Level 3: MTP Consultant (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 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 in-depth understanding of z/OS's structure by:

demonstrate the ability to maintain catalogs by:

demonstrate the ability to resolve SVC and standalone dumps by:

demonstrate the ability to understand and write re-entrant assembler code by:

demonstrate the ability to maintain manage z/OS performance:

Prerequisite knowledge/experience

Candidates for the Level 3 Mainframe Technology Professional (z/OS) certification will be expected to have at least four years of experience in a mainframe-based data centre and will have Level 2 Mainframe Technology Professional (z/OS) certification.