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Enterprise Computing

Enterprise Computing Certificate

Program Overview

​The Enterprise Computing Certificate program at Saint Paul College is offered in cooperation with the IBM Academic Initiative, a global program that facilitates the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the skills they need to be competitive within the rapidly changing information technology landscape. 

The program provides students with a global understanding of IBM System Z with an emphasis on system administration and ZOS, COBOL programming, CICS and Transaction Processing Systems, DB2 administration and application development.

Major companies around the world run their critical applications on large and midrange systems, such as mainframes, Power Systems, blades, and rack and cluster systems. Mainframe computing systems are transforming businesses and systems around the world. The mainframe is driving areas in cloud computing, analytics, security and mobile computing and are tackling challenges never thought possible. The need for technical skills on enterprise systems continues to grow, and students with knowledge and hands-on experience are sought after in the job market. 

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • ​How to create COBOL applications in a zEnterprise system
  • How to create VSAM clusters to support basic file maintenance applications
  • How to integrate an IBM DB2 enterprise database with a COBOL DB2 API applications
  • Coding and testing of COBOL DB2 dynamic SQL interactive applications.
  • The relationship between zEnterprise hardware concepts, z/OS operating system concepts, and interactive facilities such as TSO/E, ISPF, and UNIX.
  • How to develop COBOL application programs that incorporate access to a DB2 database and implement transaction processing using CICS.

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

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  • Career Settings

    ​System Engineer, Mainframe Operator, Information Security Specialist​ in many businesses and industries, including banking, insurance, healthcare, and information technology.


  • Related Programs

  • Additional Benefits

    ​The demand for IT skills is growing, especially for students who have
    mainframe or enterprise computing skills.​
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