Level 2: MTP Specialist (z/OS)

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 under invigilated test conditions. The disciplines and knowledge tested will comprise:

Additionally, to gain a pass at this level, two of the following topics must also be completed successfully:

Should a candidate successfully complete two or more of the remaining optional topics, additional merits will be awarded.

Skills demonstrated

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

demonstrate an understanding of z/Architecture and z/OS by:

demonstrate an understanding of JCL functions & utilities by:

demonstrate an ability to use USS by answering questions on:

(if JES2) demonstrate an understanding by:

(if JES3) demonstrate an understanding by:

Demonstrate an understanding of sysplex by answering questions on:

demonstrate an understanding of parallel sysplex fundamentals by:

demonstrate an ability to use Assembler by answering questions on:

demonstrate an ability to use SMP/E by answering questions on:

Prerequisite knowledge/experience

Candidates for the Level 2 Mainframe Technology Professional (z/OS Technical Support) 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.