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Mainframe System Education -- Wildfire Workshops



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

Judith Vadnais
Judith A Ramage


Document ID:

PRS1778


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

05/01/2020


Product(s) covered:

Linux; Oracle; WebSphere; z/OS







Abstract: The IBM z System Growth Team "Wildfire" hands-on workshops are a proven way of introducing Mainframe Systems technology to your customers. Each workshop delivers a series of lecture and labs that shows customers how IBM's leading technology works on Mainframe Systems. The workshops are "no charge" to qualified customers. Details about the workshops we offer are outlined below, along with information about how to enroll your customers.

For questions, contact Judy Vadnais-Keute via email: Judith Vadnais/Poughkeepsie/IBM or (judyv@us.ibm.com)

Current Workshops and their Upcoming Schedules

Note:
Workshop descriptions and links to workshop pages provided below
ZCONNEE - z/OS Connect Wildfire Workshop - 2.5 HR Webex (Lecture Only)
  • Webex May 6,2020 for USAA Account
  • Webex May 13,2020 for State of CA Account
  • Webex May 27,2020 for State of NC Account (To Be Confirmed)
  • Omaha, NE - June 17, 2020 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Burnaby, BC - TBD

IMQZOSV92 - MQ Smart Seminar - Virtual Event
  • Webex May 12,2020

ICPOZ1 -- OCP / Cloud Pak on IBM Z Virtual Wildfire Workshop
  • Webex April 30,2020
  • Webex May 7,2020
  • Webex May 13,2020 for USAA Account

MONGODB -- Virtual Workshop
  • Webex May 28,2020 (TBA)

IMSPE2 -- IMS 15 Product Enhancemdents Wildfire Workshop
  • Parsippany NJ - Sept / Oct Timeframe

CICSMRT1 - CICS Smart Seminar - Virtual Event
  • Webex May 1,2020

DB2 for z/OS - Virtual Event
  • Webex May 12,2020
  • Webex May 27,2020
For additional information on Z System Wildfire Workshops in ISCEP: use the following url:
http://ibm.biz/Wildfire

For questions, contact Judy Vadnais via email: Judith Vadnais/Poughkeepsie/IBM or (judyv@us.ibm.com)


Enrollment Process

Note: Only IBMers and Business Partners are allowed to invite and enroll students in Wildfire Workshops. An IBM Sales Connect opportunity number is required.

To enroll students in a workshop,
go to this website.


Then:

  • Click on the down arrow from the "Select One" box. Select the Workshop to enroll your customer and click Continue:
  • Click on the location and date for the workshop of your choice.
  • Complete all enrollee information.
  • Provide a valid Sales Connect Opportunity Number...Note: without this information, the student will not be confirmed for attendance.
  • Click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the panel when all information has been provided.

For questions, contact Judy Vadnais via email: Judith Vadnais/Poughkeepsie/IBM or (judyv@us.ibm.com)



Workshop Descriptions and Details

CICSINT1 -- CICS Integration Wildfire Workshop
Duration:

2.75 days
Starts at 8:15am

Abstract:
This two and three-quarter day workshop will cover the CICS connectivity options to address today's modern-interface needs. These connectivity options include web services, REST interface (for mobile phone or web browser interactions), ATOM Feeds, Servlets and JavaServer Pages, the CICS Transaction Gateway and the CICS Explorer. CICS's Event processing will allow you to send events when certain business or system conditions occur within your application. This workshop will use a combination of lectures and labs to survey the various CICS connectivity options, with an emphasis on the connectivity options available in CICS TS V4 and V5. This workshop will help you better understand options for integrating CICS applications and their technical implications relative to configuration, transactionality and security. This workshop will benefit Application Programmers, Systems Programmers and Application Architects. Upon completion of this workshop, you should have a better understanding of how these technologies can fit into your current environment and the steps needed to implement these technologies.

Workshop Page:

http://wasnt1.dfw.ibm.com/bin/view/CICSInfo/CICSAccessWorkshop
Workshop Brochure:
n/a

CICSJAV1 -- CICS and JAVA Wildfire Workshop
Duration:

2.5 days
Starts at 9:00 am

Abstract:
This 2.5 day Wildfire workshop details CICS's Java support, including development, debugging, diagnostic and tuning information. Recently, many changes have been made to the Java support in CICS including support of the most recent z System Java environments, greater concurrency and support for more Java specifications. This workshop is a combination of lectures and lab exercises that allow you to not only find out about CICS's Java support, but also gain experience working with CICS's Java support. This workshop will benefit Application Programmers, Systems Programmers and Enterprise Architects. Upon completion of this workshop, you should have a better understanding of how to use Java in your CICS environment.
Workshop Page:

n/a
Workshop Brochure:

n/a


CICSMRT1 -- CICS Smart Seminar
Duration:

