Level 2: MTP Senior 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.


The examination will be conducted over one day in invigilated test conditions. The disciplines and knowledge tested will comprise:

Candidates must attempt at least ONE optional topic.

Skills demonstrated

In order to succeed at this stage and to qualify as a Level 2 MTP Senior Programmer, candidates will be expected to:

demonstrate an understanding of advanced COBOL usage by demonstrating knowledge of the following:

demonstrate testing skills by:

(optional) demonstrate an understanding of structured programming by:

(optional) demonstrate an ability to use VSAM by:

(optional) demonstrate an understanding of DB2 for z/OS by:

Prerequisite knowledge/experience

Candidates for the Level 2 Mainframe Technology Professional (Senior Developer) certification will be expected to have at least three years of experience in a mainframe-based data centre and will have Level 1 MTP Developer certification.