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Sys Prog – Tips to Advance Your Systems Programmer Career – Expert Videos


42 minutes



In this set of expert videos, Meral Temel presents a list of practical tips that will help you become a more successful Systems Programmer. She emphasizes that learning is something that never stops and that Systems Programmers today need to accept that they cannot know everything and to target smaller areas of learning, and to look at the big picture of work they are performing. She discusses the importance of note taking, creating to-do and to-learn lists, and planning, as well as providing ideas on how best to address troubleshooting. Finally, Meral discusses how learning about performance-related aspects of the mainframe will stand you in good stead as it is woven into almost every Systems Programmer task.


This is aimed at Systems Programmers, both new and experienced.


Understanding of the IT environment.


After completing these videos, the student will have an understanding of how to:

  • Communicate/Network with other IT experts
  • Enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Adopt continuous learning principles

Course Content

Introduction and Mastering Success Traits

Identify Successful Traits in Systems Programmers

Technical Know-How and IT Learning Approach

Embracing Continuous Learning
Focused Topic Exploration

Asking Questions and Knowing Your Role

Understanding Product Functions
Using Diagrams to Understand Product Functions and Interactions
Importance of Preparing for Potential Problems

Targeted Learning and Gaining Motivation

Maintaining Motivation During Your Career
Breaking Down Tasks
Importance of Documentation and Effective Note Taking

Methods For Learning and Embracing Mistakes

Importance of Working in Teams
Learning From Mistakes

Preparation and Methods of Improvement

Understanding Importance of Documenting Procedures
Preparing a Recovery Plan
Importance of Practicing Trouble Shooting

Networking, Performance, and Summary

Identify the Benefits of Networking with Peers
Importance of Performance Knowledge