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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:

04/24/2015


Product(s) covered:

Linux; Oracle; WebSphere; z/OS







Abstract: The IBM Advanced Technical Skills "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
ZCONN1 -- Z/OS Connect & Mobile Wildfire Workshop
  • Atlanta, GA - April 28 & 29, 2015
  • Chicago, IL - May 19 & 20, 2015
  • Cambridge, MA - June 9 & 10, 2015
  • Louisville, KY - July 21 & 22, 2015
  • Dublin, OH - 3Q 15 (TBD)

CICSINT1 -- CICS Integration Wildfire Workshop
  • Chicago, IL - April 28 - 30, 2015
  • McLean, VA - July 21 - 23, 2015

CICSJAV1 -- CICS and Java Wildfire Workshop
  • Dallas, TX - May 19 - 21, 2015
  • Cambridge, MA - June 9 - 11, 2015
  • Minneapolis, MN - June 23 - 25, 2015
  • Atlanta, GA - July 28 - 30, 2015 (TBD)
  • Southfield, MI - August 4 - 6, 2015

IMQZOSV82 -- MQ V8 Smart Seminar - Multi Account
  • Montreal, Quebec - May 12, 2015
  • Quebec City, Canada - May 28, 2015 (TBA)
  • Omaha, NE - June 2, 2015
  • Leawood, KS - June 24, 2015

WSW085 -- Security Workshop; WebSphere Application Server for z/OS Ver 8.5
  • Dublin, OH - June 23 - 25, 2015
  • Markham, Ontario - 3Q 15 (TBD)

IMQ08 --IBM MQ V8 for z/OS Wildfire Workshop
  • Ottawa, Canada - May 5 & 6, 2015
  • Southfield, MI - May 19 & 20, 2015
  • Jacksonville, FL - June 16 & 17, 2015
  • Dublin, OH - July 14 & 15, 2015


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 the following website:

https://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/education/topgun/enrollment/esfldedu.nsf/0/0D284179789982B5852578B8004C07B4?EditDocument

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 8:15am

Abstract:
This 2.5 day Wildfire workshop details CICS's Java support, including development, debugging, dianostic and tuning information. Recently, many changes have been made to the Java support in CICS including support of the most recent System z 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

DGSYSZ -- Data Governance for System z Workshop
Duration:

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

Abstract:
With the complexity of today's information ecosystems, organizations must improve the level of trust users have in information, ensure consistency of data and establish safeguards over information. When information is trusted, business can optimize outcomes.

This workshop provides the opportunity to meet with experts to understand business and IT implications of Data Governance, Real Time Analytics and Operational Data Warehousing, as well as, learn how the IBM System z platform can help meet, simplify and reduce the cost of meeting data governance requirements.

Workshop Page:
n/a

Workshop Brochure:

Data_Governance_z_Invitation_V2.pptData_Governance_z_Invitation_V2.ppt

DGSYSZ1 -- "NEW" Data Governance for System z ONE-Day Workshop now available
Duration:

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

Abstract:
With the complexity of today's information ecosystems, organizations must improve the level of trust users have in information, ensure consistency of data and establish safeguards over information. When information is trusted, business can optimize outcomes.

Join us for one day at the IBM Data Governance for System z Workshop. Meet with experts to understand business and IT implications of Data Governance, Real Time Analytics and Operational Data Warehousing, and learn how the IBM System z platform can help meet, simplify and reduce the cost of meeting data governance requirements.

Workshop Page:
n/a

Workshop Brochure:

Data_Governance_z_DGSYSZ1_Invitation_V2.pptData_Governance_z_DGSYSZ1_Invitation_V2.ppt


WBSR85
-- WebSphere Application Server for z/OS Version 8.5
Duration
:
2.5 days
Start 9:00am on the first day, end approximately 2:00pm on the last day.

Abstract:

With the release of WebSphere Application Server for z/OS Version 8.5 comes a refreshed Wildfire workshop on the topic. Since creation of the runtime in WAS z/OS V8.5 is essentially the same as it has been for the past several release, for this workshop we'll focus up on usage of the runtime and in particular certain new features of WAS z/OS V8.5 that are unique to the z/OS platform. In addition, we will look at the new Liberty Profile server model. Hands-on labs reinforce the lessons delivered in the presentations. The objective is to familiarize the student with new features in WAS V8.5 as well as reinforce the value of platform exploitation available from WAS z/OS.

Workshop Page:

http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS4848
Workshop Brochure:

Wildfire WBSR85.pdf


ZCONN1
-- z/OS Connect & Mobile Wildfire Workshop
Duration
:
1.75 days
Starts at 9:00am

Abstract:

T
he proliferation of mobile computing and mobile devices is accelerating. Increasingly, those devices are seeking data that resides on z/OS. In this workshop we will explore a solution for exposing your z/OS assets "as a service" behind a REST interface. That solution is z/OS Connect. We will show how z/OS Connect fits within a broader IBM Mobile architecture, and we will provide a hands-on exploration of setting up and using z/OS Connect on real z/OS Systems each lab team will have for their use. A focus of this workshop will be on the topic of security within a z/OS Connect environment. This workshop is an intermediate workshop. It involves topics and hands-on that is best performed by people with some knowledge of System z, solution architectures, and security. Deeps skills not required. z/OS skills helpful but not required.
Workshop Page:

n/a
Workshop Brochure:

n/a


IMQ08
-- WebSphere MQ V8 for z/OS Workshop
Duration:

3.0 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 V8. 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 V8 Brochure -Wildfire.pptxIMQ V8 Brochure -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


ZODM80 -- IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) for z/OS Hands-On Workshop
Duration:

1 or 3.0 days
Start 9:00am on the first day, end approximately 2:00pm on the last day

Abstract:

