eLearning Courses

Mainframe elearning courses are a key component of Interskill’s industry leading mainframe workforce training resource.

Across your organization, mainframe computing professionals are striving to keep your mainframe system running optimally, complete critical projects, and help the company exceed business goals. Given the realities of mainframe computing today, the development and maintenance of critical mainframe skills is essential!

Interskill Learning’s e-learning curriculum provides a rich array of content assets and flexible delivery technologies to support the full range of formal and on-demand learning needs of mainframe computing organizations today. With instant access to the right resources, learning is continually available close to the work, resulting in immediate impact to critical mainframe decisions and projects.

Our learning designs are informed by contemporary learning theory and are interactive, contextualized and responsive to diverse learning styles. We believe in immersing learners in relevant authentic activities designed to motivate, engage, and produce quantifiable change.

eLearning increases retention rates by 25% to 60%

eLearning can help students learn 5 times more material for each hour of training

eLearning takes 40% to 60% less time to complete compared to traditional learning

Interactive, Engaging & Effective

Interskill Learning is serious about creating a successful learning experience for your mainframe personnel. Rather than just focusing on the technical aspects of online learning, we try to focus on the learning itself, and how technology can be used to facilitate advanced learning outcomes.

Simulation of Mainframe Environments

The experience and familiarity gained from mainframe simulations not only increase the students knowledge and skill level, but to boost their confidence when working on the live system.

In addition to the simulations spread throughout our courses, we even offer a z/OS console simulator. Students will gain hands on expertise in manual IPL and shutdown procedures, as well as practicing a multitude of other commands.

Ongoing Reference Tools

The new indexing feature allows students to access particular sections of the training as an ongoing reference tool. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, this content is always at your peoples fingertips. Whether as a refresher to a course you have long since completed or a quick reminder on a technique or concept before an upcoming project, e-learning is no longer just an online class, it is an ongoing learning solution.

Breadth, Depth and Currency of Courseware

Each of Interskill’s 250+ courses can be completed standalone, but the synergy of our design means each course is is more powerful as part of a comprehensive learning journey!

Personnel completing multiple courses on multiple facets of their job roles, builds a cross trained, multi-skilled, versatile, agile mainframe workforce.

Courses are kept to current version so even senior mainframers benefit by keeping up with the latest releases of mainframe software.

Many organizations take advantage of the course currency to pre-train their team before software upgrades or installations.

Testing Throughout

All our mainframe e-learning content is designed as a structured course. It teaches basic principles or skills, promotes understanding, and then builds on that strong foundation with further principles or skills. Insuring this understanding at each stage is achieved by continual testing throughout all of the course modules.

Testing methods are designed to be the most effective for the content being taught. i.e.

  • Testing on concepts is done with multiple choice, fill the blank and various combinations of drag and drop questions to stimulate the user.
  • Testing on applications that are GUI or green screen utilize screen simulations and ask the student to enter commands and accomplish tasks.
  • Testing on coding (JCL, COBOL, CICS, etc.) asks the learner to actually practice their coding skills.

eLearning improves employee engagement by up to 18%

eLearning Improves Employee Productivity by 15%-25%

23% of employees leave for lack of development opportunities and training

94% of employees say they would remain at the same company if it invested in their learning and training