All courses may be tailored to your needs and EMAX provides the following modules that can be used to design courses suitable for your staff requirements.

Module description Minimum duration Recommended duration
History of Mainframes 1 hour 1 hour
Introduction to Computing 1 hour 1 hour
History and Evolution of MVS-OS/390-z/OS 1 hour 1 hour
z/OS(MVS) Commands 1 hour 1 day*
z/OS(MVS) Problem Determination 1 hour 3 hours*
Introduction to JES2 1 hour 1 hour
JES2 Commands 1 hour 1 day*
Introduction to JES3 1 hour 1 hour
JES3 Commands 1 hour 1 day*
Introduction to networking 1 hour ½ day*
Introduction to TSO 1 hour ½ day*
Introduction to ISPF 1 hour ½ day*
SDSF 1 hour 1 day*
JCL and Utilities 2 hours 5 days*
Introduction to DFSMS 1 hour 3 hours
Introduction to DFHSM 1 hour 3 hours
CLIST concepts and Facilities 1 hour 3 days*
REXX Concepts and facilities 1 day 5 days*
ISPF/Dialog Management Services 1 day 5 days*
ISPF Edit macros 1 hour 1 day*
Introduction to CA7 1 hour ½ day
Introduction to CA1 1 hour ½ day
Introduction to OMCS 1 day 1 day
OMCS workshop 3 days 3 days
Introduction to Compiling and link editing 1 hour 1 hour
System management controls 1 hour ½ day
* Denotes hands on exercises available where possible


Duration of modules may vary depending on the audience experience and the detail required. Recommended duration is designed to allow inexperienced people to become reasonably familiar with the topic, and may include hands on exercises where systems and equipment are available.