About IDCP

Enterprise Systems Education Introduction

Many large companies continue to rely on mainframes running on IBM Z, yet the professionals who manage and operate these systems are retiring. The Institute for Data Center Professionals is addressing this critical skills shortage by offering these unique educational programs.

Marist College and IBM have jointly developed these worldwide programs designed to educate personnel who are entering the field as well as those with experience in IBM Z and z/OS and a variety of application programming tracks including COBOL, DB2, and Assembler language. A combination of lecture and “hands on” experience helps build valuable skills needed by mainframe professionals.

In addition, there is no question that technology is ever changing and businesses must adapt to remain viable and productive. With this in mind, we offer a variety of certificate programs focusing on cutting edge, emerging technologies including Running Linux on z/VM,  Business Analytics and  Cybersecurity.


Institute for Data Center Professionals: Features and Benefits

  • 100% online and asynchronous
  • More extensive than standard training; skills to adapt to changes in the data center marketplace
  • Available worldwide
  • Cost effective education
  • Study at your convenience
  • Comprehensive curricula providing the tools needed to do your job today and tomorrow
  • Featuring instructors with extensive industry experience
  • Active learning including labs, virtual classroom discussion, projects and assessments
  • Courses may be applied towards an undergraduate degree program
  • Developed with support from the National Science Foundation