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IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa 2021

Good news! IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa is currently open. IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa has returned for its 14th year in a row with novel prizes and new tests for students all over the world. Win prizes while getting distinctive skills that will get you a career in Fortune 500 companies around the globe! No experience required!! Moreover the awesome prizes, you can obtain unprecedented exposure to a broad range of enterprise systems, software, and products. You can also get an Enterprise Computing Open Badge to put on your resume or social media platforms, so potential employers can easily locate you. Yup, that’s right – this is one competition that can even secure you a job!

IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa: This distinctive, virtual contest is accessible worldwide to high school and college scholars to increasingly teach mainframe skills in a real-world enterprise computing environment. Employers from around the world utilize this contest to search for potential applicants for mainframe careers.

Application Deadline: 17th January 2021

Eligible Regions: N. America, Latin America, S. Asia, APAC, MEA, and Europe

Part 1: Study the Basics: Meet the IBM Z mainframe and familiarize yourself with the user interfaces, the rudimentary concepts, and data structures. IBM will deliver step by step guidelines to complete the tasks and set you up for success in Part 2. Part 2: Practice: Students will program (advanced commands, system setup, and system navigation), develop (C, JAVA, COBOL, assembler, and REXX) and experience operating systems tasks on IBM Z.

Part 3: Try Challenges: Go further using real-life situations come across by experienced systems programmers. Trials will put participants to the test and recognize those with the most drive and determination to master the mainframe

Type: Contest

Eligibility for IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa

  • Any individual who is presently a student at the high school or university level can participate — no experience is required.
  • The competition instills the skills you’ll need and the competition difficulty rises as you excel through the contest phases.

Number of Awards: Numerous

Benefits of IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa

  • Part 1 “Learn the Basics” Prizes:
    • $25 gift card to 300 randomly chosen from first 2,000 completions
  • Part 2 “Practice” Prizes:
    • Cash Prizes
    • $100 gift card to first 150 to complete
    • Exclusive QTUM Computer Webinar and Q&A Invite
    • Invite to randomly chosen 25 from all those that finish Part 2 correctly
  • Part 3 “Real World Challenge” Prizes:
    • $2750 travel stipend & IBM Master the Mainframe Hoodie to the top 2 individuals from EACH region
  • Grand Prize
    • The top 3 individuals globally will receive a $1,000 USD prize pack
  • Asides, the awesome prizes, you can get unprecedented exposure to a range of systems, software, and products.
  • You can gain an Enterprise Computing Open Badge for your resume and social manifestations to astound potential employers. Yup, that’s right.
  • This platform can even get you a job!

How to Apply for IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa

REGISTER HERE for IBM Master the Mainframe Contest in Middle East and Africa.

Come to the Master the Mainframe virtual coding competition to acquire new skills, link with employers, earn digital badges, and win cash prizes! No technical experience necessary.

By 3 interactive Stages, you will access a mainframe and get trained up on the basics of Mainframe, as well as JCL, Ansible, Python, Unix, COBOL, REXX, all through VS Code. Round it all out with a grand challenge where you craft your own fully-equipped Mainframe creation. You can also get an Enterprise Computing Open Badge to put on your resume or social media platforms, so potential employers can easily locate you. Yup, that’s right – this is one competition that can even secure you a job!

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