1.0 Day
Starts at 9:00 am

Abstract:
CICS Smart Seminar is offered at no charge to customers as a full day of technical presentations/education. Since our speakers have to travel to present at the seminar, we like to make sure that we are reaching a significant number of the customer's CICS staff. We really like to speak with application programmers and architects as well as the systems programmers & operations staff. Managers are also welcome to attend. The agenda for the CICS Smart Seminar is very flexible. We typically start off the day with an overview of the most current release of CICS. The rest of the agenda offers the opportunity to select topics that are pertinent to the developers, applications, and architecture. We can pull together several presentations on the newest technologies for CICS applications such as: Service Enablement and APIs, Java in CICS, and Events Processing. Or, we might focus on application coding such as Channels & Containers, Threadsafe, and Modernization of legacy applications.
Workshop Page:
n/a
Workshop Brochure:

CICS Smart Seminar.pdfCICS Smart Seminar.pdf


ZCONNEE
-- z/OS Connect Wildfire Workshop
Duration
:
1.0 day
Starts at 9:00am

Abstract:

Course Description: z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition V3 is IBM's latest offering to expose z/OS data assets "as a service" behind a RESTful

interface. In this workshop we will explain what z/OS Connect EE V3.0 is, how it fits within a broader architecture, and provide an environment
for attendees to experience the technology on a real z/OS system. The workshop consists of educational presentation as well as hands-on lab
exercises.

Audience: This workshop will benefit technical people interested in understanding z/OS Connect and how it can enable access to z/OS assets.

Prerequisite: This workshop is an intermediate workshop. It involves topics and hands-on that is best performed by people with some knowledge
of z Systems, solution architectures and security. Deeps skills not required. z/OS skills helpful, but not required.

Workshop Page:

n/a



BKCHN1 -- Blockchain Immersion Wildfire Workshop
Duration
:
2.0 days
Starts at 9:00am

Abstract:

This 2-day workshop will enable you to understand Blockchain concepts and provide you with knowledge to start building your own permissioned Blockchain network. Through a series of presentations and guided hands-on labs, you will learn:
blockchain concepts and architecture
how to model business networks that include the assets, participants, transactions, and access control lists in a sandbox environment
how to deploy your blockchain network
how to operate and integrate blockchain networks into existing enterprises
how to install and deploy blockchain, and use open source tooling to manage the installed network

Audience: Customer Line of Business, Executive Suite, Application Developers and Architects

Workshop Page:

n/a
Workshop Brochure:

Blockchain_Immersion_Workshop_2018.pptxBlockchain_Immersion_Workshop_2018.pptx

ICPIZ1
-- Introduction to IBM Cloud Private for IBM Z Wildfire Workshop
Duration
:
1.0 day
Starts at 9:00am

Abstract:

Course Description: This workshop provides clients with a technical introduction to IBM Cloud Private and using it to deploy native containerized applications on the IBM Z platform. Attendees will receive lectures on the IBM Cloud Private components, both the underlying open source components (Docker, Kubernetes, and Helm) and the additional functions IBM Cloud Private provides. Hands-on exercises will be provided on the installation, customization, and usage of IBM Cloud Private, and creating and deploying native applications on the IBM Z platform.


Audience: The audience for this workshop is generally Systems Programmers and anyone interested in understanding more about IBM Cloud Private and its integration of Docker, Kubernetes and Helm with additional functions.

Workshop Page:

n/a
Workshop Brochure:

IBM-Cloud-Private-for-Z-workshop-brochure - v2.docxIBM-Cloud-Private-for-Z-workshop-brochure - v2.docx


IMQ0
9 -- WebSphere MQ V9 for z/OS Workshop
Duration:

2.75 days
Start 9:00am on the first day, end approximately 5:00pm on the last day

Abstract:

This workshop gives a guided hands-on experience with IBM's premier connectivity product for z/OS, IBM MQ V9. It begins with implementation and administration of the products on z/OS that will help you plan your implementation migration. The emphasis is on the new z/OS capabilities - bufferpools above the bar, channel initiator statistics SMF data, and channel accounting SMF data.


Workshop Page:

n/a
Workshop Brochure:

IMQ V9 Brochure 2017 -Wildfire.pptxIMQ V9 Brochure 2017 -Wildfire.pptx


IMQZOSV81 & IMQZOSV82 -- One Day IMQ For z/OS V8 Smart Seminars (Both Single Account & Multi-Account)
Duration:

1.0 day
Start 9:00am on the first day, end approximately 5:00pm on the last day

Abstract:

This one day seminar brings a zGrowth IMQ for z/OS expert to your city. The session is highly interactive, while it starts from our presentation material, we are happy to discuss the customer(s) environment and application requirements. The single account seminar is brought to the customer site directly. The multi-account seminar is held at an IBM site location or IBM TEC facility.
Note: A day of migration help "or" infrastructure design assistance can be set up for the day following the seminar (for single account events).
Workshop Page:

n.a
Workshop Brochure:


IMQ for zOS SmartSeminar.pptIMQ for zOS SmartSeminar.ppt
MultiCustomer - IMQ for zOS SmartSeminar.pptMultiCustomer - IMQ for zOS SmartSeminar.ppt

CMDB21 -- DB2 z/OS Wildfire Workshop for Cloud & Mobile Applications - (CMDB21)
Duration:

