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!

Solution

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.

So?

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 Environment 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:


Virtual Classroom Environment Schedule

Advanced Assembler and Macro Usage 4   25   8     £1875
CA-ACF2 Overview 1     8       £525
CICS Transaction Server - Concepts & Facilities 2   4     20   £900
CICS Transaction Server Systems Administration 5   18   8     £2250
CICS TS V5 New Features & Facilities 3   25         £2540
Db2 for z/OS: Application Programming - Advanced Topics 3   7         £1575
Db2 for z/OS: Application Programming Workshop 5     10   13   £1850
Db2 for z/OS: Data Recovery 2   21 14       £950
Db2 for z/OS: Database Administration - Advanced Topics 3     11       £1550
Db2 for z/OS: Introduction for Technical Support and Operations 3       1     £1475
Db2 for z/OS: Monitoring & Tuning Applications' Performance 3     4       £1575
Db2 for z/OS: Monitoring & Tuning Systems' Performance 2   4   4     £1100
Db2 for z/OS: Systems Administration 3     11     12 £1600
HSM Implementation & Customisation 3   11   15     £1475
IBM MQ z/OS System Administration 3   5   16   25 £1450
IBM z Systems Environment - Introduced & Explained 2   7   1   5 £850
IMS Database Design & Implementation 5       8     £2175
IMS Essentials 4   25         £1950
IMS/DB & IMS/TM for Technical Support 5         13   £2250
JES2 Implementation & Customisation 3     20     17 £1450
Mainframe Data Storage Management - Boot Camp 10   18         £4250
Parallel Sysplex Concepts & Facilities 2       1     £850
RACF Administration & Auditing 4   11 19     24 £1850
RACF: Advanced Administration 3           10 £1500
REXX Programming under TSO/ISPF 3   20   24     £1480
SMP/E for Installation & Maintenance 4     19       £1750
Storage Management Administration & Exploitation 4     25     17 £1750
Technical Introduction to IBM MQ 1   4         £500
Troubleshooting z/OS Operational Problems 3   25     8   £1450
Understanding & Managing CICSPlex using CICS Explorer and WUI for V5 4   25         £2450
Understanding RACF 1     29 3 7 7 £450
Using HCD for I/O Configuration 3   13 20   22   £1550
Using RACF with UNIX System Services (USS) 1     29       £550
Using z/OS Assembler 5   11   29     £1975
VSAM Essentials Workshop 3   4 25     10 £1475
WebSphere Application Server V 8.5 - Administration 5           3 £2250
Workload Manager Fundamentals 2   14       13 £950
z/OS & JES2 Operations 2   11       20 £1050
z/OS Communications Server Part 2 - Implementing TCP/IP under z/OS 4         13   £1850
z/OS Concepts & Facilities 2   11   17   3 £950
z/OS Foundation Skills - Boot Camp 5   11   29     £2250
z/OS ICF Catalog Workshop 3   13     20   £1525
z/OS JCL Workshop Part 2 - Advanced Functions & Utilities including ICETOOL 3       24     £1575
z/OS Performance & Tuning 3   13   24     £1650
z/OS System Anatomy Part 1 - zArchitecture 4     4 15     £1950
z/OS System Anatomy Part 2 - z/OS Infrastructure & Services 5     25 15     £2250
z/OS System Problems Resolved - Quickly and Effectively 3     20   20   £1525
z/OS UNIX System Services Part 1 - Concepts & Facilities 2       4   24 £900
z/OS UNIX System Services Part 2 - Configuration & Implementation 3 30     8   26 £1550

 

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 courses@rsm.co.uk or call +44 (0)1494 45 13 13 and we will be happy to help.

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