Certificate in Mainframe Technologies

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LY_BFRMS_C)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Mixed

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

45

Department

Department of Business

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Patricia Doherty

Email

Patricia.Doherty@lyit.ie

Phone

074 918 6202

Address

Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Letterkenny
County Donegal
F92 FC93
Ireland

Important Dates
Application Deadline

08/09/2017

Start Date

18/09/2017

About this Course

The Certificate in Mainframe Technologies enables students to develop core competencies and skills in mainframe technologies. The course will develop a very employable skill set in Mainframe Technologies with a strong emphasis on Application Development using COBOL, PL/I, CICS, DB2, and JCL. These skills are transferable throughout the local and international computing industry.


Key Features:

Level 8 Programme (35 ECTS)
Blended and flexible mode of delivery
Full access to IBM Mainframe services
Strongly aligned with industry jobs
Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
Skill base is transferable throughout the wider financial technology and general financial services areas
LYIT best performing 3rd level institution overall in UK & Ireland region of the IBM Master the Mainframe competition 2015/2016


Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the Certificate in Mainframe Technologies is a Level 7 award, or an equivalent qualification, from any discipline. Applicants without a Level 7 award but with relevant experience may also be eligible to apply on the grounds of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent.

Long Description

The Certificate in Mainframe Technologies enables students to develop core competencies and skills in mainframe technologies. The course will develop a very employable skill set in Mainframe Technologies with a strong emphasis on Application Development using COBOL, PL/I, CICS, DB2, and JCL. These skills are transferable throughout the local and international computing industry.

Key Features:

Level 8 Programme (35 ECTS)
Blended and flexible mode of delivery
Full access to IBM Mainframe services
Strongly aligned with industry jobs
Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
Skill base is transferable throughout the wider financial technology and general financial services areas
LYIT best performing 3rd level institution overall in UK & Ireland region of the IBM Master the Mainframe competition 2015/2016


Having completed this programme learners will be able to:

1. Adapt the use of the mainframe utilities JCL, TSO, ISPF, SDSF, and their effectiveness within the COBOL (both batch and on-line) and PL/1 programming environment.
2. Design, Configure and Implement a DB2 environment, facilitating the integration of this databse technology to the programming environment using
imbedded SQL code.
3. Design and program extensively using the business language COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language).
4. Design and program extensively using the programming language PL/1 (Programming Language One).
5. Operate effectively in a variety of team roles and demonstrate self-direction when completing and implementing projects

Modules:

• Mainframe Application Development 1 (COBOL)
• Mainframe Application Development 2 (COBOL/DB2/CICS)
• Mainframe Application Development 3 (PL/1)
• Work Based Learning

Timetable Info

Blended delivery, online and Dublin

Delivery Location

Dublin

Delivery Notes

Blended delivery, online and Dublin

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Kathleen Mulvin Brady

Address

Registry, Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Port Road - Letterkenny - County Donegal - Ireland

Phone

074 918 6177

Email

Kathleen.Mulvin-Brady@lyit.ie

RPL Information

RPL: Recognition of Prior Learning Prior learning can be Certified or Experiential. Prior Certified Learning is where an applicant has already been awarded a qualification for a formal programme taken at an institution or training organisation. This prior learning can be recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications and may entitle the applicant to: Admission to a programme or course of study, The award of advanced academic standing, The award of exemptions from some parts of a programme. Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning involves the awarding of credit for learning from experience. In this case, the candidate must demonstrate that the learning experience has occurred by producing a Portfolio of Evidence to support the claim for access, exemption or credit (in some instances the assessor may decide to use an alternative method of assessment, e.g. project or exam.

Application Procedures

Step 1: Register on springboardcourses.ie

Step 2: Log-in on Springboard website and apply for course(s).

Step 3: Kathleen Mulvin-Brady will respond to your application and request all relevant documentation. Note your application will not be processed until all documentation has been received.

Gather all required documentation(required documentation differs depending on course):
- social welfare receipt, letter from social welfare or letter from commissioner of oaths
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts/college results
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name
- Any other relevant documentation to support your application, such as a CV or professional certificates.

All requested documentation are compulsory documents. It can take time to gather these documents so please do so prior to submitting your application.

Step 4: Once your documentation has been uploaded and received it will be sent to the Head of Department and reviewed.

Step 5: You will received an email letting you know if your application is successful or unsuccessful.

Step 6: Log-in to Springboardcourses.ie to accept your offer.