Training without travel


Over recent months RSM’s Virtual Classroom Environment (VCE), delivering training over the web both in the UK and worldwide, has become increasingly popular.

Customers have used the VCE to overcome a wide range of difficulties associated with arranging training.  Below you can find two case studies that demonstrate this exciting way of accessing RSM’s highly regarded instructor-led education.



Case study 1

A customer had two new joiners who needed to get up to speed as quickly as possible. The z/OS Foundation Skills - Boot Camp was selected as the best way to achieve this. However, as there were only the two people who needed it, the option of running it exclusively on-site wouldn’t have been a cost-effective option. So what about the two people attending a public presentation (RSM runs the course regularly at its High Wycombe training centre). If the currently scheduled dates had been inconvenient, RSM’s dynamic scheduling service would allow a public course to be scheduled on dates of the customer’s choice. Unfortunately these options failed as well - there was no budget for travel!


So we proposed delivering the training over the web, no travel expenses, no hotel expenses and the flexibility to choose dates. The Boot Camp went ahead and went very well. Result? Trained new joiners and a happy customer (and a happy accounts department!).

Case study 2

A customer had several groups of people to train, not just in different offices and countries, but on different continents! Delivery over the web was the only viable option. To make it better for the students, RSM arranged for the courses to be taught not on UK time, but on the students’ local time.


As these examples show, course presentation over the web is a very powerful, flexible and cost effective way to deliver training. Attending an RSM Virtual Classroom Envirorment course has all the benefits of physically attending a course. You still get a hard copy of the notes, you still get membership of the RSM Professional Portal, you still have hands-on exercises and you still get face-to-face interaction with an industry expert trainer. The only thing we can’t deliver over the web is coffee and biscuits!

Using a combination of technologies RSM has created the Virtual Classroom Environment (VCE). The VCE has all the features you would expect from traditional classroom teaching:

  • face-to-face interaction with the instructor
  • live demonstrations
  • full colour presentations
  • a paper copy of the course notes is sent to the attendee
  • hands-on exercises.

Virtual Classroom Enviroment Schedule

CICS/TS Application Programming Workshop 5     4       £2100
HSM Implementation & Customisation 3       3     £1475
IBM MQ Administration for Linux, UNIX & Windows Environments 3   1         £1450
IBM z Systems Environment - Introduced & Explained 2     4   19   £850
Parallel Sysplex Concepts & Facilities 2     18     12 £850
REXX Programming under TSO/ISPF 3   8     26   £1450
SMP/E for Installation & Maintenance 4     5 8     £1575
Storage Management Administration & Exploitation 4     11       £1750
Technical Introduction to IBM MQ 1 31           £450
Understanding RACF 1   13   25     £450
Using HCD for I/O Configuration 3   6   29   26 £1450
VSAM Essentials Workshop 3 23   6       £1475
WebSphere Application Server V 8.5 - Administration 5   13         £2250
Workload Manager Fundamentals 2       18   8 £850
z/OS Concepts & Facilities 2 30 6         £850
z/OS Entry Level Systems Programmer - Boot Camp 10         5   £4250
z/OS Foundation Skills - Boot Camp 5       22     £2250
z/OS ICF Catalog Workshop 3   15   15     £1475
z/OS JCL Workshop Part 2 - Advanced Functions & Utilities including ICETOOL 3       29     £1400
z/OS Performance & Tuning 3     11   21   £1495
z/OS System Anatomy Part 1 - zArchitecture 4       15     £1675
z/OS System Anatomy Part 2 - z/OS Infrastructure & Services 5           12 £1925
z/OS System Problems Resolved - Quickly and Effectively 3       22     £1450
z/OS UNIX System Services Part 1 - Concepts & Facilities 2     11   26   £850
z/OS UNIX System Services Part 2 - Configuration & Implementation 3     13   28   £1450
zSecure Basic Admin & Reporting 3 23           £1650


Remember, if these dates do not suit you, RSM's dynamic scheduling option is available.

If you have a minimum of two students RSM can schedule a public virtual course on dates of your choice.

To find out more e-mail or call +44 (0)1494 45 13 13 and we will be happy to help.

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