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  1. n_joy_864

    n_joy_864 Thread Starter

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    hi, i am going to take a course in MAINFRAME. can any1 tell me what will be tought and what are the subjects in this course :confused: . also plz tell me what are the things(like sql, cobol etc)i should know to do better.
    thnx in advance:D
     
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    Hi n_joy_864,

    I've already worked with a mainframe BULL DPS 9000 running GCOS8. There are a lot of stuff to learn.
    I don't think you'll have to learn about BULL but it's not impossible you will have some training about the IBM mainframes as they are the more used in the world.
    Just have a browse of this website to get some ideas.
     
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    thnx chicon. ya its ibm mainframe i will be working on.but can u plz suggest me wat i shd do beforehand 2 make myself prepared.
     
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    Unfortunately, I can't tell you any thing about IBM mainframes. Mainframes have their specificity that make them unique. You don't have to worry : you'll certainly learn the generalities : the OS, the data storage, the way to develop and run programs, the procedure language to launch activities.
    The first time I had to work on a Bull I didn't know nothing about it, at that time, I was working on a Wang VS which is a completely different machine. My manager sent me to attend some training on Bull and a week later, I was already working with a lot of books beside me. ;)
     
  5. n_joy_864

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    hahahaha..thnx a lot Chicon,you boost my morale.
     
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    You're welcome ! :)
     
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    Be prepared to be shocked because nothing you learned on a PC relates to what we do on the mainframe. It is like starting from scratch. I spent 7 years on a mainframe and then left this company for two years. I came back and they upgraded to a new OS and I forgot just about everything I had learned before.
     
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