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Mainframe Training Sandbox Exercises (Labs)


Hundreds of ready-to-use, all-inclusive, hands-on mainframe exercises available in a dedicated Training 'Sandbox' on Your Mainframe System! Offering your organization an ultra-low-cost alternative to expensive, external labs, and a minimal-effort alternative to the tedious work of developing your own labs!


Have your System Programmer create a dedicated Mainframe Training Sandbox on your own mainframe system, and load these HUNDREDS of curriculum-mapped, hands-on, Mainframe Training Exercises into it. It’s as simple as that! As each specific Lab is needed by the learner, their Coach or Manager activates it and the learner’s own personalized Mainframe Lab exercises are now ready to use! Importantly, there is no limit to the number of your mainframe personnel that can simultaneously complete priceless, hands-on, mainframe training! Minimal setup, minimal cost, maximum training!

Sandbox Exercises

A specific elearning module for each topic-focused group of hands-on lab exercises, outlines the tasks and sets expectations.



In this example, we see a JCL Syntax Exercise. It clearly states the objectives and tasks with its purpose.
Sandbox Exercises

The elearning module (in this example JCL) guides the learner, step-by-step, through each of the Lab Exercises on the mainframe.

Importantly, these Sandbox Exercises are designed to be self-sufficient and not need a busy coach or manager's assistance. Hints and Solutions are readily available if the learner ever has difficulties.

Sandbox Exercises

Using the skills and knowledge previously gained from completing a set of topic mapped elearning courses, the learner works through the hands-on mainframe Lab Exercises.

The ability to try, fail, solve, discover and experience builds the learner's skills, proficiency and confidence in their mainframe job role.

Importantly, these Sandbox Exercises are designed to be self-sufficient and not need a busy coach or manager's assistance. Hints and Solutions are readily available if the learner ever has difficulties.

Sandbox Exercises

And the last exercise in the last module of each topic even teaches good housekeeping habits. It is a "cleanup" exercise to remove any output created during the training.


Mainframe Training Sandbox Exercises (Labs): Minimal setup, minimal cost, maximum training!