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Part One

Part One objective is to logon to z/OS and complete some simple tasks.
This is the 'No Experience Necessary' portion of the contest.

Contest IDs: Challenges and instructional screen shots read Z99999. Substitute your ID. Each contestant has a unique numeric identifier following the Z. To repeat, wherever Z99999 is mentioned, please substitute your assigned ID or the challenges will not work as designed.

For example, if a challenge indicates Z99999 when your ID is Z00001, replace Z99999 with Z00001.

Attention Learning System IDs (AU0####) only: Challenges and instructional screen shots read Z99999. Substitute your ID. Each Learning System contestant has a unique numeric identifier following the AU. To repeat, wherever Z99999 is mentioned, please substitute your assigned ID or the challenges will not work as designed. A few challenges have special instructions for Learning System IDs (AU0####) which will be noted in the challenge.

For example, if a challenge indicates Z99999 when your ID is AU02001, replace Z99999 with AU02001.

Success is a matter of reading the instructions carefully!

If you are experiencing any problems with the contest,
please see the following resources for help.

Questions & Password Resets?
  • If you have questions about a specific challenge after carefully reading instructions:
      Send note to zskills@us.ibm.com.
      Please include Part #, Challenge # and ID in subject line.
  • If password reset needed:
      Please include Password Reset and ID in subject line.
      The ID is needed to validate against email address or name in body of note.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be posted in a public Question and Answer Forum.
    Contest FAQ Forum     FAQ forum will exclude personal IDs, email addresses, names, etc. from any note sent to zskills@us.ibm.com.
  • Master the Mainframe Facebook Page
  • If your question is still unanswered, send an email to zskills@us.ibm.com.
Approximate time to completion for Part One: 1 hour

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