The EMA Certified IBM Mainframe System Specialist certification is relevant for future system specialists, responsible for system planning, administration, service and operation. It includes all subject areas a Mainframe system supervisor has to cover for. This basic knowledge allows the graduate to progress to specialisations like storage administration, security administration or data base administration.
The individual modules include a mandatory part as well as optional subjects chosen by the trainee. The mandatory subjects, will say the subject taught during the training, are subject to monitoring via test, exams and practical work. Passing these tests and exams is a prerequisite to receive certification at the end of training.
Details on rules and processes with regard to examinations and certification are documented in the examination regulations.