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or a decade and a half,
students worldwide
have been taking part in
IBM's annual Master the Mainframe competition. Designed as
an introduction to z/OS* programming, the contest requires
no prior knowledge or skills, and
leads participants from their first
taste of the UI and the concepts
that underpin mainframe
computing, through to solving
real-world challenges with
languages such as C, COBOL,
Java* and REXX.

The curriculum and challenges
change yearly, as do the partici"Ä &%NÃ4ÉîÃ$%&Ã-Ä%&É$Ã&ÉÃ-Ä I
frame contest saw 200 students
from North America take part.
Today, more than 17,000 participants put themselves forward to
compete, representing over 3,000
schools in 120 countries. The
competition is structured in three
phases, with prizes awarded for

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These prizes range from small gift
vouchers for Phase 1, to hardware
and the opportunity to attend
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later-phase winners can meet and
learn from IBM Z* leaders.
The 2019 Master the Mainframe competition is the biggest
yet. To help those who are keen to
take part understand what they
can expect and what the benefits
are, IBM Systems magazine caught
up with last year's winners to find
out more about their experiences.


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IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Keeping up to date
Currents: University introduces a new program to develop mainframe skills
Currents: On the web
Currents: Shattering the glass ceiling: Female pioneers in tech history
Partner POV: Secure IBM Z application access with multifactor authentication, endpoint management and more
Cover Story: Next-Gen Security and Resiliency for Hybrid Multicloud: The IBM z15 provides the cloud you want with the privacy you need
Feature 1: Move on up: The IBM Client Advocacy and Systems Assurance team and the RevitaliZ program help keep clients up to date with the latest IBM Z technology
Feature 2: A Closer Look at the 2018 Master the Mainframe Winners: Past winners talk about their experiences with the contest
TECH Showcase: Why pervasive encryption on IBM Z is the gold standard in data protection
Techbits: How has quantum computing evolved?
Techbits: Ask the expert: zERT Discovery, zERT Aggregation and zERT Network Analyzer
Beyond the Box: Mark Nelson maintains tradition as director of the IBM Mid-Hudson Valley Club Chorus
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Editor's Desk: Keeping up to date
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Currents: University introduces a new program to develop mainframe skills
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - CT1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - CT2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Currents: On the web
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Currents: Shattering the glass ceiling: Female pioneers in tech history
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Partner POV: Secure IBM Z application access with multifactor authentication, endpoint management and more
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 14
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Cover Story: Next-Gen Security and Resiliency for Hybrid Multicloud: The IBM z15 provides the cloud you want with the privacy you need
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 18
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 20
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Feature 1: Move on up: The IBM Client Advocacy and Systems Assurance team and the RevitaliZ program help keep clients up to date with the latest IBM Z technology
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 24
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Feature 2: A Closer Look at the 2018 Master the Mainframe Winners: Past winners talk about their experiences with the contest
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 30
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - TECH Showcase: Why pervasive encryption on IBM Z is the gold standard in data protection
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 36
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Techbits: How has quantum computing evolved?
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 38
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Techbits: Ask the expert: zERT Discovery, zERT Aggregation and zERT Network Analyzer
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Beyond the Box: Mark Nelson maintains tradition as director of the IBM Mid-Hudson Valley Club Chorus
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - 2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - SE2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2019 - SE3
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