2.0 days
Start 9:00am

Abstract:
This workshop enables customers to gain an understanding of both the cloud and mobile environments in relation to DB2 for z/OS. For cloud, fully understand the basics of z/OSMF and workflows. In addition, attendees will use z/OSMF to verify that the proper DB2 maintenance is applied before installing/migrating and provisioning a new DB2 subsystem. Attendees will then use DB2 and z/OSMF to install a new DB2 subsystem and then provision another new DB2 subsystem based on the first install. For mobile, gain an understanding of DB2 Adapter for z/OS Connect. Attendees will be provided with a hands-on experience to learn how easily and quickly REST APIs can be created using the DB2 Adapter.
Workshop Page:
n/a

Workshop Brochure:

CMDB21 DB2 Wildfire Workshop flyer v5.docxCMDB21 DB2 Wildfire Workshop flyer v5.docx

IMSWW1 -- IMS Wildfire Workshop (MSWW1)
Duration:

1.0 day
Start 9:00am

Abstract:
This one day hands-on lab introduces and shows how IMS resources are easily accessed from a variety of distributed environments. Depending on what IMS resources you are trying to access, there are actually two solutions that will be part of the exercises: 1) Mobil access to TRANSACTIONS using RESTful services and 2) Open DB access to IMS DATABASES from distributed environments.

Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

IMS Wildfire Workshop Brochure.pptxIMS Wildfire Workshop Brochure.pptx

IMSPE2 -- IMS 15 Product Enhancements Wildfire Workshop (IMSPE2)
Duration:

2.0 days
Start 9:00am

Abstract:
The wait is over… IMS 15 is available!
The latest version of IMS is good news for an environment which already supports the processing of over 15 billion transactions per day. By enhancing both the Transaction Manager (IMS TM) and the Database Manager (IMS DB) components, IMS 15 not only leverages the new capabilities provided by the IBM z14 Mainframe and z/OS, but also provides the opportunity to improve business efficiencies by fostering innovation through an open and connected environment using APIs

IMS is the only combined database manager and transaction manager on the market today; the dual capability of IMS 15 on IBM's z System platform delivers unprecedented levels of performance and the greatest levels of availability, reliability, and security in the industry. With IMS 15, you can expect:
The ability to manage risk and simplify compliance
Improved performance
More dynamic functionality, greater availability, and simplified administration
A more dynamic java development environment
Enhanced support for an API economy
Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

LXOR6 -- Installing Oracle on Linux on IBM LinuxONE Wildfire Workshop (LXOR6)
Duration:

2.0 days
Start 9:00am

Abstract:
This no charge two day workshop is designed for Linux and Oracle IT professionals and decision makers who are considering the Linux on z platform for Oracle database deployment. This includes those seeking a more cost effective platform for Oracle that provides higher reliability, availability and security, while reducing overall IT costs - especially with hardware and software licensing. The event will be of interest to attendees who are considering a move of Oracle databases to Linux on z Systems, or the installation of new Oracle database instances on Linux on z Systems. Oracle DBAs and administrators long with z Systems personnel are encouraged to attend to learn about the combined IBM Oracle solution on Linux on z. Presentations, demonstrations and labs will showcase the installation of Linux and Oracle 12c database software. The workshop will also includes lectures on database migration, tuning and performance, monitoring tools and data collection. Next steps, POC recommendations and a discussion of technical support and implementation services available to assist customers to achieve a successful installation will conclude the workshop.


Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

n/a

ICPOZ1 -- OCP / Cloud Pak on IBM Z Virtual Wildfire Workshop
Duration:

1.0 day
Introduction
Applications are increasingly moving to a “cloud-native” format – implemented as containers. This provides greater flexibility in application portability, scalability, and management. Cloud native applications can be implemented in both public and private clouds. Many clients have found the IBM Z and LinuxONE platforms excellent environments for deploying cloud native applications due to the security, performance, and scaling capabilities found only on those platforms. The growth of Hybrid Cloud implementations makes the platform an integral component to these efforts. Cloud native applications can be deployed on IBM Z and integrate with standalone, enterprise, or public cloud environments. This can support efforts such as DevOps, Mobile, and Analytics components in a very flexible, scalable, and secure manner. This workshop demonstrates the use of OpenShift with the IBM Z platform for the deployment and management of a private cloud.
Objective
This workshop enables customers to gain an understanding of OpenShift and how it can be used with the IBM Z platform. Attendees will receive lectures on OpenShift, the underlying open source components (Containers, Kubernetes, etc.), and the additional components provided by the OpenShift solution. Hands-on experience on using OpenShift and deploying and managing cloud native applications on the IBM Z platform will also be provided.
Audience
The audience for this workshop is generally z/VM Systems Programmers, Cloud Application Developers, Linux Server Administrators, and anyone interested in understanding more about Red Hat OpenShift and how it can be used with IBM Z and LinuxONE
.


Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

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Classification:

Hardware; Software

Category:

Installation and Migration

Solution(s):

Enterprise Application Solutions (EAS/ERP)

ISV(s):

Other

Platform(s):

IBM System z Family

S/W Pillar(s):

WebSphere; IBM System z Software

O/S:

Linux; z/OS

Keywords:

zOS, WebSphere, Linux


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