Level 1: MTP Applications Developer

Below are details of the skills that must be demonstrated in the examination in order to succeed at this level, and the prerequisite education and/or experience expected.

Examination

In order to qualify as a Level 1 Mainframe Technology Professional Applications Developer the candidate will sit a formal examination, in invigilated test conditions. The disciplines and knowledge tested will comprise:

Skills demonstrated

In order to succeed at this stage and to qualify as a Level 1 Mainframe Technology Professional (Applications Developer), candidates will be expected to:

demonstrate an ability to use TSO/ISPF by:

demonstrate an ability to use z/OS JCL by answering questions on:

demonstrate an ability to write COBOL programs by answering questions on the following:

(optional) demonstrate program testing skills by:

(optional) demonstrate an understanding of structured programming by:

Prerequisite knowledge/experience

Candidates for the Level 1 MTP (Applications Developer) qualification will be expected to have twelve months experience in a mainframe-based data centre. In this period the candidate will have attended a number of foundation level training courses or have gained equivalent experience and expertise in the workplace.