The ZODM80 Wildfire workshop is intended to provide attendees with experience with configuring the IBM ODM Product. Attendees will be provided an overview of the product infrastructure and perform labs associated with performing the initial IBM ODM configuration on z/OS, configuring Decision Server on z/OS, WebSphere Optimized Local Adapters for IBM ODM, configuring Decision Center on z/OS and an introduction to IBM ODM Rules
.
Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

Wildfire ZODM80.pdfWildfire ZODM80.pdf


ODMZOSV81
-- One Day ODM For z/OS V8 Smart Seminar
Duration:

6 - 8 hours
Start 9:00am

Abstract:

This one day seminar brings an ODM for z/OS expert to your environment and introduces your developers and z/OS support team to ODM on z/OS. The session is intended to be highly interactive, and while it starts from our presentation material, we are happy to discuss the customer's environment and application requirements. This single account seminar is brought to the customer site directly.i

Workshop Page:

n.a
Workshop Brochure:

ODM for zOS SmartSeminar.pdfODM for zOS SmartSeminar.pdf


zCICSDB2 -- CICS and DB2 Performance & Optimization Workshop
Duration:

3.0 days
Starts 9:00am each day

Abstract:

This three day workshop will be of interest to attendees who are responsible for optimizing the performance of CICS and DB2 workloads on System z. The workshop is designed for z/OS, CICS and DB2 specialists, working together in teams, to optimize transactional application performance on IBM System z. This workshop will focus on the interpretation of batch reports generated from z/OS, DB2, and CICS SMF data to identify optimization opportunities. A starting point for this analysis will be the creation of performance reports from this instrumentation data. Presentations and lab exercises will allow the attendees to produce these reports that will be the basis of the interpretation discussions using RMF spreadsheet reporter, CICS Performance Analyzer and Omegamon for DB2. Attendees are required to provide one hour of SMF data from their systems to increase the relevance of the performance interpretation discussions. The primary focus of the performance report interpretation will be to identify opportunities to optimize resource consumption per transaction and improve the performance of transactions executing on IBM System z.

Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

zCICSDB2 TOPIC  Wildfire Workshop Brochure - June 2014.pdfzCICSDB2 TOPIC Wildfire Workshop Brochure - June 2014.pdf


NOTE: Please note enrollment requirements differ for this workshop. Please see the following two items that are specific to the zCICSDB2 workshop only:

4. Enroll a minimum of three customers per account (1 z/OS, 1 CICS & 1 DB2 skilled person) and an additional two more can also attend.

6. Confirmed students (in the CICSDB2 workshop only) will receive a Data Collection Guide.


WSW08
5 -- Security Workshop: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS Version 8.5
Duration:

2.5 days
Start 9:00am on the first day, end approximately 2:00pm on the last day

Abstract:

This workshop is designed to help the participant understand the security capabilities of the WebSphere Application Server for z/OS Version 8.5 environment. The hands-on labs will provide the participant the opportunity to implement security on a working WebSphere V8.5 system on their lab z/OS system. System programmers, WebSphere administrators, z/OS security administrators and system architects wishing to develop a better understanding of the security capabilities of WebSphere Application Server when running in a z/OS environment will benefit from this workshop. In addition, Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) concepts will be presented, and the class will explore the use of LDAP as a registry, using LDAP and SAF simultaneously and mapping LDAP identities to SAF identities. We will also explore Identity Propagation, where distributed identities are passed to CICS and mapped to SAF identities. The security of the Liberty server will also be discussed and demonstrated in hands-on labs.

Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

Wildfire WSW085.pdfWildfire WSW085.pdf

ICOZ01 -- IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator and System z Wildfire Workshop (ICOZ01)
Duration:

0.5 days
Start 9:00am

Abstract:
IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator (SCO) is IBM's strategic product for managing public, private and hybrid clouds. SCO is based on open standards and provides support for deploying and managing cloud services on many platforms, including System z, through an easy-to-use interface. This workshop will provide an introduction to SCO with an emphasis on its support for Linux on System z under z/VM 6.3. We will explore core SCO concepts with a combination of lecture and live product demonstrations. We will provide a demonstration showing how an SCO user can easily and quickly deploy a set of Linux virtual servers that spans the System z and System x platforms to provide a multi-tier application environment that includes a web application, a load balancer, application servers and a database server. The application and middleware installation and configuration will demonstrate SCO's integration with Chef, an open source cloud infrastructure automation tool.

Workshop Page:
n/a

Workshop Brochure:

Wildfire ICOZ01.odpWildfire ICOZ01.odp

RTBAZ1 -- IBM Real-time Analytics and z Systems Wildfire Workshop (RTBAZ1)
Duration:

0.5 days
Start 9:00am

Abstract:
In this workshop we discuss the basis for Real-time Analytics on z Systems and the data analytics life cycle is provided. An overview of the C&DS server illustrates the services it provides for an Enterprise to support the exploration of data and the full life cycle of developing, testing and deploying models. An overview of the Modeler client and models sets the stage for a demonstration of the Modeler client to show how tthe user can produce a model without coding, train the model with data, and deploy it to DB2 for z/OS. An examination of the Real-time Scoring adapter provides an understanding of how it is installed and integrated with DB2 for z/OS. The demonstration shows how existing transactions can be augmented to exploit the Real-time Scoring adapter, providing real-time predictions of transaction outcomes. A discussion of the IDAA architecture and integration with DB2 for z/OS provides an understanding of how existing database transactions can be accelerated, and how DB2 and the IDAA can provide solutions for addressing some of your big data needs with other types of data. Additionally, a comparison of the IDAA and DB2 BLU for Linux on z Systems provides guidance for which technology to use to satisfy your query acceleration needs.

Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

Wildfire RTBAZ1.pdfWildfire RTBAZ1.pdf




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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