License to Learn – and Keep Learning
Continue your personal learning journey and keep your z/OS® skills current with the IBM ZD&T for Learners Edition.
ZD&T for Learners Edition is a Virtualized IBM Z® that runs on your laptop. The offering includes a stack of z/OS® and related software. Once the stack is installed, you can explore most of the latest z/OS® innovations and try them for yourself. If you’re new to IBM Z®, it’s also a great way to build on your foundational knowledge of z/OS® after earning your fundamental badges.
Below, learn the steps needed to qualify, apply, and purchase a ZD&T for Learners Edition license.
This license is for personal, individual learning use only and not for test and development of commercial products.
The ZD&T for Learners License is a great way to deepen your z/OS skills. To qualify for access, first learn z/OS fundamentals and earn the below three pre-requisite badges.
Are you an experienced z/OS System Programmer, Application Developer or enthusiast? The ZD&T for Learners License can provide you the opportunity to explore new capabilities and build new skills. To qualify, you must meet the minimum on the job experience requirements.
If you meet the above qualifications, follow the below application steps through IBM Marketplace.
The ZD&T for Learners Edition is $120.00 USD per year for qualified applicants.
The ZD&T for Learners Edition is a one year license which is renewable annually.
Yes. ZD&T for Learners Edition comes with a preconfigured package of IBM Z software that includes z/OS and middleware, such as CICS®, IMS™ and Db2®, including z/OS components of multiple DevOps for Enterprise Systems tools.
Once qualified and payment received, you will be provided access to download the software.
ZD&T for Learners Edition is based on ZD&T Personal Edition. In depth information about the editions available for Z Development and Test Environment can be found on IBM Documentation.Read more about the editions
Software and hardware requirements for ZD&T for Learners Edition can be found here.See a quick list of software and hardware requirements
No. ZD&T for Learners Edition can only be used for personal education and training.
No. ZD&T for Learners Edition is for personal, individual purchase and learning only and cannot be used for employee training. For enterprise use please refer to IBM ZD&T Personal Edition or IBM ZD&T Enterprise Edition.
Yes, you still can qualify by having Master the Mainframe Level 2 and 3 and z/OS Mainframe Practitioner badges.
ZD&T for Learners Edition is offered through IBM Z Development and Test Environment community website.