Level 2: MTP Specialist (Operations)

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:

Skills demonstrated

In order to qualify at this stage candidates will be expected to:

demonstrate an understanding of z/OS operator commands and features by:

(for JES2 users) demonstrate an understanding of JES2 operator commands and features by:

(for JES3 users) demonstrate an understanding of JES3 operations by:

(optional) Demonstrate an understanding of Parallel Sysplex Operations by answering questions on:

(optional) demonstrate a basic understanding of DB2 operations by:

(optional) demonstrate an understanding of CICS by:

Prerequisite knowledge/experience

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