But you'll get so much more!
The Master the Mainframe (MTM) Contest is organized into three parts. Part 1: Breaking the Ice (Easy – approx. one hour), Part 2: Practical Experiences (using a variety of programming languages, middleware and security tools), and Part 3: Real-life Case-based Experience.
Workshop participants will be encouraged to complete Part 1 to see what the MTM Contest is all about. Participants will logon to a z/13 mainframe server, the most power commercial computer, to complete introductory challenges accessing the z/OS operating system, as well as, Linux and other selected operating systems. No computer experience is required! Your Part 1 workshop will be supplemented by online tutorials, demonstration screen shots, and the support of your workshop presenters.
After your successful workshop experience, hopefully, you will be encouraged to continue with MTM Part 2, Part 3 or supplement your core classes with MTM contest challenges that best fits your course requirements. The MTM Contest challenges will provide your students with valuable skills that are in high demand by Fortune 1000 employers and a higher starting salary opportunities. The z System IBM Academic Initiative staff are always there to support your academic needs.
Please bring your laptop to the workshop.
To learn more about Master the Mainframe, go to: ibm.biz/masterthemainframe
Targeted Attendees Any CS, IS or IT faculty
Recommended Citation: Decker, M., Laverty, J. P., (2016). Using the Master the Mainframe (MTM) Contest to Provide Hands-on Experiences for any level of CS/IS or IT Core Operating System Course. Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, (2016) n.4172, Las Vegas, Nevada