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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:

08/08/2017


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
ZCONN2 -- z/OS Connect & Mobile Wildfire Workshop
  • Coppell, TX - September 20, 2017
  • Southfield, MI - October 18, 2017

ZJBATCH --IBM WebSphere Java Batch Wildfire Workshop
  • Dublin, OH - 3Q17 (TBD)

CICSJAV1 -- CICS and Java Wildfire Workshop
  • Charlotte, NC - 3Q17 (TBD)
IMQ09 --IBM MQ V9 for z/OS Wildfire Workshop
  • Ottawa ONT - Aug 29 - 31, 2017
  • Markham, ONT - Sept 12 - 14, 2017
  • Raleigh, NC 3Q17 (TBD)

ZVMSC1 -- z/VM and Linux on z Systems Wildfire Workshop for Virtualization, Service Management, and Cloud
  • Dublin, OH - (To be rescheduled from July)

DB2V12TW -- DB2 12 for z/OS Technology Wildfire Workshop
  • Des Moines, IA - Sept 19, 2017


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 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



ZCONN2
-- z/OS Connect & Mobile Wildfire Workshop
Duration
:
1.0 day
Starts at 9:00am

Abstract:

Course Description: z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition V2.0 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 V2.0 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
Workshop Brochure:

ZCONN2 IBM zOS Connect Enterprise Edition V2.0 Wildfire Workshop.doc.docxZCONN2 IBM zOS Connect Enterprise Edition V2.0 Wildfire Workshop.doc.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


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 z System. The workshop is designed for z/OS, CICS and DB2 specialists, working together in teams, to optimize transactional application performance on IBM z System. 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 z System.

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.

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

IMSPE1 -- IMS 14 Product Enhancements Wildfire Workshop (MSPE1)
Duration:

2.0 days
Start 9:00am

Abstract:
As technologies continues to advance, Enterprise systems have an on-going need to ensure that their IMS assets not only continue to pay dividends, but also are well-positioned as key players in relation to emerging strategies. The IMS Family of products (IMS, IMS Tools, IMS Enterprise Suite) have delivered products and functionality that help these systems continue to derive business value from their significant IMS assets. The integrated solutions offered by the IMS Family of products make timely version-to-version upgrades the right choice for clients. These integrated solutions are designed to dramatically lower the cost of information availability on System z.
Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

IMSPE1 Wildfire_Brochure_.pptxIMSPE1 Wildfire_Brochure_.pptx

LXOR6 -- Installing Oracle on Linux on IBM z Systems 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 Sysems, or the installation of new Oracle database instances on Linux on z Systems. Oracle DBAs and administrators long with z Sysems personnel are encouraged to attend to learn aout 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

SAPZU1 -- SAP for IBM z Systems University Wildfire Workshop - (SAPZU1)
Duration:

3.5 days
Start 1:00pm on Day 1, 9:00 am Days 2 and 3

Abstract:
The SAP for IBM z Systems University covers multiple technical topics related to running SAP's business software on the mainframe. It starts with introductory information related to SAP architecture for z Systems including Hybrid Cloud Integration and Mobile Access. It then goes into details on SAP Performance Tuning and SAP DBA Cockpit. The class includes multiple live demonstrations and hands-on labs.
Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

SAP for System z University.pptxSAP for System z University.pptx

ZJBATCH --IBM WebSphere Java Batch Wildfire Workshop

Duration:
1 day
Start 9:00 am

Abstract:
IBM WebSphere Java Batch is IBM's implementation of the JSR-352 open standard for Java Batch. This includes the standard programming specification as well as several operational enhancements IBM has developed and delivered with the product. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the open standard as well as the IBM enhancements.

Audience: Those responsible for the design and operations of a Java Batch environment on z/OS. This workshop is designed to help this audience understand what IBM WebSphere Java Batch is, how it works, and how it can be designed to provide value to Java developers writing batch programs. Note: This workshop has a unit on Java Batch programming concepts, but the workshop does NOT go into deep detail on programming to the specification.

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.

ZJBATCH Workshop Flyer.pdfZJBATCH Workshop Flyer.pdf

ZVMSC1 -- z/VM and Linux on z Systems Wildfire Workshop for Virtualization, Service Management, and Cloud- (ZVMSC1)
Duration:

1-2 days
Start 9:00 am

Abstract:
This workshop enables customers to gain an understanding of z/VM virtualization, Linux on z Systems, setting up a z/VM private cloud environment, and managing the z/VM, Linux, and cloud environments. Attendees will receive lectures on the best practices for using and managing the z/VM virtualization and cloud infrastructure, and hands-on experience with z/VM, Linux, installation and usage of IBM and Open Source products for Linux on z Systems, z/VM cloud deployment, and the IBM Infrastructure Suite for z/VM and Linux on z Systems.
Workshop Page:

n/a

Workshop Brochure:

zVM-Virtualization-ServiceManagement-Cloud-workshop-brochure.docxzVM-Virtualization-ServiceManagement-Cloud-workshop-brochure.docx




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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