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Network Communications – Experienced 2.5

Network Communications – Experienced 2.5

This badge earner can explain the use of the SNA and TCP/IP communication protocols, and the logical and physical components associated with them. They can also issue VTAM and TCP/IP commands used to monitor and manage network communications in a z/OS environment. This individual can also start, stop, and restart network communications given scenarios where there are problems.

Earning Criteria

  • Comms – IBM Mainframe Communications Concepts 2.5
  • Comms – Monitoring and Controlling VTAM 2.5
  • Comms – Monitoring and Controlling TCP/IP 2.5
  • Comms – VTAM Simulations 2.5
  • Comms – Mainframe Network Communications Assessment 2.5

Estimated Duration: 11 Hours

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